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Borchardt: No secret indictments against Serbs

BELGRADE - Head of the EULEX mission in Kosovo Bernd Borchardt stated that there are no secret indictments against Serbs charged with war crimes committed in Kosovo.

CPJ condemns blocking of news websites in Russia

CPJ condemns blocking of news websites in Russia

NEW YORK -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the blocking today of independent and pro-opposition news websites in Russia.

Those include Ezhednevny Zhurnal, Grani, Kasparov, and the website of the liberal radio station Ekho Moskvy, said a statement.

Macedonia Gears Up for Double Elections

As the country gears up for the start of two election campaigns later this month, for both general and presidential elections, Macedonia's institutions say they are ready for the nationwide operation.

John Kerry to Meet Sergei Lavrov Ahead of Crimea Referendum

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday in London to discuss the situation in Crimea.

The meeting will be a last attempt to bring the conflicting sides closer, ahead of Sunday's referendum on the future status of the autonomous Ukrainian peninsula, Euronews reports.

Bosnian Security Minister Axed Over Violence

The House of Representatives, one of two chambers in Bosnia's parliament, dismissed Radoncic as Security Minister on the request of the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, which said he did not do all he could have done to prevent violence in protests in February.

US: Serbian Armed Forces committed to promoting peace

WASHINGTON - Serbia has clearly demonstrated its commitment to promoting peace and security by training its armed forces to participate in the international peacekeeping missions, reads the U.S. Department of State website.

Cafe Gives Young Disabled Albanians Start in Life

The E Jona café is the latest addition to the posh Blloku neighborhood of Tirana, which is made up of hundreds of cafes, bars and nightclubs.

But, unlike anywhere else in the block, morning macchiato can also be ordered here in sign language.

Romania Detains Rotten Meat Traffickers

Romanian prosecutors on Thursday detained 10 people on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering, by trafficking meat and animal products not fit for human consumption.

The suspects allegedly sold expired food, or meat mixed with other products in abattoirs, and then sold on the black market.

European Parliament Elections on May 25 - Bulgaria's President

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has announced that the European Parliament elections will be held on May 25.

Speaking Friday in Parliament, Plevneliev presented a summary of the results of a month of talks with the four political parties represented in Parliament.

Deputy police chief in Zubin Potok gets 48-hour suspension

ZUBIN POTOK – The deputy commander of the police station in the town of Zubin Potok in northern Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) has been suspended for failure to secure a detainee, who managed to escape from police custody with the help of a group of people on Wednesday, Kosovo Police regional head of operations Zeljko Bojic has said.

Bulgaria's Lyaskovets Shooter Arrested, Wounded

The shooter in Bulgaria's town of Lyaskovets has been rendered harmless and arrested after negotiations with psychologists.

Petko Petkov has been wounded and taken to hospital after barricading himself at home and holding his mother hostage for several hours, BGNES reports.

Bulgaria's Energy Watchdog to Compensate Green Energy Producers

State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation has approved a mechanism to compensate green energy producers.

The decision comes after a temporary pricing regime for their access to the country's energy grid was removed.

At least one dead in clashes in eastern Ukraine town

At least one dead in clashes in eastern Ukraine town

DONETSK -- Clashes in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Thursday left one person dead, according to an AFP agency report.

16 were injured in the clashes that erupted during the holding of two rallies in the city.

Police require passenger lists on Jarinje crossing

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The police on the Jarinje crossing in northern Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) require bus drivers to produce the so-called passenger lists containing the names of citizens travelling from central Serbia to KiM and back.