SRN News

  1. EU chief urges Britain to change its mind over Brexit

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief Donald Tusk is urging Britain to change its mind about leaving the bloc next year and says the EU would welcome the country back.

    Tusk said Tuesday that “if the U.K. government sticks to its decision to leave, Brexit will become a reality, with all its negative consequences, in March next year unless there is a change of heart among our British friends.”

    Addressing EU lawmakers, Tusk quoted U.K. Brexit envoy David Davis as saying that “if a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy.”

    Tusk said that “we here on the continent haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you.”


    Brought to you by www.srnnews.com
  2. Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

    BANGKOK (AP) — Bangladesh officials say they have agreed with Myanmar that they will try to complete the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years.

    Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that a joint working group from the two countries finalized an agreement on Monday on physical arrangements for the ethnic Rohingya’s repatriation. It said they agreed that the process “would be completed preferably within two years from the commencement of repatriation.”

    More than 650,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August, when Myanmar’s military launched a brutal crackdown in Rakhine state after a militant group attacked police posts.

    The two countries signed an initial agreement on the repatriation in November. Many have questioned whether Rohingya would return to Myanmar under the current circumstances.


    Brought to you by www.srnnews.com
  3. The Latest: Leading Serb politician in Kosovo shot to death

    MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Serb politician in Kosovo (all times local):

    10:20 a.m.

    The lawyer for leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo Oliver Ivanovic says he has been shot dead.

    “Unfortunately, I wish it weren’t true, but doctors declared Oliver dead at 9:30 this morning,” Nebojsa Vlajic, Ivanovic’s lawyer confimed to The Associated Press by phone.

    Serbian media reported that unknown assailants opened fire on Ivanovic in front of the offices of his Citizens’ Initiative Party.

    The 64-year-old was one of the key politicians in Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, a former Serbian province where tensions remain high a decade after it declared independence.

    A Kosovo court convicted Ivanovic of war crimes during the 1998-99 war. That verdict was overturned and a retrial had been underway.

    ___

    9:55 a.m.

    Serbian media are reporting that a leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo, Oliver Ivanovic, has been shot.

    There was no immediate confirmation by the police in Kosovo of the reported incident on Tuesday morning. Reports say unknown assailants opened fire on Ivanovic in front of the offices of his Citizens’ Initiative Party.

    Serbia’s state television says that doctors are struggling to save Ivanovic’s life, while Vecernje Novosti daily reported that Ivanovic has died.

    The 64-year-old is one of the key politicians in Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, a former Serbian province where tensions remain high a decade after it declared independence.

    A Kosovo court convicted Ivanovic of war crimes during the 1998-99 war. That verdict was overturned and a retrial is underway.


    Brought to you by www.srnnews.com

Local Weather

 Weather details: Forecast | Maps | Radar

 Weather sponsored by: