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Western powers won't mediate Kosovo's domestic politics

Jan. 28, 2020 9:00 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Western powers said Tuesday they would not get involved in mediation between Kosovo’s two main winning parties in the last election that have yet not concluded coalition talks. A statement from the embassies of France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and the United States...

A Hungarian policeman walks behind a damaged fence at the border station between Roszke, Hungary, and Horgos, Serbia, after some sixty migrants tried to break through the border fence illegally into Hungary from Serbia early Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. A small group managed to enter Hungarian territory, while others were prevented by police to cross the border. Some of the intruders have been arrested. (Edvard Molnar/MTI via AP)

Hungary: Warning shots fired as migrants try to cross border

Jan. 28, 2020 7:25 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A security guard fired three warning shots when several dozen migrants tried to enter Hungary Tuesday through a border crossing with Serbia, Hungarian police said. Police said they were able to stop most of the 60-70 migrants from entering Hungary, while four were caught at the...

U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Ambassador Richard Grenell speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Grenell is meeting Serbian President Vucic in order to move the dialogue and normalize relations between the two sides.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Kosovo PM hails as ‘positive signs’ recent deals with Serbia

Jan. 27, 2020 9:54 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo’s outgoing prime minister on Monday considered as “positive signs” two recently-achieved agreements with Serbia that will restore air and railway traffic between the two former war foes. Speaking after paying respects at a memorial in Pristina for...

U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Ambassador Richard Grenell speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Grenell is meeting Serbian President Vucic in order to move the dialogue and normalize relations between the two sides.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Trump envoy hails deal to resume Serbia-Kosovo rail service

Jan. 25, 2020 12:46 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo said Saturday that an agreement to resume railway service between the two Balkan rivals is important for both nations. Richard Grenell, who is the U.S. ambassador to Germany, said establishing train links...

U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Ambassador Richard Grenell speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Grenell is meeting Serbian President Vucic in order to move the dialogue and normalize relations between the two sides.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

US envoy urges Serbia, Kosovo to drop obstacles to talks

Jan. 24, 2020 2:56 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for talks between Serbia and Kosovo said Friday that the two Balkan rivals must remove obstacles that have blocked negotiations for more than a year. Kosovo must drop the 100% trade tax on Serbian goods, while Belgrade has to stop...

Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci, right, and  U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell pose for a photograph, in Kosovo capital Pristina, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Grenell, who is U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo visited Kosovo in an effort to urge both countries to resume negotiations and reach a final reconciliation agreement. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

U.S. envoy urges Kosovo, Serbia turn eyes on economy, jobs

Jan. 22, 2020 4:17 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for talks between Balkan rivals Serbia and Kosovo was in Pristina on Wednesday in an effort to urge both countries to resume negotiations and reach a final reconciliation agreement. Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany,...

8 ethnic Albanians convicted in Kosovo of terrorism charges

Jan. 22, 2020 10:59 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court on Wednesday convicted eight ethnic Albanian men of preparing terrorist acts and trying to destabilize the country's constitutional order. The court in the capital city of Pristina handed out prison terms ranging from two to 12 years to eight members of the so-called...

From left, Milun Trivunac, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, Richard Grenell, left, United States Ambassador to Germany, Robert C. O'Brien, United States National Security Advisor, Michael Knitter, Managing Director of Eurowings, and Eset Berisha, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Kosovo, pose for the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 after the signing of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, establishing air service between the two capitals. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Kosovo PM hails deal on flights with Serbia as step forward

Jan. 22, 2020 9:41 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo outgoing prime minister on Wednesday hailed the agreement with Serbia on a resumption of commercial flights, which will increase travel and economic ties between the Balkan nations. Ramush Haradinaj considered the ‘letter of intent’ signed Monday at the U.S....

Kosovo president nominates Albin Kurti as prime minister

Jan. 20, 2020 9:31 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president on Monday nominated Albin Kurti as the next prime minister, more than three months after parliamentary polls in which no party won a governing majority. President Hashim Thaci issued a decree to nominate Kurti, leader of the left-wing Self-Determination Movement,...

From left, Milun Trivunac, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, Richard Grenell, left, United States Ambassador to Germany, Robert C. O'Brien, United States National Security Advisor, Michael Knitter, Managing Director of Eurowings, and Eset Berisha, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Kosovo, pose for the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 after the signing of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, establishing air service between the two capitals. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

US brokers prospective flights between Serbia, Kosovo

Jan. 20, 2020 8:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. diplomats on Monday oversaw the signing of an agreement between Serbia, Kosovo and German airline Lufthansa on the resumption of commercial flights intended to help improve economic ties between the Balkan nations. Serbia and Kosovo have remained uneasy neighbors ever since their 1998-99...