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Montenegro: Republic in the Balkans
Montenegro is a country of South and Southeast Europe on the coast of the Balkans. It borders Bosnia-Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, Albania to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, and Croatia to the west. Montenegro has an area of 13,812 square kilometres and a population of 620,079. Its capital, Podgorica, is one of the twenty-three municipalities in the country. Cetinje is designated as the Old Royal Capital.


Djokovic announces Balkans-based tour for June and July [Video]

Djokovic announces Balkans-based tour for June and July

World number one Novak Djokovic is bringing together some of the world's top tennis players for a series of matches to run from Jun. 13-Jul. 5 in the Balkan region.

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Bosnia to re-open borders with neighbouring countries on June 1

Bosnia will re-open borders closed by the coronavirus pandemic with neighbouring Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia on June 1 and lift restrictions for commercial flights, Prime Minister Zoran Tegeltija..
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Serbia blocks flights from Montenegro over coronavirus row

Serbia has banned inbound flights by Montenegro's flag carrier Montenegro Airlines after Podgorica refused to open its borders to people from Serbia, where coronavirus persists.
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Coronavirus-free Montenegro to open borders June 1 to tourists – but there's a catch

The country's prime minister announced Montenegro's borders will be open for tourists to enter but only from countries that meet certain criteria. - Published

Montenegro becomes Europe's first coronavirus-free state, PM says

Montenegro's prime minister on Monday declared the country coronavirus-free - a move vital for its Adriatic tourism industry coming 69 days after it reported its first case and after 20 without a new..
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Police, protesters clash in Montenegro's north over bishop's detention

Montenegrin police clashed on Wednesday with dozens of hardline believers of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the northern city of Niksic who were protesting the detention of a bishop and priests charged..
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Orthodox pilgrims in Montenegro visit tomb despite coronavirus scare

Hundreds of Serbian Orthodox pilgrims used hand sanitiser and wore face masks as they entered the Ostrog Monastery on Tuesday, although some flouted social distancing rules designed to tackle the..
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Montenegro reports its first death from coronavirus infection

A 65-year old man from the Montenegrin town of Herceg Novi who died in hospital in the capital Podgorica on Sunday is the Adriatic country's first victim of the coronavirus, the director of the..
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Montenegro bars gatherings, closes schools, ports and border crossings

Montenegro barred public gatherings, closed schools for at least two weeks and adopted an array of other measures on Friday, including a ban on arrivals of ships at its Adriatic ports, in an effort to..
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Thousands in Montenegro march against religion law

Thousands of people, led by Serbian Orthodox Church clerics, marched peacefully through the Montenegrin capital Podgorica on Saturday in protest against a law they fear will be used to target the..
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Montenegro's president accuses Serbia and Russia of undermining independence

Montenegro's president accused Serbia and Russia on Friday of using the Serbian Orthodox Church to undermine his country's pro-Western government as it seeks European Union membership.
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EU aims to admit six Balkan states under reformed process: commissioner

The European Union still aims to admit the Balkan nations of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia into the bloc, new EU enlargement commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said on..
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Montenegro and Serbia feud over flag-burning protest

Montenegro and Serbia summoned diplomats of each others' countries on Friday after sports fans in Belgrade torched Montenegro's flag in protest at a new law that could target Serbian Orthodox Church..
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Montenegro adopts law on religion amid protests by pro-Serbs

montenegro adopts law on religion amid protests by pro-serbs
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s parliament adopted a contested law on religious rights early Friday after chaotic scenes in the assembly that resulted in the detention of all pro-Serb..
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Montenegro's parliament approves religion law despite protests

Montenegro's parliament approved on Friday a law on religious communities despite street protests and a last-minute attempt in the chamber by deputies of the pro-Serb opposition to prevent the vote..
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Serbs protest in Montenegro ahead of vote on religious law

Hundreds of backers of Montenegro's pro-Serb opposition took to the streets of the capital Podgorica on Thursday, rallying against a law they say would strip the Serbian Orthodox Church there of its..
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England fans wrong to boo Joe Gomez, says Raheem Sterling

England's Raheem Sterling says it was wrong for fans to boo Joe Gomez when he came on in the 7-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win against Montenegro.
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England thrash Montenegro 7-0 to win group

England qualify for Euro 2020 as group winners after putting seven goals past Montenegro in their 1,000th match on a celebratory day at Wembley.
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England's newcomer Hudson-Odoi ready to shine

england's newcomer hudson-odoi ready to shine
On Thursday at Wembley, Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, could start for England against Montenegro in the country's 1000th international game.","content":"There has long been a desire among those..
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England's 1,000 games: Your England all-time XI revealed

As England's men play their 1,000th match, against Montenegro on 14 November, here is your all-time XI.
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England v Montenegro: Gareth Southgate to name 'very young line-up'

England will name a "very young line-up" as they look to wrap up Euro 2020 qualification against Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday, says boss Gareth Southgate.
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Sterling’s bust-up with Gomez like a family row – England boss Southgate

sterling’s bust-up with gomez like a family row – england boss southgate
Gareth Southgate likened Raheem Sterling’s bust-up with Joe Gomez to a family row as the England manager defended the decision to sideline the Manchester City forward when Montenegro visit...
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Raheem Sterling dropped by England after Joe Gomez clash before Euro 2020 qualifier

England forward Raheem Sterling will not play in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday following a clash with team-mate Joe Gomez.
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Sterling to miss England qualifier 'after disturbance in private team area'

England forward Raheem Sterling will not play in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday, the Football Association has said.
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Euro 2020 qualifiers: England name Maddison, Stones & Oxlade-Chamberlain in squad

James Maddison is in England's squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo, despite being pictured in a casino after pulling out of the last squad with illness.
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Pompeo warns about Chinese influence in Balkans

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Montenegro and North Macedonia on Friday and warned Balkan leaders of possible risks from Chinese investment in technology and big infrastructure projects.
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Pompeo stops in Montenegro and North Macedonia to discuss NATO, no comment on Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a short trip to two small Balkan countries, Montenegro and North Macedonia, on Friday to discuss their roles in the Western NATO alliance.
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U.S., Montenegro to sign military deal, Pompeo says

The United States and Montenegro, which joined NATO in 2017, are finalizing their biggest bilateral arms deal, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
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Pompeo stops in Montenegro to discuss NATO, Russian interference

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began short trips to two small Balkan countries, Montenegro and North Macedonia, on Friday to discuss their roles in the Western NATO alliance.
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Montenegro fire Serbian coach Tumbakovic over refusal to face Kosovo

montenegro fire serbian coach tumbakovic over refusal to face kosovo Newsdesk Twitter Email June 8 2019 11:30 AM 0 Comments Montenegro fire Serbian coach Tumbakovic over refusal to face Kosovo Montenegro have fired their Serbian coach..
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Montenegro fires coach for boycotting Kosovo game

Montenegro has fired national coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic after he boycotted a European Championship qualifier against Kosovo - Published

Montenegro sack Ljubisa Tumbakovic for missing Kosovo match

montenegro sack ljubisa tumbakovic for missing kosovo match
Montenegro dismiss their Serbian manager Ljubisa Tumbakovic for refusing to take charge of his side's Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo.
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