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Djokovic wins as Serbia reaches Davis Cup quarterfinals

Nov. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic helped Serbia eliminate top-ranked France to reach the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup Finals on Thursday, setting up a meeeting with Russia. Britain also advanced despite resting Andy Murray and will face Germany, while Argentina went through as a second-place finisher to take...

Players give mixed reviews halfway through new Davis Cup

Nov. 21, 2019 12:19 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — At the halfway point, the revamped Davis Cup Finals are drawing praise and criticism. On the one hand, matches have excited and the crowds thrilled. On the other, late night finishes and exploited loopholes in the rules have annoyed the players. After nearly 120 years of playing the Davis Cup...

Serbian minister faces calls to resign after plagiarism row

Nov. 21, 2019 11:11 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s finance minister faced calls to resign Thursday after a university said he plagiarized parts of his Ph.D. thesis. Belgrade University, arguably Serbia’s most prestigious place of learning, said in a statement that Sinisa Mali “literally took over texts,...

Tariffs tough talk show Kosovo-Serb standoff set to last

Nov. 21, 2019 9:41 AM EST

Serbian goods are nowhere to be seen in shops in neighboring Kosovo. Naim Krasniqi, a small store owner, says the 100% tariff announced a year ago by the government is fair since Serbia is blocking all goods from Kosovo, part of a standoff between rivals in one of Europe’s most volatile regions. “We...

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

Nov. 20, 2019 10:47 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray had been in a similar position before, struggling and needing a big comeback to pull off an important victory. And like he’s done so many times in his career, he again came through with a big rally, this time to lead Britain to a victory over the Netherlands in his return...

Serbia investigating alleged spying affair involving Russia

Nov. 20, 2019 9:42 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is investigating reports of an alleged spying affair involving Russia, sparked by a video posted on social media, officials said Wednesday. The military intelligence agency has been instructed to look into reports that an alleged Russian military intelligence agent was filmed...

Media watchdog warns of pressure on independent Serbian TV

Nov. 20, 2019 8:23 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A media watchdog group on Wednesday warned that an independent television in Serbia is facing intimidation and a smear campaign from pro-government media and officials. Reporters Without Borders urged the Serbian government to “stop supporting and instead publicly...

Nadal leads Spain to win over Russia in Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 19, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive, then Marcel Granollers and Feliciano López completed the comeback in the decisive doubles match to give the hosts a 2-1 win over Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. Granollers and López defeated Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev...

US, Montenegro plot cyber warfare ahead of 2020 elections

Nov. 19, 2019 5:50 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Deployed inside the sprawling communist-era army command headquarters in Montenegro’s capital, an elite team of U.S. military cyber experts are plotting strategy in a fight against potential Russian and other cyberattacks ahead of the 2020 American and Montenegrin...

Italian police smash cross-border antiquities trafficking

Nov. 18, 2019 10:54 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian police have broken up a cross-border criminal gang illicitly trafficking in archaeological artifacts clandestinely excavated in southern Italy for export abroad, authorities said Monday. The culture-crime division of the Carabinieri military police said two suspects were jailed and 21...