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Pope Francis invited to visit Montenegro.

Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srjan Darmanovic this week visited the Vatican and met with the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis. On this occasion, Darmanovic invited the pope to visit Montenegro.

- B92 - SK

Russia's Strategic Plans Failing in Balkans, IISS Says.

London-based think tank says Moscow's bid to establish bloc of four neutral or pro-Moscow Balkan states has experienced major setbacks in Macedonia and Montenegro.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Montenegro, Serbia Opening New Areas Of Negotiation With EU.

Montenegro and Serbia are taking one step closer to EU membership by opening two new areas of negotiation, or chapters.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Serbian, Montenegrin champions to clash in Champions League.

Partizan Belgrade football club were on Monday drawn to play Montenegrin side Buducnost Podgorica in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. The first leg is scheduled for July 11 and 12 in Belgrade, with the second to be played a week later in Podgorica, Tanjug reported.

- B92 - SK

Trump supporters react to prime minister shove at NATO summit.

Speaking to Republican strategist and CBS News contributor Frank Luntz, a group of President Trump supporters said they approved of his shoving the prime minister of Montenegro at a NATO summit in May. One member of Luntz's focus group said the incident showed that the U.S. has become "dominant."

- CBS NEWS - US

Ex-CIA Operative Is Caught Up in a Montenegrin Mystery.

A U.S. congressional inquiry is asking why an ex-CIA operative was in Montenegro last fall around when authorities there broke up what they say was a Russian-backed coup plot.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Calleja to referee in CEV Euro League.

International volleyball referee Nello Calleja has been appointed by the European Volleyball Confederation to form part of the group of neutral referees chosen for the Women's European League Pool B, which will be played in Tbilisi, Georgia, during the forthcoming weekend. Hosts Georgia will be fighting it out with France, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

A royal friend of the rich and famous, or just a prince among con men?.

He hobnobbed with aristocrats and Vatican cardinals and conferred the title of countess on former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, but the Prince of Montenegro and Macedonia was apparently not all that he seemed.

- Stuff - NZ

Flag-raising ceremony marks Montenegro's entry into NATO.

The flag of Montenegro was raised at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday in a special ceremony to mark the country's accession to NATO. Flag raising ceremonies were also held simultaneously at Allied Command Operations in Mons and Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia. Montenegro became the 29th member of the ...

- NATO - INT

Military Committee welcomes newest member, Montenegro.

Just thirteen months after the signature of its Accession Protocol, Montenegro officially became NATO's 29th Allied Nation. Across the Alliance, NATO welcomed its newest member. The Military Committee and its Chairman, General Petr Pavel, also marked this significant event during their first meeting with Montenegro, no ...

- NATO - INT

NATO Secretary General to visit the United States.

On Monday, 5 June 2017, NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, will join the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Duško Marković, and US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Tom Shannon, at a ceremony at the State Department for the Deposit of Montenegro's Instrument of Accession to NATO, formally triggering Montenegro's ...

- NATO - INT

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