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Serbia: Country in the Balkans
Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a landlocked country situated at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe in the southern Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. It borders Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the southeast, North Macedonia to the south, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west, and Montenegro to the southwest. The country claims a border with Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. Serbia's population numbers approximately seven million without Kosovo or 8.8 million if the territory is included. Its capital, Belgrade, ranks among the largest and oldest citiеs in southeastern Europe.

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Italy crowned eEURO 2020 champions [Video]

Italy crowned eEURO 2020 champions

Italy downs Serbia in the grand finals to win the UEFA eEURO 2020 Championship in the first edition of the event

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Kosovo PM slams idea of Serbia land-swap deal vital for opening door to EU membership [Video]

Kosovo PM slams idea of Serbia land-swap deal vital for opening door to EU membership

Kosovo PM slams idea of Serbia land-swap deal vital for opening door to EU membership

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Russian communists defy lockdown to honor Lenin's 150th [Video]

Russian communists defy lockdown to honor Lenin's 150th

Dozens of Russian communists defied Moscow's coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday by marching across Red Square to lay flowers outside Vladimir Lenin's tomb to mark 150 years since the birth of the..

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Djokovic wins frying pan tennis rally [Video]

Djokovic wins frying pan tennis rally

Tennis world number one Novak Djokovicgets creative to pass the time and stay in shape during the coronavirus pandemic.

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