News archive of June 2018

Serbian Law Says Memorials Must Commemorate ‘Liberation Wars’

The Serbian parliament adopted new legislation to regulate the building of war memorials which says that monuments that are not in line with “the tradition of the liberation wars of Serbia” could be demolished.

Grigor Dimitrov will Face Stan Wawrinka in the First Round of Wimbledon

Grigor Dimitrov will play with Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the first round of Wimbledon. This was the draw for the grand scheme of the Grand Slam tournament in London. The 6th in the world is placed in the same stream with the eight-time champion Roger Federer (Switzerland), which means they can meet in the semifinals.

Bali Volcano Eruption: Airport Reopens after Mount Agung Erupts

BALI's highest volcano, Mount Agung, is sending hot volcanic ash 2,500 metres into the air following the eruption on Thursday, causing major disruption to international flights as the airport serving the island closed for several hours.



A 12-year-old Sailor Crossed the North Sea in Less than 15 Hours

Meet Tom Goron. The young sailor leaves from the British island of White and reaches Cherbourg, France, with a one-man boat for 14 hours and 20 minutes.

His father, who documents Tom's voyage, sails behind him. The boy boarded a boat for the first time when he was just 8. From then until now he has numerous appearances in different regattas.

"It's no coincidence at all - Serbia's silent for Russia"

Historian and former senior official of the SFR Yugoslavia Latinka Perovic said that the anniversary of the Informbiro Resolution is not talked about in Serbia today and that this is not at a coincidence at all primarily because of Russia's role in Serbia.

EU to Support Bosnia Over New Migrant Centre

Jamila Milovic Halilovic, spokesperson of the EU Delegation in Bosnia, told BIRN that the EU had responded already to Bosnia's request for more help in accommodating growing numbers of migrants and refugees - and would help more once Bosnia's authorities had agreed on sites to locate them.

No one can say CHP has been unsuccessful in polls: CHP leader

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu refuted assessments that his party was defeated in the June 24 polls and said "no one can describe us as unsuccessful."

Greek academic reaps distinction at UC Berkeley

Panos N. Patatoukas's ascent during his eight-year career in one of the most competitive academic environments in the world has been nothing short of stellar, and now he has received the Distinguished Teaching Award at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley.