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Kosovo and Serbia's simmering disputes
Pristina (AFP) - Serbia and Kosovo's troubled relationship has taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks, with Pristina's vote on Friday to form an army just one of many sources of tension between the former war foes.
The Latest: Serbia calls new Kosovo army illegal
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local):. Serbia says it considers Kosovo's new army an "illegal, occupational armed formation" and warned that any Serbs in Kosovo who join the force would face legal action.
Kosovo approves new army despite Serb opposition, NATO criticism
PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo’s parliament voted on Friday to create a 5,000-strong standing army, a week after Serbia’s premier suggested the move could provoke military intervention by Belgrade.
Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army
Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, center, flanked by KSF Commander Rrahman Rama as they inspect members of Kosovo Security Force in capital Pristina, Kosovo, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Kosovo lawmakers are set to transform the Kosovo Security Force into a regular army, a move that significantly height
The Latest: Kosovo parliament votes to form new army
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo vote to create an army (all times local):. Kosovo’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region.
Kosovo asserts statehood with vote to create army
Pristina (AFP) - Kosovo on Friday passed laws to build an army, asserting its statehood in a US-backed move that has angered Serbia, which does not recognise the former province's independence.
Serbia warns Kosovo army will substantially worsen tensions
A soldier of NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR guards convoy of the road near the village of Leposavic, northern Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. In Friday’s vote, Kosovo's 120-seat parliament is expected to approve three draft laws to turn an existing paramilitary force into a lightly armed army. (A
NATO-led troops on the move in northern Kosovo
Troops from the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR) in the Serb-dominated north last month. Troops from the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR) in the Serb-dominated north last month (AFP Photo/Armend NIMANI)
Kosovo tests Serbia with vote to build an army
Pristina (AFP) - Kosovo will vote Friday on whether to create its own army, in a heavily symbolic show of independence from Serbia that has inflamed tensions between the former wartime foes.
The Latest: Serbia seeks urgent UN session over Kosovo army
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local):. Serbia's foreign minister says the country will seek an urgent session of the U.N. Security Council over Kosovo's decision to form an army.
The Latest: Germany appeals to Kosovo, Serbia for calm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo’s vote to create an army (all times local):. Germany says a vote to approve the formation of a Kosovo army must not be used to escalate tensions in the region.
Kosovo parliament to vote to form new army, angering Serbia
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo's parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region.
Germany urges Kosovo to drop tariffs on Serbia
PARIS (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday urged Kosovo to rescind, or at least suspend implementation of 100 percent tariffs that Pristina has slapped on Serbian goods.
Two Kosovo ex-commanders summoned to Hague in war crimes probe
Pristina (AFP) - Two top Kosovo independence fighters are among the first to be summoned for interviews by special war crimes prosecutors in The Hague, their lawyers said Wednesday.
Kosovo parliament approves formation of army amid fierce opposition from Serbia
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Lawmakers in Kosovo Set to Vote on Creation of Full Army
The FINANCIAL -- Lawmakers in Kosovo will vote on December 14 on whether to create a full-fledged army, a move that has inflamed tensions with its former wartime foe Serbia. The vote to convert Kosovo's lightly armed emergency response force into a professional army is widely expected to pass, accor
Kosovo parliament approves plan to build national army over NATO objections
Kosovo’s parliament has approved a plan to turn its security force into a full army over the objections of NATO, which maintains a force in the country. The legislation passed with a unanimous yes vote in a Friday, December 14 session boycotted by minority Serb MPs, an AFP reporter said.
NATO chief speaks to Serbia and Kosovo leaders amid tensions
In this photo taken on Sept. 9, 2018, soldiers of NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR take a break by the side of the road in the village of Kosterc, Kosovo. Serbia's prime minister warned on Wednesday that the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger Serbia's armed intervention in the former province
Kosovo: Prime minister says new army will serve world peace
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The prime minister of Kosovo says the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. Kosovo's lawmaker's are set to vote Friday on three laws that would transform the national security force into a regular army. The measures are ex
Kosovo's plan to build an army revives old Balkan tensions
In this photo taken on Thursday, March 22, 2018, members of Kosovo Security Force (KSF) line up for a flag raising ceremony inside the barracks in the southern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica. Kosovo is moving to build itself a regular army, angering neighboring Serbia enough to tal