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  • NATO Chief Urges Kosovo to Ease Tensions With Serbia

    05/28/2023 10:15:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | May 28, 2023
    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg called on Kosovo to tone down tensions with Serbia on Sunday, two days after clashes between Kosovan police and protesters who are opposed to Albanian mayors taking office in ethnic Serbian areas. Stoltenberg, the transatlantic military alliance's Norwegian secretary-general, said he had spoken to European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell about Kosovo and that Pristina and Belgrade must engage in the EU-led dialog. "Pristina must de-escalate & not take unilateral, destabilizing steps," Stoltenberg said in a tweet. Serbs, who form the majority of the population in Kosovo's northern region, do not accept its 2008 declaration...
  • US senator hopes Serbia adopts Russia sanctions as Serb spy chief travels to Moscow

    05/25/2023 10:41:26 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    AP ^ | May 25, 2023 | Jovana Gec
    A U.S. senator on Thursday said he hopes Serbia would adopt Western sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, telling the Balkan country that “there is no future” in an alliance with Moscow. “Russia’s invasion has been an absolute disaster and my belief is that Russia is ultimately going to lose this conflict,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn) told reporters in the Serbian capital Belgrade. Serbia is the only country in Europe that has not imposed any sanctions on Russia. “The future for Serbia is with the European Union and with the United States not with Russia,” Murphy said. “There...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/05/2023 Newsdump Friday Top US Security Official Visiting Saudi Arabia, Israeli Government Tensions, China Warns About CIA Activities To Oust Governments, Australian PM Frustrated Over Assange Imprisonment

    05/05/2023 8:00:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/5/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    Citing the transition away from COVID as a "pandemic" the Biden Administration's head of the Centers for Disease Control announcing her departure... Politics here in the USA first the Democrat Atlanta prosecutor going after President Trump's questioning... In the Democratic Republic of Congo flash flooding killing at least 176 people... US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan apparently hoping to repair US-Saudi relations this weekend. Sullivan is visiting the kingdom... The US Supreme Court granting a temporary stay of execution for an Oklahoma man... In the Ukraine War residents of the Zaporozhye Region are being evacuated by Russian authorities... The markets...
  • Serbian authorities capture suspect in second mass shooting

    05/05/2023 7:14:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | MAY 5, 2023 / 8:50 AM | By Clyde Hughes
    A man covers his face while mourning in the village of Dubona, Serbia, on Friday after a mass shooting, the second in the country in two days. Photo by Andrej Cukic/EPA-EFE *********************************************************************** May 5 (UPI) -- Serbian authorities captured a suspect early Friday in a mass shooting in a rural area near the capital of Belgrade, the second in two days. Police conducted a manhunt for the 21-year-old suspect overnight before taking him into custody near the city of Kragujevac, about 40 miles south of where the attacks occurred in the small village of Dubona. Eight people were killed and...
  • Nine Dead in Belgrade Elementary School Shooting

    05/03/2023 11:01:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 03 May 2023
    Eight students and a security guard were killed during a school shooting in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Wednesday (May 3), the interior ministry said, as police arrested a teenage student suspected of carrying out the attack. The incident rocked the Balkan nation, where there has not been a school shooting of this magnitude in decades. The shooting occurred at 8:40am (06:40 GMT) at an elementary school in Belgrade's downtown Vracar district. "Eight children and a security guard were killed, while six children and one schoolteacher were wounded," the interior ministry said.
  • West gains advantage as it vies with Russia for influence in Serbia

    03/01/2023 6:39:20 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 1, 2023 | Aleksandar Vasovic
    A tentative, EU-brokered deal between Serbia and Kosovo this week to normalise relations marks a quiet victory for the West as it vies with Russia for influence in Belgrade. Since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine a year ago, pro-Moscow sentiment has spilled into Serbia's streets. T-shirts with the letter Z, a symbol of Russia's campaign, are sold as souvenirs while far-right groups openly tout support for Russia. President Aleksandar Vucic, trying to pull off a tricky balancing act between Serbia's deep cultural and religious ties with Russia on the one hand and European Union ambitions and a NATO partnership on...
  • Comer targets former Serbian politician's link to CCP, Hunter Biden as probe into Biden fam business continues

    02/21/2023 4:47:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/21/23 | Houston Keene, Kelly Laco
    FIRST ON FOX: House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer sent a letter to a former Serbian politician and United Nations General Assembly president investigating his link between Hunter Biden, the Chinese Communist Party and more as the probe into the Biden family’s foreign business dealings marches on. Comer, R-Ky., sent a letter to former U.N. General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic Tuesday regarding his connection to the Biden family’s business dealings involving Patrick Ho, a Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-linked individual who was convicted on international bribery charges by the Department of Justice during the Trump administration. "Vuk Jeremic is a key...
  • Croatian president slams Western arms to Ukraine

    01/30/2023 8:03:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 54 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 1/30/2023 | Al Jazeera and News Agencies
    President Zoran Milanovic has repeatedly criticized Western policies towards Russia and the Balkans Croatia's president on Monday criticized Western nations for supplying Ukraine with heavy tanks and other weapons in its campaign against invading Russian forces, saying those arms deliveries will only prolong the war. Zoran Milanovic told reporters in the Croatian capital that it is "mad" to believe that Russia can be defeated in a conventional war. "I am against sending any lethal arms there," Milanovic said. "It prolongs the war." "What is the goal? Disintegration of Russia, change of the government? There is also talk of tearing Russia...
  • Novak Djokovic - Clean Living - Clean Culture - The Greatest Of All Time

    01/29/2023 5:56:57 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 10 replies
    Novak Djokovic has just won an Australian Open in straight sets against a much younger man. His victory was the triumph of a strong, moral, Christian man after PC stupidity attacked him last year and his father this year. The Serbian people I saw watching his televised performance were enthralled. Families. All generations together. Having fun. God Bless Freedom.
  • Serbian 155-mm self-propelled guns NORA B-52 sent towards the administrative border of Kosovo

    12/27/2022 3:10:37 PM PST · by House Atreides · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 27, 202 | Itapirkanmaa2
    This is just a 16 second video clip to give you an indication of how serious things may be getting between Kosovo and Serbia.
  • Serbian troops on high alert over Kosovo tensions

    12/26/2022 7:00:37 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 8 replies
    bbc via msn ^ | 12/26/2022 | bbc
    The Serbian army says it is at its "highest level of combat readiness" after weeks of escalating tensions between Serbia and Kosovo. President Aleksandar Vucic says he will "take all measures to protect our people and preserve Serbia". The sabre-rattling is louder than ever and follows media claims that Pristina is preparing "an attack" on ethnic Serb areas in north Kosovo. The government in Pristina has made no comment about the allegations. But it has previously accused Mr Vucic of playing "games" to stir up trouble.
  • Serbia deploys military chief to Kosovo border amid rising tensions

    12/25/2022 8:41:07 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 14 replies ^ | December 26, 2022 | Le Monde with AFP
    Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic dispatched the army chief on Sunday night to the border with Kosovo, General Milan Mojsilovic himself announced, as strained relations between the two countries were exacerbated by recent blockades. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, but Belgrade refuses to recognise the move and encourages the remaining 120,000 Serbs to defy Pristina's authority. .... Shots fired near NATO forces in northern Kosovo as tensions remain high - report
  • Kosovo "On The Brink Of Armed Conflicts", Serbian PM Says

    12/21/2022 1:23:24 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies ^ | December 21, 2022 | By AFP - Agence France Presse
    The situation in Kosovo is "on the brink of armed conflicts", Serbian prime minister Ana Brnabic said Wednesday, amid mounting tensions in former Belgrade province's volatile north. "We have to give our best, all of us together, to try to keep the peace. We are really on the brink of armed conflicts, thanks to unilateral moves from Pristina," Brnabic said during a meeting with Serbian NGOs. Ethnic Albanian-majority Kosovo declared independence in 2008, but Belgrade still does not recognise it and encourages the territory's Serbs to defy Pristina's authority. Hundreds of ethnic Serbs, outraged over the arrest of an ex-police...
  • Kosovo Again!

    12/13/2022 9:44:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Geopolitical Futures ^ | 12/13/2022 | George Friedman
    There have been skirmishes between armed ethnic Serb protesters and Kosovo police. The reason is that a while ago, Kosovo ordered that drivers surrender Serbian-issued license plates and replace them with Kosovo plates. On Dec. 10, Serbs living in northern Kosovo started erecting barricades. Kosovo residents confronted them, and Kosovo police blocked the border checkpoints. A traffic jam ensued, and so did a small shootout, including the use of a stun grenade. The shooting has died down but the threats have mounted. A shootout over license plates may seem excessive, but this is the Balkans. It is a relatively small...
  • Kosovo calls for NATO intervention after weekend of violence amid rising ethnic tensions

    12/12/2022 1:53:49 AM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 Dec 2022 | Niamh Kennedy, CNN and Reuters
    Kosovo’s Prime Minister urged NATO peacekeeping troops to intervene after minority Serb protesters blocked roads and unknown gunmen exchanged fire with police over the weekend amid rising ethnic tensions in the country’s restive north.... ...Vucic demanded the release of recently arrested Kosovo Serbs “as they are held on trumped-up charges” and the pullout of Kosovo police, in line with an EU-brokered agreement that stipulates consent of Serb mayors in the area for that. “Kosovo police has nothing to do in the north…especially people armed…up to their teeth,” Vucic said. “That causes uneasiness and fear among the Serb population.” Belgrade and...
  • Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner get close to Qatari leader at World Cup

    11/25/2022 8:30:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/25/2022 | Emily Crane
    Looks like Javanka have gotten a case of World Cup fever. Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner rubbed shoulders with Qatari Prime Minister Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani on Thursday as they soaked up the international soccer madness. The former first daughter joined her husband and their three children — Arabella, 11, Joseph, 9, and Theodore, 6 — at the Lusail Stadium to watch Brazil take down Serbia in the early stages of the World Cup tournament. Ivanka and Jared, who both served as senior advisors to former President Trump, were spotted mingling with politicians and Middle...
  • Novak Djokovic Ties Roger Federer With Sixth ATP Finals

    11/20/2022 1:24:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Novak Djokovic claimed a record-equaling sixth ATP Finals title by beating the third-seeded Casper Ruud on Sunday to top a fantastic finish to the season for the Serb. Djokovic won 7-5, 6-3 to secure his first title at the event since 2015 and match Roger Federer's record. The 35-year-old Djokovic, who had lost his two previous finals at the event, raised his arms out and smiled broadly after sealing the match with an ace.
  • Serbian police raid illegal Muslim migrant camp, arrest 200 on Hungarian border

    10/13/2022 11:52:24 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 13, 2022 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    Coinciding with a strategy summit between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in Budapest to explore ways to end the illegal Muslim migration surge from the Middle East and Africa via the West Balkan route, over 200 migrants were arrested in a raid on a Serbian illegal Muslim migrant camp on the Hungarian border. Police “seized money and weapons.” In only the first half of this year, some 114,720 illegals entered the European Union along the West Balkan route. This is about 84% more than in the same period last year. Hungary...
  • US asked Hungary to invade Serbia – President Vucic - Viktor Orban refused Bill Clinton’s 1999 request to wage war on his neighbor

    10/08/2022 9:01:34 PM PDT · by Cathi · 24 replies
    RT World News ^ | October 8, 2022 | RT World News
    Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic revealed on Saturday that American and British leaders, including President Bill Clinton, urged Hungary to invade Serbia by land in 1999. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who told Vucic of the request, refused. In a televised address, Vucic said that the US and UK wanted Hungarian forces to push south into Serbia in order to split the Yugoslav military between the front in Kosovo and a new front with Hungary. “Clinton and the British asked [Orban] to attack Serbia from the north so that they could extend our forces from Kosovo and Metohija to Vojvodina,” he...
  • Russia, Serbia and The Weight of Chains w/Boris Malagurski (Live)

    10/04/2022 3:56:07 PM PDT · by Cathi · 16 replies
    The Duran ^ | October 4, 2022 | Boris Malagurski
    Boris Malagurski is a Serbian-Canadian film director, producer, writer, political commentator, television host and activist, his films include the documentary series The Weight of Chains.