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Kosovo celebrates ’20 years free’ with Clinton visit

Kosovo prepares to mark 20 years since the NATO intervention that ended its war with Serbia and cleared a path for independence, starting with a visit from former US President Bill Clinton.

Macron and Merkel try to resurrect Serbia-Kosovo talks at Balkan summit

The Brussels-led dialogue collapsed several months after talk of possible border changes between the neighbours.

Serbia marks 20 years since NATO bombing campaign

The sound of an air raid siren kicked off the ceremony at 7.45pm, the minute when the strikes began on March 24, 1999, and the airing of scenes of the bombings on a big screen.

Meat with a side of geopolitics in Serbian restaurant

Serbian restaurant Korcagin serves a speciality, from a country that rejects Kosovo's statehood, on Sundays.

Justice at last for Kosovo’s ‘2nd-class victims’?

While leaders on the Serbian side have been judged and sentenced by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, no KLA leaders have been sentenced.

NATO to ‘re-examine’ Kosovo mission after army vote

Kosovo and Serbia have struggled to make progress in faltering EU-led talks to normalise their ties.

Kosovo asserts independence with vote to build an army

The former Serbian province is currently guarded by NATO-led peacekeeping troops, who have been stationed there since Kosovo broke away from Belgrade in a bloody separatist war in 1998-99.

Kosovo hopes for a deal with Serbia by spring

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 but Serbia has still not recognised it as a sovereign state and relations between the two remain tense.

Kosovo beat Faroes to claim first-ever competitive win

Kosovo were admitted as members of UEFA and subsequently FIFA in 2016 following a long campaign during which they faced fierce opposition from Serbia.

Serbia’s Vucic says long road ahead in talks with Kosovo

The land swap deal would allow Serbia to keep control over northern parts of Kosovo that are mainly populated by Serbs

EU beri amaran persempadanan semula Serbia-Kosovo berbahaya

Belgrade dan Pristina bercadang menukar Kosovo utara dengan Lembah Presevo di selatan Serbia untuk menyelesaikan isu tertunggak antara kedua-dua negara.

‘Case closed’ over eagle goal celebrations, says Switzerland’s Behrami

Valon Behrami said that Switzerland would now avoid any controversy in their goal celebrations.

Blow for Iran as Kosovo friendly cancelled

After a friendly against Greece was cancelled, Iran's subsequent friendly against Kosovo suffered the same fate.

Kosovo doctors’ organ trafficking convictions confirmed

Lufti Dervishi and Sokol Hajdini were convicted of involvement in an organ trafficking ring.

EU leaders to attempt to win over Balkan states

Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia are considering joining the European Union.

Kosovo war weighs heavy on Serbian film ‘Teret’ at Cannes

Ognjen Glavonić's film "Teret" deals with the topic of the 1998-99 war in Kosovo.

New prosecutor named as Kosovo war crimes court keeps working on...

Jack Smith will succeed David Schwendiman as chief prosecutor of the Specialist Chamber.

Kosovo parliament to probe arrests of Turkish citizens

The six Turkish citizens were arrested in Kosovo last week at Turkey’s request over alleged links to schools financed by the Gülen movement.

Kosovo police fire tear gas at protesters, detain Serbian official

Serbian politician Marko Đurić was detained, while protesters who favoured a nationalist stance were attacked with tear gas.

Kosovo parliament ratifies border deal with Montenegro

With the ratification of a border agreement, Kosovo has now moved a step closer to joining the European Union.

Belgium says investigating ‘significant’ meat fraud

Food security authority Afsca said that Hong Kong, Côte d’Ivoire, and Kosovo received falsely-labelled meat from Belgium.

Milošević musical plays in Kosovo

“The Lift - The Slobodan Show”, a controversial musical about former Serbian President Slobodan Milošević, premiered in Gračanica, Kosovo.

Juncker tells Western Balkans EU membership is theirs, but reforms vital

The six countries that could become EU members are Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, and Bosnia.

US raps ally Albania for ‘careless’ words on Kosovo

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama had made comments implying that he may have had plans for Albania to annex Kosovo.

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