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Slobodan Milosevic’s Widow Mirjana Markovic Buried in Serbia

Mirjana Markovic with her husband, Slobodan Milosevic, in 1997. Photo: Srdjan Suki/EPA.

The urn containing the ashes of Mirjana Markovic, widow of former Serbian and Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, was buried next to her late husband in the garden of their family home in the eastern Serbian town of Pozarevac on Saturday.

Crown Custodian Margareta: We are for national reconciliation, this is what my father fought for

The Royal Family wishes a "national reconciliation", this being the objective King Mihai fought for, the Romanian Crown Custodian Margareta told AGERPRES in an interview. Prince Radu, in the same interview asserts that when the country is more divided, the Crown comes forth as "the single one that maintains a certain balance".

Greek MPs vote to demand German war reparations

Greek MPs late Wednesday approved a proposal by a parliamentary committee for Greece to formally seek reparations from Germany for war crimes even as Berlin rejected the demands, claiming that there was no basis for reparations.
The proposal calls on the government to take "all appropriate diplomatic and legal action to demand and fully satisfy all claims of the Greek state."

Karadzic Seeks Review of Decision Refusing Appeal

Radovan Karadzic in court in April 2016. Photo: EPA/ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/POOL.

Former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic has submitted an appeal against the decision not to allow him to appeal his second-instance verdict, sentencing him to life in prison for genocide in Srebrenica, among other crimes.

Bulgarian President will Lay a Wreath at the Memorial of the Martyrs in Beirut

A wreath to the Memorial of the Martyrs, where the Lebanese public honors their heroes from the struggles for independence, will be presented on Wednesday by Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in Beirut on the second day of his visit to Lebanon. Last night he met with Bulgarians living and working in Lebanon, as well as Lebanese citizens who studied in Bulgaria.

Journalist Launches Counter-Suit Against Albanian PM

An Albanian journalist being sued by Prime Minister Edi Rama, who is demanding 8,000 euros in compensation for alleged defamation, launched a counter-suit on Tuesday, saying that the premier should pay him 16,000 euros.

Rama filed his suit against Ylli Rakipi, a journalist and former media owner who currently runs a TV show called 'The Unexposed Ones', in January this year.

Countdown begins for Ankara Film Festival

Organized by the World Mass Media Research Foundation, the 30th Ankara International Film Festival will bring 120 films to the screens between April 18 and 28. Eleven films will be in the competition of the festival, which will also make the premiere of Nebil Özgentürk's documentary film on Turkey's world-famous poet Nazım Hikmet, "Nazım'ın Kanatları" (Nazım's Wings).