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May 16, 2017 12:53 PM Kosovo Serb man accused of war crimes

Kosovo prosecutors have accused a Serb citizen of war crimes during the 1998-99 war. Prosecutors from Kosovo and the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, or EULEX, on Tuesday accused a Serb identified as Z.V., of war crimes against the ethnic Albanian civilian population. A statement said that on May 5, 1999, the defendant killed four people 33

May 13, 2017 9:33 AM Journalist turned politician beaten up in Kosovo

PRISTINA A prominent Kosovo journalist who this week joined a political party she had long criticized was beaten up on Saturday in a car park close to her apartment, police said. Arbana Xharra was the editor in chief of daily newspaper Zeri before joining the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), the country's largest party. Sources close to the party have said she plans 64

May 13, 2017 8:05 AM Prominent Kosovo politician beaten

PRISTINA, Kosovo – Officials in Kosovo say that a prominent journalist and politician has been harshly beaten in the capital Pristina. Police on Saturday said Arbana Xharra, who recently joined the governing Democratic Party of Kosovo, had been attacked in a street by a group of people the previous evening. The motive for the attack has not been determined 36

April 24, 2017 4:30 PM Albania grants citizenship to Kosovo's ex-premier Haradinaj

TIRANA, Albania – Albania's president has granted citizenship to the former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj. Bujar Nishani on Monday issued a decree granting Albanian citizenship to Haradinaj and his wife Anita. Many Kosovars have been granted Albanian citizenship in order to profit from the country's visa-free regime with the European Union's 58

April 13, 2017 1:00 PM Swiss court upholds politicians' race discrimination verdict

BERLIN – A Swiss court has upheld the conviction of two former top officials in the country's strongest political party for racial discrimination over a campaign poster that proclaimed "Kosovars cut up the Swiss!" The nationalist Swiss People's Party has long courted controversy with posters on immigration issues. The ad in question, displayed during 37

April 10, 2017 11:35 AM European rights official concerned on justice in Kosovo

PRISTINA, Kosovo – A leading European human rights official has expressed concerns that 18 years after the end of the conflict in Kosovo, thousands of people are still denied justice. Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks issued a memorandum Monday following his Kosovo visit in February. Muiznieks said Kosovo, with a predominantly 33

March 29, 2017 8:17 PM US official calls on Kosovo to retract law on creating army

PRISTINA, Kosovo – A senior United States official is calling on Kosovo leaders to retract a draft law on the transformation of its security force into a regular army and to continue consultations on the issue with the country's ethnic minorities. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Brian Yee urged the government in Pristina during a visit to Kosovo 39

March 22, 2017 9:13 AM Montenegro at crossroads: toward the West, or back to Russia

BAR, Montenegro — Aspiring NATO member Montenegro is hardly a formidable military force — the tiny country’s four military jets are up for sale and its two operational warships hardly ever leave their home port. With its 2,000-strong army, the scenic country — squeezed between towering mountains and the Adriatic Sea — would hardly boost the West’s defense 61

March 10, 2017 5:07 PM Security group calls on Kosovo to continue talks with Serbia

The 57-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called on Kosovo's leaders to continue the European Union-facilitated talks aimed at normalizing ties with Serbia. OSCE head Lamberto Zannier, who was in Pristina Friday to meet with senior officials and political leaders, expressed concern about rising tensions in the region. On Thursday 50

March 10, 2017 7:58 AM Axe attacker wounds nine in German train station rampage

German police said Friday an axe-wielding attacker who wounded nine people in a bloody rampage at a railway station overnight was psychologically disturbed, ruling out a terrorist motive. They were waiting to question the 36-year-old from Kosovo who is in hospital with multiple fractures after jumping off a bridge while trying to flee police at the crime 60