Belgrade - A Belgrade war crimes court on Thursday sentenced four Serbian ex-policemen to prison for the murder of Albanian civilians in Kosovo in 1999, but acquitted the man charged with ordering the murder.
Seven Serbian police officers were tried for the murders of 48 members of the Berisha family on March 26, 1999 in Suva Reka, Kosovo. The trial began in October 2006.
Belgrade - A day before the International Roma day, some 40 Roma aimed to spend another night outside Belgrade's city hall in an ongoing drama after their "unhygienic neighborhood" was torn down.
Roma families living in cardboard slums in the posh New Belgrade district were evicted from their houses last weekend and their homes - located in front of the new buildings built for the participants of the upcoming International Student Games - were torn down.
Belgrade - The Serbian government on Thursday said it has paid 900,000 dollars in compensation to the family of a US student who was beaten by a Serb basketball player in the United States last year.
Serbian state secretary Slobodan Homen confirmed the payment to the family of Bryan Steinhauer. Up until now, the government had labeled the case against Miladin Kovacevic, the alleged assailant, as a "state secret," keeping all information tightly sealed.
Belgrade - Serbia is "wasting respect" by altering the conditions it offered for a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the country's central bank chief said in an interview released Wednesday.
"In the IMF they're surprised at the quick change of position by the Serbian government," Jelasic, a frequent and outspoken critic of government economic policies, told the daily Press.