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Serbian Ambassador to NATO Commits Suicide

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Reports say Serbia’s ambassador to NATO committed suicide Tuesday by jumping to his death from an airport parking garage in Brussels. Officials say Branislav Milinkovic was laughing and chatting with a Serbian delegation before suddenly leaping off a wall, falling 10 meters to the ground below the garage. Airport officials confirmed that a man had […]

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Thousands in Serbia Protest Against UN Court Rulings

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Serbian students gathered in the capital, Belgrade, to protest a U.N. court’s recent acquittal of a former Kosovo prime minister and two Croatian generals for war crimes. More than 2,000 students gathered outside of parliament Tuesday carrying signs and waving flags while calling on lawmakers to adopt a resolution condemning The Hague’s ruling. […]

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EU Mediates First Round of Talks Between Serbia, Kosovo PMs

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has met with the prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo in the first official talks between the two leaders aimed at easing tensions in the Balkans. The EU-brokered talks in Brussels Friday followed separate meetings between Ashton and Prime Ministers Ivica Dacic of Serbia and Hashim Thaci of […]

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Mutiny Trial Begins for 8 Former Serbian Special Police

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Eight former members of an elite police squad loyal to the late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic have gone on trial in Belgrade for their roles in a 2001 mutiny. The charges against members of the once-feared Red Beret police stem from their refusal to arrest Serb suspects wanted by international investigators for war crimes allegedly […]

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Serbia Bans Gay Pride Parade

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities have canceled Saturday’s gay pride parade in Belgrade for security reasons. The Interior Ministry Wednesday said the risk of violence is too high. It said it is calling off Saturday’s march and all other public gatherings. Serbia’s influential Orthodox Church had asked the government to ban the parade as an insult to Christians. […]

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Balkan Leaders Boycott Serbian Presidential Inauguration

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Balkan leaders boycotted Monday’s inauguration of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic over his recent controversial remarks about the 1995 massacre of Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s eastern town of Srebrenica. Only Montenegro’s president attended the inaugural ceremonies in Belgrade. The leaders of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia stayed home. Earlier this month, Mr. Nikolic, a former far-right nationalist, […]

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Balkan Leaders Boycott Serbian Presidential Inauguration

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Balkan leaders boycotted Monday’s inauguration of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic over his recent controversial remarks about the 1995 massacre of Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s eastern town of Srebrenica. Only Montenegro’s president attended the inaugural ceremonies in Belgrade. The leaders of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia stayed home. Earlier this month, Mr. Nikolic, a former far-right nationalist, […]

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Serbia’s Nikolic Faces More Overseas Criticism for Srebrenica Comments

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbia’s new president, Tomislav Nikolic, is facing more criticism from the West and the region for denying that the 1995 massacre of Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s eastern town of Srebrenica was a genocide. The United States said it “deplores” the statement made by Mr. Nikolic shortly after his inauguration last Thursday, while a Croatian Serb leader […]

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Serbia’s Nikolic Faces More Overseas Criticism for Srebrenica Comments

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Serbia’s new president, Tomislav Nikolic, is facing more criticism from the West and the region for denying that the 1995 massacre of Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s eastern town of Srebrenica was a genocide. The United States said it “deplores” the statement made by Mr. Nikolic shortly after his inauguration last Thursday, while a Croatian Serb leader […]

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EU Condemns Serbian President’s Denial of Genocide in Srebrenica

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has rejected comments by Serbia’s new president that the 1995 massacre of thousands of Muslim men and boys in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s eastern town of Srebrenica was not a genocide. A spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton condemned the statement by President Tomislav Nikolic, saying the massacre in Srebrenica was genocide and […]

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