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Serbian Police Seize 590 kg of Marijuana at Bulgarian Border

BELGRADE, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Serbian police seized two large shipments of marijuana at the border crossing with Bulgaria, Serbian interior ministry said in a press release on Wednesday.

"Members of the border police directorate of the interior ministry confiscated 590 kilograms of marijuana and arrested two people," it comfirmed.

Criminal Investigations Directorate gets new chief

Kovacevic was until now the head of the Service for Combating Organized Crime.

Interior Minister Nebojsa Stevanovic announced this on Thursday, telling TV Pink that Kovacevic's name was put forward by Police Director Vladimir Rebic, and that he agreed. "This is a true professional," Stevanovic said of Kovacevic.

4 hurt in Smederevo steel mill fire

Tanjug said it learned unofficially that a small explosion caused the blaze.

The factory's owner, HBIS GROUP Serbia, confirmed the incident and said the injured workers were receiving medical treatment in Smederevo's Emergency Center, and that, according to unofficial information, they "felt well."

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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"Kingdom of Morocco does not recognize Kosovo"

Maliki, who earlier in the day met with the Serbian president, spoke at the Serbian National Assembly after a meeting with its president, Maja Gojkovic.

"Knowing historical and geographic facts well, we cannot recognize self-proclaimed states because that poses a threat to other regions of the world," El Maliki told reporters.

Serbian Journalist Probing Ivanovic Murder Reported Missing

Serbian police on Thursday said they had started a search for Stefan Cvetkovic, a journalist covering the murder of the Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, after his abandoned car was found in his hometown of Bela Crkva in northern Serbia.

The police said they found the car Cvetkovic was using parked with the doors open and the lights still on.

Euractiv: Penka the Cow - a Buzz that Eclipsed the Bulgarian Presidency

The case of Penka the cow got the unprecedented attention of the world media, so much so that a Bulgarian columnist wrote it had outshone the official highlights of the country's EU Presidency.  But it was mostly used by British tabloids, which turned it into a symbol of the blatant bureaucracy imposed by Brussels.