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UNSC Fails to Agree on Ukraine amid Renewed Clashes

UN Security Council failed to decide on action regarding the unrest in Eastern Ukraine, at an emergency meeting on Sunday.

The latest developments come at a time of violence sparked by rebel groups in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk.

Four people have died since tensions heightened in Slaviansk over the weekend, Ukraine's UNIAN agency reported.

Incumbent president has big lead in Macedonian election

Incumbent president has big lead in Macedonian election

SKOPJE -- Incumbent President Gjorge Ivanov of the ruling VMRO-DPMNE leads in the Macedonian presidential election, having won 428,000 votes on Sunday.

89 percent of ballots were counted when this figure was announced in Skopje.

Bosnian Serb Officer Jailed for Prisoner Abuse

A court in Bijeljina sentenced former Bosnian Serb Army officer Velimir Popovic to five years in jail for violently abusing prisoners of war at the Ugljevik detention camp.

Serbian medical team in Lebanon earns medals

BELGRADE - Members of the Serbian and Spanish contingent within the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon received medals for their successful performance of tasks in the mission.

At the ceremony in the command centre of the UN multinational operation in Lebanon at the Miguel de Cervantes base, Serbian peacekeepers received the medal from Head of Mission Major-General Paolo Serra.

Dacic:Tadic is in no position to make demands

BELGRADE - Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) leader Ivica Dacic has said that Boris Tadic is in no position to make demands concerning the New Democratic Party's (NDS) entry into Serbia's next government.

NDS will not enter gov't with SPS

BELGRADE - The New Democratic Party (NDS) led by Boris Tadic has announced that it will not be part of a government to which the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) would also be invited.

Tadić's party "won't join cabinet with Socialists"

Tadić's party "won't join cabinet with Socialists"

BELGRADE -- The New Democratic Party (NDS) has announced that it will not be part of a government to in the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) would also participate.

Miscevic: We hope accession chapters will open in June

VIENNA - Chief Negotiator for Serbia's accession negotiations with the EU Tanja Miscevic stated that the accession talks with the EU may begin in June by opening Chapter 35 on normalisation of relations with Pristina.

After this step, chapters on the judiciary and rule of law will be opened, Miscevic explained in an interview for the Vienna-based daily Kurier.

Jankovic fails to win Bogota title

BOGOTA - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic failed to win the title at the WTA tennis tournament in Bogota after losing to France's Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-4 in the final late Sunday.

With poor serves and a series of unexpected errors, Jankovic, the first seed at the tournament, underperformed almost throughout the match, which was dominated by the Frenchwoman.

Anniversary of Syrmian Front breakthrough

Anniversary of Syrmian Front breakthrough

ŠID -- The 69th anniversary of the breakthrough of the Axis line on the Syrmian Front and final battles for liberation from the Nazi occupation has been marked.

Russia Continues 'Provocations' over Black Sea, Says DefMin

Russian military aircraft are still committed to provocations over the Black Sea, Bulgaria's Defense Minister Angel Naydenov has warned.

In an interview for the newspaper 24 Chasa, Naydenov has asserted that no violation of Bulgarian airspace could be observed. He has hinted, however, that the purpose of their flights is more than clear to his Ministry.

SNS presidency meets to discuss cabinet

SNS presidency meets to discuss cabinet

BELGRADE -- The presidency of the Serb Progressive Party (SNS) will meet on Monday afternoon in Belgrade to discuss the formation of Serbia's new government.

After this session, more details are expected to be known about the composition of the new cabinet.

Fire In Chile Kills At Least 12, Destroys Thousands of Homes

A forest fire, which got out of control near Chile's city of Valparaiso killed at least 12 people and destroyed thousands of homes over the weekend. 

More than 10 000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison. 

Kosovo Asks EU to Set Up New Tribunal

President Atifete Jahjaga said she would ask the EU to set up a special court outside Kosovo to deal with war crimes committed in the 1990s, having secured all-party consent.

Former retail chain director detained upon return to country

Former retail chain director detained upon return to country

BELGRADE -- The pre-trial chamber of the Belgrade High Court has placed Slobodan Radulović in detention, as proposed by the Prosecution for Organized Crime.

Radulović is the former director of the C Market retail chain, as suggested by the prosecution.

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