Organisation for Security

OSCE presidency great opportunity for Serbia

BELGRADE - Serbia's presidency over the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2015 is a political priority for the country and a great opportunity for it to present itself to the world as a significant political factor, Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, who is also foreign minister, said on Saturday during a meeting with OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Za

G7 'to intensify Russia sanctions'

The G7 group of economic powers has agreed to intensify sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

A G7 statement gave no detail of the sanctions, but US officials said they could announce measures by Monday, reports BBC.

Meanwhile, negotiators are trying to secure the release of international observers seized by pro-Russia gunmen.