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Serbs Plan to Resist NATO Attempt to Tear Down Kosovo Barricades

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO peacekeepers in Kosovo are now giving ethnic Serbs until Tuesday to take down roadblocks near northern border crossings or they say the troops will do it themselves. Commander Erhard Drews originally had given the Serbs a Monday deadline, but extended it 24 hours. The barricades are stopping NATO convoys from getting through to supply […]

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NATO Gives Kosovo Serbs Monday Deadline to Stop Blocking Border Crossing

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO peacekeepers in Kosovo are giving ethnic Serbs until Monday to take down roadblocks at a northern border crossing with Serbia, or they say the troops will do it themselves. Commander Erhard Drews is demanding unconditional and permanent access to the border by peacekeepers. He said Sunday NATO’s mission in Kosovo is to preserve freedom […]

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No Date Set for Continuing Dialogue Between Kosovo and Serbia

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union mediator Robert Cooper has ended his tour of Belgrade and Pristina without securing a date for the continuation of stalled talks between Serbia and Kosovo. After meeting with Cooper Tuesday, Kosovo’s chief negotiator Edita Tahiri said dialogue would continue but that they had not agreed on a date. Tahiri added that Pristina would […]

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Seven on Trial in Kosovo for Alleged Human Organ Trafficking

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Seven Kosovars went on trial in Pristina Tuesday, charged with trafficking in human organs. All seven, including doctors and a former health ministry official, have pleaded not guilty. The European Union rule of law mission in Kosovo is running the trial. Prosecutors allege that the defendants lured donors by promising to pay them as much […]

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Serbs Erect New Roadblock in Northern Kosovo

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethnic Serbs have erected a new barricade in northern Kosovo, hours after NATO peacekeepers removed a previous one. Armed peacekeepers, many in riot gear, and helicopters were deployed Friday to remove a roadblock at the Jarinje border crossing. Loudspeakers broadcast instructions to Serbian protesters to leave the area. Soon after the earth movers had made […]

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Kosovo War Crimes Trial Witness Found Dead

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A major protected witness in a Kosovo war crimes trial has been found dead in a park in Germany. German police say there are all indications that Agim Zogaj hanged himself, but say the investigation and autopsy are underway. Zogaj was a protected witness for the prosecution in the war crimes trial against ethnic-Albanian rebel […]

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Serbs Walk Out of EU-Moderated Talks with Kosovo

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Serbian delegation walked out of European Union-mediated talks with Kosovo in Belgium Wednesday due to heightened tension in the region. EU diplomats say the Serbs were not ready to proceed after talks had been postponed Tuesday following a clash between NATO peacekeepers and ethnic Serbs at a Kosovo-Serbia border crossing. Four peacekeepers and 16 […]

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Serbs, NATO Peacekeepers Wounded in Kosovo Border Fight

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 6:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Kosovo Serbs clashed with NATO peacekeepers at a Kosovo-Serbia border crossing Tuesday after weeks of tensions in the region. Four peacekeepers were wounded when protesters threw pipe bombs at them. The solders responded with rubber bullets and tear gas, wounding at least seven Serbs. One Serb was shot when he tried to steal a weapon […]

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4 NATO Peacekeepers Wounded in Kosovo Border Fight

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 11:21 am (UTC-5)
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Four NATO peacekeepers have been wounded in a fight at a Kosovo-Serbia border crossing after weeks of tensions in the region. Seven Serbs were also hurt in Tuesday’s violence, which erupted when international forces began taking down Serb barricades at the disputed border point. Witnesses say NATO troops fired rubber bullets in self-defense at Kosovo […]

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NATO Peacekeeprs Wounded in Kosovo Border Fight

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 10:11 am (UTC-5)
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Four NATO peacekeepers have been wounded in a fight at a Kosovo-Serbia border crossing after weeks of tensions in the region. Six Serbs were also hurt in Tuesday’s violence, which erupted when the international forces began taking down Serb barricades at the disputed border point. Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo earlier in the month had […]

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