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Serbia (i/ˈsɜːrbiə/, Serbian: Србија / Srbija, IPA: [sř̩bija]), officially the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Република Србија / Republika Srbija), is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. Serbia is landlocked and borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; Macedonia to the south; and Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro to the west; it also claims a border with Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is one of the largest cities in Southeast Europe. Serbia numbers around 7 million residents.

Following the Slavic migrations to the Balkans from the 6th century onwards, Serbs established several states in the early Middle Ages. The Serbian Kingdom obtained recognition by Rome and Constantinople in 1217; it reached its peak in 1346 as a relatively short-lived Serbian Empire. By the mid-16th century, the entire territory of modern-day Serbia was annexed by the Ottoman Empire, at times interrupted by the Habsburgs. In the early 19th century, the Serbian Revolution established the nation-state as the region's first constitutional monarchy, which subsequently expanded its territory. Following disastrous casualties in World War I, and subsequent unification of Habsburg crownland of Vojvodina with Serbia, the country co-founded Yugoslavia with other South Slavic peoples, which would exist in various political formations until the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, which had devastating effects for the region. As a result, Serbia formed a union with Montenegro in 1992, which broke apart in 2006, when Serbia again became an independent country. In 2008 the parliament of Kosovo, Serbia's southern province with an Albanian ethnic majority, declared independence, with mixed responses from the international community.

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Balkan cryptocurrency realm ready to replace ageing Dinar payment systems

Cryptopolitan 19 Sep 2020
The Balkan cryptocurrency realm is heating up ... Arvin Kamberi of the Bitcoin Association of Serbia is confident that virtual payments will grow tremendously especially during the pandemic months ... Serbia is exploring crypto law enactments to ensure optimum growth of the decentralized financial technologies ... .......

Cryptocurrency adoption to increase in Balkans

Cryptopolitan 17 Sep 2020
Those unaware, Balkan region consist of 12 countries in the Eastern-Europe including Balgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Macedonia and others ... Need for cryptocurrency adoption friendly laws ... He presents the case with the example of Slovenia, where the economy is boosting after adopting cryptocurrency friendly laws and regulations....

Jude Law confirms he's welcomed his sixth child

AOL 16 Sep 2020
Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 12, 2019 Jude Law and wife Phillipa Coan in the royal box before the semi-final match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut REUTERS/Toby Melville....

Cohen: 'I guarantee that it's not going to go well for whoever' set up Woodward interview

The Hill 10 Sep 2020
The cowards of 'cancel culture' MORE Wednesday night, saying he had “heard through the grapevine” Trump’s son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerUS brokers economic breakthrough for Serbia, Kosovo Karlie Kloss, a Kushner relative, to appear at Biden campaign event Melania ......

Israel’s Accord with Serbia and Kosovo Rattles EU but Fails to Rouse Arab Wrath

The Tennessee Tribune 09 Sep 2020
Serbia and Kosovo now also say they will make an effort to follow Israeli law and decriminalize homosexuality in their jurisdictions, a move that is unlikely to meet with approval from conservative Arab governments. Richard Grenell, the openly gay former ambassador to Germany, is pushing to overturn laws in nations that make homosexuality illegal....

Serbia-Kosovo deal cements Trump’s claim to foreign policy success

Arab News 08 Sep 2020
Serbia and Kosovo, two nations that were once part of the former Yugoslavia, appear to be gingerly ending more than two decades of bitterness and antagonism, if a ceremony held at the White House on Sept ... The EU has mediated political talks between Serbia and Kosovo for more than a decade....

The links between Serbia and Israel remain strong – opinion

The Jerusalem Post 06 Sep 2020
Serbia has unanimously passed a law in parliament on the return of property and compensation to the heirs of Holocaust victims, and will allocate 950,000 euros a year from the state budget for the next 20 years for the functioning of Jewish municipalities on its territory....

Turkey Condemns Serbia, Kosovo’s al-Quds Embassy Move

Kayhan 06 Sep 2020
ANKARA (Dispatches) – Serbia and Kosovo’s decision to move its embassy in the occupied territories from Tel Aviv to al-Quds, the city which is a major bone of contention in the Zionist-Palestinian conflict, violates international law and is deeply concerning, the Turkish Foreign Ministry says....

Palestine, AL slam intention of Kosovo, Serbia to open embassies in Jerusalem 05 Sep 2020
5 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Saturday condemned the intention of Kosovo and Serbia to open embassies in Jerusalem ... The ministry called on Serbia and Kosovo to backtrack on their "unfair decisions." ... The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo agreed to economic normalization at a meeting with U.S....

Leaders of Kosovo, Serbia agree to work toward improving economic ties

The Los Angeles Times 04 Sep 2020
Leaders of Serbia and Kosovo visited the White House on Friday to sign a limited economic agreement that U.S ... Serbia, however, and its backer, Russia, did not ... Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner announced that Kosovo agreed to recognize Israel, and Serbia agreed to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem....

National security adviser hails "remarkable" Serbia-Kosovo agreement

CBS News 04 Sep 2020
Trump and his son-in-law, addressed reporters to discuss a ......

Montenegro opposition claims election victory in tight vote

Kearney Hub 31 Aug 2020
Montenegro is holding a parliamentary election this weekend with the pro-Western government facing pressure over the new coronavirus outbreak and ongoing tensions in relations with Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church because of a religious property law ... religious property law....

Montenegro tense vote neck-and-neck, unofficial results say

Kearney Hub 30 Aug 2020
Montenegro is holding a parliamentary election this weekend with the pro-Western government facing pressure over the new coronavirus outbreak and ongoing tensions in relations with Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church because of a religious property law ... religious property law....