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  • Landmark Srebrenica war crimes trial stopped in Serbia

    07/13/2017 10:14:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2017 11:14 AM EDT | Dusan Stojanovic
    A Serbian appeals court on Thursday stopped a landmark trial against eight former Bosnian Serb police officers charged with taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The court in Belgrade said it has accepted defense complaints that the charges against the eight are invalid because they were filed when Serbia did not appoint the chief war crimes prosecutor. The ruling means the whole proceeding will have to start over from scratch, which could take months or years. …
  • EU trusts Vucic will confirm Serbia’s EU path

    04/03/2017 11:18:15 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    euractiv.com ^ | April 4, 2017 | afp
    Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has won Serbia’s presidential election in the first round, nearly complete official results showed yesterday (3 April). The EU said his election was “a vote of confidence” showing that the people of Serbia fully endorse the EU path. Vučić won about 55% of Sunday’s vote, clearing the 50% threshold required to win in the first round, according to results released by the electoral commission based on more than 90% of polling stations. Two obstacles for EU membership talks, started in 2014, seem to have been removed. Vučić’s predecessor Tomislav Nikolić, a pro-Russian member of Vučić’s own...
  • Serbia says no to NATO on alliance's airstrikes anniversary

    03/24/2017 3:49:18 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Yahoo Via AP ^ | March 24, 2017 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    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 alliance's missiles struck a passenger train, killing at least 28 people and injuring dozens. "We will never be part of the alliance which killed our children, nor of any other alliance," Vucic said. "They wanted to destroy and humiliate small Serbia and kill its children."
  • REMEMBERING THE NATO BOMBING OF SERBIA IN 1999 - WHAT IS OWED TO THE SERBS.

    03/24/2017 1:10:27 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 58 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | March 24, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    One of those moments you never forget: 18 years ago, before the dawn on March 25, 1999, I stepped outside the door to find The New York Times there on the ground with the headline announcing that NATO had begun its bombing campaign against the Serbs in the former Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999. I remember looking at that front page of the paper before picking it up and thinking - "They are really doing it... It's no longer a threat... It's real... It's real... What a mistake... What a mistake..." Then I picked up the paper and went back...
  • Top UN court dismisses Bosnian appeal against Serbia

    03/09/2017 9:59:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2017 12:02 PM EST
    The United Nations’ top court on Thursday dismissed a request by Bosnia to reconsider its 2007 ruling that cleared Serbia of blame for genocide during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. The International Court of Justice told Bosnia’s tripartite presidency that it could not allow the appeal of its ruling because the request to do so was not formally endorsed by relevant state bodies. The request was filed two weeks ago at the request of the Muslim Bosniak member of the presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic. The Serb member, Mladen Ivanic, did not consent to the appeals request and demanded that it be dismissed...
  • Kosovo Celebrates Independence Day, Trump Sends Congratulation

    02/18/2017 6:21:35 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 23 replies
    Balkan Insight (BIRN) ^ | 17 Feb 17 | Die Morina
    Officials celebrated the ninth anniversary of Kosovo’s independence, while new US President Donald Trump sent a letter offering support for a “sovereign, multiethnic, democratic” Kosovo. Kosovo officials marked the country’s independence day on Friday with a series of events beginning with a ceremony at the grave of former President Ibrahim Rugova in Pristina.
  • Lavrov: Kosovo Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo

    01/18/2017 11:56:24 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    B92/Sputnik ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sputnik
    Lavrov: Kosovo Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo Russian Foreign Minister on Tuesday said that a new war in the Balkans must be avoided, and that Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo and Metohija. Lavrov is seen in Moscow on Tuesday (Tanjug/AP) Speaking during his annual news conference in Moscow, Lavrov touched on the latest tensions between Belgrade and Pristina. "The forces of Kosovo Albanians should not be present in the north of Kosovo and Metohija, which is inhabited by Serbs," said Lavrov. He also commented on the talk of "a war in the Balkans." "I...
  • "If Serbs are killed, we'll send army to Kosovo" - president

    01/15/2017 4:22:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    b92.net ^ | 01/15/2017
    he meeting was held a day after the incidents in Kosovo over a train traveling from Belgrade to Kosovska Mitrovica - reestablishing the direct line for the first time in 18 years - and the tension at administrative line crossings between Kosovo and central Serbia that ensued. "Let Albanians and their sponsors think about that. We will act in line with the Constitution of Serbia. Kosovo and Metohija is, under international law, a part of Serbia," the president said. According to him, "Saturday was a day at the brink of conflict, although Belgrade made an effort not to show it."...
  • Serbian Orthodox Christians March Against Gay Lobby

    12/08/2016 4:50:17 PM PST · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-08-2016 | Orthodox Church
    The Serbian Orthodox Church holds a religious procession in Belgrade to protest the promotion of homosexuality and other attacks on Christian morality.
  • US commemorates Serbian support during WWII [Halyard Mission]

    11/23/2016 1:05:21 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane
    PRANJANI, Serbia -- The sky was black with the billowing smoke of the downed B-17 bombers and the canopies of Allied Airmen parachuting to an unknown fate behind Nazi lines in German-occupied Serbia. This is the sight the villagers of Pranjani remember from the late summer of 1944. Operation Halyard was an Office of Strategic Services mission to rescue more than 500 Allied Airmen who were scattered around a mountainous region in Serbia after their bombers were shot down by the Germans in WWII. It remains the largest rescue operation of American Airmen in history. The U.S. State Department, U.S....
  • 1456, The siege of Belgrade (nandorfehervar)ENG SUBS

    11/19/2016 11:05:39 AM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    An awesome CGI video about the 1456 siege of Belgrade, The Serbian Christians against the Turkish Onslaught!!
  • Nazis show no mercy to Serbian civilians / 70 years since THE KRAGUJEVAC MASSACRE of October 1941

    10/23/2016 1:35:44 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 17 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | October 23, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic
    70 YEARS SINCETHE KRAGUJEVAC MASSACRE of October 1941:A Legacy of 'Never Forget'German soldiers escorting Serbian civilians from Kragujevac and its surrounding area to be executed in October 1941. Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.The policy was the Nazi response to the first successful organized uprising in occupied Europe. The Serbian resistance forces under the command of Serbia’s General Draza Mihailovich not only threatened Germany’s southern flank in Europe and her occupation of Serbia after Yugoslavia fell to Hitler in April of 1941, but critically delayed Hitler’s planned attack on the Soviet Union that summer. The Germans retaliated, but it wasn’t...
  • Serbia And Czech Republic Join Call To Reject Migrants In Wake of Hungary's Decisive Vote

    10/04/2016 8:41:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3 October 2016
    Now Serbia, which hopes to join the bloc in the future , has threatened to shut down its borders entirely - even if it means incurring the wrath of Brussels. The number of migrants in Serbia has risen to 3,000 since last July and many are unable to leave as neighbouring countries have shut the borders, leading to mounting tensions and violence in refugee camps. "If Serbia becomes a funnel from which water cannot drain because others further along have shut their own borders, Serbia must shut down its own (borders) regardless of its convictions," Tomislav Nikolic, the Serbian president,...
  • Hungary To Build Second Fence On Serbian Border To Keep Out Migrants

    08/29/2016 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Hungary plans to build a second fence on its southern border with Serbia that would enable it to keep out any major new wave of migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. Orban said the new barrier, to be built alongside the existing one, would strengthen defenses to respond if Turkey's policy on migration changed. If that happened, hundreds of thousands could appear at Hungary's border, he told public radio. "Technical planning is under way to erect a more massive defense system next to the existing line of defense which was built quickly (last year)," Orban said. Orban...
  • JOE BIDEN Welcomed to Serbia With MASSIVE RALLY FOR TRUMP

    08/17/2016 10:40:26 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 17, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    BIDEN GETS OFF PLANE IN SERBIA TO TRUMP RALLY! Joe Biden flew to Serbia today. He was greeted by a MASSIVE PROTEST FOR TRUMP!
  • As Biden visits Serbia, hundreds of protesters chant “Vote for Trump!”

    08/16/2016 4:40:47 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 36 replies
    washington post ^ | August 16 | Adam Taylor
    Vice President Joe Biden received a cold welcome Tuesday in Belgrade, Serbia, as hundreds of ultra-nationalists marched through the city chanting "Vote for Trump!" Biden was in Serbia in a bid to encourage the country's government to normalize relations with Kosovo, which split away from Serbia in 1999 and claimed independence in 2008. However, the embittered 2016 U.S. presidential race -- and perhaps Biden's history of support for the NATO bombing of Serbia in the 1990s -- prompted self-described radicals onto the street.
  • 'Vote for Trump' Serbian ultra-nationalists chant as Given visits

    08/16/2016 2:24:22 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 48 replies
    Hundreds of Serbian ultra-nationalists protested on Tuesday against U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Belgrade by chanting their support for Donald Trump. "Vote for Trump! Vote for Trump!" the protesters, wearing T-shirts displaying an image of the U.S. Republican candidate, shouted as they gathered near the Serbian presidency building.
  • Suspected Islamic extremist arrested in plan to bomb, shoot up Tampa-area sites

    01/10/2012 9:13:25 AM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | AP
    A Kosovo-born man was charged with plotting to attack Tampa-area nightclubs and a sheriff’s office with bombs and an assault rifle to avenge wrongs done to Muslims, federal authorities said Monday. According to a federal complaint, 25-year-old Sami Osmakac recorded an eight-minute video shortly before his arrest explaining why he wanted to bring terror to his “victims’ hearts” in the Tampa Bay area. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen born in Kosovo, then part of the former Yugoslavia in eastern Europe. In the video, Osmakac is seen cross-legged on the floor with a pistol in his hand and an AK-47...
  • Inside Kosovo's Islamist Cauldron: The jihadist capital of the Balkans

    06/28/2016 8:47:22 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    rferl.org ^ | JUNE 2016 | Frud Bezhan
    Jihadist Capital Of The Balkans The government estimates that more than 300 Kosovars have traveled to the Middle East to wage jihad, or Islamic holy war. That makes this predominately Muslim country of under 2 million people, which unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, Europe's biggest contributor per capita of IS foot soldiers. IS Recruiter One product of the radicalization in Kacanik is Lavdrim Muhaxheri, a 25-year-old IS recruiter who fights in Syria. He has been described as one of IS's top leaders. Last year, Muhaxheri sent shockwaves around Kosovo when he posted photos on Facebook of himself...
  • Georgian Church Decides not to Participate in Pan-Orthodox Council

    06/10/2016 6:31:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 6/10/16
    Tbilisi, June 10, Interfax - The Georgian Orthodox Church will not participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete which is slated for June 16-27. "This decision was adopted during today's session of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church in which the Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia participated," the report of the Georgian Patriarchate said. Ilia II said in February that the Holy Synod rejected the document 'The relation of the Orthodox Church towards the rest of the Christian world' which was prepared for discussion at the Pan-Orthodox Council. The Synod also opposed a number of other documents...