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2006-05-30 08:16:21

By Douglas Hamilton BELGRADE (Reuters) - Granting independence to Serbia's southern province of Kosovo against the will of Serbia would destabilize the Balkans, Serbia-Montenegro Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic warned on Tuesday.

2006-05-23 12:46:44

By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek and Turkish F-16 fighters collided on Tuesday while shadowing each other over the southern Aegean, where the two NATO allies have long disputed control over airspace.

2006-05-23 11:26:00

By Beti Bilandzic PODGORICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Montenegro's split from Serbia and progress to independence picked up speed on Tuesday when the European Union proposed talks holding out the prospect of faster entry into the bloc than Belgrade.

2006-05-23 08:41:16

By Beti Bilandzic PODGORICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Montenegro began splitting from its longtime partner Serbia on Tuesday, a process that could take just three months and eventually win it faster entry into the European Union than Belgrade.

2006-05-23 08:42:55

By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek and Turkish F-16 fighter jets collided in mid-air on Tuesday while shadowing each other in the southern Aegean, where the two NATO allies have long disputed control over airspace.

2006-05-22 07:18:04

By Ellie Tzortzi PODGORICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Montenegrins have voted for independence in a wafer-thin referendum victory that will sever a union with Serbia stretching back nearly a century and close the final chapter in the story of Yugoslavia.

2006-05-22 05:49:32

By Ellie Tzortzi PODGORICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Montenegrins have voted for independence in a wafer-thin referendum victory that will sever a union with Serbia stretching back nearly a century and close the final chapter in the story of Yugoslavia.

2006-05-21 19:34:07

By Beti Bilandzic PODGORICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic claimed victory for his independence drive in a referendum on Sunday to dissolve the country's union with Serbia.

2006-05-21 17:10:04

By Ellie Tzortzi PODGORICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Montenegro voted by a narrow margin on Sunday to end its union with Serbia and complete the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, according to projected referendum results.

2006-05-21 16:56:22

PODGORICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Montenegro voted by a narrow margin in favor of independence on Sunday in a referendum on ending its state union with Serbia, according to unofficial projections of the result.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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