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Kosovo: Partially recognised state in Southeastern Europe
Kosovo, officially the Republic of Kosovo, is a partially-recognised state and disputed territory in Southeast Europe.

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Kosovo-Serbia talks resume in Brussels after stateside economic agreement [Video]

Kosovo-Serbia talks resume in Brussels after stateside economic agreement

Balkan analyst Đorđe Bojović says the Washington talks were more about Trump securing a foreign policy win ahead of November's presidential election than securing a settlement between Kosovo and..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:02Published

Trump lauds economic steps between Serbia and Kosovo [Video]

Trump lauds economic steps between Serbia and Kosovo

Agreement reaffirms pledges to establish road and railway links, but leaves movement on political normalisation on hold.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published
Serbia and Kosovo agree to closer economic ties in US-brokered deal [Video]

Serbia and Kosovo agree to closer economic ties in US-brokered deal

US president Donald Trump announced Serbia and Kosovo have normalized economic ties after a meeting with the country's leaders at the White House.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:00Published

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Kosovo police officers arrested in crackdown on illegal casinos

The officers were among 35 people held in a large-scale operation near the Serbian border.
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Turkey: We call on Kosovo not to open an embassy in Jerusalem

turkey: we call on kosovo not to open an embassy in jerusalem
Turkey, the state of Kosovo, called not to open an embassy for their country in Jerusalem. This came, in a statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, on Sunday, commenting on news circulating..
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Here are the top stories for Friday, Sept. 4th: Biden slams Trump over alleged comments about U.S. troops; Trump announces Serbia-Kosovo agreement: Jacob Blake makes first court appearance; Stocks fall..
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National security adviser hails "remarkable" Serbia-Kosovo agreement

President Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to Mr. Trump and his son-in-law, addressed reporters..
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WH touts brokered deal between Serbia, Kosovo

The White House is touting the U.S. brokered deal that has led Serbia and Kosovo to normalize economic ties as part of broader agreement that includes Israel. (Sept. 4)  
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Israel and Kosovo agreeing to mutual recognition.
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Kosovo, Serbia normalize economic ties, gesture to Israel

kosovo, serbia normalize economic ties, gesture to israel
WASHINGTON (AP) — Serbia and Kosovo announced Friday that they have normalized economic ties as part of U.S.-brokered discussions that also include Belgrade moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem..
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Serbia, Kosovo form economic ties, nod to Israel

President Donald Trump announced Friday that Serbia and Kosovo have normalized economic ties as part of U.S.-brokered talks that include Belgrade moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, and Israel and..
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Linfield's Champions League game postponed an hour before kick-off

Linfield's Champions League preliminary round game against FC Drita is postponed after Kosovan opponents are hit by a Covid-19 issue.
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Prime minister of Kosovo tests positive for Covid-19

prime minister of kosovo tests positive for covid-19
Europe Prime minister of Kosovo tests positive for Covid-19 Kosovo’s Avdullah Hoti says he only has a ‘mild cough’ and will self-isolate at home. Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo poses for..
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President Of Kosovo To Be Interviewed In The Hague On War Crimes Indictment

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Kosovar President Hashim Thaci is set to be​ interviewed in The Hague on July 13 by international war crimes prosecutors. The Kosovo Specialist Chambers (SPO) announced unexpectedly on June 24 that..
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France, Germany lead effort to fire up Serbia-Kosovo talks

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France on Friday led a fresh effort to breathe life into long-stalled talks between Serbia and Kosovo aimed at normalizing ties more than 20 years after..
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Kosovo's president: Indictment an attempt to rewrite history

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Hashim Thaci's past catches up with Kosovo's future

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The war crimes indictment against Hashim Thaci went public at precisely the wrong moment — the Kosovo president was on his way to a much-hyped US summit with Serbian leaders. The move might be enough..
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Kosovo president, 9 ex-fighters indicted for war crimes

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PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s president and nine other former separatist fighters were indicted on a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges, including murder, by a court..
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Slovenia imposes quarantine for people coming from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo

Concerned about the biggest rise in new cases of coronavirus in seven weeks, Slovenia will introduce an obligatory 14-day quarantine from Friday for most people coming from Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo,..
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Serbia ready to sacrifice EU membership over Kosovo deal

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday he would reject European Union membership if Belgrade does not receive concessions in return for recognising Kosovo and dropping attempts to stop it..
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Putin suggests he was key in Kosovo airport occupation

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that he was a key figure in the takeover of Kosovo’s airport by Russian troops at the end of the 1999 war. The occupation of the Slatina..
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Serbia to keep balancing West, Russia and China, president says

Belgrade wants to keep balancing its ties with the West, China and Russia as it seeks to join the European Union and reach a settlement with Kosovo, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday ahead of..
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Highlights of this day in history: The Six-Day War ends in the Mideast; Yugoslav troops leave Kosovo after NATO's campaign of airstrikes; Alcoholics Anonymous founded; Actress and singer Judy Garland..
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Kosovo Lifts All Trade Barriers Against Serbia

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The new government of Kosovo announced on June 6 that it is lifting all trade barriers imposed on Serbia in a bid to reopen EU-brokered talks on normalizing ties with Belgrade. Trade sanctions have..
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Kosovo picks new government promising deal with Serbia

Kosovo's parliament elected a new government on Wednesday with a prime minister promising to reach a deal on normalising ties with Serbia that would enable it to get a United Nations seat.
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Kosovo highest court clears the way for new government vote

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Kosovo's Constitutional Court ruled late on Thursday that a new government can be formed without holding a snap election, a decision opposed by the caretaker prime minister's party, which has vowed..
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Kosovo president rejects EU mediator for talks with Serbia

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said on Tuesday he would not take part in talks on normalising ties with Serbia led by an European Union special mediator, calling instead for an increased U.S. role in..
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Kosovo president nominates PM candidate to try to solve political crisis

Kosovo's president on Thursday sought to solve a political crisis by asking a nominee of the second biggest party to form a new government, but the effort to set up a new administration is likely to be..
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Britons holed up in Kosovo due to coronavirus lockdown

Scotsman Mike Elm and his partner Rosie Watson, who are travelling from Europe to Asia to raise awareness of climate change, have been trapped in Kosovo for more than a month due to border closures..
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Serbia sends Kosovo 1,000 test kits in solidarity against coronavirus

Serbia delivered 1,000 coronavirus test kits to Kosovo on Friday, a health official said, in a sign of solidarity despite trade frictions, violent recent history and Kosovo's failure to gain acceptance..
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IMF lends 51.6 million euros to Kosovo to address virus crisis

The International Monetary Fund has approved a 51.6 million euro ($56.06 million) loan for Kosovo to tackle the economic crisis caused by the new coronavirus and address urgent balance of payments..
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NATO mission in Kosovo reports first COVID-19 case

A member of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo has tested positive with the new coronavirus, the mission said in a statement on Friday, adding that it would not have any impact on its work.
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Coronavirus row helps topple Kosovo government

The ruling coalition implodes over differences on how to fight the pandemic, with no clear way forward.
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Kosovo lawmakers dismiss government in no-confidence vote

Kosovo lawmakers dismissed the government of Prime Minister Albin Kurti in a no-confidence vote on Wednesday, triggering a political crisis as the Balkan country tries to stop the spread of the..
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Kosovo government faces no-confidence vote after dispute over coronavirus

Kosovo's coalition government faces a no-confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday after a dispute over whether to declare a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus.
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Kosovars bang pots from balconies to protest political crisis

People across Kosovo went to their balconies banging pots in a protest to urge ruling parties to deal with coronavirus and end a political crisis which may bring down the government next week.
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Kosovo coalition partner to file no-confidence vote in government

A coalition partner in the Kosovo government will file a motion for a no-confidence vote in the government following the sacking of the interior minister over a dispute whether to declare a state of..
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Kosovo PM sacks interior minister in coronavirus row, gov't could fall

Kosovo's prime minister sacked the interior minister on Wednesday after a row over whether to declare a state of emergency to halt the spread of coronavirus, a move that could topple the government..
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Kosovo to declare state of emergency to counter coronavirus

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on Tuesday asked the country's parliament to declare a state of emergency to halt the spread of coronavirus.
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Kosovo confirms first coronavirus cases, an Italian and a Kosovar

Kosovo reported its first coronavirus cases on Friday, in a 20-year-old Italian woman and a 77-year-old Kosovar man.
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Kosovo fears U.S. may pull troops out over Serbia tariff dispute

Concern is growing in Kosovo that the United States may pull its troops out of the Balkan country in retaliation for tariffs imposed by Pristina on goods from its rival Serbia.
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LGBT activists: Using drag queens to unite communities

Can drag shows bring people together despite nationalist feelings? LGBT activists from Kosovo and Serbia believe they can.
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Kosovo police officer commits suicide after killing parents, brothers

A female police officer shot dead her parents and two brothers before committing suicide in the eastern Kosovo town of Gjilan where she served, police and the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.
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Kosovo's new PM, cabinet accept halving of their salaries

Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti and cabinet ministers will accept a halving of their salaries in an attempt to demonstrate that the new government plans to tackle wage inequality.
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EU aims to admit six Balkan states under reformed process: commissioner

The European Union still aims to admit the Balkan nations of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia into the bloc, new EU enlargement commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said on..
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Kosovo approves new government, PM vows to be tough negotiator with Serbia

Kosovo's parliament approved a new government on Monday after weeks of coalition talks, and Prime Minister Albin Kurti promised to take a tough stance in negotiations with Balkan rival Serbia.
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Kosovo parties sign long-awaited deal to form government

Kosovo’s two biggest parties reached a deal on Sunday to create a new government almost four months after the Balkan country held snap elections following the prime minister's resignation.
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Kosovo jails eight over plot to kill president and prime minister

A Kosovo court jailed eight men on Wednesday for the attempted murder of a former politician and plotting to kill the Balkan country's president and prime minister in 2017.
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