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French Court Refuses to Extradite Former Kosovo Leader.

Ramush Haradinaj, who served as a rebel commander during the conflict with Serbia, had been arrested on a Serbian warrant.

- New York Times - US

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Sarri: Napoli's highly rated coach Maurizio Sarri has been backed by Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio to become boss of Italy's national team - but not yet. Life gives everyone opportunities and I hope that Sarri will get this chance, as well,' Tavecchio said . Right now we are very busy with making it to the next ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

'War Threats' Dominate Serbian Front Pages.

Serbian tabloids have been publishing sensationalist reports about the possibility of war with Albania and Kosovo, but analysts said this simply allows the authorities to present themselves as guarantors of security.

- Balkan Insight - UK

France Refuses to Extradite Kosovo Ex-PM to Serbia.

A French court has rejected Serbia's extradition request for former Kosovo Prime Minister and ex-guerrilla Ramush Haradinaj, who is wanted in Belgrade on war crimes charges.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbia Slams France's Refusal to Extradite Hardinaj.

Serbia will issue a diplomatic protest note and temporarily recall its ambassador from Paris over a French court's decision to not to extradite former Kosovo guerrilla and ex-Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to Belgrade.

- Balkan Insight - UK

French court refuses to extradite ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj to Serbia.

COLMAR, April 27 — A French court today rejected a request by Serbia to extradite former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, who Belgrade accuses of committing war crimes during the 1998-1999 war in the Serbian Kosovo. Haradinaj, 48, was...

- The Malay Mail - MY

French court refuses to extradite ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj.

A French court today rejected a request by Serbia to extradite former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, who Belgrade accuses of committing war crimes in June 1999.

- Zee News - IN

Balzan hand double role to Serbian Simovic.

Balzan have announced the appointment of Vladimir Simovic as the club's new sporting director and general manager. Simovic left Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade to accept the newly-created position at the BOV Premier League club where he will be working closely with president Anton Tagliaferro as well as first team coach ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Serbia invests EUR43.5 million in defence industry.

The Serbian government is to invest EUR43.46 million in the country's defence industry following a decision made in Belgrade on 20 April during a meeting between Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and representatives of the nation's military-industrial complex. The allocated funds

- Jane’s - US

French Court Refuses to Extradite Former Kosovo Prime Minister.

A French court has refused Serbia's request to extradite former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to face war crimes charges. The court in Colmar released Haradinaj after its ruling Thursday. French police originally detained Haradinaj in early January on a Serbian arrest warrant, a move that raised tensions between ...

- Voice of America - US

French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister.

A French court has refused to extradite a former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges.

- FOX News - US

French appeals court refuses extradition of ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj

A French appeals court Thursday turned down a Serbian request for the extradition of former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, who was a guerrilla commander during the 1998-99 Kosovo war

- The Daily Star - LB

French Court Refuses To Extradite Ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj To Serbia

A French appeals court has rejected Belgrade's request to extradite former Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to Serbia for prosecution on suspicion of war crimes, ordering his release instead.

- Radio Free Europe - US

France denies extradition of former Kosovo prime minister Haradinaj

A court in France has denied an extradition request from Serbia for Ramush Haradinaj. Serbia considers him a war criminal for leading an insurgency in Kosovo.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

A French court has refused to extradite a former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges. The court in the northeastern town of Colmar says Ramush Haradinaj … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Kosovo Official Pleads Innocent to Hate Speech

Asim Cenaj, a Kosovo municipal officer charged with inciting hate and ethnic intolerance by insulting Serbs at the council building in Decan/Decani, pleaded not guilty in court.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbian Activists Protest Alleged Abuse Of Gays In Chechnya

Serbian activists for gay and lesbian rights organized a demonstration in front of the Russian Embassy in Belgrade on April 26 to protest the abuse of gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Vision key to Rajevac landing job

Serbia's Milovan Rajevac has been chosen as coach of the Thai national team because of his vision and determination.

- BangkokPost - TH

Rajevac named footie coach

Serbia's Milovan Rajevac has been named coach of the national team, the Football Association of Thailand announced yesterday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Supreme Court fears giving government too much power to revoke naturalization

Justices consider the petition of a Bosnian Serb refugee who falsely said her husband had evaded conscription.

- Washington Post - US

U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices indicated support for a deported ethnic Serb ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Justices weigh ethnic Serb woman's bid to regain U.S. citizenship

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts raised concerns on Wednesday about the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices indicated ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Justices weigh ethnic Serb woman's bid to regain US citizenship

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts raised concerns on Wednesday about the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices indicated ...

- The Raw Story - US

LGBT Activists Protest Outside Russian Embassy In Belgrade

Serbian activists protested in front of the Russian embassy in Belgrade in solidarity with gay men in Chechnya who have been reportedly suffering widespread officially-sanctioned abuse.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Serbia willing to train to join Russia in demining in Syria

The Serbian Army want to take part in demining operations in Syria, including in Palmyra, but currently lack the capacities for this. Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic said this in Moscow on Tuesday.

- B92 - SK

'Turkey is behind 'Greater Albania' ideas in Balkans'

There is suspicion that Turkish intelligence is behind the statements about the redrawing borders in the Balkans and "the spread of the Greater Albania idea." The Belgrade-based newspaper Vecernje Novosti is reporting this, adding that the treats against Serbia that have been arriving from Tirana, Pristina and Presevo in a ...

- B92 - SK

Either tensions will ease, or there will be total war - FM

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says his country "does not want to even think about a black scenario like a possible conflict between Russia and NATO." Dacic told a joint news conference in Belgrade on Tuesday with Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser that he believes "a policy of easing must follow - because the alternative ...

- B92 - SK

Killer of Red Star supporter loses both legs in explosion

A man identified as Dusko Roganovic on Monday lost both legs in an explosion at the main bus station in Montenegro's coastal town of Herceg Novi. Belgrade's Vecernje Novosti daily is reporting this on Tuesday.

- B92 - SK

Serbia showcased as tourist destination in new promo/VIDEO

The National Tourism Organization of Serbia has produced a 30-second promotional video that will be aired on BBC World and Eurosport. The promo is set to be shown 600 times over the next six months.

- B92 - SK

NGOs protest against 'persecution of gays in Chechnya'

Several NGOs on Wednesday protested in front of the Russian embassy in Belgrade over "the persecution of gay people in Chechnya." According to the announcement of the gathering, cited by Beta, the protesters "wished to express solidarity with the people of homosexual orientation that they believe are in danger and subjected ...

- B92 - SK

Mayor of Serbian town says Albanian PM is his 'president'

Jonuz Musliu says his "president" is Albanian PM Edi Rama, rather than Serbian PM and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic. In addition to serving as the mayor of Bujanovac, this ethnic Albanian politician from southern Serbia is also president of the Albanian National Council, whose seat in the same town.

- B92 - SK

Swedish parliament speaker visits Belgrade

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met on Wednesday in Belgrade with Swedish Parliament Speaker Urban Ahlin. According to the Serbian government, they discussed "bilateral relations, Serbia's EU integration and economic cooperation between the two countries, which will be significantly improved by opening the new retail store ...

- B92 - SK

Haradinaj cannot be extradited to Albania - ministry

Ramush Haradinaj cannot be extradited to Albania merely on account of having Albanian citizenship as it is not a basis for seeking extradition. The Serbian Justice Ministry announced this, commenting on media reports that the Kosovo Albanian politician and former KLA leader, whose extradition from France has been requested ...

- B92 - SK

Thaci: EU's friendly relations with Belgrade are disgusting

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has called "disgusting" what he assessed are "friendly relations of EU officials with Belgrade." "These friendly relations of EU officials with Belgrade and such statements are very boring, disgusting, and unacceptable to Kosovo, especially because of unjustified delays in the visa ...

- B92 - SK

Balkan States Suffer Decline in Media Freedom

Reporters Without Borders' latest World Press Freedom Index says media freedoms are diminishing in several Balkan countries, with Croatia and Serbia registering the worst declines over the past year.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbs Protest On Anniversary Of Controversial Demolitions

Thousands marched through Belgrade to mark a year since masked men demolished buildings under cover of darkness, to make way for a $3.3 billion real estate project.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Milovan Rajevac new Thailand football coach

The Football Association of Thailand has appointed front-runner Milovan Rajevac from Serbia the new head coach of the national football team.

- BangkokPost - TH

Montenegro's Capital Sues Priests for Market 'Break-In'

To avoid directly targeting the influential Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, Podgorica's mayor filed a criminal complaint against unknown perpetrators, who were dressed like priests', for holding a mass on disputed property.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbian Ex-War Crimes Prosecutor: Srebrenica was Genocide

Contrary to the Serbian government's stance, former chief war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic said it was a fact that genocide was committed against Bosniaks from Srebrenica.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbia Protesters Mark Savamala Anniversary

Several thousand protesters in the Serbian capital marked the first anniversary of the controversial demolitions in Belgrade with a protest entitled 'On the Trail of Phantoms'.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Montenegrin Court to Rule on Marovic's Jail Term

A court must decide whether the former president of Serbia and Montenegro, Svetozar Marovic, can stay Belgrade while receiving medical treatment, or return home to serve his jail term.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Mine Sale Sparks Bosnian Serb-Israeli Diplomatic Row

The possible sale of Bosnia's key iron-ore mine to an Israeli investor has sparked political infighting in Republika Srpska and a diplomatic row involving Bosnian Serb politicians and Israel.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbian Capital to Host Conspiracy Theorist David Icke

David Icke, the former BBC broadcaster best known for his belief that reptiles from outer space control the world, is visiting Serbia, a country much given to conspiracy theories.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Thousands protest 1 year after night demolition in Belgrade

Several thousand people have rallied in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, one year after a mysterious demolition in an area marked for a United Arab Emirates-financed real estate project.

- FOX News - US

Thousands In Belgrade Protest Government's Riverside Development

Thousands of protesters in Belgrade on April 25 took to the streets to demand a probe into a multi-billion euro riverside building project in the Serbian capital.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Thousands protest against Serb government and flagship project

BELGRADE - Thousands protested in central Belgrade on Tuesday against Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's government and demanded a probe into a multi-billion euro riverside building project in the Serbian capital.

- Reuters - US

EU official: 'Unacceptable and counterproductive' statements

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic met on Monday in Brussels with EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn. According to the Serbian government, Dacic, who also serves as first deputy PM, said after the meeting that the goal of Serbia and the Western Balkans is to enter the EU, adding ...

- B92 - SK

Belgrade mayor won't run for reelection

Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali has announced that he will not run for reelection. Mali told the Belgrade-based daily Alo that he is "proud of everything" that has been done and of the Serbian capital becoming "a big construction site" during his term in office.

- B92 - SK

Nikolic wants his last trip as president to be to RS - daily

Prime Minister and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic and President Tomislav Nikolic met on Monday in Belgrade at the seat of the Serbian government. Tanjug learned from the prime minister's cabinet that the conversation concerned "all important political issues, particularly the situation in the region and the latest threats ...

- B92 - SK

Protesters denied opportunity to attend Assembly session

Two opposition members of the Serbian National Assembly have asked for a group of protesters to be allowed to attend Tuesday's session from the balcony. But Assembly President Maja Gojkovic denied this request filed by deputies Zoran Zivkovic and Marinika Tepic .

- B92 - SK

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