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Serbia warns Kosovo army will substantially worsen tensions

Dec. 13, 2018 11:24 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions soared in the Balkans a day before Kosovo's parliament is set to approve the formation of an army, with Serbia warning Thursday that the move would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. Kosovo's parliament is expected to pass legislation Friday that would turn an...

Kosovo PM: Independence fighters must not fear Hague court

Dec. 12, 2018 11:57 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister said Wednesday that former independence fighters should not humiliate Kosovo by hiding, impeding or avoiding justice. Ramush Haradinaj, himself a former commander of the 1998-99 war for independence against Serbia, wrote on Facebook that the struggle was...

Kosovo's plan to build an army revives old Balkan tensions

Dec. 12, 2018 7:33 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Kosovo is moving to build itself a regular army, angering neighboring Serbia enough to talk of military intervention — a seemingly empty threat. In a vote set for Friday, Kosovo's 120-seat parliament is expected to approve draft government-submitted legislation to turn an...

Kosovo's prime minister says new army will serve world peace

Dec. 10, 2018 1:59 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister said Monday that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. Kosovo's lawmakers will vote Friday on three laws that would transform the national security force into a regular army. The measures are expected...

Serbia court sentences drug lord to 15 years in prison

Dec. 10, 2018 7:57 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court on Monday sentenced a Balkan drug lord to 15 years in prison for smuggling 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe. The Organized Crime court ruled that Darko Saric was guilty of leading a criminal organization that smuggled cocaine from Colombia, Argentina...

Thousands march against Serbian president's autocratic rule

Dec. 8, 2018 2:00 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in Serbia against the autocratic rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. An opposition alliance called Saturday's protest after assailants recently beat up and seriously injured a leftist party leader and his associates in a southern...

NATO chief speaks to Serbia and Kosovo leaders amid tensions

Dec. 6, 2018 11:13 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he spoke on Thursday with both Serbian and Kosovo leaders about Kosovo's plan to form a regular army, a move that has been strongly contested by Serbia and the alliance. A statement from Kosovo's government said Ramush Haradinaj assured...

Serbian premier: Armed intervention in Kosovo an option

Dec. 5, 2018 10:26 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's prime minister warned on Wednesday that the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger Serbia's armed intervention in the former province — the bluntest warning so far amid escalating tensions in the Balkans. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that she hopes "we...

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

Dec. 4, 2018 6:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually a relative or friend. Experts said using uteruses from women who have died could make...

Tensions soar in the Balkans over plans for Kosovo army

Dec. 4, 2018 10:13 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia sought support from allies Russia and China on Tuesday in opposing the formation of a Kosovo army, warning that a military in its former province could lead to renewed clashes in the Balkans. Kosovo's parliament is set to vote Dec. 14 on transforming the country's security...