Serbia - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Serbia As Trump calls for wall, a look at the world's barriers As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Despite widespread skepticism and Mexico's refusal to pay for the wall, as Trump has demanded, the U.S. government has been soliciting bids and test sections could be built as soon as this summer. P... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:23:00 GMT 2017-04-27T06:23:00Z Report: Serbia to get Russian jets before election BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense minister has said that the country is expecting Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval for the delivery of fighter jets, which could worsen tensions with neighboring states. Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic told the Blic daily on Sunday that Putin's signature on the delivery of six MiG-29s is only a formality... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:06:00 GMT 2017-03-12T16:06:00Z Hungary blasted for rule detaining refugees in containers BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary adopted tough new rules on Tuesday allowing authorities to detain all asylum-seekers, including women and children fleeing war and poverty, in border camps built from shipping containers. Human rights groups said the decision was a "flagrant violation of international law." In the eyes of Hungary's combative prime minister... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:36:00 GMT 2017-03-07T19:36:00Z The Latest: Greek coast guard rescues 113 migrants in Ionian BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Greece's coast guard says 113 migrants have been rescued from a boat that ran into trouble in rough seas in the Ionian off the western coast of Greece. The migrants were found sailing 32 nautical miles (36 miles; 59 kilometers) west of the ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:29:00 GMT 2017-03-07T17:29:00Z EU's foreign policy chief begins tour of Western Balkans PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief sought to encourage countries in the Western Balkans on Wednesday to press on with efforts to join the 28-nation bloc despite tensions threatening the region's stability. Federica Mogherini, the European Commission's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, said at ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:40:00 GMT 2017-03-01T21:40:00Z 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 IAAF clears 3 Russians to compete at European indoors Track and field authorities have cleared three Russian athletes in time to compete next month at European indoor track championships and another high-profile event. The International Association of Athletics Federations established new criteria requiring Russian athletes to show they had been subject to compliant anti-doping systems while the Russian track federation is susp... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:39:00 GMT 2017-02-23T22:39:00Z Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91 LONDON (AP) — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts. Scientists once thought an average life expectancy beyond 90 was impossible but medical advances combi... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:30:00 GMT 2017-02-22T03:30:00Z Serbia's pro-Russia leader is urged to drop presidency bid BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic should drop his idea of running for a second term this spring, a senior leader in Serbia's ruling coalition urged Saturday. Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that his Socialist Party supports Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic for the presidency instead and Nikolic should withdraw. ... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:39:00 GMT 2017-02-18T20:39:00Z Bosnia to appeal UN court ruling clearing Serbia of genocide SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia will ask the United Nation's top court to reconsider its 2007 ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide during Bosnia's 1992-95 war. Bakir Izetbegovic, Muslim Bosniak member of the county's tripartite presidency, announced Friday the request will be submitted before Feb. 26, when the deadline for appealing expires. The appeal will be i... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:32:00 GMT 2017-02-17T20:32:00Z Defense minister says Serbia will get Russian fighter jets BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense minister said Sunday the country is getting a shipment of Russian fighter jets, supplies that could worsen tensions with neighboring states. Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic said after returning from one of his frequent visits to Moscow that six MiG-29s will be delivered to Serbia "soon." Djordj... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:07:00 GMT 2017-02-12T19:07:00Z Benny Feilhaber among US vets getting 2nd chance under Arena CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Only a year ago, Benny Feilhaber thought he had no chance to get back in the good graces of Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. national team. So the frustrated Sporting Kansas City midfielder let them have it, sharply criticizing Klinsmann's player selection in an unusual moment of bridge-burning candor for a frustrated veteran athlete. ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-01-28T21:47:00Z Icy roads, fog in Serbia cause pileups; 1 killed, 4 injured BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say two pileups caused by fog and icy road conditions have killed one person while another four have been hospitalized. The crashes happened just outside the capital, Belgrade, early Wednesday, blocking a key road leading north for several hours. Local N1 television says about 25 vehicles were involved in the pileups. ... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:47:00 GMT 2017-01-25T11:47:00Z Ex-Yugo general Trifunovic, symbol of senseless war, dies BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Yugoslav army general Vlado Trifunovic, whose treason conviction by Serbia's wartime nationalist leadership became a symbol of the senselessness of the 1990s' Balkan conflict, has died, Serbia's state broadcaster reported. He was 78. Trifunovic, a native of Bosnia, reportedly died on Sunday in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:53:00 GMT 2017-01-17T16:53:00Z Serbia warns France over extradition of Kosovo ex-premier BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia warned on Friday that it would ignore future possible extradition requests for terrorism and other suspects wanted by France and other European countries if French courts don't hand over a former Kosovo prime minister. The Serbian government demanded the "urgent and immediate" extradition of Ramush Haradinaj, who was detaine... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:19:00 GMT 2017-01-13T17:19:00Z Hungarian reporter who kicked migrants gets probation SZEGED, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian camerawoman who was filmed kicking and possibly tripping migrants along the country's border with Serbia was sentenced Thursday to three years' probation for disorderly conduct. Petra Laszlo, who appeared in the Szeged District Court by remote video from an undisclosed location, mounted a tearful defense and said she w... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:15:00 GMT 2017-01-12T21:15:00Z The Latest: Greece returns more Syrian refugees to Turkey VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the inflow of asylum-seekers and migrants to the continent (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Greek authorities say another 27 Syrian refugees who had their initial bids for asylum rejected have been returned to Turkey. A public order ministry statement says the 17 m... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:43:00 GMT 2017-01-12T18:43:00Z Ex -Kosovo premier freed pending French extradition decision PARIS (AP) — A French court has ordered the release of a jailed former prime minister of Kosovo pending a decision on whether to extradite him to Serbia, where he's wanted on war crimes charges. Overturning an earlier decision, the court in the eastern French city of Colmar said in a statement Thursday that Ramush Haradinaj can leave the jail but must stay in France under ju... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:51:00 GMT 2017-01-12T15:51:00Z The Latest: Serbia urges migrants to get out of frigid cold BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration influx (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Serbia's authorities are urging all migrants to move to the Balkan country's asylum centers during the cold spell that has gripped the country bringing heavy snow and extremely low temperatures. Hundreds of migrants have remained in mak... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:54:00 GMT 2017-01-11T13:54:00Z The Latest: Belgrade migrants line up for food in blizzard WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the cold spell gripping Europe (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A blizzard blasting wind and snow against their faces, hundreds of migrants have lined up to receive a warm meal from aid groups outside a make-shift shelter in Belgrade, the Serbian capital. Migrant men and boys, mostly fr... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:19:00 GMT 2017-01-10T14:19:00Z Kosovar ex-premier, wanted by Serbia, faces French court PARIS (AP) — A former prime minister of Kosovo is facing possible extradition to Serbia to face war crimes charges after being arrested at a French airport. Ramush Haradinaj appeared Thursday in a court in Colmar in eastern France that ruled that he should stay in custody during extradition proceedings where the court will decide whether to turn him over to Serbian officials... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:28:00 GMT 2017-01-05T19:28:00Z Kosovo gets UN recognition in phone country code of its own PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo has received an important mark of recognition eight years after declaring independence from Serbia: its own telephone country code. The government announced that the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies had assigned Kosovo the code +383 for landline calls to the country and that it became on active Thursday. ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:23:00 GMT 2016-12-15T16:23:00Z Russia to boost Serbian defense with MIG-29 fighter jets BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's prime minister says Russia will arm Serbia with fighter jets to boost its defenses amid a row with neighboring Croatia, a member of NATO. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Thursday he will travel to Moscow next week to secure the deal that involves six aging MIG-29 aircraft donated by the Kremlin. Vucic says the deal "would deter anyone wh... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:32:00 GMT 2016-12-15T15:32:00Z The Latest: Syria claims 99 percent control of Aleppo BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Syrian state TV says government forces and their allies now control 99 percent of the northern city of Aleppo's formerly rebel-held neighborhoods. The channel says on Monday night that the army has seized control of the Bustan al-Qasr neighbo... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:26:00 GMT 2016-12-12T18:26:00Z Kosovo, Montenegro premiers meet in neighboring Albania PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Officials say the prime ministers of Kosovo and Montenegro have met for talks on bilateral and regional issues. A statement said Kosovo Premier Isa Mustafa and recently-elected Montenegrin counterpart Dusko Markovic met Sunday in Shkoder, 120 kilometers (80 miles) north of Albania's capital, Tirana, and close to the Montenegrin border. They talked abo... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 20:06:00 GMT 2016-12-11T20:06:00Z