Kosovo War

Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman speaks during a press conference after a meeting with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic at the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Zeman is on a two-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
September 11, 2019 - 12:23 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Czech president on Wednesday kept up his denigration of Kosovo, suggesting that his government revoke its recognition of Serbia's former province as an independent nation — an idea promptly dismissed by the Czech Republic's foreign minister. Czech President Milos Zeman...
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August 05, 2019 - 5:45 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's parliament will hold an extraordinary session on Aug. 22 to disband and let the country's president declare an early general election. Parliament speaker Kadri Veseli said the parliament's leadership decided Monday to set a date for the disbanding "to allow the...
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Former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj arrives for a Kosovo tribunal, at the Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Haradinaj will be questioned by a special court investigating alleged war crimes by members of the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army two decades ago. (AP Photo/Michael Corder)
July 24, 2019 - 4:21 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Kosovo's former prime minister has arrived for questioning at a special court investigating alleged war crimes by separatist fighters from the Kosovo Liberation Army two decades ago. Ramush Haradinaj walked into the offices of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers on...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 3, 2004 file photo, Ramush Haradinaj, right, former rebel commander elected Kosovo's Prime Minister, listens during the inaugural session of Kosovo's parliament in Kosovo's capital Pristina. Kosovo’s prime minister has resigned from the post after he has been invited to be questioned from a European Union-funded court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 independence war with Serbia. Haradinaj said on Friday, July 19, 2019 he had informed the Cabinet of his resignation and urged the country’s president to set a date for an early parliamentary election. (AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu)
July 19, 2019 - 10:36 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister resigned Friday after being invited for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Ramush Haradinaj said he had agreed to be interviewed at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers...
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June 12, 2019 - 4:57 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the deployment of NATO troops in an operation that helped stop a Serb military crackdown on ethnic Albanians that left more than 10,000 dead. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:41 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors have issued war crimes charges against an ethnic Serb suspected of killing and torturing ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war. A statement Monday said the suspect, identified only as Z.Dj., had been part of a Serb paramilitary group in Peja, 85...
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Kosovo police special unit members secure the area near the village of Cabra, north western Kosovo, during an ongoing police operation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. A Kosovo police operation against organized crime in the north, where most of the ethnic Serb minority lives, has sparked tension, and Serbia ordered its troops to full alert. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
May 28, 2019 - 6:28 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia put its troops on full alert Tuesday after heavily armed police in northern Kosovo entered Serb-populated Mitrovica, firing tear gas and arresting nearly two dozen people. It was the latest flare-up in long-simmering tensions between Serbia and its former province,...
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Vojislav Seselj, center, the leader of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party, holds a burning NATO flag as he and others gather for a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Members of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party gathered for a protest on Sunday in the Serbian capital to mark the 20th anniversary of the NATO led bombing campaign against Serbia in 1999. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
March 24, 2019 - 8:39 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade is commemorating the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo is hailing the beginning of its national liberation. The staunchly opposed views of the two former war foes reflect...
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In this Nov. 17, 2017, photo, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic, right, reviews an honor guard with his Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin during a bilateral Serbian and U.S. airborne exercise at Lisicji jarak airport, some 15 kilometers (10 miles) north of Belgrade, Serbia. A U.S. envoy urged Serbia and Kosovo on Friday, March 8, 2019 to stop mutual provocations and resume dialogue amid rising tensions between the two wartime foes. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
March 08, 2019 - 12:09 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A high-ranking U.S. envoy has urged Serbia and Kosovo to stop provoking each other and to resume their discussions over how to normalize relations between the two former wartime foes. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, who met with Serbian President...
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March 01, 2019 - 6:19 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's president has rejected any idea of a land swap with Serbia. Hashim Thaci said Friday in the Albanian capital Tirana that "a land swap would never occur." Last year, Thaci had proposed a "border correction," with Kosovo getting Serbia's southern Presevo Valley and...
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