September 22, 1997 |
Slobodan Milosevic's Socialist Party claimed victory early today in Serbian elections, a vote many of his opponents boycotted because they said it was rigged. "It is obvious that our party has a substantial lead in both the presidential and parliamentary elections," party spokesman Ivica Dacic said. Preliminary results were expected this afternoon. Milosevic, who controls the state media, was expected from the beginning to see his party triumph in Sunday's vote.
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May 7, 1994
Charles William Maynes' column "Is There Any 'Right' Bosnia Policy for Clinton?" (Opinion, April 24) contains numerous misstatements of fact. He is of course free to speculate on the most appropriate response from the Clinton Administration on the resolution of the Bosnian conflict. He is not, however, free to manipulate history in support of his thesis. Maynes claims that anti-Serb excesses of World War II are "fueling the current conflict" and somehow justify current Serb aggression.
November 29, 2000 |
In 1983, a Serbian legal scholar named Vojislav Kostunica coauthored a book that reflected on political revolutions. Such turning points, he wrote, are "rare moments" when those with power can "act unbound" to remake the world around them. Now Kostunica finds himself in exactly that position, thrust into the presidency of Yugoslavia by a "bulldozer revolution" in which people power and earthmoving equipment enforced his electoral victory over Slobodan Milosevic.
October 26, 2001 |
Serbs demanding to know the whereabouts of missing relatives in Kosovo broke through a police line and charged at the Serbian province's U.N. mission chief in Belgrade, the Yugoslav capital. Hans Haekkerup was leaving a government building when about 100 people swarmed his motorcade, kicking and hitting cars with fists and sticks. No one was injured.
April 11, 2012 |
USC's new players Name; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Previous school; Comment Strahinja Gavrilovic; F; 6-8; 220; San Diego Rock Academy; Member of Serbian youth national teams can provide an inside presence. *Ari Stewart; F; 6-7; 205; Wake Forest; Averaged 8.5 points and 4.4 rebounds as freshman in Atlantic Coast Conference. Brendyn Taylor; G; 6-2; 170; Fairfax High; Only high school player in class averaged 18 points, 3.5 assists and five rebounds last season. J.T. Terrell; G; 6-3; 180; Peninsula College; Could provide much-needed outside threat.
March 9, 2012 |
There's nothing particularly subtle about the political observations in "Cirkus Columbia," but that's as it should be in this dark comedy set in 1991 Bosnia-Herzegovina, on the blinkered brink of war. If anything, the latest feature from Danis Tanovic ("No Man's Land") could have benefited from a more defined absurdist edge. Yet despite its wobbly tone and stumbles into implausible melodrama, the film succeeds as a study of realignments among friends and family, a gently cracked mirror held up to the insanity that would soon devastate the region.