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Politicians Play War Games With Bosnia Protests

Politicians in Bosnia have been trying to stir up bad memories of the 1990s conflict in a bid to undermine and discredit the nationwide protests against economic hardship and corruption.

With President’s Departure, Ukraine Looks Toward a Murky Future

The New York Times

By Andrew Higgins

As ranks of riot police officers, Interior Ministry troops and even the president vanished Saturday from the capital, Ukraine slipped, with often-eerie calm after months of tumultuous protests and a week of bloody mayhem, into the hands of revolution.

In Serbia every 5th individual jobless

In Serbia every 5th individual jobless

In the first month of 2014 even 42,771 jobless people have registered them with the National Employment Service. That is almost 2,000 people more than in December last year.

With wild bees to strawberries for Guinness

With wild bees to strawberries for Guinness

Strawberries, big as apples are being grown by the Jovanovic family in the Village of Udovice which is near the Town of Smederevo. Their strawberry of 245 grams is by 14 grams heavier than the one specified by the Guinness World Records.

Media freedom questioned in Serbia

Media freedom questioned in Serbia

Several incidents in Serbia have raised questions about whether media freedom in the country is in jeopardy.

Regulatory bodies should take more decisive steps against the media that violate journalistic codes, experts said. [Nikola Barbutov/SETimes]

Macedonia and Greece sign military pact

Macedonia and Greece sign military pact

The two countries signed a plan for co-operation specifying joint activities this year.

Macedonia and Greece defence ministers Talat Xhaferi and Dimitris Avramopoulos at the signing of the bilateral plan for co-operation in Athens.[Macedonia Ministry of Defence]

Balkan countries foster their military industries

Balkan countries foster their military industries

Regional governments recognise the economic potential of increasingly export-oriented domestic firms.

A worker performs quality control of ammunition produced at the UNIS GINEX company in Gorazde. [UNIS GINEX]

Polling stations in northern Mitrovica close

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - A total of 33 polling places in seven polling centres closed in northern Kosovska Mitrovica at 7 p.m. where citizens cast their ballots for the mayor of the city in north Kosovo-Metohija.

Citizens who were at the polling stations by the closing have the chance to cast their ballots and the polling centres officially closed at 7 p.m.

Winter Olympic Games in Sochi End

The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi ended with a glamourous ceremony at the Fisht Olympic stadium.

Serbia's first match in EC qualifications will be in Armenia

BELGRADE - Serbia will start the qualifications for the UEFA European Championship in France in 2016 with an away match against Armenia on October 11 this year, and three days later the team will face Albania at home.

SDPS leader: Convincing victory as goal

BELGRADE - The Social Democratic Party of Serbia (SDPS) staged a congress in Belgrade on Sunday during which the party leader Rasim Ljajic said that the coalition around the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) needs to score a convincing victory in the forthcoming parliamentary elections so as to carry out reforms successfully.

Dacic to attend EBRD conference in London on Monday

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will participate in the high-level regional conference of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) which will be held in London on Monday under the title 'Investing in the Western Balkans'.

Mihajlovic: Serbs should vote in greatest possible numbers

BELGRADE - Head of the Serbian government office for the relations with the media Milivoje Mihajlovic has said he believes the Serbsin Kosovska Mitrovica, northern Kosovo, will vote in the rerun of the local election in the greatest numbers possible and elect one of their candidates for mayor.

Canada Defends Olympic Hockey Title

Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 in the men's Olympic ice hockey final in Sochi to grab the gold medals for a second successive time, and a total 9th in their history.

A goal in each period and complete domination throughout the match ensured a rather smoother final compared to the one in Vancouver four years ago.