Latest Kosovo News

Serbia mulls sending troops to Kosovo as tensions escalate

Dec. 09, 2022 15:05 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's prime minister said Friday the country's leadership was close to demanding the deployment of their security troops to Kosovo, claiming lives of minority Serbs there were being threatened. The return of Belgrade's troops to the former Serbian province could...

Officer injured in shooting amid tension in northern Kosovo

Dec. 08, 2022 20:27 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo law enforcement on Friday said one officer was injured by gunmen after increasing police presence fearing tension in northern areas dominated by the ethnic Serb minority. A police officer was "slightly wounded” and a police car was damaged after...

Croatia, Serbia fined for Balkan statements at World Cup

Dec. 07, 2022 11:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Croatian and Serbian soccer federations were fined by FIFA on Wednesday for making Balkan political statements at the World Cup. FIFA fined the Croatians 50,000 Swiss francs ($53,000) after the team's fans verbally abused and taunted Canada goalkeeper Milan...

EU, Western Balkans boost partnership amid Ukraine war

Dec. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — For the six Western Balkans countries aspiring to join the European Union, gaining full membership in the 27-nation club remains a distant goal. But Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia are getting more concrete signs that they...

Enlargement back on EU's agenda at Western Balkans summit

Dec. 05, 2022 11:36 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The war in Ukraine has put the European Union's expansion at the top of the agenda as officials from the Western Balkans and EU leaders gather Tuesday for a summit intended to reinvigorate the whole enlargement process. The EU's executive commission has...

Serbia charged by FIFA for team, fans conduct at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 10:37 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA brought disciplinary charges against Serbia on Monday for alleged misconduct by players and fans including offensive chants at a World Cup match against Switzerland. Tensions flared in the stands and on the field in a rematch of their stormy game at the 2018...

Host Albania has high hopes for EU-Western Balkans summit

Dec. 05, 2022 10:01 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister said Monday that a European Union summit in his country's capital this week demonstrates the EU's heightened geostrategic interests in the Western Balkans region during Russia's war in Ukraine. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama is set...

Switzerland beats Serbia 3-2 to reach last 16 of World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 18:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Xherdan Shaqiri took off as soon as the ball hit the back of the net. It was no surprise where he was headed after scoring the first goal in Switzerland’s 3-2 win over Serbia on Friday, a result that put his team into the round of 16 at the World Cup for the...

Switzerland, Serbia meet for spot in last 16 at World Cup

Dec. 01, 2022 09:49 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When Serbia plays Switzerland at the World Cup on Friday, it will be a head-to-head elimination match to get into the knockout round. The European rivals will meet at Stadium 974 looking to advance alongside Group G leader Brazil. Serbia coach...

Swiss loss sets up enticing rematch with Serbia at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 17:30 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Switzerland’s loss made its upcoming World Cup rematch all the more enticing, and with a lot more on the line. Ever since the match schedule was made in April, the Group G game between Switzerland and Serbia has been one to keep an eye on. Not just because of...