Serbia Battles to Control Extent of Flood Disaster

Thousands of rescuers in boats and police and army in helicopters are trying to prevent further damage in the town of Obrenovac, south of Belgrade, after the Kolubara river burst its banks and flooded 90 per cent of the town.

The Interior Ministry said more than 4,000 people had been evacuated already from Obrenovac, and more requests for evacuation are coming.

Djokovic beats Ferrer in Rome Masters ATP quarterfinal

ROME - Serbia's best tennis player Novak Djokovic qualified for the Rome Masters ATP as he defeated Spain's David Ferrer in the quarterfinal match on Friday, 2-1 (7-5, 4-6, 6-3).

Djokovic, who won the Rome Masters in 2008 and 2011, will cross rackets with Canada's Milos Raonic in the semifinal match as Raonic beat France's Jeremy Chardy in the Friday match, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Bulgaria's New Car Market Posts 25% Increase Over Four Months

In April 2014, demand for new passenger cars in the EU increased for the 8th consecutive month, with a rise of 4.6% in registrations.

In April 2014, new passenger car registrations increased by 7.4%, totaling 4,336,013 units, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).

Jankovic in Ro16, Kuznetsova retires

ROME - Serbia's best-ranked female tennis player Jelena Jankovic is through to round of 16 at the WTA Rome Masters as her opponent Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia retired from their second-round match late on Wednesday.

Jankovic won the first set by 6-2, and led by 4-0 in the second when the Russian retired citing injury, 57 minutes into the match.

Histrionics in Cannes

By Costas Iordanidis

Recent revelations by the Financial Times of the behind-the-scenes machinations at Cannes in November 2011 that led to the downfall of Greece’s then-Prime Minister George Papandreou – a negligible loss of course – and where the leaders of the European Union lost complete control of themselves leave a bitter taste.

Greece set to be integrated into EU power market

Day-ahead power markets were linked from Portugal to Finland on Tuesday as the European Union seeks to integrate electricity markets by the end of this year across the 28-nation bloc.

Spain and Portugal joined the existing 15-country market coupling project, linked through an interconnector between Spain and France.