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Kosovo indicts 12 people including government minister over war pensions fraud

Sep 14 2018

PRISTINA Kosovo's state prosecutor indicted 12 people including senior government officials on charges of pensions fraud on Friday, accusing them of falsely registering thousands of people as war veterans who claimed millions of euros in state benefits.

Kosovo police use drones to reduce deadly car crashes

Sep 12 2018

PRISTINA Kosovo police have started using drones to catch drivers who do not respect traffic signs in an attempt to reduce the high number of casualties.

Serbia's Vucic says long road ahead in talks with Kosovo

Sep 09 2018

(This version of the Sep. 8 story corrects paragraph 11 to say that Russia and five EU countries are among those that do not recognize Kosovo, not among those that do)

Serbia's president says he is committed to compromise with Kosovo

Sep 09 2018

MITROVICA, Kosovo Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday he remains committed to reaching a compromise with Kosovo officials that would open the way for both countries to move toward membership of the European Union.

Kosovo, Serbia consider a land swap, an idea that divides the Balkans

Sep 06 2018

BUJANOVAC, Serbia Shaip Kamberi, the mayor of Serbia's municipality of Bujanovac, will start living a long-time dream if Serbia reaches an agreement to swap some of its territory with neighboring Kosovo.

Kosovo president says wants to "correct" border with Serbia

Aug 14 2018

PRISTINA A redrawing of the border to bring parts of Serbia with a majority Albanian population into Kosovo could end persistent tensions between Belgrade and Pristina and allow both nations to move towards EU membership, Kosovo's president said on Tuesday.

Kosovo president rejects Serbian idea of partition on ethnic lines

Jul 31 2018

PRISTINA Kosovo President Hashim Thaci ruled out on Tuesday partition of the country with Serbia along ethnic lines, an idea raised in Belgrade to settle a long-running dispute that is hindering both sides' ambitions to join the European Union.

Coal-reliant Kosovo gears up for wind shift to hit EU target

Jun 29 2018

KITKA, Kosovo High on the Kika mountain plateau workers are installing Kosovo's first wind turbine, as the Balkan country tries to ease its reliance on coal and end power outages.

Ethnic kin of Swiss scorers rush to pay their World Cup fines

Jun 27 2018

PRISTINA Hundreds of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo - including a government minister - have raised enough money to pay the fines imposed on Swiss goalscorers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for their celebrations in the World Cup win over Serbia.

ContourGlobal launches tender to build new Kosovo coal plant

Jun 21 2018

PRISTINA, June 21 U.S.-based power generator ContourGlobal said it has launched a tender to build a 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Kosovo, expected to cost around 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).

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