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French trio jailed for Serbia toddler kidnap

Belgrade - Serbia jailed three French nationals Thursday for kidnapping a toddler from a Belgrade street in a bizarre bid to use her DNA in a family dispute.

Serbia defies EU pressure to join sanctions against Russia

Belgrade - Serbia protested Wednesday against what it said was European Union pressure to impose sanctions against Russia, calling it "absolutely unacceptable.

Kosovo 'is a state' Albanian PM Rama tells Serbs

Belgrade - Serbia should recognise its former southern province Kosovo, which "is a state," Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said Thursday during a visit to Belgrade.

Australian Serb 'insulted' as Croatia war crimes trial opens

Zagreb - A former Serb paramilitary commander, extradited from Australia last year after a decade-long legal battle, said Tuesday he was "insulted" by war crimes charges against him as his trial opened in Croatia.

Serbian PM dreams of Balkan trade bloc

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Wednesday he feared for the stability of the Western Balkans, calling for a regional trade bloc as a way to overcome a painful past."I'm not afraid of our future economically speaking...

Mladic trial to hear closing arguments in December

Den Haag - UN war crimes prosecutors and defence lawyers will wrap up their case in the marathon genocide trial of Bosnian Serb ex-army chief Ratko Mladic in early December, officials said Friday.

Biden warns Kosovo of 'cancer' of corruption

Pristina - Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States would remain a "champion" of an independent Kosovo, but he firmly warned its leaders against the "cancer" of corruption.

In Belgrade, Biden calls for better Serbia-Kosovo ties

Belgrade - US Vice President Joe Biden called Tuesday for improved ties between former foes Kosovo and Serbia during a visit to the Balkans to promote reconciliation in the fragile region.

Serbia PM announces first openly gay minister

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic announced a new cabinet line-up on Monday that included the first openly gay ministerial candidate in the conservative Balkan country.

Old foes Serbia and Croatia unable to leave past behind

Belgrade - Twenty-one years after they were at war, relations between Balkan neighbours Serbia and Croatia are mired in bitter exchanges, as they struggle to turn the page on their past.

Srebrenica police commander freed early from jail

Den Haag - A UN war crimes court on Tuesday granted the early release of a former Bosnian Serb police commander convicted and jailed for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Migrants end hunger strike at Serbia-Hungary border

Belgrade - Around 90 migrants on Friday ended a days-long hunger strike they had staged at Serbia's border with Hungary in a bid to be allowed to continue their journey across the closed frontier, the UN refuge agency said.

Hundreds of migrants march from Belgrade towards Hungary

Belgrade - Some 300 migrants in Belgrade, mostly young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Friday began a hunger strike and set off on foot towards the Hungarian border in the hope of entering the European Union.

Croatia quashes controversial WWII cardinal verdict

Zagreb - A Croatian court on Friday quashed a communist era verdict convicting a controversial World War II-era cardinal for collaborating with the Nazis, infuriating neighbouring Serbia.

Karadzic appeals 40-year genocide sentence

Den Haag - Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Friday lodged an appeal against his genocide conviction and 40-year jail sentence, accusing UN judges of "subjecting him to a political trial".

Human Rights Watch slams 'cruel, violent' Hungary over migrants

Budapest - Human Rights Watch denounced Hungary Wednesday for "cruel and violent treatment" of migrants, accusing police and soldiers of beating people up before forcibly expelling them back into Serbia.

Croatian Serb war crimes defendant Hadzic dies: state media

Belgrade - Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic, tried by a UN war crimes court over his role in the 1991-1995 war in Croatia, died Tuesday, the state-run Tanjug news agency reported.

US transfers two Guantanamo detainees to Serbia: Pentagon

Washington - The Pentagon on Monday transferred two Guantanamo detainees, one Yemeni and the other Tajik, to Serbia, bringing the population of the controversial US military prison to 76.

Migrant pressure rises in Serbia as Hungary gets tough

Horgos - Exhausted but hopeful, hundreds of migrants defy summer heat in a makeshift camp on the Serbia-Hungary border, determined to reach the EU member nation despite tough new measures aimed at stopping them.

Belgrade demolitions deepen fears over waterfront plans

Belgrade - For 26 years, Vladimir Markovic ran his family transportation business in the heart of Belgrade's Savamala district.Then, two months ago, it was demolished without warning overnight.

Gunman kills five, injures 20 in Serbian cafe

Belgrade - A man shot dead five people, including his wife, and injured another 20 in a cafe in northern Serbia early Saturday, police said, with jealousy the suspected motive.

UN judges uphold 22-year jail term for Bosnian Serb leaders

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges on Thursday threw out an appeal by two former top Bosnian Serb officials against their conviction, upholding a 22-year jail term imposed for their roles in "ethnic cleansing" during the 1990s conflict.

Belgrade rolls out red carpet for Chinese president

Belgrade - Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to sign some 20 bilateral deals with Serbia during a visit that began Friday, as Belgrade aims to make China one of its main economic partners.

Thousands protest massive development in Serbian capital

Belgrade - Thousands protested in the Serbian capital on Saturday, accusing the authorities of theft and violence connected to plans to redevelop a popular area of Belgrade.

Yugoslav UN prosecutor urges end to Croat Serb leader's trial

Den Haag - UN war crimes prosecutors Thursday called for the trial of Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic to be abandoned as he battles the advanced stages of terminal brain cancer.

Smuggling rife as refugees cross closed Balkan route

Llojan - Mohamad Jomaa breathlessly recounts his covert journey from Greece to Macedonia: a 10-day trek through the mountains, getting robbed by local "mafia" and handing over costly bribes to police.

Refugees forced to walk 4km on foot to Serbia from Tabanovce Special

The ambulance rushed the five-month-old baby to the nearest hospital in Skopje. It takes about one hour by car from Tabanovce, a refugee transit center located at the Macedonian-Serbian border to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.

Bottleneck of 'misery' for migrants at Hungary fence

R - On the Serbian side of Hungary's razor-topped border fence, the smell of burning rubbish hangs in the air, clothes hang on trees and the wait to get into the European Union goes on.

Serbian PM re-elected but faces growing opposition

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won a sweeping victory at April 24 polls, but now faces stronger opposition than in the past two years including by far right parties, official results showed Friday.

Swiss mull extradition for Kosovan war crimes suspects: Report

Ginebra - Swiss authorities have arrested two Kosovans wanted by Serbia for suspected war crimes, but the question of where to extradite them to is stirring up diplomatic tensions, Swiss media said Monday.
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