PRISTINA, Oct 9: A special envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Kosovo on Wednesday three days after it held an election, in a new push to restart talks with Serbia to reach a final deal that would pave the way for Kosovo’s membership in the United Nations.

BELGRADE, April 14: Thousands in Serbia protested again Saturday against populist President Aleksandar Vucic as riot police deployed inside the country’s parliament, saying they wanted to prevent the opposition from storming the building.

Crouching near a wooden shed in his snowy backyard, Prokopy Nogovitsyn lifts up a grey tarpaulin and takes out a vertebra the size of a saucer: part of a mammoth skeleton.

MANCHESTER, Nov 5: Supposedly upon learning what a red poppy stands for, Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic, who currently holds a contract with the Red Devils, went as far as to state that he was prepared to leave the team altogether if the rules, which were alien to him, were forced upon him.

MOSCOW, Oct 8: Although many people in Serbia hold “poor” memories of NATO’s 1999 bombing of their country, it was, in fact, done precisely to protect them from their own government, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said in Belgrade.

MOSCOW, Sept 5: Xherdan Shaqiri will be under “unbelievable psychological pressure” when he heads to Belgrade for Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Crvena Zvezda, according to the Serbian club’s general director.

RUSSIA, June 28: Brazil eased into the World Cup knockout stages thanks to a 2-0 win over Serbia in Moscow, which secured the five-time winners top spot in Group E and consigned the Serbs to an early World Cup exit.

The two teams to advance to the Round of 16 will only be decided on the final day of action in Group E as Serbia meet Brazil and Switzerland tackle the already-eliminated Costa Rica.

MOSCOW, June 24: FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during their win over Serbia on Friday.

SAMARA, June 23: Critics of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system were handed ample ammunition when Serbia was somehow denied what appeared a blatant penalty in their defeat to Switzerland on Friday.

KALININGRAD, June 23: A thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a superb last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 win over Serbia in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match on Friday.

Two enticing and confident teams are set to go head-to-head in Kaliningrad on 22 June in an all-European clash. Fresh from a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in their opening game, Serbia now face a Switzerland team that held group favourites Brazil to a 1-1 draw.

SAMARA, June 17: Aleksandar Kolarov curled in a spectacular free-kick to give Serbia a deserved victory in their opening World Cup Group E match against Costa Rica.

Costa Rica and Serbia are ready for lift-off at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia as they arrive in Samara, a city that is famous as Russia's aerospace centre.

ZURICH, June 5: Lukewarm Serbia stumbled to a 1-0 home defeat by Chile in a World Cup warm-up on Monday while Morocco were far more impressive in a 2-1 win over Slovakia in the other match involving a finalist.

VIENNA, Sept 27: Austria striker Marc Janko is doubtful for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Serbia because of a thigh injury.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 7: Serbia has advised its athletes competing at the Rio Olympics to withdraw from any medal award ceremonies if they have to share the podium with athletes from breakaway Kosovo.