Dragoslav Sekularac, Red Star ‘King of dribble,’ dies at 81

Sports 01/05/19, 08:44

Dragoslav Sekularac, an attacking midfielder known to Red Star Belgrade soccer fans as the "King of dribble," has died. He was 81.Red Star said on its website that Sekularac died on Saturday. It did not give a cause of death.The Serbian club called Sekularac "a legend, a master, a virtuoso."A ...

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 ...

Balkan leaders look to bolster Serbia’s EU bid

Sports 12/22/18, 07:28

Leaders from the Balkans have discussed ways to bolster Serbia's bid to join the European Union.The leaders from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia met in the Serbian capital of Belgrade Saturday as part of a regular regional initiative.Of the four, Serbia is looking to join the others in the EU.Romania's ...

Opposition leader attack whips Serbia political tensions

Europe 12/21/18, 09:27

A Serbian opposition alliance was holding a gathering in a southern city when a group of young men wearing dark clothes and hoodies approached one of its leaders and brutally attacked him with brass knuckles.The thugs beat up Serbian Left party leader Borko Stefanovic, smashing his head and briefly knocking ...

Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbian leader

Europe 12/15/18, 14:11

Braving snow and cold weather, thousands have rallied in Serbia's capital of Belgrade to express discontent with the autocratic rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.The whistle-blowing crowds marched Saturday through central Belgrade, some carrying umbrellas against the falling snow. The protesters stopped by the presidency building, urging Vucic ...

PSG beats Red Star to reach Champions League knockout stage

Soccer 12/11/18, 17:08

The attacking trio of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani struck again as Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 4-1 win at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon thumbs up during the Champions League group C soccer match between Red ...

Serbian president: Kosovo trade tax harms peace talks

Europe 11/30/18, 06:18

Serbia's president says a move by Kosovo to impose a 100 percent tax on all goods imported from Serbia amounts to "new provocations" for Europe and Belgrade and will harm Serbia-Kosovo peace talks.Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, left, and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic talk as inspect an honor guard during the ...

Red Star upsets Liverpool in 2-0 win in Champions League

Europe 11/06/18, 15:57

Red Star Belgrade earned its first win in the Champions League by beating Liverpool 2-0 to throw Group C wide open on Tuesday.Milan Pavkov scored in the 22nd and 29th minutes — his second goal a rising strike from 25 meters — to bring Red Star back into contention to ...

Austria: Kosovo-Serbia deal is basis for joining EU

Europe 11/06/18, 07:17

Austria's chancellor has told Kosovo that dialogue with Serbia is the basis for any step toward joining European Union.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, smiles during a meeting with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Pristina, Kosovo, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. The Austrian Chancellor told Kosovo that dialogue with Serbia is the basis ...

Serbian govt criticized for publishing war criminals’ books

Entertainment 10/27/18, 01:54

A rights group on Saturday sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books that include the war memories of two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court.The Youth Initiative for Human Rights said in an open letter to Prime Minister Ana Brnabic ...

Coach: Red Star players not bothered by match-fixing probe

Soccer 10/16/18, 09:25

Red Star Belgrade coach Vladan Milojevic said Tuesday his players are not bothered by match-fixing allegations surrounding their Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.French authorities are investigating allegations from the Oct. 3 game in Paris, where PSG won 6-1.Milojevic said he does not want to comment on the investigation, adding ...

Serb official denounces US ambassador over Kosovo

Europe 10/15/18, 18:23

Serbia's pro-Russia defense minister denounced the U.S. ambassador to Serbia and suggested he should be thrown out of the country Monday for calling the former Serbian province of Kosovo a sovereign state.Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said in a statement that U.S. Ambassador Kyle Scott "has forgotten that Serbia is not ...

Russian influence rising in Balkans, Baltics, Central Europe

Europe 10/09/18, 09:57

A week before a crucial election, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik traveled to Russia for a Formula One race — not because he's a big fan but for yet another meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Footage from the race in Sochi showed Putin wishing Dodik "great success" in the Bosnian ...

UEFA charges PSG, Red Star Belgrade for fan violence at game

Soccer 10/04/18, 09:34

UEFA has charged Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade for fan violence at their Champions League game.The UEFA disciplinary panel will judge "crowd disturbances" against both clubs on Oct. 18.Red Star has also been charged for "illicit chants" inside Parc des Princes on Wednesday, though the club was banned by ...

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