Latest Kosovo News

Tariffs tough talk show Kosovo-Serb standoff set to last

Nov. 21, 2019 9:41 AM EST

Serbian goods are nowhere to be seen in shops in neighboring Kosovo. Naim Krasniqi, a small store owner, says the 100% tariff announced a year ago by the government is fair since Serbia is blocking all goods from Kosovo, part of a standoff between rivals in one of Europe’s most volatile regions. “We...

Woman and man charged with terror offenses in Kosovo

Nov. 20, 2019 4:16 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against two people suspected of supporting or fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria. A prosecutors’ statement Tuesday said they had accused a woman, identified only as F.Z., as fighting with the Islamic State group in...

Ronaldo stuck on 99 goals but Portugal through to Euro 2020

Nov. 17, 2019 5:30 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait a little longer for his 100th international goal, scoring only once as defending champion Portugal secured its place at next year’s European Championship with a 2-0 win at Luxembourg on Sunday. The Juventus star needed two goals for a century, but...

England, Czech Republic, France and Turkey reach Euro 2020

Nov. 14, 2019 6:37 PM EST

England qualified in style for the 2020 European Championship, while the Czech Republic, France and Turkey also booked their places Thursday at next year’s tournament. England only needed a draw to qualify but Harry Kane scored a hat trick in a 7-0 win over Montenegro, and the Czech Republic also advanced...

Western Balkan leaders seek to create region without borders

Nov. 10, 2019 12:05 PM EST

OHRID, North Macedonia (AP) — Leaders in the Western Balkans said Sunday that they are committed to working closely together to remove barriers on the free movement of goods and people between their countries. They also reiterated that their main goal is to become members of the European Union. "There is...

Kosovo charges man returned from Syria with fighting for IS

Nov. 7, 2019 12:03 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a man suspected of fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria. A statement Thursday from the prosecutors' office said that, in July 2015, the man identified as A.M. went to neighboring North Macedonia and secured a false...

The Hague court summons Kosovo speaker for questioning

Nov. 7, 2019 11:27 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's outgoing Parliament speaker says he has been summoned for questioning by a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Kadri Veseli said Thursday he would be questioned at The Hague on Dec. 4 and is convinced...

Left-wing party wins in Kosovo, creates ruling coalition

Nov. 7, 2019 6:15 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Authorities say final results from Kosovo's Oct. 6 early general election have confirmed a left-wing party's victory. The Central Election Commission said Thursday that the Self-Determination Movement led by Albin Kurti, who is poised to become Kosovo's next prime minister, has won...

Serbia set to buy Russian missiles despite US sanctions hint

Nov. 6, 2019 10:07 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia will deliver a sophisticated anti-aircraft missile system to Serbia even though the U.S. has warned of possible sanctions against the Balkan country in the event of such purchases. Russia's state TASS news agency said Wednesday that the Pantsir-S system will be delivered to...

Kosovo opposition rallies over activist who died in custody

Nov. 5, 2019 11:11 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Hundreds of opposition supporters gathered Tuesday in the Kosovo capital demanding justice for an activist who died in custody three years ago. The left-wing Self-Determination Movement, or Vetevendosje, held a peaceful protest in Pristina for Astrit Dehari, 26, who died in November...