Update: Serbian security body meets as troops on alert

Europe 05/28/19, 03:05

The Latest on tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local):10:05 a.m.Serbia's state TV says a meeting is underway of the country's top security body following tensions in Kosovo over arrests in the Serb-populated north.The report says President Aleksandar Vucic will speak in the parliament later on Tuesday about the ...

Anti-govt protests resume against Serbia’s populist leader

Europe 04/20/19, 12:58

Several thousand people have turned up at an anti-government protest in Belgrade a day after Serbia's populist President Aleksandar Vucic held a mass rally in an apparent bid to counter months of street demonstrations against him.Protesters marched through downtown Belgrade on Saturday demanding more democracy and media freedom in Serbia. ...

Thousands gather for rally supporting populist Serbia leader

Europe 04/19/19, 10:01

Thousands are gathering in Belgrade for a mass rally in support of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who is seeking to counter months of protests demanding more democratic freedoms in the Balkan country.Authorities have sealed off central streets in the capital Friday as Vucic's supporters arrive in buses from all over ...

Thousands rally in Serbia against populist leader Vucic

Europe 04/13/19, 09:41

Thousands of people have gathered for a protest rally against Serbia's populist President Aleksandar Vucic. Authorities deployed riot police inside the parliament, saying they wanted to prevent the opposition from storming the building.The protest Saturday in central Belgrade, the capital, comes after months of anti-government demonstrations accusing Vucic of being ...

Thousands rally against leaders in Serbia, Montenegro

Europe 03/23/19, 15:23

Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia against populist President Aleksandar Vucic after political tensions soared last weekend when protesters burst into the state TV building angry over the station's reporting that they view as biased.Whistle-blowing crowds on Saturday returned in front of the public broadcaster's headquarters in downtown Belgrade ...

Serbian students rally over anti-govt protest detentions

Europe 03/18/19, 10:05

Dozens of Serbian high school students have staged a sit-down protest demanding that authorities release a fellow student who was jailed during weekend anti-government protests in Serbia.The students marched Monday from their school in downtown Belgrade toward the main police station in the Serbian capital, where they sat on the ...

Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests

Europe 03/17/19, 07:15

Serbia's president has pledged to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting what they say is his autocratic rule.As Aleksandar Vucic held a news conference in the presidency building in downtown Belgrade on Sunday, hundreds of opposition supporters gathered in ...

Serbian protesters enter state TV headquarters in Belgrade

Europe 03/16/19, 16:53

Demonstrators protesting the autocratic rule of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic burst into state-run TV headquarters in Belgrade on Saturday to denounce a broadcaster whose reporting they consider highly biased.Helmeted and baton-wielding riot police arrived at the scene in the Serbian capital and tried to evict hundreds of people, including some ...

Serbia anti-government protesters surround state TV building

Europe 03/09/19, 15:38

Several thousand people have surrounded Serbia's state TV building during anti-government protests requesting more media freedom in the Balkan country.The crowd booed and jeered for one hour Saturday outside the TV building in central Belgrade to express their discontent with what they say is the station's biased reporting.The demonstrations in ...

US urges resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo

Europe 03/08/19, 05:31

A high-ranking U.S. envoy has urged Serbia and Kosovo to stop provoking each other and to resume their discussions over how to normalize relations between the two former wartime foes.Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, who met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, also called Friday on Kosovo ...

Actor brothers take center stage in Serbia’s street protests

Entertainment 02/23/19, 08:51

Taking center stage in the weekly protests against Serbia's autocratic president was a role that actor siblings Sergej and Branislav Trifunovic felt compelled to play.The two brothers are among the main public faces of the demonstrations against populist leader Aleksandar Vucic's firm grip on power that started in early December. ...

Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists

Europe 02/17/19, 02:22

Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 11th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.The crowds at Saturday's protest lit flares outside the parliament building chanting anti-government slogans. Opposition parties meanwhile offered an "agreement" to the citizens pledging to restore democracy they say ...

Serbs protest populist President Vucic for 10th week

Europe 02/09/19, 13:45

Several thousand people have marched in Serbia's capital of Belgrade to protest populist President Aleksandar Vucic, who is showing signs of nervousness after 10 consecutive weeks of anti-government demonstrations.The protests, which have spread outside of Belgrade, accuse Vucic of stifling free media and democracy in the Balkan country. He denies ...

Serbia rejects report that nation is only “partly free”

Europe 02/06/19, 08:17

Serbia's prime minister on Wednesday rejected an independent freedom watchdog's report that downgraded the Balkan country from "free" to "partly free."In its annual global report this week, Freedom House said Serbia's status declined because of "the deterioration in the conduct of elections, continued attempts by the government and allied media ...

Belgrade protests for 7th week against Serbian leader

Europe 01/19/19, 14:39

Several thousand people have marched in Belgrade for the seventh week of protests against what they say is Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's autocratic rule.The protest Saturday comes after Vucic's party bused tens of thousands of his supporters into the capital during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit on Thursday. Vucic's critics ...

Vladimir Putin gets lavish welcome on visit to ally Serbia

Europe 01/17/19, 07:44

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Serbia in a show of support for the Balkan country's populist leader and his pro-Moscow policies.Putin landed at Belgrade airport on Thursday after his presidential plane was escorted over Serbian airspace by MiG-29 fighter jets he recently donated to Serbia.Serbia has maintained close ...

Anti-govt protests for 6th week against Serbian leader

Europe 01/12/19, 14:38

Several thousand people have turned out in Belgrade for the sixth week of street protests against populist Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.Demonstrations first started after thugs beat up an opposition politician in November, prompting calls for more democracy and an end to political violence in Serbia.Critics say Vucic ...

Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbia populist leader

Europe 01/05/19, 15:13

Thousands of people have braved snow and freezing temperatures in Serbia's capital to turn up for the fifth week of street protests against populist President Aleksandar Vucic.The demonstrators marched through downtown Belgrade blowing whistles and booing and jeering loudly as they passed the Serbian presidency building on Saturday. Some carried ...

Thousands march against Serbia’s president for 4th week

Europe 12/29/18, 16:38

Thousands of people have protested in Serbia for a fourth consecutive week over what they say has been a stifling of democratic freedoms under President Aleksandar Vucic.Demonstrators marched through central Belgrade on Saturday, carrying banners, blowing whistles and chanting "Vucic thief!" while blocking downtown traffic.Government opponents say Vucic has imposed ...

Thousands protest in Serbia against populist leader Vucic

Europe 12/22/18, 15:29

Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia, the latest protest accusing populist President Aleksandar Vucic of stifling hard-won democratic freedoms and cracking down on opponents.The anti-government crowd poured Saturday into central Belgrade, blowing whistles and waving banners. Similar marches also were held the past two weekends in the biggest expression ...

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