Latest Kosovo government News

Kosovo veterans say they've been sent war crime files, again

Sep. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo war veterans said Tuesday an unknown person has again handed them war crime files from a special international court in The Hague, Netherlands, probing alleged crimes during and after the Balkan nation’s 1998-1999 war. But a court spokesman warned that the veterans...

Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci signs the Order of Freedom awarded to U.S President Donald Trump, in capital Pristina, Kosovo on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Kosovo's president awarded U.S. President Donald Trump with one of the country's highest medals - Kosovo's Order of Freedom - for his government's efforts on peace and reconciliation in the former war-torn region. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

US delegation visits Kosovo to invest in infrastructure

Sep. 21, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A high-level delegation from the Untied States visited Kosovo on Monday to discuss how to move ahead with projects signed at a White House meeting between Kosovo and Serbia normalizing economic ties. Officials from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), USAID,...

A photo of the Order of Freedom awarded to the U.S President Donald Trump, undersigned by Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci in capital Pristina, Kosovo on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Kosovo's president awarded U.S. President Donald Trump with one of the country's highest medals - Kosovo's Order of Freedom - for his government's efforts on peace and reconciliation in the former war-torn region. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo awards Trump with Order of Freedom for peace efforts

Sep. 18, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's awarded U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday with one of the country's highest honors for his government's efforts on peace and reconciliation in the former war-torn region. President Hashim Thaci awarded Trump with Kosovo's Order of Freedom “for his exceptional...

FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, April 17, 2015, a national library employee shows the gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to the late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Bogota, Colombia.  Swedish lawmaker Magnus Jacobsson tweeted Friday Sept. 11, 2020, that he has nominated the governments of the United States, Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize, for their efforts to secure a peace agreement between the two former Balkan war foes. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, FILE)

US, Kosovo, Serbia Nobel Peace nominees for White House deal

Sep. 11, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A Swedish lawmaker said Friday that he has nominated the governments of the United States., Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to secure a peace agreement between the two former Balkan war foes. Swedish parliament member Magnus Jacobsson tweeted that he...

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, European Council President Charles Michel, right, greets Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic prior to a meeting at the European Council building in Brussels. The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo committed Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 to European Union-brokered talks on normalizing their strained ties and appeared to play down the importance of a surprise announcement last week by U.S. President Donald Trump that they are beefing up economic cooperation. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool, File)

EU warns Serbia, Kosovo over Israel embassy move

Sep. 7, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned Serbia and Kosovo on Monday that they could undermine their EU membership hopes by moving their Israeli embassies to Jerusalem, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement about the change left officials in Belgrade and Pristina scrambling to...

An Israeli police officer scuffles with a protester near Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israelis protest against PM as coronavirus infections spike

Sep. 5, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis protested outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night, pressing ahead with a monthslong campaign demanding the embattled Israeli leader resign. The protest came as Israel is coping with record levels of coronavirus infections....

President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovar Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Serbia, Kosovo normalize economic ties, gesture to Israel

Sep. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to normalize economic ties as part of U.S.-brokered talks that include Belgrade moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, and mutual recognition between Israel and Kosovo. After two days of meetings with Trump...

A tram car passes by a billboard reading: ''Kosovo is the heart and soul of Serbia'' placed on a street in front of the government building in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti will meet at the White House on Thursday and Friday. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Leaders of Kosovo, Serbia at White House for economic talks

Sep. 3, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials worked Thursday to persuade the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo to set their difficult political disputes aside to make room for economic relations to develop. Administration officials met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister...

Former Kosovo prime minister summoned as war crimes suspect

Sep. 3, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A former prime minister of Kosovo has become the latest politician in the Balkan nation to be summoned by prosecutors from an international court investigating whether ethnic Albanian rebels committed war crimes during and after Kosovo's 1998-1999 war with Serbia. Former Prime...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus pass on a crosswalk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan governor touts gargling product for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO — A governor in Japan is drawing skeptical criticism after he touted a gargling product as effective against the coronavirus, an assertion that, despite its dubiousness, emptied some store shelves of the medicine. Shares of Shionogi & Co. and Meiji Holdings Co., which make Isojin, soared in Tokyo...