Alex Christoforou Reporting from Belgrade, Serbia for a few days

Tensions being ratcheted up by breakaway province, Kosovo. Putting pressure on Serbs who live there. Looking for confrontation. Kosovo strongly supported by collective West. Serbian President calls for peace, but ready to protect Serbs. See a pattern here?

Kosovo politicians claiming they will apply to join the EU club by the end of the year; a problem is that several EU countries do not recognise Kosovo. Greece under extreme pressure to do so.

Maria Zakarova suggests a solution to the possible barrier to BJ becoming next NATO Sec Gen. He could declare himself a woman.