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NATO Takes Control of Troubled Kosovo Border Posts

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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NATO troops have taken control of two customs posts on Kosovo’s northern border with Serbia, after they were attacked Wesdnesday by Serbs armed with firebombs. A NATO spokesman says only small vehicles are being allowed to pass through the border posts, and each is being checked for weapons. The posts had been taken over by […]

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Kosovo Serbs Set Fire to Border Post After Govt. Police Briefly Seize It

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of Kosovo Serbs has set fire to a border post in the country’s north to protest the brief takeover of the site by special police units of the ethnic Albanian government. Officials in neighboring Serbia and an Associated Press reporter said the minority Serb protesters torched the crossing on Wednesday. Earlier, Kosovo’s special […]

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Kosovo Special Police Withdraw from Border Posts in Serb-Dominated Areas

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Kosovo officials say special police units have withdrawn from two border posts in an ethnic-Serb enclave after a day of violent confrontations with Serb protesters. The Kosovo special police officer launched an operation late Monday to seize control of the Brnjak and Jarinje crossings on the border with Serbia, but minority Serbs tried to block […]

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Kosovo PM Defends Police Attempt to Seize Border Posts

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci is defending his police attempt to seize two border posts in a Serb area as a step to establish law and order in all of Kosovo. The police action left one officer dead and another wounded, along with three civilians. Mr. Thaci said Tuesday that Kosovo cannot remain indifferent while […]

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Tadic Warns Outsiders Against Encouraging Kosovo Police

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian President Boris Tadic is appealing for diplomacy after Kosovo police tried to seize control of two border posts in Kosovo’s Serb-dominated north, wounding two officers and three civilians. Mr. Tadic said Tuesday the police action was intended to take over Serb areas and is completely unacceptable. He warned any outsiders who would encourage the […]

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Kosovo Police Seize Control of Border Posts in Serb-Dominated North

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Kosovo police have tried to seize control of two border posts in the country’s ethnic Serb-dominated north, triggering confrontations with local Serbs and leaving two of the officers wounded. The Kosovo police forces began an operation to seize the Brnjak and Jarinje crossings on the border with Serbia late Monday, but ran into resistance from […]

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VP Biden Welcomes Cooperation Between Kosovo and Serbia

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming last week’s deal increasing cooperation between Serbia and Kosovo. The White House says Biden telephoned Kosovo’s new president, Atifete Jahjaga, Wednesday to stress what it called the United States’ “continuing, irreversible support for Kosovo’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty as a multi-ethnic democracy.” The vice president also encouraged […]

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EU Wants Quick Start for Serbia-Kosovo Deal

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it wants “swift implementation” of a deal between Serbia and Kosovo aimed at easing Kosovo’s concerns about Serbia’s refusal to recognize its independence. The pact, signed late last week, will let Kosovars for the first time cross into Serbia with Kosovo identification papers. It also returns civil documents such as birth […]

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EU Court Convicts Kosovo Albanian of Terrorism

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A European Union court in Kosovo has convicted a Kosovo Albanian of terrorism and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. European authorities said Thursday the court found Asim Sopa, a member of the Albanian National Army, guilty of firing a rocket at the Pristina offices of a United Nations prosecutor in 2003. The U.N., […]

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Thousands Protest Government Corruption in Kosovo

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters in Kosovo have gathered in the capital, Pristina, for a demonstration against alleged government corruption and embezzlement of public funds. The demonstrators marched through downtown Pristina Wednesday, carrying banners and chanting “thieves.” The protest was organized by the opposition, which blames the government for the poor economic situation in Kosovo. Opposition leader […]

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