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Hillary Clinton airs insider’s take on world leaders

After visiting 112 countries in her four years as top diplomat, Hillary Clinton sheds light on her dealings with power players, Russia, China, Iran, at the heart of some of the world’s intractable problems

Sexual assaults in Egypt stir outrage

A string of sexual assaults on women during celebrations of Egypt’s presidential inauguration - including a mass attack on a 19-year-old student who was stripped in Cairo’s Tahrir Square - have prompted outrage as a video emerged purportedly showing the teenager, bloodied and naked, surrounded by dozens of men.

China joins US in biggest naval drill

Chinese ships steamed June 10 toward waters near Hawaii to participate for the first time in the world’s largest naval exercises hosted by Washington - a rare opportunity to build trust with the U.S. and regional rivals including the Philippines and Japan.

Dodik appeals to Vučić to send assistance to RS

Dodik appeals to Vučić to send assistance to RS

BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić conferred with RS President Milorad Dodik on Tuesday about "the strengthening of bilateral economic ties."

They also discussed "relations in the region and the position of the Serb entity, RS, within Bosnia-Herzegovina."

Czech Republic has donated around EUR 250,000 to Serbia

BELGRADE - The Czech Republic, which donated the equipment worth EUR 60,000 to the Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) on Tuesday, has so far given Serbia around EUR 250,000 in assistance after the severe floods, Czech Ambassador to Serbia Ivana Hlavsova has said.

Three policeman hospitalized after dog attack

Three Athens policemen were receiving treatment at the 401 military hospital on Tuesday for dog bites suffered during an attempt to arrest a man who had been causing a disturbance in the neighborhood of Ambelokipi earlier in the day.

Goethe Institute stages Tito's photo archive exhibition

BELGRADE - The exhibition dubbed “Traveling Communique”, a trans-disciplinary project of the Goethe Institute, will open at the Museum of Yugoslav History on Tuesday evening.

Police violence during Gezi Park protests unpunished, Amnesty report says

One year on from the Gezi Park protests, the Turkish authorities seem to be firmly set on the path of intolerance, conflict and polarization, says Amnesty International in its latest report The Turkish government’s approach to the Gezi Park demonstrations in 2013 is as abusive as ever while impunity for police violence is widespread, Amnesty International said in a report published on

Serbia to receive USD 1.8 mln donation from UN

BELGRADE - Serbia is to receive USD 1.8 million worth of financial assistance from the UN in the coming days, the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia Irena Vojackova-Solorano said on Tuesday, noting that the money has been obtained from the Central Emergency Response Fund and that it is just the first part of the assistance.

More sheep with found infected with bluetongue disease in Peloponnese

The flocks of two livestock farmers in the Peloponnesian region of Arcadia were confirmed on Tuesday as having been infected by catarrhal fever, a viral disease that affects many ruminants and is also known as bluetongue (BTV).

The state's veterinary agency said that the two new cases come on top of a confirmed outbreak in Laconia, also in the Peloponnese.

Net gains of top 5 Serbia's banks total RSD 26.17 billion

BELGRADE - Top five banks in Serbia recorded net gains of RSD 26.17 billion at the end of 2013, the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) released.

On the other hand, the latest NBS quarterly report on the banking sector shows that five banks which operated with least success at the end of 2013 recorded net losses of RSD 28.25 billion.

Bulgaria's Railways Launch Pre-Sale of Tickets for Summer Season

Bulgaria's State Railways will introduce a 20-day pre-sale of train tickets to the Black Sea cities of Varna and Burgas for the summer season.

The pre-sale will be available until September 30 and will allow passengers to plan their journeys in advance, to reserve seats and to purchase tickets within 20 days before the trip, the State Railways stated on their website.

Metorologist: Summer Is Finally Here

Meteorologist Mincho Praznikov told the TV7 channel that this summer in Bulgaria will be hot and sunny as usual, in spite the concerns that it will be short and wet. 

According to him, the best time for the summer vacation will be the second half of July, when the weather will be perfect for a beach vacation. 

Turkish foreign minister visits Serbia

Turkish foreign minister visits Serbia

BELGRADE -- Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday the Balkan nations were "as one family" and could settle all their differences "in a brotherly way."