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April 10, 2010
World Cup 2010: SERBIA FIFA ranking: 15 Overall World Cup record: 0-0-0 Coach: Radomir Antic Best performance: Debut Overview: Serbs traditionally provided a string of national team players when their country was still part of the former Yugoslavia, and the flow of talent continues. Winger Milos Krasic helped his Russian club, CSKA Moscow, reach the quarterfinals of the European Champions League this season, while striker Milan Jovanovic has been banging in goals with enough frequency to attract the attention of Liverpool.
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February 20, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Is McG going soft on us? Has the director behind so much of the 21st century's over-the-top action - from the light froth of his "Charlie's Angels" reboot to the post-apocalyptic dark of "Terminator Salvation" - tapped into a more sentimental side? "3 Days to Kill," starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld and Amber Heard, certainly suggests a different emotional temperature. McG is a filmmaker in transition, mixing metaphors, genres and feelings in this action-thriller, espionage-comedy, family-drama jumble.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1997
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has once again proven its useful role by issuing a report calling on President Slobodan Milosevic to honor the November elections in Serbia ("Mediators Side With Opposition in Serbia," Dec. 28). Given the all-inclusive nature of the OSCE, would it not be better for a peaceful future to strengthen OSCE and scrap NATO? ROBERT S. VOGEL Pasadena
SPORTS
October 30, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Tennis star Novak Djokovic, whose family already owns one of the most popular restaurants in his home city of Belgrade in Serbia, now has an airplane named after him:   @RTS_Vesti @DjokerNole #Djokovicplane #LetimosaNoletom pic.twitter.com/i9HUZAwuU7 - AirSERBIA (@SerbianNational) October 25, 2013 Air Serbia, the country's new national airline carrier, named its first plane after Djokovic. The plane is an Airbus and is painted in the country's colors.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2013 | By David Ng
A painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt that depicts his father has been found seven years after it went missing. Rembrandt's "Portrait of the Father" was recovered Monday during a police operation in Sremska Mitrovica, about a half-hour outside Belgrade. Four people have been arrested in connection with the theft, according to reports. Radio Free Europe reported that two armed robbers tied up a guard and stole the Rembrandt along with three other paintings, including one by Peter Paul Rubens.
SPORTS
September 20, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
World champion Spain defeated Greece, 82-64, on Saturday at Katowice, Poland, to advance to the European basketball championship final against Serbia. The win gives Spain, a six-time tournament runner-up, another shot at its first European title today. Serbia beat Slovenia, 96-92, in overtime behind 32 points from Milos Teodosic . Spain held Greece without a point for the first four minutes of the second quarter to open a 34-24 lead that Greece couldn't get below seven points.
WORLD
March 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Serbia's neighbors in Croatia, Hungary and Bulgaria dealt a blow to the Serbian campaign to overturn Kosovo's month-old independence by announcing they would recognize the new republic. In a joint statement issued in Zagreb, Budapest and Sofia, they said the decision was based on "thorough consideration." They also underlined the importance of protecting the Serb minority in Kosovo's 90% ethnic Albanian republic. "I don't expect a worsening of political and economic relations because there is no alternative to good neighborly relations," Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader told reporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1999
Re "Why NATO's There," editorial, April 12: The Serbs have called our empty bombing bluff, but raising our ante would be a terrible gamble. Arming the Kosovars means supporting the Kosovo Liberation Army, a terrorist organization that kills both moderate ethnic Albanians and Serbs, with dreams of creating a Greater Albania. Invading Serbia with NATO and U.S. ground troops means a bloody quagmire that could incite even more ethnic wars and carnage. Our myopic focus on the Serbian tail ignores the Russian dog at our peril.
TRAVEL
July 2, 2006
THANKS for the great story about Serbia and vicinity [So ... This Is Serbia?" June 11]. I love every word Susan Spano writes. ELEANOR VAN NATTA Rancho Dominguez
NEWS
January 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Slovenia accused Serbia of secretly ordering the printing of $1.4 billion in new money to pay its debts, threatening a new bout of inflation and acceleration of Yugoslavia's impending breakup. Slovenian Prime Minister Lojze Peterle said Serbia's unilateral action is "robbing" the other republics and warned that his government might issue a separate currency before the end of the month to protect Slovenes from the consequences he expects to be disastrous.
SPORTS
September 15, 2013 | Wire reports
Norway's Suzann Pettersen beat teen star Lydia Ko of New Zealand by two shots to win the Evian Championship at Evian-les-Bains, France, and clinch the second major title of her career. Pettersen calmly rolled in a putt for par to secure the victory, then leaned back and held her head in her hands, hugged her caddie and laughed as she was sprayed with champagne. It was her first major win since the 2007 LPGA Championship. Pettersen shot a three-under-par 68 to finish with a 10-under total of 203 after the tournament was reduced to three rounds when Thursday's play was rained out. The 16-year-old Ko, who was trying to become the youngest major champion, finished with a 70. This was the first year that Evian counted as the fifth and final major of the year on the women's calendar.
SPORTS
August 31, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK - John Isner had played long and late Thursday to pull out a physically taxing four-set win over flashy Frenchman Gael Monfils, 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4) at the U.S. Open. The New York crowd had firmly planted itself on the side of the Frenchman, chanting Monfils' name and standing when he would take a tumble, get up and hit a winner. On Saturday, Isner got another chance against 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber, a more subdued German who had upset Isner in the third round here last year.
SPORTS
July 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 There's no doubt that former Los Angeles Loyola water polo standout Chancellor Ramirez is one of the bright young players in United States water polo. An 18-year-old incoming freshman at UCLA, Ramirez begins action this week playing in the FINA World Championships in Serbia as the youngest member of the Men's Senior National Team.  He was part of the Rose Bowl Water Polo Club. The Olympic Games in 2016 is his big goal. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
June 26, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
A wave of injuries and upsets hit the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, taking No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova of Russia out of the women's competition. Sharapova, hobbled by a hip injury, slipped once during the warmups and twice during play and required medical treatment during her 6-3, 6-4 loss to Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal. Sharapova left the court for treatment in the second set of her match against Larcher de Brito, who is ranked 131st in the world.
SPORTS
May 24, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Looking for signs of a rebound for U.S. men's tennis? Don't look at the seedings for this year's French Open, which begins Sunday. The highest seeded American male is Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks, who is seeded 18th. Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the men, Roger Federer is second and Rafael Nadal third. The complete list: 1. Djokovic, Serbia; 2. Federer, Switzerland; 3. Nadal, Spain; 4. David Ferrer, Spain; 5. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic; 6. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France; 7. Richard Gasquet, France; 8. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia; 9. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland; 10. Marin Cilic, Croatia; 11. Nicolas Almagro, Spain; 12. Tommy Haas, Germany; 13. Kei Nishikori, Japan; 14. Milos Raonic, Canada; 15. Gilles Simon, France; 16. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany; 17. Juan Monaco, Argentina; 18. Sam Querrey, United States; 19. John Isner, United States; 20. Andreas Seppi, Italy; 21. Jerzy Janowicz, Poland; 22. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine; 23. Kevin Anderson, South Africa; 24. Benoit Paire, France; 25. Jeremy Chardy, France; 26. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria; 27. Fabio Fognini, Italy; 28. Florian Mayer, Germany; 29. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia; 30. Julien Benneteau, France; 31. Marcel Granollers, Spain; 32. Tommy Robredo, Spain.
SPORTS
April 6, 2013 | Wire reports
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Serena Williams routed Venus Williams, 6-1, 6-2, in the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup on Saturday at Charleston, S.C. It was the most one-sided match in the sisters' rivalry and the 14th straight match that the younger sister has won in the tournament. The top-ranked woman will play for her second straight title in this tournament Sunday against Jelena Jankovic. Jankovic, the 2007 champion, defeated Stefanie Voegele, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2, in the other semifinal.
WORLD
August 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Serbia's parliament restored the republic's 19th century anthem and ancient coat of arms, which it used before merging in the early 1900s with its Balkan neighbors to form the former Yugoslavia. Montenegro adopted its own anthem and flag in July. The Serbian anthem has been rephrased to avoid a reference to the king.
WORLD
September 8, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The United States signed a military cooperation pact with Serbia, despite strains over Belgrade's failure to help bring suspected Bosnian Serb war criminals to justice. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Serbian President Boris Tadic signed the agreement, which would allow the U.S. military to train Serbian forces and conduct exchange programs. U.S. officials played down the pact, suggesting initial cooperation was likely to focus on such things as civilian relations with the military.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2013 | By David Ng
A painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt that depicts his father has been found seven years after it went missing. Rembrandt's "Portrait of the Father" was recovered Monday during a police operation in Sremska Mitrovica, about a half-hour outside Belgrade. Four people have been arrested in connection with the theft, according to reports. Radio Free Europe reported that two armed robbers tied up a guard and stole the Rembrandt along with three other paintings, including one by Peter Paul Rubens.
SPORTS
February 3, 2013 | Wire reports
Game On Dude overpowered three rivals to successfully defend his title in the $200,000 San Antonio Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday. Ridden by Hall of Fame member Mike Smith, Game On Dude ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.53 and paid $2.10 and $2.10 at 1-9 odds. Trained by Hall of Fame member Bob Baffert, Game On Dude is co-owned by retired Dodgers manager Joe Torre, who was on hand. Game On Dude broke sharply and was immediately engaged by 12-1 longshot Basmati. "I got pressured, even more so than if it was a full field, believe it or not," Smith said.
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