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Kosovo: Partially recognised state in the Balkans
Kosovo, officially the Republic of Kosovo, is a partially-recognised state in Southeast Europe, subject to a territorial dispute with the Republic of Serbia.

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EU 'back in the driver's seat' as Serbia-Kosovo talks resume [Video]

EU 'back in the driver's seat' as Serbia-Kosovo talks resume

Serbia-Kosovo deal: Can Brussels succeed where the White House failed?View on euronews

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War crimes prosecutors question Kosovo leader Thaci in The Hague [Video]

War crimes prosecutors question Kosovo leader Thaci in The Hague

'Nobody can rewrite history', Thaci says, before answering questions on his alleged war crimes committed in the 1990s.

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Serbia and Kosovo's leaders agree to meet in person for talks in Brussels [Video]

Serbia and Kosovo's leaders agree to meet in person for talks in Brussels

European Union officials praise the two sides, but neither appeared to shift their position on Serbian recognition of KosovoView on euronews

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Talks to ease Serbia-Kosovo tensions to resume in Brussels [Video]

Talks to ease Serbia-Kosovo tensions to resume in Brussels

On Sunday, the EU will mediate the first high-level meeting between the two sides since November 2018.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published
Coronavirus: Greece shuts Serbia border amid COVID-19 spike in the Balkans [Video]

Coronavirus: Greece shuts Serbia border amid COVID-19 spike in the Balkans

Austria has also imposed a travel warning for six western Balkans countries, Bosnia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Serbia, in view of high COVID-19 figures.View on euronews

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Liverpool fan to cut hair for first time in 17 years after Reds win title [Video]

Liverpool fan to cut hair for first time in 17 years after Reds win title

Uke Krasniqi, a Liverpool fan living in Kosovo has not cut his hair in 17 years after pledging to wait until they next win the title. Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea confirmed the Reds’ long..

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White House talks over Kosovo-Serbia in doubt after war crime charges [Video]

White House talks over Kosovo-Serbia in doubt after war crime charges

White House talks over Kosovo-Serbia in doubt after war crime charges

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:01Published
Croatia orders quarantine of arrivals from four Balkan states after COVID-19 outbreak [Video]

Croatia orders quarantine of arrivals from four Balkan states after COVID-19 outbreak

Travellers from Serbia, Bosnia, North Macedonia and Kosovo will have to self-isolate upon arrival in the country.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:29Published
Russia hits back as US takes lead in Kosovo-Serbia peace talks [Video]

Russia hits back as US takes lead in Kosovo-Serbia peace talks

The United States, the EU and Russia are battling for influence over peace negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:58Published

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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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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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Today in History for June 10th

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 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

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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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 PM sacks interior minister over coronavirus

Kosovo's prime minister sacked his interior minister amid disagreements over whether the country should declare a state of emergency to halt the spread of coronavirus, a move that may bring down the..
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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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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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Kosovo and Serbia agree to resume flights after two-decade gap

Kosovo and Serbia agreed on Monday to launch direct commercial flights after a two-decade interval in a deal mediated by the United States in an attempt to push the two former foes closer to..
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Kosovo arrests Iran supporter over comments after Soleimani's death

Kosovo police arrested a woman on Tuesday accused of inciting terrorist acts for social media comments against the United States over the killing of Iranian Commander Qassem Soleimani.
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Kosovo doctors, teachers strike after court suspends law on wages

Thousands of Kosovo doctors and teachers held a partial strike on Friday after the constitutional court suspended a long-debated law to increase salaries for most state workers.
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Turkey joins Nobel ceremony boycott in protest against Handke

Turkey said on Monday it would join Albania and Kosovo in boycotting the Nobel awards ceremony in protest against 2019 literature prize laureate Peter Handke, who has been criticized for backing late..
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Albania, Kosovo ambassadors to boycott Nobel ceremony in protest against Handke

Albania said on Monday its ambassador to Sweden would boycott the Nobel prize awards ceremony in protest against 2019 literature prize laureate Peter Handke, who has been criticized for supporting late..
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Kosovo jails former minister for denying a war massacre

A court in Kosovo has sentenced a lawmaker who once served as a government minister to two years in jail for denying a massacre by Serb forces in 1999 which prompted NATO's intervention to halt the..
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Kosovo indicts six over murder of moderate Serb leader

Six people have been indicted over the killing of moderate Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic in January 2018, the state prosecutor's office said on Monday.
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War crimes court to question Kosovo's Veseli over 1998-99 role

Kosovo's outgoing speaker of parliament, a former guerrilla commander in the 1998-99 independence war, said on Thursday he had been summoned to answer prosecutors' questions at a war crimes court in..
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Kosovo set for two-party government coalition - final election results

Kosovo's new government will comprise a core coalition of two parties previously in opposition, after final results published on Thursday from an election held last month showed they won a narrow..
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Trump's envoy visits Kosovo in push for new talks with Serbia

A special envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Kosovo on Wednesday three days after it held an election, in a new push to restart talks with Serbia to reach a final deal that would pave the..
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Kosovo voters flock to opposition parties in parliamentary poll

The opposition leftist Vetevendosje party was set to come in first in Kosovo's parliamentary poll, but it will have to negotiate a coalition to form a government.
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Opposition Vetevendosje leads Kosovo poll: preliminary results

Kosovo opposition Vetevendosje party is set to come first in the parliamentary election with 26 percent of votes, slightly ahead of the Democratic League of Kosovo party which won 25 pct of votes,..
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Opposition parties tied in Kosovo parliamentary vote: exit poll

Kosovo's two opposition parties -- Vetevendosje and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) -- were each set to get 30 percent of the vote in the country's parliamentary election on Sunday, an exit poll..
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Kosovo voters focus on graft, relations with Serbia

National elections are underway in Kosovo where the main issues for the country's 1.9 million eligible voters are tackling corruption and normalizing relations with Serbia which would pave the way for..
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Kosovo voters focus on graft, Serbia peace deal in election

Voting centers opened in Kosovo on Sunday for national elections where the main issues for the country's 1.9 million eligible voters are tackling corruption and a peace deal with Serbia which would..
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Kosovo voters eye graft and deal with Serbia in election

Deep-rooted corruption and a peace deal with Serbia which would pave the way for membership of the United Nations are the chief concerns of 1.9 million eligible voters in Kosovo who go to the polls on..
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Kosovo to elect new parliament amid anger over graft, unemployment

Voters in Kosovo will pick a new parliament on Sunday in a snap election dominated by rampant corruption, sky-high unemployment and poor relations with neighboring Serbia that it must try to mend if it..
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Kosovo jails six for plans to attack NATO troops, other countries

A court in Kosovo said it had jailed six people, including a woman, for terms ranging from one to 10 years, for planning attacks on NATO troops and the public in Kosovo, Belgium and France.
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New U.S. Balkan envoy says restarting Serbia-Kosovo dialogue a priority

The new U.S. Special Envoy to the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, said on Tuesday a priority in his new role is restarting a dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo.
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Kosovo president sets Oct. 6 as date for snap parliamentary vote

Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci set Oct. 6 as the date for an early parliamentary election on Monday, following the resignation of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.
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Kosovo lawmakers vote to dissolve parliament, paving way for election

Kosovo lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Friday, paving the way for a national election after Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigned last month.
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Kosovo investigates 22 police officers over extraditions to Turkey

Kosovo's special prosecutors are investigating the role of 22 police officers in the last year's arrest and extradition of six Turkish nationals, a move activists called human rights violation, the..
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West tells Kosovo and Serbia to return to negotiating table

Four European countries and the United States urged Kosovo and Serbia on Tuesday to re-launch their dialogue on normalizing ties in order to advance their bid for EU membership.
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Kosovo ex-PM will run for office if he's not indicted for war crimes

Kosovo's former prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj, who has been summoned for questioning by the war crimes prosecutor in the Hague, said on Tuesday he would run for office again if he's not indicted.
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Kosovo's PM quits after being called to Hague war crimes court

Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said on Friday he was resigning because he had been called to a war crimes court in The Hague to answer questions from prosecutors related to Kosovo's violent..
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