Latest Kosovo War News

The Latest: Group want Handke award revoked

Oct. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:48 p.m. The Mothers of Srebrenica group that gathers relatives of the victims of the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave is demanding that the Nobel committee revoke Peter Handke's prize for literature. The...

Trump envoy to Kosovo-Serbia dispute meets Serbian officials

Oct. 10, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for talks between Balkan rivals Serbia and Kosovo traveled to Serbia's capital Thursday as part of a renewed push to restart negotiations to resolve a main problem left over from violent breakup of Yugoslavia during the 1990s. Richard...

Trump's envoy for Kosovo talks starts 1st visit to region

Oct. 9, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's new special envoy to the stalled talks between Serbia and Kosovo made his first visit to the troubled Balkan region Wednesday. Ambassador Richard Grenell, the top U.S. diplomat in Germany, met with political leaders in Kosovo, including President Hashim...

Kosovo election winner in no rush to restart Serbia talks

Oct. 8, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A left-wing party leader poised to become Kosovo's next prime minister said Tuesday he isn't in any rush to restart formal talks intended to normalize relations with Serbia and won't lift the previous government's 100% tariff on Serb imports. In a general election held Sunday, Albin...

Kosovo opposition wins snap vote for new parliament

Oct. 6, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Two Kosovo opposition parties emerged as the top-vote getters in Sunday's snap election of a new parliament held amid calls for leaders to resume dialogue with Serbia over normalizing ties. With 76% of the votes counted by the central Election Commission, the main governing election...

Kosovo holds election amid calls for resuming Serbia talks

Oct. 4, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo is holding an early general election Sunday amid calls for leaders to resume dialogue with Serbia over normalizing ties. The vote comes after the outgoing prime minister resigned following a request from a Hague-based court to question him over crimes against ethnic Serbs...

EU to send observer team to Kosovo's Oct. 6 early election

Sep. 13, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief says the bloc is sending a 61-member team of observers to Kosovo's Oct. 6 early general election to show that Pristina "remains a political priority." Policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday that this vote "comes at an important juncture...

Czech leader wants to revoke Kosovo's recognition

Sep. 11, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Czech president on Wednesday kept up his denigration of Kosovo, suggesting that his government revoke its recognition of Serbia's former province as an independent nation — an idea promptly dismissed by the Czech Republic's foreign minister. Czech President Milos Zeman...

Kosovo dissolves parliament to hold an early election

Aug. 22, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's parliament was dissolved Thursday, opening the way to the country's president to set the date for an early general election. The 120-seat Parliament held an extraordinary session Thursday, deciding by 89 votes in favor of ending the parliament. There was one vote against...