Belgrade - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Belgrade Unaccompanied minors among stranded migrants in Serbia BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Asad Ullah, a 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, spent weeks travelling in the cold and rain after his father sent him off to look for a brighter future in Europe. Ullah told The Associated Press on Thursday that he set off in a group of migrants with smugglers through Iran, Turkey and Bulgaria before reaching Serbia nearly two months ago. During h... Thu, 18 May 2017 15:43:00 GMT 2017-05-18T15:43:00Z China's Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties BEIJING (AP) — Pledging more than $100 billion in financing, Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to investment as leaders from 29 countries gathered to promote a Chinese initiative that could increase Beijing's global influence. The "Belt and Road Initiative" calls for build... Sun, 14 May 2017 11:08:00 GMT 2017-05-14T11:08:00Z French intellectual Levy gets pie in the face in Serbia BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy said Thursday after left-wing activists threw a pie in his face in Serbia that the incident illustrates the Balkan country is far from having democracy. Levy, a philosopher known for his criticism of Serbian nationalist policies during the 1990s Balkan wars, was in Belgrade for the showing of ... Thu, 11 May 2017 13:56:00 GMT 2017-05-11T13:56:00Z The Latest: Italy arrests Libyan man over migrant slaying BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A Libyan migrant smuggler has been arrested in Sicily for his alleged role in the slaying of a migrant who failed to remove his cap when ordered. Prosecutors say that the suspect was one of two alleged Libyan traffickers jailed in Ca... Thu, 11 May 2017 12:53:00 GMT 2017-05-11T12:53:00Z Huge Russian mosaic arrives at Serbia's largest church BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An enormous Russian mosaic started arriving at the largest Orthodox church in the Balkans Wednesday, in what Serbia's leaders hailed as a sign of "eternal" friendship between the two Slavic nations. The first part of the 40-ton mosaic, personally approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived in 66 sections at the Saint Sava... Wed, 03 May 2017 13:43:00 GMT 2017-05-03T13:43:00Z French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister PARIS (AP) — A French court on Thursday refused to extradite a former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges, prompting anger in Serbia and joy in Kosovo in a case that has aggravated tensions between the rival neighbors. The court in the northeastern town of Colmar released Ramush Haradinaj immediately after Thursday's decision. Parti... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:55:00 GMT 2017-04-27T18:55:00Z Thousands protest 1 year after night demolition in Belgrade BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people have rallied in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, one year after a mysterious demolition in an area marked for a United Arab Emirates-financed real estate project. No one has been held responsible for the nighttime destruction last April of a block of buildings by a group of masked men, despite repeated promise... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:18:00 GMT 2017-04-25T19:18:00Z Romania: fugitive businessman, ex-lawmaker caught in Serbia BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian officials say a fugitive businessman and former lawmaker indicted on wide-ranging corruption charges has been detained in Serbia, months after he illegally left the country. Interior Minister Carmen Dan on Friday said Serbian police took Sebastian Ghita into custody overnight in Belgrade. He is being investigated on char... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:19:00 GMT 2017-04-14T07:19:00Z German official praises Serbian leader for peaceful protests BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday praised the role of Serbia's president-elect in maintaining stability in the war-weary Balkans, saying daily protests against Aleksandar Vucic's election victory are part of the democratic process. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said after talks with Vucic in Belgrade that it's important for... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:40:00 GMT 2017-04-12T20:40:00Z Serbia & France set up Davis Cup semifinal Serbia and France won their Davis Cup quarterfinals on Saturday to set up their first match since the 2010 final. France will host the semifinal in September, and will hope leading stars Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, and Richard Gasquet are fit and available to face Novak Djokovic and Co, who beat them in the 2010 final 3-2 in Belgrade. ... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:19:00 GMT 2017-04-08T20:19:00Z Thousands rally against leader Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Blowing whistles or horns and banging pots, more than 10,000 people protested on Saturday against Serbia's powerful Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his election as the country's new president. The protests in Belgrade and other Serbian cities marked the sixth day in a row of demonstrations against Vucic's election triumph last ... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 13:36:00 GMT 2017-04-08T13:36:00Z Serbia, Australia France & Belgium nearing Davis Cup semis PARIS (AP) — Serbia, Australia, France and Belgium are one win away from reaching the Davis Cup semifinals after winning their two singles matches on Friday. In Belgrade, Serb Novak Djokovic returned in style after an elbow injury, sweeping past Albert Ramos Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on indoor hard courts. "I'm very satisfied with ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:28:00 GMT 2017-04-07T19:28:00Z Davis Cup: Serbia leads Spain 2-0 as Novak Djokovic returns BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki won their singles matches in straight sets to give Serbia a 2-0 lead against Spain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday. Djokovic beat Albert Ramos Vinolas 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 and Troicki followed up to win 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 against Pablo Carreno Busta on an indoor hard court in Belgrade. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:59:00 GMT 2017-04-07T17:59:00Z Serbians protest outcome of presidential race for third day BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in Serbia's capital for the third day in row on Wednesday to protest the victory of the country's powerful leader, Aleksandar Vucic, in last weekend's presidential election. Blowing whistles and chanting slogans against Vucic, crowds marched through Belgrade and other cities. They held banners with s... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:13:00 GMT 2017-04-05T20:13:00Z Whistling crowd protests Vucic's presidential election win BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Blowing whistles and chanting "you stole the vote," several thousand mostly young people gathered in downtown Belgrade and other Serbian cities on Tuesday to protest against powerful leader Aleksandar Vucic's presidential election victory. Chanting slogans against Prime Minister Vucic and calling on Belgrade citizens to join them, ... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:41:00 GMT 2017-04-04T17:41:00Z The Latest: Chanting, whistling crowd protests Vucic's win BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on Serbia's presidential election (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Hundreds of mostly young people have gathered in downtown Belgrade to protest against the presidential victory of Serbia's autocratic leader Aleksandar Vucic. Blowing whistles and chanting slogans against Vucic, the crowd... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:51:00 GMT 2017-04-03T17:51:00Z OSCE to manage Serbia's presidential election in Kosovo PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — An international security agency will manage Serbia's presidential voting process for the ethnic Serb minority in Kosovo. Serbia is holding a presidential election on Sunday. A statement Friday said the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe would be the custodian of the process in Kosovo following a request from Belgrade and the approval... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:24:00 GMT 2017-03-31T17:24:00Z UEFA president Ceferin warns Serbia over hooligans BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has warned Serbia that its teams could be kicked out of European competitions because of fan riots and racist chants. Ceferin says "it must be made clear that those people (hooligans) no longer can enter stadiums." He says "Serbia is in serious danger of being kicked out of compe... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:18:00 GMT 2017-03-31T14:18:00Z Serb leader attacks Kosovo over visit conditions PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday abandoned plans to campaign among the minority Serbs in Kosovo, saying he was not prepared to abide by the conditions set by the Kosovo government. In an interview with Serbian public broadcaster Vucic said he was not going to Kosovo before Sunday's elect... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:18:00 GMT 2017-03-28T18:18:00Z Djokovic in, Nadal out for Serbia-Spain Davis Cup MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal will miss Spain's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Serbia and the chance to take on Novak Djokovic in Belgrade next month. Nadal, the 14-time Grand Slam champion, was not in the team announced by Spain captain Conchita Martinez on Tuesday. No reason was given. Serbia player-captain Nenad Zimonjic said in Belgrad... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:35:00 GMT 2017-03-28T17:35:00Z 2 Russian soccer fans stabbed in Serbia BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Two Russian fans have been hospitalized with serious injuries after being stabbed following a friendly soccer match between Red Star Belgrade and Lokomotiv Moscow. Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Sunday police were looking for the knife-wielding perpetrators who attacked a group of Lokomotiv fans in downtown Belgrade late Saturday. ... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:15:00 GMT 2017-03-26T16:15:00Z Serbia says no to NATO on alliance's airstrikes anniversary BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in Kosovo. Aleksandar Vucic spoke at a ceremony near a railway bridge in southern Serbia where the Western military al... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:00 GMT 2017-03-24T16:22:00Z Kosovo's president asks for creation of a regular army PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president asked parliament on Tuesday to transform the country's lightly armed security forces into a regular army, a move immediately denounced by Serbian leaders who refuse to recognize Kosovo's independence. Hashim Thaci submitted a draft law saying that "the transformation of Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army is... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:10:00 GMT 2017-03-07T16:10:00Z Spanovic soars to gold at European indoor championships BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Ivana Spanovic produced the best indoor women's long jump for 28 years as she soared to victory at the European indoor championships on Sunday. Spanovic jumped 7.24 meters to beat Lorraine Ugen by 27 centimeters. Only two women in history have gone further indoors, both in the 1980s — East German Heike Drechsler and Soviet jumper Galina Chistyakova. ... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 19:45:00 GMT 2017-03-05T19:45:00Z Bodies of 3 missing found in Serbia after 2 huge blasts BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Authorities say they have found the bodies of three people missing after a pair of explosions at a military facility in central Serbia earlier this week. The Defense Ministry said Thursday that the blasts at an ammunition depot in Kragujevac, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Belgrade, on Tuesday left four dead and 25 injured. ... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:18:00 GMT 2017-03-02T18:18:00Z Blasts at Serbia ammunition depot; 1 killed, some 25 injured BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Two explosions occurred at a military facility in central Serbia Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring 25 others, Serbia's Defense Ministry said. Three people are missing. The statement said the blasts took place at an ammunition depot in Kragujevac, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Belgrade, which stores mines an... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:54:00 GMT 2017-02-28T22:54:00Z Serbs warn Bosnian Muslim bid at UN court revives old wounds BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A decision by Bosnia's Muslim leader to revive a wartime genocide lawsuit against Serbia at the United Nations' top court has rekindled divisions that led to the 1992-95 war, the top leaders of Serbia and Bosnian Serbs warned on Wednesday. The bid to appeal a 2007 ruling by the International Court of Justice that cleared Serbia of ... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:18:00 GMT 2017-02-22T16:18:00Z Brazilian footballer in tears after racist chants in Serbia BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Partizan Belgrade midfielder Everton Luiz was in tears after persistent racist chants during his team's victory over Rad in the Serbian league. The Brazilian, who joined Partizan last year, played through monkey chants and other abuse, including a racist banner in the stands where Rad fans were standing. The bann... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:28:00 GMT 2017-02-20T17:28:00Z Thousands join renewed protests in Belgrade BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people have joined renewed protests in Belgrade over the shady demolition last year in an area marked for a United Arab Emirates-financed real estate project. No one has been held responsible for the nighttime destruction last April of a block of houses by a group of masked men despite repeated promises to the contrary by the government. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:11:00 GMT 2017-02-15T16:11:00Z The Latest: Serbia arrests 12 for alleged migrant-smuggling BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the flow of migrants and refugees seeking to reach and remain on the continent: (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Police in Serbia have arrested 12 people suspected of smuggling 250 migrants from the Bulgarian border to the Serbian capital. A police statement issued Tuesday ... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:25:00 GMT 2017-02-07T17:25:00Z