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Kosovo top opposition leader, 2 other lawmakers arrested

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press Updated 7:00 am, Friday, November 24, 2017 PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo police on Friday arrested a top opposition leader and two other lawmakers accused of disrupting the work of the previous parliament with tear gas and violent acts. A court later ordered all

SFGATE - 2017-11-24 14:57:00

Kosovo war crimes court ready for first indictments: chief judge

Trendafilova, the Bulgarian court president, speaks during an interview with Reuters in PristinaThomson Reuters By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA (Reuters) - A special court with international prosecutors and judges set up to tackle alleged war crimes by ethnic Albanians against Serbs during Kosovo's 1998

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-24 12:31:13

Kosovo deputy premier acquitted of corruption charges

PRISTINA, Kosovo - Kosovo's deputy prime minister and four other former officials have been acquitted of corruption charges including money laundering, embezzlement and bribery. Two international judges and a local one at the Pristina Court said Friday that there was no evidence Fatmir Limaj and his

NATIONALPOST.COM - 2017-11-24 15:17:03

No passports for Kosovo citizens, Meta says

"It not right for Kosovo's citizens to continue to face an obstacle, but at the same time I believe that taking Albanian citizenship would not be a solution to facilitate their movement towards Schengen countries, because Albania itself is obliged to show constant care in respect of all the obligati

TIRANATIMES.COM - 2017-11-24 10:09:55

Police arrest Kosovo opposition leader for no-show at court

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo police arrested three lawmakers on Friday, including the popular main opposition leader whom they handcuffed in the street, after the three failed to appear in court on charges of releasing tear gas in parliament in 2015 and 2016. Opposition lawmakers obstructed parliame

REUTERS INDIA - 2017-11-24 17:44:43

Kosovo sets Albania's Nov. 28 independence day as a holiday

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo's government has decided to declare Nov. 28, the independence day of neighboring Albania, a national holiday, a move that may spark an angry reaction from Serbia. A government statement Thursday said that Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj declared Nov. 28 as the "day of

TUCSON.COM - 2017-11-23 18:05:03

Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court. Kosovo's Foreign Ministry said the verdict marked an act of "international justice and satisfaction for the Bosnia war victims." Th

KWTX - 2017-11-23 01:12:00

Limits of the internal Dialogue on Kosovo: Proposal of unreal union

Beograd - Pristina; Photo: EPA / Valdrin Xhemaj BELGRADE - While the border talks are underway, the President of Serbia moves the boundaries of the conversation by inserting a legally binding agreement with Pristina as the new unavoidable start of the future outcome of the internal dialogue, writes


The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court. Kosovo's Foreign

AP - 2017-11-23 03:08:12

Russia: Hague is anti-Serb; We'd like access to US base in Kosovo

The verdict to Ratko Mladic represents merely a continuation of the politicized and biased course taken by the Hague Tribunal (ICTY) during its work. This was the message that came from Moscow a day after the tribunal sentenced the former military commander of Serbs in Bosnia to life in prison, find

INSERBIA.INFO - 2017-11-23 22:02:08

Guinea-Bissau officially revokes recognition of Kosovo

Guinea-Bissau has withdrawn its decision from 2011 to recognize Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said. "The prime minister of Guinea-Bissau informed me of this today," Dacic told Tanjug late on Tuesday. He added that the African country also sent a note to Pristina informing them of


Kosovo: 300 million euro losses from power supply shortages

Power supply shortages in Kosovo are posing a big threat for businesses and the economic development of the country. A report issued by USAID says that the amount of losses caused to businesses by power supply shortages is 300 million euros. The head of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Safet Gerxhal


Kosovo & Albania aim at removing all barriers between the two countries

Albania's deputy PM, Senida Mesi said that Albania & Kosovo are interested in removing customs between the two countries The meeting between the government of Kosovo and government of Albania is expected to bring a number of positive developments for businesses from both countries. This was said on


Kosovo: Court issues arrest warrants for three Self Determination MPs

The court said that the MPs were subpoenaed to appear in court, as they are accused of using tear gas in the parliament of Kosovo and also for preventing officials to do their job. The judge of the case, Beqir Kalludra said that the MPs in question have not justified their absence in the court sessi


Kosovo president warns Russian meddling has implications for Canada

OTTAWA - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says Russia is trying to destabilize his country and their Balkan neighbours through fake news and other disruptions. He says this makes Canada a target too because Russia is trying to undermine the values and institutions that Kosovo shares with its Western al


Majority-Muslim Kosovo Puts Jewish Congressman On Stamp

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Rep. Eliot Engel has become the first U.S. congressman to be featured on a postage stamp in Kosovo. Engel, a New York Democrat, may be the first Jewish member of Congress on a stamp, period. Bella Abzug helped inspire a 1999 stamp celebrating the women's rights movement, but the l


Citizens of North Kosovo: Security the greatest problem

Tanjug - Kosovo police waiting for the train at Jarinje border/boundary crossing, 14 January 2017 NGO Aktiv from Mitrovica North published a trend analysis, which is a regular survey of citizens' opinions in North Kosovo carried out between May and August 2017. The report "Trend Analysis: Citizens


Jankovi: Internal dialogue on Kosovo is farce

Saa Jankovi; Photo: Media Centre Belgrade NOVI SAD - The leader of Movement of Free Citizens (Pokret slobodnih graana - PGS) in Serbia Saa Jankovi said that his movement is not participating in the internal dialogue on Kosovo, believing it was a just a farce. According to him, the goal of this dialo


Five lessons from the mayoral run-off elections in Kosovo

On 19 November, voters in 19 municipalities in Kosovo voted in mayoral run-off elections. The preliminary results were published by the Kosovo Central Election Commission before midnight and offered no clear overall winner. However, there are certain political parties that should be pleased with the


Georgian PM: Georgia will not recognize Kosovo

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has said that his country maintains the position not to recognize the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. Kvirikashvili also urged Serbian businesspeople to take advantage of Tbilisi's incentives offered to foreign investors. The Georgian prime