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Gunman opens fire on bus in Kosovo, killing 3, wounding 1

Nov. 26, 2021 17:16 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — An unidentified gunman opened fire on a bus carrying teenagers in western Kosovo Friday, killing three people and injuring another, police and media reports said. Fadil Gashi, police spokesman in the nearby city of Peja, said the bus came under...

Kosovars get COVID vaccine after Friday prayer at mosques

Nov. 19, 2021 10:33 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s health authorities are trying a new technique to persuade people to get the COVID-19 vaccine — cooperating with the Muslim community at Friday prayers. Imams around Kosovo called on the faithful to get the jab while medical teams...

Kosovo governing party loses capital in runoff mayoral vote

Nov. 14, 2021 16:37 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's governing party suffered a heavy blow Sunday by losing the capital's mayoral post in runoff municipal elections held in almost two-thirds of the country after center-right opposition parties dominated in the first round. About 1.26...

Kosovo's president orders 2 Russian diplomats expelled

Oct. 22, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo has ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats for allegedly "endangering national security,” the Balkan country's president said Friday, accusing Russia of trying to destabilize the region. President Vjosa Osmani said in a statement...

Kosovo opposition wins, but most communes in runoffs

Oct. 18, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Preliminary results on Monday show that the center-right opposition parties have dominated in Kosovo’s municipal elections but more than half of communes will go to runoffs in a month's time. About 1.9 million voters in the small Balkan nation...

Center-right parties lead in Kosovo's municipal vote

Oct. 17, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Center-right opposition parties in Kosovo were leading in Sunday's municipal election but runoffs will still be needed to decide half of the winners, according to early results. About 1.9 million voters in the small Balkan nation were electing...

Kosovo police clash with ethnic Serbs during smuggling raids

Oct. 13, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia resumed Wednesday after Kosovo police clashed with ethnic Serbs during an anti-smuggling operation. At least 11 people were injured. The episode prompted an angry response from Serbia which demanded from the...

Serb jailed for crimes in 1998-1999 war in Kosovo

Oct. 05, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — An ethnic Serb was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Kosovo on Tuesday after being convicted of war crimes, including involvement in a massacre during the 1998-1999 war. The court in Kosovo's capital, Pristina, handed down the ruling against the...

NATO troops patrol Kosovo-Serbia border after truck blockade

Oct. 02, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

JARINJE, Kosovo (AP) — Soldiers with a NATO-led peacekeeping mission are keeping watch at the Kosovo-Serbia border after the two countries reached a deal to deescalate tensions triggered by a dispute over vehicle license plates. Kosovo Force troops from the United...

Kosovo, Serbia reach deal to deescalate border tensions

Sep. 30, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia and Kosovo have reached an agreement to deescalate tensions on their mutual border that have been triggered by a dispute over vehicle license plates, a European Union mediator announced Thursday. “We have a deal! After two days of...