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Ukraine is a crisis―but not a Cold War


US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) reaches out to shake hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the start of a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine in Geneva April 17.

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Tadić reiterates his coalition won't be in cabinet with SPS

Tadić reiterates his coalition won't be in cabinet with SPS

BELGRADE -- The New Democratic Party (NDS)-led coalition will not enter a new government with the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), said its leader, Boris Tadić.

He made the statement on Thursday after consultations with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić.

Exhibition of paintings as homage to Greece opens

BELGRADE - Greek Ambassador to Serbia Konstantinos Ikonomidis opened in Army Hall in Belgrade the exhibition of paintings entitled 'Greece in the consciences and hearts of Serbian painters' authored by art historian Nikola Kusovac which was organised as homage to the country with which Serbia has nurtured close ties for centuries now.

Lafazanis denies speculation of rift within SYRIZA party

SYRIZA MP Panayiotis Lafazanis, who leads the man opposition party's so-called Left Platform, on Thursday sought to play down reports of a heated argument with party leader Alexis Tsipras during Wednesday's session of the party's political secretariat.

Kosovo Appoints Diplomatic Chief For Montenegro

Jafer Ahmeti will take up his office as Kosovo's charge d'affaires in Montenegro on Thursday.

Speaking on Wednesday, he said opening diplomatic missions in Podgorica and Pristina would further intensify the cordial relations between the two small Balkan countries.

Putin Considers Ukrainians, Russians 'Same People'

Politics are being played out in the world that are aiming to divide Russians and Ukrainians, who are virtually "the same people", Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister: Gas Supply Disruptions Not Ruled Out

Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin believes that the scenario of a new gas crisis affecting Bulgaria is possible despite the lack of an immediate threat of a gas supply cut.

He explained that the problem would be triggered by the increase in gas prices and the new payment schemes which Russia planned to impose on Ukraine.

Potential of food production according to Islamic standards

BELGRADE - Representatives of the Islamic Community of Serbia (IZS) held a meeting on Thursday at the Serbian Business Club "Privrednik" to discuss the possibility of cooperation with the producers of halal food, which is based on strict Islamic dietary requirements.

Putin: They'd like to tear us apart like they did Yugoslavia

Putin: They'd like to tear us apart like they did Yugoslavia

MOSCOW -- Vladimir Putin says there is a desire to do to Russians and Ukrainians what had been done to former Yugoslavia - tear them into pieces and then manipulate them.

Tadic: NDS-led coalition will not enter government with SPS

BELGRADE - The New Democratic Party (NDS)-led coalition will not enter a new government with the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), said the party leader, Boris Tadic, after consultations with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Thursday.

Mihajlovic: Key tasks - reform, company restructuring

BELGRADE - The most important tasks which the new Serbian government will have to tackle by the end of this year include the search for a solution to the fate of restructuring companies and the adoption of reform laws, Vice President of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) and outgoing Energy Minister Zorana Mihajlovic stated.

Pastor: Coalition agreement to be signed next week

BELGRADE - President of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (SVM) Istvan Pastor said Thursday that a coalition agreement concerning the creation of Serbia’s new government will be signed with the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) in the middle of next week.

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