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As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

Asia Pacific Apr 10, 2019

As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

From coal plants to airports and bridges, China is forking out for investments across the western Balkans, laying groundwork for a new battle for influence on the European Union's fringe. The West has long eyed Russia as its chief rival in this turbulent corner of ...

Cristiano Ronaldo injured in Portugal's draw with Serbia

Soccer Mar 26, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo injured in Portugal's draw with Serbia

Portugal drew with Serbia 1-1 in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday, with Cristiano Ronaldo playing only half an hour before being substituted with a right leg injury. In his second game with the national team since the World Cup, Ronaldo had to ...

Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo's Serb enclaves

World Jan 13, 2019

Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo's Serb enclaves

A possible land swap between Serbia and Kosovo, suggested by their leaders to end one of Europe's most volatile territorial disputes, has sparked concerns that the border could be redrawn along ethnic lines and reignite festering communal animosities. With few details made public, media reports ...

Serbians protest crackdown by 'thief' President Aleksandar Vucic

World / Politics Dec 16, 2018

Serbians protest crackdown by 'thief' President Aleksandar Vucic

Thousands of demonstrators defied heavy snow Saturday in Belgrade to protest what they say is a crackdown by the government of President Aleksandar Vucic on opposition parties and the media. The rally, the second weekend protest in a row, was the first significant opposition demonstration ...

Serbian testicle chefs triumph in 'aphrodisiac festival'

World / Offbeat Sep 2, 2018

Serbian testicle chefs triumph in 'aphrodisiac festival'

Spring rolls, ratatouille and curry were on the menu at a quirky food festival in rural Serbia on Saturday, with one ingredient in common: animal testicles. Now in its 15th year, the World Testicle Cooking Championship draws a motley mix of teams — from groups ...

Serbia sends icebreakers out onto frozen Danube, fears flooding

World Jan 18, 2017

Serbia sends icebreakers out onto frozen Danube, fears flooding

Serbia deployed three icebreakers on Tuesday to smash ice blocks jamming parts of the Danube River and prevent damage to bridges and ships moored along the waterway. Serbia's only icebreaker and two more vessels that arrived from neighboring Hungary plowed through the thick ice to ...