Sat, May 25 2013
KOSOVO JOURNEY: Serbian president Boris Tadic visits the 14th century Orthodox monastery in the western Kosovo town of Decani, April 17 2009. It was his second visit since Kosovo declared independence in February 2008.
Serbian foreign minister to call for an end to international pressure to recognise Kosovo as independent.
Fatmir Sejdiu, who reportedly was not at Macedonian president’s inauguration so as not to offend the president of Serbia, withdraws from visit because status of the event was downgraded, reports say.
Resolution by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference satisfies Belgrade by not calling for further recognitions of Kosovo’s independence, while Pristina says that it will indeed pave the way for future recognitions.
Calls for Kosovo to pressure Biden to lobby harder for more recognition for the fledgling state, while the topic may be skimmed in Serbia as the US seeks to rebuild ties.
Whatever psychological boost may be represented by the IMF admitting Kosovo, and some cheerleading from Joe Biden, Serbia shows its determination to harry the breakaway state on all fronts
Power cutoff followed refusal by ethnic Serbs to sign contracts with or pay bills to Kosovo-run electricity company.
Serbia’s campaign to get the International Court of Justice to say that Kosovo’s independence is illegitimate goes a step further
World leaders acknowledged Putin's victory with reservations, and international observers say the election was skewed in the former president's favour.
Hollande's call for more spending and economic growth has struck a chord with French voters.
Gallup International Association poll gives president Sarkisian’s party 44 per cent, while three main challengers alleged ‘machinations’ by ruling party in what – in contrast to 2008 – reportedly was a largely peaceful election.
The Freedom House report says the media environment in the Middle East and North Africa underwent major improvements in 2011, but remained the worst-performing part of the world.
Dissatisfaction with jobs is a global phenomenon and two-thirds of workers all over the world intend to look for another job in the near future, the survey concluded.