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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.

Kosovo President ready for compromise deal with Serbia

Jan 29 2019

PRISTINA Kosovo is ready for a compromise deal with Serbia to resolve long-standing issues between the countries, President Hashim Thaci said in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump.

U.S. urges Kosovo to lift trade tariffs against Serbia, Bosnia

Jan 25 2019

PRISTINA The United States urged Pristina on Friday to abolish 100-percent tariffs on goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia and continue talks on normalising ties with Belgrade.

Kosovo's teachers strike for 30 percent pay rise

Jan 24 2019

PRISTINA Around 500,000 pupils and students in Kosovo stayed at home on Thursday as a strike by teachers demanding a 30 percent pay rise entered its second week.

Former Kosovo guerrillas to testify before Hague court

Jan 11 2019

PRISTINA A court examining war crimes against ethnic Serbs in Kosovo has asked several ex-commanders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) to attend a preliminary hearing next week, part of a process that could help calm tensions between Belgrade and Pristina.

Amid recognition row, Kosovo hits Serbia with more customs tariffs

Dec 28 2018

PRISTINA Kosovo's government on Friday raised tariffs on a second layer of imports from Serbia, stepping up pressure on Belgrade to end a campaign to persuade other countries to withdraw recognition from its former province.

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