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Serb army commander sends off for his false teeth - and dismisses UN war crimes tribunal as 'satanic court'

Serbian President Boris Tadic resigns

Serbian pro-Western President Boris Tadic said today that he is resigning, paving the way for early presidential election where he will face strong challenge from a nationalist candidate.

Novak Djokovic beats Murray at the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida

Andy Murray blames service return for Miami Masters defeat to Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray blamed a misfiring return of serve after he suffered final heartbreak at the hands of Novak Djokovic, losing in straight sets at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami yesterday.

Verica Barac: Serbian activist who exposed corruption

Verica Barac, who died earlier this month at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, was Serbia's most prominent anti-corruption activist and headed the country's Anti-Corruption Council. Barac came to the council's helm in 2003, as a new pro-Western government began to recover from years of wars and international sanctions suffered during Slobodan Milosevic's decade-long rule. She exposed numerous corruption scandals, such as dubious privatisation deals made during the country's transition to a market economy.

Slovenians reject gay adoption law in referendum

Slovenians rejected in a national referendum a new family law that included a highly contested clause that would allow same-sex couples to adopt children in some cases.

Vidic will no longer be considered for selection

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic targets pre-season return

Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic has confirmed he is on course for a return to action at the start of next season.

Serbia: Ministers back EU candidacy

European Union foreign ministers will recommend that Serbia be allowed to become an official candidate for membership after the country reached an agreement with its former province of Kosovo.

Branislav Ivanovic and his Chelsea teammates failed to contain Ezequiel Lavezzi on Tuesday night

Put aside rows to save season, says Ivanovic

The Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has said that the fractious relationship between certain players and manager Andre Villas-Boas must be put aside for the good of the club if they are to rescue their season.

Angelina has defended her debut feature, In the Land of
Blood and Honey

Boos in Berlin for Jolie's war drama

Hollywood star defends her hard-hitting and controversial story set during the 1990s Bosnian conflict

The Danube began to ice over in early February as temperatures plunged to minus 20 Celsius

Frozen Danube river is costing shippers millions

European shippers say they are losing millions because a lengthy stretch of the Danube - one of Europe's key waterways - is stuck in the longest freeze in recent memory.

Angelina Jolie discusses her film

First Night: In the Land of Blood and Honey, Berlin Film Festival

Courage under fire! Jolie's debut is not for faint-hearted

'The Song of the Rain', directed by Aygul Bakanova

New stars shine at Küstendorf Film and Music Festival

The hamlet of Küstendorf is like a Disneyland for cinema auteurs. Built by double-Palme d'Or-winning director Emir Kusturica, the village has streets named after Federico Fellini and Jean Vigo. The cinema is called the Stanley Kubrick Theatre and the restaurant carries the moniker Visconti. It's also been home to the Küstendorf Film and Music Festival since 2008.

A man walks under heavy snow in Baku, Azerbaijan

Big freeze death toll rises again in eastern Europe

The death toll from the weather in eastern Europe has risen to 133, while some 11,000 villagers are stranded in mountainous areas of Serbia.

Hewitt did well to take a set off Djokovic

Novak Djokovic crushes Australian dreams with victory over Lleyton Hewitt

Novak Djokovic weathered a gallant challenge from a tenacious Lleyton Hewitt to send the last Australian in the draw packing and make the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Kosovo: Police fire tear gas to disperse anti-Serbian protesters

Police in Kosovo fired tear gas and used batons and water cannon to disperse several thousand protesters demanding a ban on Serbian imports.

Grant goes to Serb champions Partizan Belgrade

Partizan Belgrade have appointed former Chelsea, Portsmouth and West Ham United manager Avram Grant as their new coach.

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