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US confirms Serbia-Kosovo summit off after war crimes indictment

Jun 27, 2020 - 12:29 PM

President Hashim Thaci scraps his trip to Washington after prosecutors in The Hague announce a slew of charges related to the veteran leader's role in Kosovo's 1998-99 war with Serbia

HASHIM THACI. In this file photo taken on July 02, 2012 Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci looks on during a press conference by the International Steering Group for Kosovo in Vienna. File photo by Alexander Klein/AFP

Serbia announces first coronavirus case – ministry

Mar 06, 2020 - 8:00 PM

The man is in solitary confinement at the Subotica hospital and his health is good. The people with whom he came into contact have been tested.

MONITORING. Members of the Airport Medical Service take temperature readings from staff members with a digital thermometer shown on a display at Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Airport on February 5, 2020 during a presentation for the press. File photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

Emotional Djokovic beats Nadal, steers Serbia to ATP Cup title

Jan 12, 2020 - 11:07 PM

Novak Djokovic fires an Australian Open warning after leading Serbia past Rafael Nadal and Spain in the final

Novak Djokovic  Photo by William West/AFP

Nadal's Spain to meet Djokovic's Serbia in ATP Cup final

Jan 11, 2020 - 10:38 PM

The world's top players Nadal and Djokovic will collide for the 55th time since their first showdown in 2006

FACE OFF. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are set to meet in the ATP Cup Final. File photo  by David Gray/AFP

Djokovic survives scare to send Serbia into ATP Cup semis

Jan 10, 2020 - 11:37 PM

After dropping a set for the first time in the tournament, Novak Djokovic storms back against Canada's Denis Shapovalov to book Serbia a Final Four ticket

CHALLENGED. Novak Djokovic figures in a tight battle against Denis Shapovalov for the first time. Photo by William West/AFP

Unbeaten Serbia through to ATP Cup quarterfinals

Jan 08, 2020 - 10:29 PM

Novak Djokovic makes easy work of Cristian Garin as Serbia remains spotless

WARM UP. Novak Djokovic looks to build up momentum in the ATP Cup for his title-retention bid in the Australian Open. File photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic sees off Anderson to give Serbia opening ATP Cup win

Jan 04, 2020 - 11:51 PM

'What a way to start the year,' says world No. 2 Novak Djokovic after surviving a spirited challenge from South African Kevin Anderson

HOT START. Novak Djokovic celebrates his victory against Kevin Anderson during their men's singles match in the ATP Cup. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Stunned Serbia buckled under World Cup expectations, says coach

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Coach Sasha Djordjevic says Serbia may be a great squad but it sometimes 'does not help' to be tagged as favorite

NBA star Nikola Jokic (right) and the Serbians bow out in the quarterfinals. Photo from fiba.baketball

Argentina ousts Serbia behind Scola in 2019 FIBA World Cup

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:46 PM

The 39-year-old Luis Scola provides the spark as Argentina crushes Serbia's bid for the 2019 FIBA World Cup crown

GOLDEN GENERATION. Luis Scola is the last active member of Argentina's 2004 Olympics champion team. Photo from FIBA

Jokic ejected as Spain stuns Serbia at FIBA World Cup

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:18 PM

NBA star Nikola Jokic figures in a row with a referee as title favorite Serbia gets rattled for the first time with a blowout loss to Spain

THROWN OUT. The ejection of of Nikola Jokic proves fatal for Serbia as Marc Gasol and Spain top their group. Photo from

FIBA World Cup 2019: Spain, Serbia book quarterfinal berths

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Spain squeezes into the World Cup last 8 with a no-frills Italy win while Serbia shows again how it's done

FIBA World Cup 2019: USA, Serbia lead favorites in last 16

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:26 PM

Defending champion USA and main title challenger Serbia head into the next round vying to keep their records perfect

STILL FAVORED. After surviving an early scare, Donovan Mitchell and Team USA hope to put on a more impressive showing in the second round. Photo from

June Mar finally meets Boban: 'Liit lang pala ng mundo'

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:47 PM

June Mar Fajardo says he will learn a lot from his on-court encounter with the 7-foot-3 Boban Marjanovic

LOOK-ALIKE. Boban Marjanovic and June Mar Fajardo have long been compared by Filipino basketball fans for their physical similarities. Photos from

Two blowout losses show Gilas 'missing quality,' says Serbia coach

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Serbia drubs the Philippines by 59 points to record the biggest winning margin yet in the 2019 FIBA World Cup

DOMINANT. Nikola Jokic and Serbia make easy work of Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from

Serbia questions World Cup format after Gilas thrashing

Sep 03, 2019 - 12:16 PM

'What does it serve to the Philippine team to lose by this difference?' coach Sasha Djordjevic asks after his topnotch Serbia team rips Gilas Pilipinas by 59 points

MISMATCH. Serbia just proves too strong for Robert Bolick and Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from

Serbia coach claims Paul Lee had intention to hurt

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Sasha Djordjevic says he doesn't like dirty players, minutes after Serbia's win over the Philippines where Paul Lee figured in an on-court incident

STILL WINLESS. Paul Lee and Gilas Pilipinas absorb back-to-back lopsided losses in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from

Gilas Pilipinas eliminated as Serbia shows no mercy in 59-point win

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:24 PM

The Philippines gets relegated to the classification stage as Group D leaders Serbia and Italy advance to the round of 16

YOUNG TURK. Despite another Gilas Pilipinas loss, CJ Perez proves he can perform in the world stage. Photo from

Serbia not taking Gilas Pilipinas lightly: 'We don't want to be surprised'

Sep 01, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Coach Sasha Djordjevic says Serbia plans to approach its FIBA World Cup game against the Philippines like it's the 'most important one in our careers'

BIG PROBLEM. Expect Serbia star Nikola Jokic to play big against Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from

Rubio stars as Spain shrugs off slow start to FIBA World Cup 2019

Sep 01, 2019 - 2:34 AM

Spain arrests a poor start while tournament favorite Serbia wastes no time stamping its class

TOP GUNS. Spanish stalwarts (from left) Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol, and Juancho Hernangomez power Spain to an opening-day win. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Gilas gets glimpse of next foes as Serbia crushes Angola

Aug 31, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Serbia shows why it's one of the favorites to rule the FIBA World Cup by handing Angola a sound 46-point beating

DOMINANT. Boban Marjanovic and Serbia make it look easy in their FIBA World Cup opener. Photo from

Serbia knocks Gilas Youth out of U19 World Cup contention

Jul 04, 2019 - 1:15 AM

Winless in 4 outings, the Philippines gets relegated to the classification round

MAJOR CHALLENGE. Kai Sotto and Gilas Pilipinas Youth find Serbia tough on both ends. Photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Serbia – FIBA U19 World Cup 2019 Round of 16

Jul 03, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas Youth hopes to stay alive as it shoots for an upset versus world No. 4 Serbia in the Round of 16

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'

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