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NATO troops patrol Kosovo-Serbia border after truck blockade

NATO troops patrol Kosovo-Serbia border after truck blockade Soldiers with a NATO-led peacekeeping mission are keeping watch at the Kosovo-Serbia border after the two countries reached a deal to deescalate a dispute over vehicle license plates By FLORENT BAJRAMI and LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 1:42 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Bus swerves into children’s park in Belgrade, injures some

Bus swerves into children’s park in Belgrade, injures some Serbian state television is reporting that a public bus swerved off the road into a children’s playground in a residential area of Belgrade and injured several people ByThe Associated PressSeptember 24, 2021, 3:33 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BELGRADE, Serbia — …

Croatian police break migrant smuggling gang, arrest 7

Croatian police break migrant smuggling gang, arrest 7 Croatian police say they have broken a gang that smuggled more than 100 migrants from Bosnia into Croatia and on toward Western Europe, and charged nine suspected members ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 2:30 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ZAGREB, Croatia — …

Kosovo-Serbia border blocked by protesters amid tensions

Kosovo-Serbia border blocked by protesters amid tensions The Kosovo-Serbia border was blocked for a second day by ethnic Kosovo Serbs protesting a decision by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country By ZENEL ZHINIPOTOKU and LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 6:32 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Tensions soar at Kosovo-Serbia border over license plates

Tensions soar at Kosovo-Serbia border over license plates Tensions have soared on the border between Kosovo and Serbia as Pristina authorities started implementing a rule to remove Serbian license plates from cars entering Kosovo By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 5:49 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressKosovo special …

Merkel: Integrating Balkans into EU is strategic for both

Merkel: Integrating Balkans into EU is strategic for both German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it’s in the European Union’s own strategic interests to integrate the Balkans into the 27-nation bloc By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 8:00 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, walks …

Serbs protest against lithium mining, other eco problems

Serbs protest against lithium mining, other eco problems Several thousand people in Serbia have attended a protest demanding a ban on planned lithium mining in the Balkan country as well as a resolution to scores of other environmental issues By DARKO VOJINOVIC Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 3:16 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Kosovar activists disrupt war crimes court officials’ talks

Kosovar activists disrupt war crimes court officials’ talks Kosovar activists have tried to disrupt a meeting of war crimes court officials with civil society members, accusing the court adjudicating cases from Kosovo’s war of independence of equating the victim with the aggressor By VISAR KRYEZIU Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 2:34 PM• 2 min readShare to …

EU mission helps Kosovo with database on war crimes

EU mission helps Kosovo with database on war crimes The European Union’s mission in Kosovo said Monday it has assisted the country’s police in developing a database to help investigate war crimes ByThe Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 3:17 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PRISTINA, Kosovo — The European Union’s mission …

‘We fought a great battle’: Greece defends wildfire response

‘We fought a great battle’: Greece defends wildfire response As Greece’s massive wildfires are being largely tamed, the country’s civil protection chief has strongly defended the country’s firefighting efforts By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 10, 2021, 7:15 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:06 On Location: August 10, 2021 …

Serbian capital is engulfed in smoke from landfill fire

Serbian capital is engulfed in smoke from landfill fire Authorities in Belgrade have warned citizens to stay indoors because of a large fire that has erupted at a garbage landfill close to the Serbian capital ByThe Associated PressAugust 8, 2021, 5:46 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BELGRADE, Serbia — A …

Kosovo awards rule of law medal to Biden’s late son Beau

Kosovo awards rule of law medal to Biden’s late son Beau Kosovo has awarded a presidential medal on the rule of law to U.S. President Joe Biden’s late son Beau By SYLEJMAN KLLOKOQI Associated PresAugust 1, 2021, 6:51 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo on Sunday awarded …

At small Serbia border village, migrants describe pushbacks

At small Serbia border village, migrants describe pushbacks At first, this remote village in Serbia seems sleepy and almost abandoned like many other in the Balkan country By JOVANA GEC Associated PressJuly 31, 2021, 6:29 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMigrants rest in front of an abandoned house in …

US President Biden touched by Kosovo medal for late son Beau

US President Biden touched by Kosovo medal for late son Beau U.S. President Joe Biden says he is moved by Kosovo’s awarding of a medal to his late son Beau, who was in the Balkan country 20 years ago to help establish the rule of law there as it became independent from Yugoslavia By SYLEJMAN …

Top international official in Bosnia bans denial of genocide

Top international official in Bosnia bans denial of genocide The top international official in Bosnia has outlawed denial of genocide in the Balkan country ByThe Associated PressJuly 23, 2021, 3:41 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA woman visits the memorial cemetery in Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Sunday, July 11, …

Serbia-Kosovo talks, brokered by EU, produce no result

Serbia-Kosovo talks, brokered by EU, produce no result A meeting between Serbia and Kosovo has produced no progress ByThe Associated PressJuly 19, 2021, 5:58 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressEuropean Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell leaves at the end of the first day of an EU summit at …

Ex-judge: EU law mission in Kosovo holds anti-Albanian bias

Ex-judge: EU law mission in Kosovo holds anti-Albanian bias A former British judge is accusing the European Union’s legal watchdog in Kosovo of political meddling in many trials aimed at subverting Kosovar Albanians By LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressJuly 12, 2021, 3:04 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TIRANA, Albania — A …

Kosovo: Serb ex-police officer jailed for rape during war

Kosovo: Serb ex-police officer jailed for rape during war A Kosovar court has sentenced to 10 years in prison a Serbian ex-policeman accused of raping an ethnic Albanian woman during the 1998-1999 war ByThe Associated PressJuly 5, 2021, 3:46 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PRISTINA, Kosovo — A Kosovar court …

Serbia police find illegal migrant camp, people smugglers

Serbia police find illegal migrant camp, people smugglers Serbian police say they have discovered an illegal migrant camp near the borders with Hungary and Romania, and detained suspected people smugglers ByThe Associated PressJuly 4, 2021, 11:50 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbian police on Sunday said they …

Serbian state TV: Explosion again rocks munitions factory

Serbian state TV: Explosion again rocks munitions factory Serbian state television RTS says an explosion has rocked a munitions factory in a central town that was hit by a fire and a series of blasts earlier this month ByThe Associated PressJune 19, 2021, 7:37 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BELGRADE, …

Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic loses genocide appeal

Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic loses genocide appeal U.N. judges have upheld the conviction of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic for genocide and other offenses during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war and affirmed his life sentence By MIKE CORDER Associated PressJune 8, 2021, 7:47 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Top US, EU envoys visit Kosovo to promote talks with Serbia

Top US, EU envoys visit Kosovo to promote talks with Serbia Top officials from the United States and the European Union are visiting Kosovo to urge the tiny Western Balkan country to resume talks on the normalization of ties with its former war foe Serbia ByThe Associated PressMay 31, 2021, 3:36 PM• 2 min readShare …

Kosovo recalls war victims on National Missing Person’s Day

Kosovo recalls war victims on National Missing Person’s Day Kosovo’s prime minister has urged Serbia to help bring to justice any individuals suspected of responsibility for genocide during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War ByThe Associated PressApril 27, 2021, 1:46 PM• 2 min read PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s prime minister urged Serbia on Tuesday to help bring …

Albania’s president lambastes US ambassador on TV talk show

Albania’s president lambastes US ambassador on TV talk show Albania’s president has accused the U.S. ambassador of intervening in the small European country’s internal affairs by supporting its prime minister in an upcoming parliamentary election By LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressApril 24, 2021, 2:18 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAlbanian …

Kosovo’s new parliament elects new government

Kosovo’s new parliament elects new government Kosovo’s parliament has approved a new government facing the challenges of the coronavirus as confirmed cases mount in the small Balkan country By ZENEL ZHINIPOTOKU and LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressMarch 22, 2021, 8:12 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Sunday, …

Kosovo minister resigns after election bribery allegations

Kosovo minister resigns after election bribery allegations Kosovo’s foreign minister has resigned following allegations she had rigged the vote to win a seat in the new parliament ByThe Associated PressMarch 9, 2021, 4:19 PM• 2 min read PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s foreign minister on Tuesday resigned following allegations she had rigged the vote to win …

‘March, not celebrate’ on Int’l Women’s Day in Kosovo

‘March, not celebrate’ on Int’l Women’s Day in Kosovo Hundreds of Kosovar women have marked International Women’s Day with a protest asking for more respect of their rights ByThe Associated PressMarch 8, 2021, 2:55 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:08 On Location: March 8, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories …

Montenegro firm on expelling Serb diplomat despite EU call

Montenegro firm on expelling Serb diplomat despite EU callMontenegro’s foreign ministry says it won’t reverse its decision to expel the Serbian ambassador despite calls from the European Union to do soBy PREDRAG MILIC Associated PressNovember 30, 2020, 4:09 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PODGORICA, Montenegro — Montenegro will follow through …

Bosnia marks 25 years since inking of US-brokered peace deal

Bosnia marks 25 years since inking of US-brokered peace dealBosnians are marking the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-brokered peace agreement that ended more than 3 1/2 years of ethnic war in their countryBy SABINA NIKSIC Associated PressNovember 20, 2020, 3:31 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this …

Human remains found in a southern Serbian mine

Human remains found in a southern Serbian mineThe European Union’s mission to ensure the rule of law in Kosovo says human remains that are apparently a mass grave of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo have been found in a disused coal mine in SerbiaByThe Associated PressNovember 20, 2020, 2:53 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …