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Serbian president says Australia 'humiliated themselves' with court ruling

  • Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has remained steadfast in his support for Djokovic throughout the drama, calling the earlier detention of the unvaccinated tennis star a "political witch hunt".
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic said he is “extremely disappointed” with losing deportation fight in Australia.
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic said he is “extremely disappointed” with losing deportation fight in Australia.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 05:46 PM IST
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Thousands block roads in Serbia to protest mining project

  • In the capital Belgrade, protesters swarmed a major highway and bridge linking the city to outlying suburbs as the crowd chanted anti-government slogans while some held signs criticising the mining project.
Demonstrators block the main highway to protest against Anglo-Australian company Rio Tinto's plan to mine lithium in the country, in Belgrade.(AFP)
Demonstrators block the main highway to protest against Anglo-Australian company Rio Tinto's plan to mine lithium in the country, in Belgrade.(AFP)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 02:32 PM IST
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EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week

Portugal, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU, proposed adding the US, Albania, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macau, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Taiwan to a so-called 'white list' of countries from which non-essential travel to the bloc is allowed
EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week(Reuters representative image)
EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week(Reuters representative image)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 12:25 PM IST
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Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovic, wins Spain's prestigious art prize

  • Marina Abramovic wins Spanish art prize worth 50,000-euro ($56,700). Her works include “The Artist is Present,” in which she spent 716 hours sitting still while thousands of museum-goers took turns sitting in front of her and sharing one another’s gaze.
Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovic, wins Spain's prestigious art prize(ArturoVilla_)
Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovic, wins Spain's prestigious art prize(ArturoVilla_)
Updated on May 13, 2021 02:01 PM IST
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Made in India Covid-19 vaccines reach Serbia

The information was shared by Jaishankar through his Twitter post, "Made in India vaccines now arrive in Serbia. Buttressing our bond with Belgrade."
EAM Jaishankar had said that India has been
EAM Jaishankar had said that India has been "very much" at the forefront of the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and is providing vaccines to the world under 'Vaccine Maitri' initiatives.(Samir Jana/HT File)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 04:17 PM IST
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ANI | , Belgrade

Dog sent off by referee for invading pitch during football match in Serbia

Referee Marko Ivkovic flashed a red card to the dog.
The incident took place during a friendly soccer match between Serbian teams Radnicki 1923 Kragujevac and Kolubara Lazarevac (representational image).(Unsplash)
The incident took place during a friendly soccer match between Serbian teams Radnicki 1923 Kragujevac and Kolubara Lazarevac (representational image).(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 06, 2021 12:10 PM IST
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2021 World Indoor Championships postponed to March 2023

World Athletics on Thursday said the city of Nanjing, the intended host of the 2020 meeting, now also cannot host the next edition in March.
2021 World Indoor Championships postponed to March 2023(World Athletics/ Twitter)
2021 World Indoor Championships postponed to March 2023(World Athletics/ Twitter)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 03:17 PM IST
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Wrestler Narsingh Yadav clears COVID-19 test, set for World Cup in Serbia

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) confirmed that he will travel to Belgrade on December 14 along with the men’s freestyle squad.
File image of Narsingh Yadav.(File)
File image of Narsingh Yadav.(File)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 03:41 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Lithuania aims to make one of the world’s most gender-balanced cabinet after all-male lineup

After being the only one in the European Union to contain an all-men cabinet, Lithuania follows Serbia in seeking a government where jobs are evenly divided between the sexes.
Lithuania seeks gender-balanced cabinet after all-male lineup(Twitter/vytautasjan)
Lithuania seeks gender-balanced cabinet after all-male lineup(Twitter/vytautasjan)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 05:25 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Serbia to become one of world’s most gender-balanced governments

Serbia’s proposed new-look government is among the world’s most gender balanced, with women named to half of ministerial posts.
The lineup, announced Sunday, propels the Balkan country to the brink of the global top 10 for gender equality -- an issue that has typically been higher on the agenda of western European countries.(Pixabay)
The lineup, announced Sunday, propels the Balkan country to the brink of the global top 10 for gender equality -- an issue that has typically been higher on the agenda of western European countries.(Pixabay)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 07:13 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

MiG-21 military jet crashes near Serbia’s border with Bosnia

The ministry said the MiG-21 plane was on a “regular” flying mission when it crashed around 9 a.m. (0700GMT) near the village of Brasina.
A photo taken on October 13, 2016, shows ground crew preparing a Serbian Air Force Mig 21 fighter jet for a flight at the military airport Batajnica, near Belgrade.(AFP)
A photo taken on October 13, 2016, shows ground crew preparing a Serbian Air Force Mig 21 fighter jet for a flight at the military airport Batajnica, near Belgrade.(AFP)
Published on Sep 25, 2020 08:21 PM IST
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Belgrade, Serbia | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Donald Trump announces historic accord between former foes Serbia, Kosovo

The US effort focused on business and commerce, however, with Serbian negotiators insisting they would not go as far as recognizing Kosovo as a fully-fledged state.
“A truly historic day,” Trump said, with Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic sitting beside him in the Oval Office.(Bloomberg Photo)
“A truly historic day,” Trump said, with Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic sitting beside him in the Oval Office.(Bloomberg Photo)
Published on Sep 04, 2020 10:53 PM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Serbia seeks more warplanes amid Balkan tensions

President Aleksandar Vucic said “certain initiatives” have been made to buy a fleet of fighter-bombers, accusing the US and other Western countries of arming Serbia’s NATO neighbors and its breakaway former province of Kosovo.
Serbian army tank performs during exercise at a ceremony marking 72 years since the end of WWII and the defeat of Nazi Germany, at Nikinci training ground, 60 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia will continue to strengthen its armed forces and is ready to purchase more warplanes amid simmering tensions in the Balkans, the Serbian president said.(AP)
Serbian army tank performs during exercise at a ceremony marking 72 years since the end of WWII and the defeat of Nazi Germany, at Nikinci training ground, 60 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia will continue to strengthen its armed forces and is ready to purchase more warplanes amid simmering tensions in the Balkans, the Serbian president said.(AP)
Published on Jul 26, 2020 07:11 PM IST
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Belgrade | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of coronavirus protests

Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown.
Protesters clash with riot police on the steps of the Serbian parliament during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, July 10 2020.(AP photo)
Protesters clash with riot police on the steps of the Serbian parliament during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, July 10 2020.(AP photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 10:47 PM IST
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Belgrade, Serbia | ByAssociated Press

Hundreds try to storm Serbian parliament as protests against govt heat up

Demonstrators — who were defying a ban on mass gatherings amid a spike in virus infections — threw bottles, rocks and flares at the police guarding the domed parliament building in central Belgrade and removed the metal fences in front of it. Smoke rose above the entry stairway.
Several people were arrested, and many reporters were injured, mainly in attacks by the demonstrators.(AP Photo)
Several people were arrested, and many reporters were injured, mainly in attacks by the demonstrators.(AP Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2020 07:34 AM IST
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Belgrade | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Srebrenica killings: 25 years on victims solve world’s ‘biggest forensic puzzle’

Over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter after the town was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces in the closing months of the country’s 1992-95 fratricidal war.
A Srebrenica genocide survivor looks at a skull that he found in the forest near Konjevic Polje, Bosnia and Herzegovina .(REUTERS)
A Srebrenica genocide survivor looks at a skull that he found in the forest near Konjevic Polje, Bosnia and Herzegovina .(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 02:20 PM IST
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Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Violence in Serbia over plan to reimpose coronavirus curfew

Thousands of protesters clashed with police in Serbia’s capital after the president said he’d reinstate one of Europe’s strictest lockdown regimes to confront a spike in new cases of Covid-19 in the city.
Serbian police fires tear gas in front of the National Assembly building in Belgrade, on July 7, 2020, to disperse thousands of protesters angry at the return of a weekend coronavirus curfew.(AFP photo)
Serbian police fires tear gas in front of the National Assembly building in Belgrade, on July 7, 2020, to disperse thousands of protesters angry at the return of a weekend coronavirus curfew.(AFP photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 07:33 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Niyati Singh

Blame me, not Novak Djokovic: Serbia Prime Minister Ana Brnabic defends tennis star after Adria Open fiasco

“If they could shift the blame on me personally, as Prime Minister, and leave Novak alone, I would love it,” says Serbia Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.
File image of Djokovic and Serbian PM Ana Brnabic.(Reuters/HT Collage)
File image of Djokovic and Serbian PM Ana Brnabic.(Reuters/HT Collage)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Djokovic’s parents defend their son, blame another player

Djokovic’s outspoken father blamed the cancellation of the tour on Grigor Dimitrov, one of the three other players to test positive in the last few days. There is no evidence to suggest Dimitrov spread the virus to others.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic during Adria Tour at Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade, Serbia, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic during Adria Tour at Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade, Serbia, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 07:38 PM IST
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Belgrade | ByAssociated Press

Serbians head to polls in Europe’s first post-lockdown election

Polling stations will be equipped with face masks and hand sanitisers for the use of the country’s 5.5 million voters, many of whom are expected to skip voting - partly due to fears of becoming infected.
A man walks past election campaign posters of ruling Serbian Progressive Party in Belgrade, Serbia.(REUTERS)
A man walks past election campaign posters of ruling Serbian Progressive Party in Belgrade, Serbia.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 05:58 AM IST
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Belgrade | ByReuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Fans flock back for final big games of Serbian soccer season

Red Star Belgrade can host the biggest crowd for a game in Europe since soccer’s shutdown in the pandemic ended last month, when the Serbian title winner completes its season on June 20.
Fans stop the match ball after it is kicked into the stands.(Action Images via Reuters)
Fans stop the match ball after it is kicked into the stands.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 04:35 PM IST
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Belgrade | ByPress Trust of India

Tough for Kim Clijsters to get back to top level: Ana Ivanovic

Belgian mother-of-three Clijsters surprised the tennis world when she announced she was making a second comeback this year.
File image of Kim Clijsters.(AFP)
File image of Kim Clijsters.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 02:28 PM IST
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MUMBAI | ByReuters

Novak Djokovic to host tennis tour in Balkan countries, Thiem, Dimitrov sign up

The tour starts on June 13 and 14 in Belgrade followed by matches in Zadar, Croatia on June 20 and 21. This will be followed by matches in Montenegro on June 27 and 28 and the tour ends in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina on July 3 and 4.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning the Final against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning the Final against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 23, 2020 06:22 PM IST
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Belgrade | ByIndo Asian News Service

Congress hits out at PM Modi over medical supplies to Serbia

The Congress’s offensive came in response to a tweet by an official account of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Serbia.
Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill alleged that when doctors and nurses across the country were demanding better equipment, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government was exporting PPEs (personal protective equipment) to Serbia.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill alleged that when doctors and nurses across the country were demanding better equipment, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government was exporting PPEs (personal protective equipment) to Serbia.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 06:29 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Djokovic dominates Tsitsipas to win fifth Dubai trophy and 79th career title

The world number one is now on an 18-0 winning run this season, and 21-0 overall since late 2019, as he ended an eight-match win streak for his Greek opponent, champion last weekend in Marseille.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the Final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the Final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 01, 2020 08:15 AM IST
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Dubai | ByAgence France-Presse

Novak Djokovic continues hot streak to cruise into second round in Dubai

The top seed and four-time champion was playing in Dubai for the first time since 2016, and made short work of Jaziri, who is ranked 260 in the world.
Dubai: Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after he beats Tunisia's Malek Jaziri.(AP)
Dubai: Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after he beats Tunisia's Malek Jaziri.(AP)
Updated on Feb 24, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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Dubai | ByAgence France-Presse

Novak Djokovic urges Davis and ATP Cups to merge or die

Djokovic, who recently won his eighth Australian Open title and led Serbia to the ATP Cup trophy last month, made his plea prior to starting this week as top seed at the Aviation Club.
Australian Open champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy.(REUTERS)
Australian Open champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 24, 2020 03:43 AM IST
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Dubai | ByAFP

Indian boxers claim four silver medals at Nation’s Cup in Serbia

None of the Indians could win their summit bouts on Sunday night with Monika (48kg), Ritu Grewal (51kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg) being the other silver medal winners apart from Meena.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 03:54 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Novak Djokovic insists no clear favourite for Australian Open

The world number two was in fine touch at the ATP Cup, leading Serbia to victory over 23 other nations in the new men’s team event, overpowering Davis Cup champions Spain in the final in the early hours of Monday.
File image of Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
File image of Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 08:25 AM IST
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Sydney | ByAFP

Djokovic outlasts Medvedev to lead Serbia into ATP Cup final

Serbia now faces the winner of host nation Australia, led by Alex De Minaur, and Rafael Nadal’s Spain in Sunday’s final.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates, winning the match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.(AP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates, winning the match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 01:06 PM IST
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Sydney | ByReuters
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