China expresses support for Serbia in renewed Kosovo clashes involving NATO troops | AP News

China expresses support for Serbia in renewed Kosovo clashes involving NATO troops | AP News

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday expressed its support for Serbia’s efforts to “safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity” following renewed violence between ethnic Serbs and NATO peacekeeping troops in Kosovo. China’s ruling Communist Party has long been a critic of the NATO alliance, stemming partly from the bombing of Beijing’s embassy in Belgrade during

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Protesters encircle Serbian state TV building to press government to ease its grip on media | AP News

Protesters encircle Serbian state TV building to press government to ease its grip on media | AP News

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Huge crowds of anti-government protesters on Saturday encircled the Serbian state television building in downtown Belgrade to press their demand for autocratic President Aleksandar Vucic to ease his tight grip on the mainstream media and allow alternative voices.Tens of thousands of opposition supporters, some chanting slogans urging Vucic’s resignation, streamed into

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Russian antiwar activist allowed into Serbia after spending more than a day at the Belgrade airport | AP News

Russian antiwar activist allowed into Serbia after spending more than a day at the Belgrade airport | AP News

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian authorities on Friday allowed into the country a Russian antiwar activist who was previously denied entry and had spent more than one day at the Belgrade airport.Peter Nikitin said he received no explanation from the authorities for what happened. A fierce critic of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Nikitin told Serbian

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Serbia halts arms exports after US sanctioned the country’s spy chief for alleged illegal arms trade | AP News

Serbia halts arms exports after US sanctioned the country’s spy chief for alleged illegal arms trade | AP News

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia suspended all arms exports for 30 days, the defense minister said Friday, just days after the United States imposed sanctions on the Balkan country’s intelligence chief over alleged illegal arms deals and other criminal activities.Defense Minister Miloš Vučević said that the export ban is necessary in order to fulfill the

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Russian anti-war activist says he was banned entry into Serbia at Belgrade airport | AP News

Russian anti-war activist says he was banned entry into Serbia at Belgrade airport | AP News

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Russian pro-democracy activist residing in Serbia and a fierce critic of the invasion of Ukraine said Thursday that Serbian authorities have banned him from entering the country upon returning from a trip abroad. Peter Nikitin told The Associated Press he was stopped at Belgrade airport’s passport control early on Thursday

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Serbian president says the real reason for US sanctions against Serbian spy chief is his Russia ties | AP News

Serbian president says the real reason for US sanctions against Serbian spy chief is his Russia ties | AP News

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president said Wednesday the real reason why the country’s intelligence chief is facing U.S. sanctions is his position toward Russia and not corruption allegations.The U.S. on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Aleksandar Vulin, accusing him of involvement in illegal arms shipments, drug trafficking and misuse of public office. The Treasury’s Office

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