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Russia aims to draw Serbia away from West: cables

Russia aims to draw Serbia away from West: cables

BELGRADE – Russia is playing on Serbia’s mistaken belief that it is still a key player in the power dynamic with the West to draw the country’s focus away from joining the EU and NATO, US diplomats have concluded. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will emphasise the bonds linking the two Orthodox Christian nations during a visit to Serbia on Wednesday, the eve of the 12th anniversary of the NATO bombing over Belgrade’s policy towards Kosovo.
US cables two years ago highlight

Troicki does the trick for Serbia

BELGRADE – World number three Novak Djokovic and the unheralded Viktor Troicki swept Serbia to an historic first Davis Cup title on Sunday, overturning an overnight deficit to beat nine-time winners France 3-2.
Troicki, the world number 30, eased past Michael Llodra 6-2, 6-2, 6-3, after Djokovic had crushed Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 to pull his country level with his sixth win in six Davis Cup ties this season. “It’s the best moment of my life,” said Troicki, who had lost

Search for Mladic not confined to Serbia: prosecutor

BELGRADE: UN war crimes prosecutor Serge Brammertz said Monday that Serbia was not the only territory considered in the search for Ratko Mladic but insisted that the key to his arrest lies in Belgrade.
“The main working hypothesis is that the solution to his arrest is in Belgrade, but of course operational activities are not only concentrated on Serbia but are logically also into other areas,” Brammertz told a press conference after meeting with Serbian war crimes prosecutor