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Serbs Continue Blocking Roads in Northern Kosovo

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo continue to block main highways leading to the border crossings with Serbia, despite a NATO-brokered agreement between Kosovo and Serbia. Serbs in northern Kosovo have been blocking the main highways for almost two weeks in protest of Kosovo’s ban on Serbian imports. Pristina imposed the ban after Serbian border officials […]

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Kosovo, Serbia, NATO Reach Border Agreement

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials say Kosovo and Serbia have reached an agreement in connection with two disputed border crossings that were the scene of deadly violence last week in northern Kosovo. Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said Friday the two sides reached a deal that will allow NATO peacekeepers to remain at the two sites until mid-September, and […]

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NATO Deploys Additional Troops in Kosovo

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO has begun deploying additional forces to Kosovo where ethnic Serbs continue to block roads at border crossings with Serbia in retaliation for a government ban on Serbian imports. The first plane with fresh troops landed at Pristina airport Wednesday. The commander of NATO forces in Kosovo, Erhard Buehler, asked for additional 700 troops to […]

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NATO Requests More Troops for Kosovo

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says it is asking for additional troops for Kosovo after an escalation of violence in the country’s ethnic Serb-dominated north last week. A spokesman for NATO’s Kosovo Security Force said Tuesday a battalion-sized force has been requested. He added that the reinforcements would act as relief troops for the soldiers currently deployed to maintain […]

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Serbia-Kosovo Mediated Talks to Resume

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian officials have met with a European Union mediator to discuss the latest bout of ethnic tensions in northern Kosovo. The head of Belgrade’s negotiating team, Borislav Stefanovic, and Serbian Minister for Kosovo Goran Bogdanovic met Monday with EU envoy Robert Cooper in the southern Serbian town of Raska. Stefanovic told reporters after the closed-door […]

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NATO Forces Clear Kosovo Barricades

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO forces have removed some of the barricades put up by Serbs in northern Kosovo after a trade dispute escalated into deadly violence last week, but other roadblocks still remain. The alliance removed several roadblocks Monday that impeded access to NATO bases in northern Kosovo. It is unclear how many roadblocks are still in place. […]

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Serbian Parliament Calls for Dialogue, Compromise With Kosovo

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Serbian parliament has passed a resolution calling for more dialogue with Kosovo to reach a compromise in a trade dispute that escalated into deadly violence last week. Serbian lawmakers approved the resolution early Sunday, with a majority of 181 votes in the 250-member assembly. The violence erupted late Monday last week, when special forces […]

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Austria Frees Bosnian War Crimes Suspect Divjak

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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An Austrian court has rejected an extradition request from Serbia for former Bosnian army general Jovan Divjak, who was suspected of war crimes during the Balkans conflict of the 1990s. Divjak, who was detained in Vienna in March and had been released on bail during the extradition hearings, was freed after the ruling. The court […]

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Last Yugoslav War Crimes Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs has refused to enter a plea during his first appearance at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in the Hague. Goran Hadzic faces 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his involvement in the Balkans’ conflict of the early 1990s. The 52-year-old was arrested last […]

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Last Yugoslav War Crimes Suspect Faces Court

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs is set to face a United Nations war crimes tribunal Monday to hear charges of murdering hundreds of people during the Balkans conflict in the early 1990s. Goran Hadzic faces 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The 52-year-old was arrested last week and extradited to […]

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