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NATO chief hails Serbia partnership despite 'painful' past

Belgrade - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said he hoped Serbia was moving beyond the "painful" memories of the alliance's 1999 bombings on Monday, hailing a partnership with militarily-neutral Belgrade during the first joint disaster response exercises held in the c...

Longer 'frozen conflict' if Serbia talks fail: Kosovo president

Geneva - Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci warned Tuesday that a failure to seize the momentum in fragile talks with Serbia could lead to another decade of "frozen conflict".

Top UN judge withdraws from Karadzic case

Den Haag - The top judge in the appeals case of convicted Bosnian Serb war criminal Radovan Karadzic withdrew from the case Thursday to avoid an accusation of possible bias, court documents said.

Life's too harsh in Presevo to worry about Serb-Kosovo border

Presevo - In the border valley of Presevo, neither ethnic Albanians nor Serbs pay much attention to talk of changes to the frontier between Serbia and Kosovo -- they are too busy trying to eke out a living.

Kosovo, Serbian leaders cancel meeting over 'differences'

Apo - A planned face-to-face meeting between Kosovo and Serbia's presidents in Brussels fell apart at the last minute on Friday, quashing expectations that the former war foes might move closer to a deal to normalise relations.

Kosovo and Serbia: how 'redrawing the map' lost its taboo

Belgrade - Serbian and Kosovar presidents Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci are set to resume talks in Brussels on Friday after a summer that broke the taboo of possible border changes between the former war foes.

Top Trump aide says US open to Kosovo-Serbia border changes

Kiev - US President Donald Trump's national security advisor on Friday said Washington does not "exclude" the possibility of territorial adjustments in the dispute between Serbia and Kosovo, a notion Western powers have staunchly opposed in the past.

Serbia shutters Russia-backed military training camp for kids

Belgrade - Serbian authorities on Friday ordered the closure of a controversial "patriotic youth camp", where teens were handling fake weapons and dressing in army uniforms as part of military-style training.

How blogger helped bring breastfeeding back to Serbia

Belgrade - When Branka Stamenkovic gave birth to her first child in Serbia, the experience was traumatic.Minutes after the baby was born, nurses bundled up the infant and whisked him away, separating the mother and child for three days.

Lawyer for ex-Serbia leader shot dead

Belgrade - A leading lawyer who defended former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic on charges of war crimes has been shot dead in Belgrade, police said Sunday.

After 15 years, thieves behind French heist surface in Serbia

Uzice - They believed they were safe but a few blood drops betrayed them: 15 years after a daring robbery at a French jewellery store, the four alleged perpetrators have been found -- in Serbia.

Division of Kosovo would mean 'war': PM

Pristina - Any partition of Kosovo or exchange of territory with Serbia would ignite "war," Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj warned on Friday, shooting down proposals that have been floated to break a diplomatic gridlock between the former war foes.

Penka the cow spared death over crossing EU border

Sofia - Bulgarian authorities announced Monday that Penka, the cow who risked death by straying over the EU border, will not be put down after all.

Convicted Serb radical buys house at persecution site

Belgrade - Serbian ultranationalist politician Vojislav Seselj said Monday he had bought a house in a village where his firebrand speeches during the 1990s Balkan wars earned him a jail term.

Kosovo main 'hurdle' on Serbia's path to EU: President Vucic

Belgrade - Kosovo remains the major "hurdle" blocking Serbia's path to European Union membership, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Monday, urging concessions from Pristina.

Ex-Yugoslav strongman Tito's luxury car given new lease of life

Novi Sad - Years of dust has been wiped off, the engine replaced, the chassis once again gleams a dark blue and the wheel rims sparkle -- one of ex-Yugoslav strongman Josip Broz Tito's luxury cars has been given a new lease of life in Serbia.

Karadzic insists he sought 'peace' in Balkans war

Den Haag - Convicted criminal Radovan Karadzic on Tuesday accused Bosnian Muslims of "declaring war" on Serbs, insisting at his appeal before a UN tribunal that he had worked for peace in the Balkans.

The 1990s Balkans wars in key dates

Belgrade - From the death of Tito in 1980 to the independence of Kosovo in 2008, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts which tore the former Yugoslavia apart.

On appeal, Karadzic slams 'myths' about Bosnian war

Den Haag - Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic Monday urged UN judges to throw out his war crimes convictions, angrily denying he was behind a campaign of ethnic cleansing and murders in the Balkans conflict two decades ago.

Karadzic: Bosnia's 'evil' genocide mastermind

Belgrade - To his supporters a hero who stood up for his people, Radovan Karadzic is to others a monster who brought the horror of genocide back to Europe half a century after the defeat of the Nazis.

UN judges to hear Karadzic appeal against 40-year jail term

Den Haag - Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader, now convicted war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, on Monday launches his appeal before UN judges, seeking to overturn a 40-year jail term for abuses committed during Bosnia's bloody 1990s conflict.

Croatian officials cut Serbia visit over radical Seselj

Zagreb - A Croatian parliamentary delegation on Wednesday aborted a visit to Serbia after Serb ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, recently convicted of war crimes by a UN court, trod on a Croatian flag..

UN war crimes judges quash radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - UN judges Wednesday found radical Serb Vojislav Seselj guilty on appeal of crimes against humanity, but the firebrand politician will remain a free man because of time already served behind bars.

UN judges to rule in appeal against radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - Firebrand Serb leader Vojislav Seselj will learn Wednesday whether UN war crimes judges uphold an appeal against his acquittal for war crimes in the 1990s Balkans conflict.

Remorseless Seselj still dreams about 'Greater Serbia'

Belgrade - Vojislav Seselj has no remorse over his role in the wars in the former Yugoslavia. Now 63, the ultra-nationalist Serb is again an MP in the parliament in Belgrade and has no regrets."We will never give up the idea of a Greater Serbia," he insists.

War crimes judges to rule in radical Serb leader appeal

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges will rule Wednesday in an appeal brought by prosecutors against the surprise acquittal of radical Serb Vojislav Seselj, accused of atrocities committed during the 1990s Balkans wars.

Iranians use visa-free travel to Serbia to flee to EU

Belgrade - Until six months ago, the Lovimi family from Iran had never heard of Serbia.

Serbs quit Kosovo government after negotiator arrested

Belgrade - Serb members of the Kosovan government on Tuesday decided to pull out of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj's cabinet in protest at the arrest and expulsion of a senior Serbian official.

Tensions as Kosovo police arrest senior Serbian official

Pristina - Kosovo police on Monday arrested a senior Serbian official in the flashpoint town of Mitrovica, raising fresh tensions between the former foes who are trying to relaunch a dialogue.

Serbia probes vaccination opponents amid measles outbreak

Belgrade - Serbian authorities said Tuesday they have launched an initial investigation of some public opponents of vaccination after 12 people, including two children, have died in an outbreak of measles.
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