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January 14, 2018 8:03 PM US urges caution, warns of possible terror attacks in Kosovo

The United States is warning its citizens to "exercise increased caution in Kosovo due to terrorism" and listed some areas Washington thinks are at increased risk. The State Department warning issued Friday said that "terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in the Balkans region, including Kosovo." It also advises that politically motivated 50

January 12, 2018 10:09 AM EU calls on Kosovo to stop effort to amend war crimes court

PRISTINA, Kosovo – The European Union has become the latest critic of an attempt by Kosovar lawmakers to amend a law on a war crimes court. In a statement Friday, the EU's office in Kosovo said it is extremely concerned about an initiative from 43 Kosovo lawmakers to do away with a law on the Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor's Office. The EU is urging 47

November 16, 2017 9:45 PM Albania says 4 officers deserted after training in Britain

Albania's Defense Ministry says it has lodged criminal charges against four military officers who allegedly deserted after training in Britain. A statement the ministry issued on Thursday said the four army officers did not return to Albania after "doing their duty abroad." It said authorities have been investigating the case for some weeks. An Albanian 50

October 8, 2017 7:54 PM Albania fans' group told to stay away from WCup qualifier

TIRANA, Albania – Albanian police have told a group of home fans to stay away from the World Cup soccer qualifier against Italy on Monday. A statement Sunday said the Illyria Elite group was banned from the stadium in northern Albania after "problems" at Albania's game in Italy in March. Italy won that game 2-0 which saw flares thrown on the field by a group 71

September 9, 2017 7:13 PM Kosovo lawmakers vote in Haradinaj as the new prime minister

PRISTINA, Kosovo – Ramush Haradinaj, ex-prime minister of Kosovo and a former guerrilla fighter, has been voted the country's new premier. Parliament on Saturday voted 61 in favor and one abstention to choose Haradinaj, who is also the leader of the center-right Alliance for the Future of Kosovo party. Opposition members boycotted the vote. Three months 45

August 29, 2017 10:10 PM No bail for ex-Kosovo consulate worker accused of trafficking rifles, rocket launcher

Albert Veliu is accused of trying to sell a cache of weapons including AK-47 rifles and a rocket launcher. A onetime driver for the Kosovar consulate will stay parked in jail as he fights charges that he was hooked up in arms trafficking, extortion and money laundering. Brooklyn federal prosecutors claim Albert Veliu tried to arrange a sale of more than a dozen 38

July 31, 2017 12:05 PM Albanian drone-flying soccer fan seeks asylum in Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia – An Albanian soccer fan detained on a Serbian warrant for allegedly flying a drone with a nationalist banner during a high-risk match has asked for political asylum in Croatia to avoid extradition. Ismail Morinaj was arrested in Croatia in June on a Serbian warrant. A court in Dubrovnik agreed last week to extradite the 35-year-old Albanian 65

June 12, 2017 7:14 AM Ex-rebels' group leads in Kosovo election preliminary result

PRISTINA, Kosovo – Nearly complete results in Kosovo's national election are showing that a coalition of former ethnic Albanian rebel commanders is leading with a third of the vote. Democracy in Action, a monitoring group, said Monday that 87 percent of Sunday's vote had been counted. The monitors say the nationalist Movement for Self-determination is at about 42

June 11, 2017 5:16 AM Kosovo votes amid thorny issues of border, talks with Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo – Kosovo citizens have started to cast their ballots in an early general election for the new 120-seat parliament. At stake are thorny issues of the border demarcation deal with Montenegro that brought down the previous government, the approval of another deal with Serbia giving more rights to the ethnic Serb minority and the continuation 50

May 30, 2017 10:58 AM Albania authorities stop sale of a bear cub on the internet

TIRANA, Albania – Albanian environment officials say they have stopped the sale of a 3-month-old bear cub on the internet. Environment Ministry spokeswoman Ana Kekezi said Tuesday that a shepherd found the bear stuck in rocks at Shen Meri village, 35 kilometers (20 miles) east of the capital. She said the shepherd, who put the animal up for sale, was detained 44