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Jokic to suit up for Serbia in FIBA World Cup – report

May 24, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The Denver Nuggets superstar will bolster an already formidable Serbian squad, a team Gilas Pilipinas is bunched with in Group D

BIGGER DREAMS. Nikola Jokic sets his sights on a FIBA World Cup championship after his best season in the NBA. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Serbia and Kosovo agree to resume talks after Macron, Merkel push

Apr 30, 2019 - 10:21 AM

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic agree to meet again in Paris in early July

WEST BALKANS CONFERENCE. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron host Western Balkans leaders and EU members Croatia and Slovenia. Photo by Michael Sohn/AFP

WATCH: Pasig Chooks stuns world No. 1 Liman in 3x3 World Tour

Apr 19, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Two Philippine club teams complete a sweep of the preliminaries of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters

PILLAR. Fil-Am star Taylor Statham (left) fuels Pasig Chooks’ strong start to the tournament. Photo release

Kosovo votes to create its own army, enraging Serbia

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The legislation transforms the small Kosovo Security Force into a defense army with 5,000 troops

NEW ARMY. Kosovo Security Force (KSF) members march during a farewell ceremony of the German NATO led-peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, in the town of Prizren on October 3, 2018. File Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP

Serbia wants baby boom, but couples seem not in the mood

Dec 10, 2018 - 8:59 PM

'Let babies' cries be heard!' is another of the baby-making slogans Serbia is busy producing – while it struggles to increase actual births

SHRINKING POPULATION. A woman walks with a child trough Belgrade's fortress gates, in Belgrade, on December 6, 2018. Photo by  Andrej Isakovic/AFP

Ricci Rivero, PH winless in first day of FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Ranked 19th out of the 20 competing teams, the Filipinos fall prey to world No. 1 Serbia and world No. 5 Slovenia

RUDE WELCOME. Ricci Rivero and the Philippine team drop their opening day games in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup. Photo courtesy of FIBA


World War I allies celebrate first armistice in Greece

Sep 30, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Representatives from Britain, France, Italy, Russia, and Serbia celebrate the armistice of September 29, 1918 at the final resting place of 20,000 Allied soldiers

CENTENARY. The last guardian of the Serbian cemetery Djordie Mihailovic, 90, salutes next to the Serbian memorial at the Zeitelnik cemetery, the World War I Allied Military Cemetery and memorial park, during the Commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice of Thessaloniki, on September 29, 2018. Photo by Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP

Kofi Annan: UN's 'rock star' secretary-general

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:25 PM

The charismatic, quiet-spoken career diplomat will be remembered as arguably the United Nations' most popular leader

KOFI ANNAN. In this file photo taken on July 20, 2012, UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan looks through a window before a meeting at his office at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

UP Maroons ink 3rd sponsor, set to train in Serbia, Croatia

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Head Coach Bo Perasol recalls the days when the team could only afford to go to Baguio for training

RAGS TO RICHES. The UP Fighting Maroons are finally able to travel to Europe for training. Photo from press release

Brazil, Neymar find mojo to cruise to last 16

Jun 28, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The Brazilians top Group E to advance against Mexico in the knockout phase

RENEWED CONFIDENCE. Brazil says it can cope with the World Cup favorite tag. Photo by Kirill Kudryavstev/AFP

PH still far behind in world 3x3 basketball, says world no.1 player

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Two-time MVP Dusan Bulut notes the importance of having professional 3x3 players in the tournament

CHAMPION'S ADVICE. World no. 1 3x3 player Dusan Bulut comments that 5-on-5 players will have a hard time excelling in the 3-a-side World Cup. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Multi-nation operation takes down cyber-crime website behind 4 million attacks

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:49 PM

(UPDATED) Britain's National Crime Agency says 'authorities in 5 countries including the Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia and Canada, with support from Police Scotland and Europol, targeted 6 members of the crime group behind webstresser.org'

SECURITY. File photo show people work at computers during the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille, France last January 23, 2018. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic drop out of world tennis Top 10

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:52 PM

In the latest ATP rankings, Djokovic slipped to No. 12, while Murray fell to 16th

DROPPED. In this January 2017 photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the winner's trophy after beating Britain's Andy Murray in ATP Qatar Open in Doha. Photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP

Serbian PM Vucic wins presidency to confirm EU path

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Vucic a 47 year old hardline nationalist turned pro European still has to overcome the reluctance of a large chunk of his electorate who remain attached to historic ties with Moscow and have little enthusiasm for joining the EU

ELECTED PRESIDENT. In this file photo, Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, addresses the Security Council meeting on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), December 2014. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Bosnia to appeal ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The request for revision would be forwarded to the Hague based International Court of Justice next week – just a few days before a 10 year deadline expires

APPEAL. In this file photo, Bosnian Muslim women, survivors of July 1995 massacre in Srebrenica react as they watch live broadcast of the verdict reading in the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, in Tuzla, on March 24, 2016. File photo by STR/AFP

Djokovic survives Davis Cup scare, champions Argentina slump

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:41 PM

The resilient Djokovic battles back from a tough start to seize victory

USA beats Serbia to win third straight gold in Olympic basketball

Aug 22, 2016 - 4:46 AM

Kevin Durant leads with 30 points as Team USA wins gold again

China tops Serbia to win women's volleyball gold

Aug 21, 2016 - 1:01 PM

China wins its first women s volleyball gold since 2004

SPIKED. Ting Zhu (R) of China spikes the ball against Tijana Boskovic (C) and Milena Rasic (L) of Serbia. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

LIVE BLOG: Final voli putri Olimpiade Rio 2016

Aug 21, 2016 - 9:05 AM

Siapa yang akan memenangkan medali emas cabang olahraga voli di Olimpiade Rio 2016?

Foto dari Twitter/@FIVBVolleyball

USA basketball stars survive Serbian scare

Aug 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic missed a 3 pointer at the buzzer to hand the Americans a tough grind it out victory

Aksi penembakan di Serbia tewaskan 5 orang

Jul 02, 2016 - 5:31 PM

Seorang pemilik senjata ilegal di Serbia menembak mati istrinya serta 4 orang lain di sebuah kafe Korban luka mencapai 20 orang

Man shoots dead 5, injures 20 in Serbian cafe – police

Jul 02, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Updated Police say the man entered the cafe and opened fire with an automatic rifle killing his wife and another woman

Belgrade rolls out red carpet for Chinese president

Jun 18, 2016 - 12:30 AM

‘It’s a meeting of a brother to a brother ’ MNLF chairman Abul Khayr Alonto tells reporters

Serbia votes with PM calling for European future

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:27 PM

While Vucic s Serbian Progressive Party is projected to win about half of the votes resurgent ultra nationalists who want the Balkan country to deepen its alliance with Russia instead of Europe are also expected to win seats

A man casts his ballot during snap parliamentary election in Belgrade, Serbia, 24 April 2016. Photo by Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Serbia, Russia accuse UN court after Karadzic verdict

Mar 25, 2016 - 10:48 PM

UPDATED All justice that leads to the conviction of one people for crimes that were committed by everyone is selective says Serbian Justice Minister Nikola Selakovic

AWAITING JUDGEMENT. Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic sits in the courtroom for the reading of his verdict at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, on March 24. Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP

Karadzic genocide conviction closes 'painful chapter' – US

Mar 25, 2016 - 8:10 AM

This day is long overdue US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says after the genocide conviction of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic

KARADZIC GUILTY. With victims' pictures displayed on the table, people watch an international court handing down its verdict for war-time Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic during his trial in The Hague, on March 24, 2016. Photo by Fehim Dehir/EPA

Karadzic guilty of genocide, jailed for 40 years

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:08 PM

The Bosnian Serb leader wore individual criminal responsibility for the murder and hostage taking of UN peacekeepers say war crimes judges

AWAITING JUDGEMENT. Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic sits in the courtroom for the reading of his verdict at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, on March 24, 2016. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/Agence France-Presse

EU ministers meet after Balkan migrant route shut

Mar 10, 2016 - 2:46 PM

The scheduled two day meeting will tackle various areas including a proposed deal with Turkey and the restoration of the visa free Schengen zone

Refugees share a cigarette in front of a fire, during a rainy day, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border at a refugee camp, near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece, March 9, 2016. Yannis Kolesidis/EPA

Balkan nations slam shut migrant route

Mar 09, 2016 - 10:44 AM

UPDATED A string of western Balkan nations slam shut their borders exacerbating a dire humanitarian situation on the Macedonian border

RESTRICTED. Cars pass through the Obrezje border crossing point on border between Slovenia and Croatia on March 9, 2016 in Obrezje, Slovenia. Jure Makovec / AFP

Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be 'trapped' next month

Feb 28, 2016 - 8:45 AM

UPDATED The bottleneck is expected to get worse after EU members Slovenia and Croatia as well as Serbia and Macedonia impose a limit of 580 migrants entering their borders each day

epa05182244 Refugees and migrants walk to the refugee camp at the buffer zone of the Greek-FYROM border, near the border village of Idomeni, northern Greece, 26 February 2016. The Greek government will proceed with a temporary plan to limit the refugee flow from the islands for the weekend. The aim is to give the necessary time in order to develop new temporary hosting facilities for refugees and migrants in Attica and other regions of the country. EPA/NIKOS ARVANITIDIS

Balkan nations cap migrant numbers as EU warns of 'disaster'

Feb 27, 2016 - 9:33 AM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon voices concern over the rising wave of border restrictions in the Balkans saying they ran contrary to the international refugee convention

MIGRANT CRISIS. Some hundred of migrants from Iran and Afghanistan, returned from Slovenia, arrive at the border line between Macedonia and Greece, near Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, February 23, 2016. File photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Migrant pressure returns to Hungary-Serbia border

Feb 22, 2016 - 6:42 PM

This month around 1 500 migrants have tried to cross into Hungary so far say police

epa05151245 Detained migrants who arrived via Serbia sit near the border village of Roszke, Hungary, 09 February 2016. A group of 24 migrants from Pakistan, India and Nepal were detained by police after they entered Hungarian territory damaging the border protecting fence. EPA/ZOLTAN GERGELY KELEMEN HUNGARY OUT

US air strike on Libya kills 2 abducted Serbians – minister

Feb 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Unfortunately as a consequence of this attack on the Islamic State ISIS in Libya the two of them lost their lives says Serbia s foreign minister

Police chiefs on migrant route announce joint refugee register

Feb 19, 2016 - 12:13 AM

Macedonia Serbia Croatia Slovenia and Austria will jointly profile and register migrants from war torn countries and then organize their controlled transport through to Austria Croatia s police director Vlado Dominic says

A group of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan wait to be registered in front of a temporary camp for migrants in the village of Miratovac, on the border between Serbia and Macedonia, close to the south Serbian city of Presevo, Serbia, February 15, 2016. Photo by Djordje Savic/EPA

Serbian player back on basketball court after losing her leg

Nov 14, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Natasa Kovacevic 21 scores 5 points in her first game back after losing her leg in a bus crash two years ago

Serbian international basketball player Natasa Kovacevic runs with the ball during a match between Red Star and Student in Belgrade on November 11, 2015. Kovacevic makes her comeback in Serbian profesionnal league with Red Star Belgrade, 26 months after being involved in a traffic accident in which she lost her left leg. Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP

Serbian player who lost leg to resume basketball career

Nov 10, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Kovacevic awaits the arrival of a special prosthesis that will facilitate the continuation of her professional activities

Serbian basketball player Natasa Kovacevic, who survived a bus crash in 2013 and lost her left leg, is applauded during her first appearance on a basketball court at the All Star gala of the Women's Basketball European Championship in Budapest, Hungary, 27 June 2015. Photo by Illyes Tibor/EPA

EU states pledge to move faster on migrant crisis

Nov 10, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Interior ministers pledge to move faster on those fronts as well as accelerate the building of shelters up through the western Balkans route from Greece

Two migrant girls sit in a train heading to Serbia from the Greece-Macedonia border near Gevgelija on November 7, 2015. Robert Atanasovski/AFP

German crisis talks falter as 13 more migrants drown off Greece

Nov 02, 2015 - 12:48 AM

Germany s ruling coalition fails to resolve major differences over the country s refugee policy as it grapples with the biggest wave of arrivals since the aftermath of World War II

DESTINATION: EU. A woman carries her belongings as migrants and refugees walk towards buses to be taken to a refugee centers after crossing Croatian-Slovenian border in Rigonce on October 27, 2015. Jure Makovec/AFP

EU risks 'tectonic changes' as migrant flow swells to over 700,000

Oct 28, 2015 - 2:28 PM

European Council president Tusk: I have no doubt that this challenge has the potential to change the European Union we have built

DESTINATION: EU. A woman carries her belongings as migrants and refugees walk towards buses to be taken to a refugee centers after crossing Croatian-Slovenian border in Rigonce on October 27, 2015. Jure Makovec/AFP

EU and Balkans leaders hold crisis refugee summit

Oct 25, 2015 - 1:59 PM

The meeting comes after Bulgaria Romania and Serbia warned they would not allow themselves to become a buffer zone for the tens of thousands of arrivals streaming into Europe

MISERY. A refugee child cries at the camp at the Slovenian-Austrian border near Spielfeld, Austria, October 24, 2015. Erwin Scheriau/EPA

EU and Balkans leaders hold crisis refugee summit

Oct 25, 2015 - 9:39 AM

The emergency talks come amid threats from three frontline states to close their borders if northern European Union countries stop accepting migrants

A refugee cries as he arrives at the main station in Dortmund, western Germany, on September 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MAJA HITIJ GERMANY OUT

Balkan leaders threaten border closures ahead of EU meet

Oct 24, 2015 - 9:12 PM

The EU holds a mini summit in Brussels on October 25 to try to work out a cross border approach to the worst migrant crisis in Europe since World War II which has seen 670 000 people land this year

Migrants and refugees wait to cross the Serbian-Croatian border on October 24, 2015 in Berkasovo. Prime ministers of Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, three countries on the migrants' route from Turkey up through the Balkans to northern Europe, were to hold talks on October 24 on how to tackle record numbers of migrants at the onset of winter, ahead of a mini-EU summit to discuss a coordinated response.

Croatia, Serbia calm migrant border tensions after EU wades in

Sep 26, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Over the past week the two neighbors have been locked in their worst spat since the 1990s Yugoslavian conflict imposing tit for tat border restrictions over the human exodus seeking passage through the Balkans to northern Europe

SHARED BORDER. Refugees wait to enter Croatia at the Serbia-Croatia border town of Berkasovo, Serbia, September 25, 2015. Photo by Antonio Bat/EPA

How the EU plans to tackle the migrant crisis

Sep 25, 2015 - 2:42 PM

There are plans to set up reception centers to separate genuine refugees fleeing war from economic migrants who will be sent back home

MIGRANT CRISIS. A migrant holds his child and looks for relatives in front of the train heading for the Serbian border, near the city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, September 23, 2015. File photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Croatia, Serbia trade insults as Hungary builds new migrant barrier

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:21 AM

Hungarian police says 10 046 migrants – a new daily record – arrived on September 23 from Croatia

'KEEP REFUGEES OUT.' Hungarian soldiers install razor wire fence at the border between Hungary and Slovenia near Tornyiszentmiklos, 245 km southwest of Budapest, Hungary, September 24, 2015. Photo by Gyorgy Varga/EPA

Belgrade Gay Pride march expresses solidarity with migrants

Sep 20, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Europe open your gates reads a huge black banner with pink letters

PARADE. Gay rights activists march during the Pride parade in downtown Belgrade, Serbia, on September 20, 2015. Photo by Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Slovenia border stand-off as Croatia buses migrants into Hungary

Sep 18, 2015 - 10:36 PM

3rd UPDATE Riot police use tear gas to stop several hundred migrants – some with children – pushing against a police cordon at a bridge on the border after a tense stand off of more than an hour

Migrants inundate new EU crisis hotspot Croatia

Sep 18, 2015 - 3:50 AM

2nd UPDATE Croatia says it will let people pass through freely on their way to other EU countries – but Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic warns his country s resources for dealing with the influx are limited

RUSH TO FREEDOM. Men, women and children break a police cordon to rushing towards waiting buses at the train station in the city of Tovarnik, close to the Croatian-Serbian border, on September 17, 2015. Stringer/AFP

Some 4,000 migrants enter Croatia in the past 24 hours

Sep 17, 2015 - 3:16 PM

New migrants are continuing to enter the European Union EU member on its eastern border

HEADING TO CROATIA. A migrant in a wheelchair moves towards the Croatian village of Tovarnik, close to the official Serbia-Croatia border on September 16, 2015. Photo by AFP

Migrants head for Croatia to avoid Hungarian fence

Sep 16, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Human rights group Amnesty International charges that meeting those fleeing conflict and persecution with razor wire troops and draconian new laws Hungary is showing the ugly face of Europe s shambolic response to the growing refugee crisis

SERBIA BORDER. Migrants walk close to the barb-wired border fence at the closed railway crossing between Serbia and Hungary, near Horgos, Serbia, September 15, 2015. Photo by KOCA SULEJMANOVIC/EPA