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Albania's ruling Socialists set to win election -exit poll

Apr 25 2021

TIRANA (Reuters) -Albania's ruling Socialist Party looked set to win Sunday's national election and secure a third term for Prime Minister Edi Rama, an exit poll showed. | Video

Miner takes on Albania's political heavyweights at ballot box

Apr 23 2021

BULQIZE, Albania A national election in Albania on Sunday looks too close to call - but third-generation miner and first-time parliamentary candidate Elton Debreshi won't be celebrating whichever of the two main parties wins.

Early results point to Kosovo opposition party win in parliamentary vote

Feb 14 2021

PRISTINA Kosovo's anti-establishment party Vetevendosje is set to win Sunday's parliamentary poll, preliminary results showed, further complicating Western efforts to resolve the country's decades-long territorial dispute with Serbia.

Kosovo pins U.N. membership hopes on Biden presidency

Dec 23 2020

SOJEVE, Kosovo Like many Kosovars, cattle seller Xhelal Terstena hopes incoming U.S. President Joe Biden will help the small Balkan country's push for United Nations membership.

Kosovo's Prishtina loan players from rivals for Europa League match

Aug 20 2020

PRISTINA Kosovan soccer club FC Prishtina have taken the unprecedented step of signing players on loan from rival teams for one match in order to contest a Europa League qualifier, the club and the national federation have confirmed.

Kosovo president to be interviewed on war crimes charges

Jul 08 2020

PRISTINA Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci said he will travel to the Netherlands on July 13 to be interviewed by international prosecutors following his indictment for war crimes and crimes against humanity over his role in its independence conflict.

Kosovo scraps White House talks with Serbia after leader indicted

Jun 25 2020

PRISTINA Kosovo's prime minister said on Thursday his government would not attend U.S.-mediated talks with Serbia planned for the weekend at the White House after Kosovo's president was indicted for alleged war crimes.

Kosovo scraps White House talks with Serbia after leader indicted

Jun 25 2020

PRISTINA Kosovo's prime minister said on Thursday his government would not attend U.S.-mediated talks with Serbia planned for the weekend at the White House after Kosovo's president was formally accused of war crimes.

War crimes prosecutor indicts Kosovo president Thaci

Jun 24 2020

PRISTINA A special prosecutor's office dealing with Kosovo's 1998-99 uprising against Serbian rule said on Wednesday it had indicted Kosovo President Hashim Thaci for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity including nearly 100 murders.

Kosovo removes trade barriers on Serbia to allow talks

Jun 06 2020

PRISTINA Kosovo's newly elected government has removed all trade barriers for goods produced in Serbia, paving the way for a resumption of talks with Belgrade on an agreement that could enable the tiny Balkan country to get United Nations membership.

World News

Khamenei protege wins landslide in Iran vote amid low turnout

DUBAI (Reuters) -Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge who is under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, secured a landslide victory on Saturday in Iran's presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions.