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Kosovo Serbs close shops to protest import tariffs

Jul 01 2019

BELGRADE/PRISTINA Shops, restaurants and bakeries in Serb-dominated northern Kosovo closed their doors on Monday to protest against a 100% tax the country has imposed on goods imported from Serbia, in a move that could further sour ties between Belgrade and Pristina.

Kosovo Albanians welcome Clinton, Albright 20 years after NATO intervention

Jun 12 2019

PRISTINA Thousands of Kosovo Albanians turned out on Wednesday to welcome back former U.S. president Bill Clinton and his ex-top diplomat Madeleine Albright 20 years after they helped engineer the NATO air war that ousted Serbian forces.

Serbia places forces on alert after Kosovo police operation in Serb-populated north

May 28 2019

BELGRADE/PRISTINA Serbia ordered its troops on full alert on Tuesday and Russia accused Kosovo of provocation after a Kosovan police anti-crime operation in a region populated mainly by Serbs led to clashes.

Ten Kosovo women under house arrest after returning from Syria

Apr 23 2019

PRISTINA Ten women repatriated to Kosovo from Syria at the weekend have been placed under house arrest on charges of participating in terrorist groups, a court said on Tuesday.

Kosovo police question several women who returned from Syria

Apr 22 2019

PRISTINA Kosovo police and prosecutors have interrogated several of the women who returned from Syria by plane on Saturday, lawyers who took part in the questioning said on Monday.

Kosovo brings back fighters, families of jihadists from Syria

Apr 20 2019

PRISTINA Kosovo brought back 110 of its citizens from Syria on Saturday including jihadists who had gone to fight in the country's civil war and 74 children, the government said.

Kosovo starts work on museum to commemorate expulsions

Apr 11 2019

BLLACE, Kosovo A train that was used to ferry thousands of Albanians out of Kosovo during the 1999 NATO bombing will be made into a museum at the border crossing to remember Kosovo's biggest exodus.

War criminals have no place in government, U.S. ambassador tells Kosovo

Feb 07 2019

PRISTINA The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo has criticized Kosovo's government for hiring an ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander convicted of war crimes as an advisor to the prime minister.

Kosovo's parliament approves 2019 budget, avoids crisis

Feb 03 2019

PRISTINA Kosovo's parliament approved the 2019 budget on Sunday after an opposition party agreed to support the minority government two days after the deadline expired, forcing a temporary halt in all state spending.

Kosovo to try again to sell its telecom firm by end of 2019

Jan 30 2019

PRISTINA, Jan 30 Kosovo will offer its loss-making state-owned telecom company to private investors by the end of the year, the country's economy minister said on Wednesday, its third attempt to sell a stake in the company in the past decade.

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