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North Macedonia To Hold Presidential Runoff On May 5

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - North Macedonia will hold the second round of its presidential election on May 5, since none of the three candidates have secured a majority needed to win the race, the chairman of the State Election Commission, Oliver Derkoski,...
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Tens Of Thousands Rally In Belgrade To Support Serbian President (photo, Video)

With well over a hundred thousand people gathering in the city to voice their approval of Alexander Vucic and his policies, with the rally’s “carnival atmosphere” being boosted by performances from rock and folk singers.
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Civil Society Under Attack In Name Of Counterterrorism

More than 200 civil society leaders and human rights activists from some 100 countries took to the streets of Belgrade, Serbia in solidarity with those whose basic freedoms are at risk. They participated in the International Civil Society Week...
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Serbian Defence Minister, Ruling Party Start Hunger Strike To Resist Opposition

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin, Belgrade's Deputy Mayor Goran Vesic and members of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) are starting a hunger strike on Friday due to aggressive actions of the opposition, Vesic...
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Rise In Cyberlaws Across Southeast Asia Spell Bad News For Human Rights & Democracy

This article is part of a series on the state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which is the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and currently taking place in Belgrade, April 8-12.   Josef Benedict is...
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Defense Of Ex-bosnian Serb Leader Preparing Revised Appeal On Life Sentence

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Lawyers of the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who was sentenced by the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals to life imprisonment, are preparing a revised appeal, lawyer...
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Grassroots Organising Points The Way In Fight Against Rising Repression

This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which will be the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to take place in Belgrade, April 8-12.   Lysa...
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Human Rights Defenders Need To Be Defended As Much As They Defend Our Rights

This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which will be the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to take place in Belgrade, April...
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Montenegro Protesters Demand President's Departure, Creation Of Civil Unity Govt

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The organizers of mass anti-government protests in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica signed an agreement early on Sunday demanding the resignation of President Milo Dukanovic and the cabinet, as well as the creation of a...
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Serbia Won't Recognise Crimea As Russian Due To Possible Comparison To Kosovo

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has reiterated that Belgrade cannot recognise Crimea as a part of Russia since such a move might result in Crimea being compared to Kosovo, which proclaimed its independence from Serbia but has...
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Montenegro To Announce Verdict On 2016 Attempted Coup Case 9 May - Court

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Montenegrin authorities will announce 9 May the verdict on the case of the attempted coup that took place October 2016, the High Court in Podgorica said on Thursday.
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Tiffany Trump’s Serbian Vacation Cost Taxpayers At Least $23,000

Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany went to Eastern Europe on vacation this month, and it cost US taxpayers $23,000. The State Department spent that amount in hotel rooms in Belgrade, Serbia “in support of Tiffany Trump travel”, according...
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1999 Nato Bombing Inevitable Given Expansion Plans - Ex-yugoslav Minister

BELGRADE (Sputnik) – The bombing of Yugoslavia by NATO forces in 1999 was inevitable because of the plans of the alliance to expand in the direction of Russia, former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia Zivadin Jovanovic, who headed the ministry in...
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Un Court Sentences Ex Bosnian Serb Leader Karadzic To Life In Prison - Reports

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) announced on Wednesday its final ruling in the case against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who faces 40 years in prison for committing war...
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Serbia President Vows To Defend Law And Order Amid Protests

BELGRADE, Serbia—Serbia’s president pledged Sunday to defend the country’s law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station, protesting what they called his autocratic rule and biased grip on the...
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Protesters In Belgrade Break Police Cordon Near President's Residence - Ministry

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Demonstrators broke through the police cordon around the presidential residence in Belgrade and attacked police officers on Sunday, the Serbian Interior Ministry said.
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Preparation For Trials On Kosovo War Crimes Enters Final Stage - Lawmaker

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The prosecutor's office of a special court that deals with crimes committed during and after the Kosovo War is ready to make a decision on whether or not to press criminal charges, the chairman of the Serbian National Assembly's...
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Serbia Reintroduces Lectures On Military In High Schools

The Serbian government, which is building up its military, has reintroduced classes on defense and security to its high schools almost three decades after abolishing them. The first classes were organized by defense ministry lecturers at a...
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Macedonian Authorities Begin Country's Renaming Under Treaty With Greece

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Earlier on Monday, the words "Government of the Republic of Macedonia" were removed from the cabinet building in the center of Skopje. In addition, the removal of signs containing the country's old name from border crossings has...
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Not Your Father's Jog: Underwear Run Along The Danube In Serbia

Almost three dozen courageous people have decided to brave the freezing temps clad only in their underwear for an annual jog in the capital of Serbia, Belgrade.
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