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April 21, 2013 | By Don Melvin, Associated Press
BRUSSELS - Serbia and Kosovo reached a potentially historic agreement Friday to normalize relations between the Balkan neighbors, end years of acrimony and put them both on a solid path to European Union membership. The tentative deal culminated months of tense negotiations and showed determination of both Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, said EU negotiator Catherine Ashton. "What we are seeing is a step away from the past and for both of them a step closer to Europe," Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, said.
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March 2, 2012 | By Slobodan Lekic, Associated Press
BRUSSELS, Belgium - European Union leaders formally made Serbia a candidate for membership in the bloc, in a remarkable turnaround for a country considered a pariah just over a decade ago. Serbia had been widely expected to get EU candidacy in December after it captured two top war-crimes suspects. But it was disappointed when Germany delayed the move, saying it wanted to see more progress in talks with Kosovo, its former province whose independence Serbia refuses to recognize. "We agreed tonight to grant Serbia the status of candidate country," EU President Herman Van Rompuy said after a meeting Thursday of the bloc's heads of state and government.
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July 28, 2012 | By Jovana Gec, Associated Press
BELGRADE, Serbia - European Union leaders urged Serbia's new prime minister, a nationalist who served as Slobodan Milosevic's spokesman during the Balkan wars, to reopen talks with the former province of Kosovo and move forward with pro-EU reforms. Prime Minister Ivica Dacic was sworn in Friday, marking the first time the late Milosevic's Socialist Party will dominate the government since ruling Serbia for a decade in the 1990s - an era of wars, international sanctions, and economic downturn.
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December 29, 2000
Democracy, si; Milosevic, no. That's the upshot of last weekend's elections in Serbia, Yugoslavia's dominant republic. The big victory by an anti-communist coalition of 18 parties solidifies the nation's fledgling democracy and the demise of its ex-dictator, Slobodan Milosevic. The ruling coalition will hold almost five times as many parliamentary seats as Mr. Milosevic's Socialists. Not only is Mr. Milosevic further removed from power three months after failing to steal the presidential election, he seems closer to the criminal prosecution he richly deserves.
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October 11, 2000 | by Misha Glenny
Let us all stand and cheer the people of Serbia. Though heavily drugged by Slobodan Milosevic's opportunistic nationalism, they have finally woken from their nightmare and dispensed with the man who has so devastated the stability of the Balkans. This was a truly popular revolution, carried out with determination and in pursuit of noble goals. Vojislav Kostunica is a constitutional lawyer, utterly committed to democratic institutions which he understands so well. He abhors violence and is not corrupt, unlike most Serb politicians.
NEWS
April 29, 1999
And what if every day one had to read the news, then talk back? There aren't enough words for all that world out there. Or is it that there is a gap between what the day says it did and what it did, who did it, who got it done, who got it done to them. I'm talking about how reading the paper makes me want to keep silent. The ones we're saving, the ones whose lesson we're teaching - I see their faces, still, upturned, the world over, their mouths open, drinking our English.
SPORTS
January 4, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The United States is playing Serbia today in the Hopman Cup final, the Americans' ninth in the 20-year history of the mixed-teams tennis tournament. Serena Williams and Mardy Fish won singles matches yesterday to give the United States a victory over Australia and a 3-0 record in the round-robin matches. The Americans are the only unbeaten team in Group B. Top-seeded Serbia qualified later yesterday with a 2-1 win over Argentina, its third consecutive win in Group A. The United States will attempt to win the Hopman Cup for the fifth time.
SPORTS
March 8, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
The Davis Cup run for the United States is over in the first round. Novak Djokovic withstood 24 aces and outlasted John Isner, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-4, yesterday in Belgrade, giving host Serbia a clinching 3-1 lead against an American team looking for its 33rd Davis Cup title. Then American Sam Querrey beat Viktor Troicki, 7-5, 6-2, to make the final score 3-2. It's the first time since 2005 the Americans were eliminated in the first round, while Serbia advances for the first time in the World Group and next plays bitter Balkan rival Croatia in the quarterfinals.
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March 28, 1999 | By Stephen Seplow, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 20th century is ending as it began, with war in the Balkans. Spurred by nationalism, a vitriolic force that sometimes hibernates but never dissipates, the animosities of the region have survived Turkish rule, Nazi invasion and Soviet control. The destructive passions flourished in two world wars, thrived with the end of the Cold War, survived peacemaking efforts of the League of Nations and the United Nations, and they will no doubt survive NATO bombing. Unreasoning hatred and undying vengeance have been responsible for some of the most savage acts people have committed against each other.
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April 25, 2016
Answer: Adriatic. The country also borders Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.  
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January 10, 2016
THAILAND Company pulls blackface ad A skin-whitening ad in Thailand featuring an actress in blackface makeup sparked such outrage that Thai cosmetics company Seoul Secret pulled it Friday, just a day after releasing it. The retraction did little, however, to stem a debate the ad ignited about the regularity of racist advertisements in the Southeast Asian country. The online video campaign for a new product called Snowz starred porcelain-skinned Thai movie star Cris Horwang. In the ad, she talks about being an aging actress in a competitive industry as piano music plays in the background.
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September 17, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In the first women's major played in continental Europe, Suzann Pettersen beat teenage star Lydia Ko of New Zealand by 2 shots to win the Evian Championship on Sunday and clinch the second major title of her career in Evian-Les-Bains, France. It was her first major since the LPGA Championship in 2007, and her second straight tournament win after the Safeway Classic this month. This was the first year that Evian counted as the fifth and final major of the year on the women's calendar.
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September 15, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The St. Louis Blues and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo , 23, agreed on a seven-year, $45.5 million contract with a no-trade clause over the final three years, ending a brief holdout. The deal was announced Friday, one day after the first practice of training camp. Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley will miss three weeks after undergoing a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. HORSE RACING Change of Command is the favorite for Parx's $250,000 PTHA President's Cup, a 11/8-mile turf race Saturday.
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April 21, 2013 | By Don Melvin, Associated Press
BRUSSELS - Serbia and Kosovo reached a potentially historic agreement Friday to normalize relations between the Balkan neighbors, end years of acrimony and put them both on a solid path to European Union membership. The tentative deal culminated months of tense negotiations and showed determination of both Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, said EU negotiator Catherine Ashton. "What we are seeing is a step away from the past and for both of them a step closer to Europe," Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, said.
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April 11, 2013 | Associated Press
VELIKA IVANCA, Serbia - He went from house to house in the village at dawn, gunning down his mother, his son, a 2-year-old cousin, and 10 other neighbors. Terrified residents said that if a police patrol car had not shown up, they all would have been dead. Police said they knew of no motive in the carnage Tuesday that left six men, six women, and a child dead in Velika Ivanca, 30 miles southeast of Belgrade. After the rampage, police said suspect Ljubisa Bogdanovic, a 60-year-old who saw action in one of the bloodiest sieges of the Balkan wars, turned his gun on himself and his wife as authorities closed in. Both were in grave condition.
SPORTS
April 8, 2013
After a testy exchange over serves, Serena Williams settled down to defeat Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, and win the Family Circle Cup on Sunday in Charleston, S.C. At the start of the second set, Williams said Jankovic was serving too quickly, before she was ready. During the next changeover, Jankovic asked the chair umpire how long she needed to wait. "Until I'm ready," Williams shot back. Any hard feelings didn't last - Jankovic met Williams with a big smile at the net after the match ended.
SPORTS
January 2, 2013
The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the world junior hockey championships Monday with a 9-3 rout of Slovakia in Ufa, Russia. The Americans' prospects of reaching the knockout round had looked uncertain after a loss to Canada a day earlier, but they dominated the Slovaks. In Group A, the Czech Republic beat Switzerland, 4-3, in overtime. Canada stayed in first place in Group B by downing Russia, 4-1. BASEBALL: Former American League MVP Miguel Tejada said he has reached a deal with the Kansas City Royals.
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