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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...

Kosovo officials hospitalized after opening ballot boxes

Oct. 13, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — More than 20 Central Election Commission officials have been taken to the hospital with health problems after opening five ballot boxes from Serbia, authorities in Kosovo said Sunday. Twenty-six officials had allergic reactions and skin problems after opening the ballot boxes, local...

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 polls against ex-war commanders

Oct. 7, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's opposition parties have won a snap election, overcoming the former independence fighters who have governed the country since its war 20 years ago. With 96% of the votes counted Monday, the left-wing Movement for Self-Determination, or Vetevendosje, has 26% of the votes, one...

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...