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Marinko Umicevic, the technical director of the Bema shoe factory, who gained widespread publicity when he sent two pairs of shoes to Melania Trump four years ago, has now sent the US first lady a pair of white lacquered house slippers as a sign of support for her husband's upcoming campaign for re-election.
The Bosnian prosecution on Tuesday appealed against the first-instance verdict acquitting former policemen Jadranko Saran, Samir Sabic and Zijad Kadic of unlawfully detaining civilians, as well as murder and inhumane treatment at several detention facilities in Bosanska Krupa between September 1995 and July 1996.
They were also cleared of unlawfully postponing detainees' release.
Members of the Association of Victims and Witnesses of Genocide and their supporters gathered on Tuesday in front of the Swedish embassy in Sarajevo to protest against the decision last month by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to award the Nobel Prize for literature to author Peter Handke, who took a pro-Serb stance during wartime.
Witness Zeljko Markanovic, who was also a Bosnian Serb reservist policeman during wartime, told the trial of Milorad Jovanovic at Belgrade Higher Court on Monday that he did not see his colleagues beat up prisoners at the Simo Miljus Museum prison in Lusci Palanka in Bosnia's Sanski Most municipality in the summer of 1992.
Energy Minister Aleksandar Antic said electricity will be more expensive starting December, to be calculated in the January electricity bills.
According to him, the price of electricity for the industry will not go up.
Antic said for RTS that there had been no corrections in electricity prices for more than two years.
President Klaus Iohannis participated on Friday in the activities occasioned by the centennial anniversary of the "Mihai Viteazul" National Military College, context in which he underscored that the Army is a fundamental institution of the Romanian state. "Being a serviceman is not like any other job.
"In this country, no one will ever impose anything on anyone. When it comes to Serbs and Republika Srpska, if they do not want to join NATO - they will not go to NATO", Izetbegovic said for RTRS political magazine "Pecat" last night.
This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe.
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According to Bosnjak, emigration from the country peaked last year and an increased number of births in 2018 heralded some really good news.
Several dozen people joined the protest entitled 'Rally for Her Justice', organised by the Albanian American Woman's Organisation with backing from US Bosnian and Croat groups, on Tuesday near the Serbian consulate in New York.
The organisers said they were calling on the Serbian authorities "to punish and prosecute the war criminals that may still be living in their country".
The procedure to extradite former Croatian Defence Council fighter Robert Kovacic from the United States on suspicion that he committed war crimes has been suspended because the investigation has been discontinued due to a lack of evidence after the victim and witness to the crime died, BIRN has learned.