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Kosovo PM resigns following Hague war crimes court summons

Jul. 19, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister resigned Friday after being invited for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Ramush Haradinaj said he agreed to be interviewed at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers next week and...

Kosovo temporarily bans Serb officials from entering country

Jul. 4, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo temporarily banned Serbian officials from entering the country, triggering an angry reaction from Belgrade on Thursday. Kosovo's Foreign Ministry said it took the action because of "Serbia's threats against Kosovo and continuous propaganda" and that all entry requests from...

Serb leader urges Trump to bring Kosovo back to negotiating

Jun. 14, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's leader hailed Donald Trump's unorthodox ways of dealing with political problems, urging the U.S. president on Friday to put pressure on Kosovo to return to negotiations amid a months-long deadlock in the talks between the wartime foes. European Union-mediated status talks...

20 years since NATO-wrought freedom, Kosovo remains in limbo

Jun. 12, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — In Kosovo so far, the sword has worked better than the ploughshare. It's exactly 20 years since NATO forces set foot in the former Yugoslav province, after an allied bombing campaign ended Serbia's bloody crackdown on an insurrection by the majority ethnic Albanian population in...

Kosovo prosecutors charge ethnic Serb with war crimes

Jun. 3, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors have issued war crimes charges against an ethnic Serb suspected of killing and torturing ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war. A statement Monday said the suspect, identified only as Z.Dj., had been part of a Serb paramilitary group in Peja, 85 kilometers (50...

The Latest: Scuffles at Serbia-Kosovo event in Belgrade

May. 29, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 8 p.m. A group of far-right protesters have scuffled with Serbian police who prevented them from disrupting an event in the capital Belgrade designed to boost cultural ties between Serbia and Kosovo. The annual...

The Latest: UN says 2 employees hurt in Kosovo police action

May. 28, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 7 p.m. The United Nations says a Russian staff member detained during a police operation in Kosovo's Serb-populated north has been released from the hospital and is calling for the immediate release of a second...

Serbian troops on full alert after Kosovo police arrests

May. 28, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia put its troops on full alert Tuesday after heavily armed Kosovo police entered Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, firing tear gas and arresting about two dozen people in what they called an anti-organized crime operation. It was the latest flare-up in long-simmering tensions...