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EU Judge Puts Kosovo Lawmaker Under House Arrest

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Kosovo parliament member and ruling party politician Fatmir Limaj has been ordered to to spend one month under house arrest, by an EU judge, while he awaits trial on charges of war crimes and fraud. Limaj, an ethnic Albanian and former Kosovo rebel leader, is accused of ordering the execution of two captured Serb policemen […]

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Kosovars Attack Truckload of Serbian Peas

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:31 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethnic Albanians attacked a truckload of peas from Serbia, dumping its cargo and overturning the vehicle Wednesday. Members of the group calling itself “Self Determination” has claimed responsibility. They say there can be no commercial ties with Serbia until it recognized Kosovo’s independence. They also demand Serbia apologize for the war in the late 1990s […]

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Clinton Encourages Kosovo, Serbia to Enforce Trade Deal

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 6:56 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is encouraging Kosovo and Serbia to implement a trade deal after a customs dispute erupted in violence last month. Clinton met in New York Monday with Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga and Prime Minister Hashim Thaci. A senior State Department official told reporters that Clinton believes trade between Kosovo and […]

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Serbs Block Roads in Northern Kosovo

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 4:06 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo have blocked all roads leading to border crossings with Serbia to protest a decision to place Kosovo’s customs officials on the border crossing between Kosovo and Serbia. Many have spent the night on the barricades made up of rocks and gravel. Serbia’s top Kosovo negotiator Borislav Stefanovic met with local […]

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Tensions Mount at Kosovo Border Crossings

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Tensions are flaring in northern Kosovo, where ethnic Serbs are blockading roads leading to two border crossings with Serbia. Hundreds of ethnic Serbs protested at the sealed crossings at Jarinje and Brnjak Friday, reacting to a new attempt by European Union police and Kosovo customs officials to re-open them to traffic. In Pristina, Kosovo Prime […]

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Tensions Mount at Kosovo Border Crossings

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 11:07 am (UTC-5)
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Tensions are flaring in northern Kosovo, where ethnic Serbs are blockading roads leading to two border crossings with Serbia. Hundreds of ethnic Serbs protested at the sealed crossings at Jarinje and Brnjak Friday, reacting to a new attempt by European Union police and Kosovo customs officials to re-open them to traffic. In Pristina, Kosovo Prime […]

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UN Security Council Meets on Kosovo

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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A senior United Nations peacekeeping official has urged Kosovo and Serbia to demonstrate their commitment to a peaceful resolution in their latest dispute over the control of two border crossings. Edmond Mulet, the U.N. assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, said the U.N. Security Council has the opportunity to send “a clear message” that Pristina and […]

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UN Security Council Schedules Meeting on Kosovo Situation

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council is set to hold a closed-door meeting Thursday evening to discuss growing tensions in northern Kosovo. Serbia and Russia requested the meeting to urge the council to prevent Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian authorities from using force in northern Kosovo, which is populated by ethnic Serbs who reject the government in Pristina. […]

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Kosovo PM Accuses Serbia of Plotting Violence Due to Border Plan

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kosovo is accusing Serbia of planning violence in a bid to thwart plans by Kosovo to take over two disputed border outposts in the Serb-populated north. Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci told reporters Wednesday that Serbia is preparing “illegal and criminal structures” to provoke violence and prevent Kosovo’s “legitimate authorities” from performing border and custom […]

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Serbia Warns Kosovo Against Attempts to Control Disputed Border Crossings

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 12:56 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian President Boris Tadic has warned that attempts by Kosovo to take over two disputed border outposts in the Serb-populated north could reignite tensions in the region. Authorities in Pristina announced plans to deploy customs officials to the disputed posts. But Mr. Tadic says Serbia, which has refused to acknowledge Kosovo’s independence, will do what […]

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