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FIFA investigates Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations

MOSCOW:  FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during Friday’s win over Serbia at the World Cup. Both players, who are ethnic Albanians…

European clocks slowed by Serbia-Kosovo power grid row

BRUSSELS: European power operators called Wednesday for an end to a row between Serbia and Kosovo that has sapped the continent's electricity grid and caused electronic clocks to run several minutes late. The Brussels-based power …

Kosovo marks 10 years after independence

PRISTINA: The assassination of a prominent Serb politician has cast another dark cloud above Kosovo as it is prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of its independence. Unilaterally declared on February 17, 2008, the independence of…

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ found guilty of genocide

THE HAGUE: UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago. The trial of the man…

British actor Ralph Fiennes given Serbian passport

BELGRADE:  Award-winning British actor and director Ralph Fiennes, who portrayed Lord Voldemort in the "Harry Potter" series, was given a Serbian passport on Sunday for "promoting" the Balkan country. The decision to grant honorary…

Two wartime mass graves discovered in Bosnia

SARAJEVO: The remains of potentially dozens of victims from Bosnia's 1990s civil war, most likely Bosnian Muslims, have been exhumed from two newly-discovered mass graves, the Missing Persons Institute said on Wednesday. One of the…