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November 17, 2016 1:16 PM ISIS Attack on Israeli National Soccer Team Foiled: Kosovo Cops

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Simultaneous attacks by ISIS have been foiled — including one targeting the Israeli national soccer team, police in Kosovo said. According to a statement issued Thursday, 18 people were arrested in Kosovo and six more across both Albania and Macedonia. Police said explosive devices, weapons, electronic equipment and a drone were recovered 41

November 11, 2016 2:33 PM Albania police using extreme security for Israeli qualifier

Albanian police say they have taken extreme steps to secure the World Cup qualifier between Albania and Israel on Saturday. The venue was changed for "security reasons" from the northern city of Shkoder, near the border with Montenegro, to Elbasan, nearer to Tirana. The Elbasan Arena was 55 kilometres south of Tirana. The decision followed media reports 31

November 7, 2016 4:02 PM AUA Flight to Kosovo Makes Unscheduled Landing in Belgrade

An Austrian Airlines spokesman says that a flight from Vienna to Kosovo made an unscheduled landing in Belgrade after the crew noticed vibrations in one of the two engines. Wilhelm Baldia says the Fokker 100, flight OS769 to Pristina, landed in the Serbian capital instead on Sunday. He says the landing was "without problems," and some of the 79 passengers 15

October 31, 2016 1:44 PM Kosovan sports car enthusiast builds a Lamborghini replica

GJILAN, Kosovo – Sports car enthusiast Driton Selmani always wanted some hot wheels but couldn't afford them. What he did have, however, was a workshop and a talent for bending and welding metal. So he set out to build himself a "Lamborghini." Selmani, from the eastern Kosovo town of Gjilan, used a secondhand Mitsubishi Eclipse, the engine of 3.0-liter 48

October 25, 2016 11:52 AM Prosecutor Indicts Kosovo Crime Ring Led by Ex-Lawmaker

An international prosecutor has charged a group of Kosovo Albanians and Serbs, including a former lawmaker, with organizing a crime ring involved in money laundering, bribery, fraud, abuse of power and tax evasion. The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo made the indictment Tuesday. In a statement it said 39 defendants, headed by a former lawmaker 30

October 25, 2016 1:14 AM Soldiers Struggling to Repay Enlistment Bonuses Issued in Error

After 21 years in the military, three deployments, and a roadside bomb blast that left him bleeding and unconscious, Christopher Van Meter got a letter from the Pentagon saying he improperly received enlistment bonuses and now owed the government $46,000. “I was having to choose between buying diapers and food for my children and paying this debt,” said Mr. Van Meter 77

October 7, 2016 7:36 PM Albania: Police Destroy 2.4M Marijuana Plans Since June

Albanian police say they have seized and destroyed 2.4 million marijuana plants discovered in the country this year. Police Chief Haki Cako said Friday that the 219 hectares (540 acres) of plants pulled up since June are four times more than authorities confiscated last year. Cako says 248 people have been arrested for producing the marijuana, much of it destined 27

October 6, 2016 9:42 PM Italy salvage draw against Spain as Wales settle for point in Austria

A late Daniele De Rossi penalty for Italy rescued a 1-1 draw with Spain in World Cup qualifying at Juventus Stadium on Thursday. Spain went ahead on a rare gaffe from Gianliugi Buffon on 55 minutes. The legendary goalkeeper charged out of his goal to meet a Sergio Busquets through ball in the 55th minute only to completely miss his kick and allow Spain 54

October 5, 2016 1:22 PM FIFA clears Arber Zeneli to play World Cup qualifiers for Kosovo

FIFA said 21-year-old Arber Zeneli can switch from Sweden, where he was born and represented at youth and under-21 level. FIFA's approval for Zeneli's application follows a chaotic rush last month to clear six Kosovo players hours before their competitive debut as a national team. Kosovo-eligible players played for other countries before the Balkan republic 16

September 30, 2016 3:32 PM Germany agrees to help Kosovan FA train coaches and administrators

PRISTINA, Kosovo -- The German Football Association (DFB) has agreed to assist Kosovo in its first steps as a new organisation. The DFB and the Kosovan federation signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday. Germany will assist Kosovo in training administration staff and coaches and strengthening work with the younger generation. Kosovo became a UEFA member 25