UEFA tightens rules on Kosovo, but leaves loopholes

Soccer 05/29/19, 11:54

UEFA is tightening its rules to stop countries which don't recognize Kosovo from excluding its national soccer team, but left some loopholes."This policy obliges all other teams to accept to play against Kosovo national and club teams as the result ...

Explains: Why do Serbia-Kosovo tensions persist?

Europe 05/29/19, 09:53

Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared this week after Kosovo's police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region's north and arrested scores of people. There have been clashes between Kosovo's police and local Serbs, with several people injured, and two U.N. ...

Update: EU urges Kosovo, Serbia to return to dialogue

Europe 05/29/19, 08:12

The Latest on the tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local):3:10 p.m.The European Union's top diplomat is urging Kosovo and Serbia to return to the negotiating table and normalize relations amid high tensions following an armed raid by Kosovo ...

Russia, Serbia blame NATO for Kosovo police raid

Europe 05/29/19, 07:58

Russia and Serbia have blamed pro-NATO and Western influences for an armed raid by Kosovo police in the Serb-dominated north of Kosovo that raised tensions in the region.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Tuesday's incident was instigated by ...

Serbian troops placed on alert after Kosovo police arrests

World 05/28/19, 03:43

Serbia ordered its troops to full alert on Tuesday as tensions soared in the Balkans amid reports that heavily armed Kosovo police entered Serb-populated regions of the former Serbian province and made several arrests.Serbia's state TV said shots were heard ...

Update: Serbian security body meets as troops on alert

Europe 05/28/19, 03:05

The Latest on tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local):10:05 a.m.Serbia's state TV says a meeting is underway of the country's top security body following tensions in Kosovo over arrests in the Serb-populated north.The report says President Aleksandar Vucic ...

Official: Serbia could ditch EU bid, turn to Russia

Europe 05/02/19, 06:04

Serbia's pro-Russian defense minister says the Balkan country could ditch its European Union membership goals for close ties with Moscow.In blunt comments to a pro-government TV channel Thursday, Aleksandar Vulin said that "in case the EU doesn't want Serbia, there ...

Kosovo: EU “too weak” to steer talks with Serbia

Europe 04/29/19, 11:49

Kosovo's president is ruling out any prospect of an agreement on his country's relations with Serbia without the participation of the United States, saying Monday that the European Union is "too weak and disunited" to steer negotiations between the feuding ...

Thousands gather for rally supporting populist Serbia leader

Europe 04/19/19, 10:01

Thousands are gathering in Belgrade for a mass rally in support of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who is seeking to counter months of protests demanding more democratic freedoms in the Balkan country.Authorities have sealed off central streets in the capital ...

Serbia seeks greater Russian role in talks with Kosovo

Europe 04/17/19, 10:09

Serbia on Wednesday sought to secure a greater Russian role in European Union-mediated talks with the former province of Kosovo, which could further strain the Balkan country's relations with the West.Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after meeting his Russian ...

Kosovo forward Milot Rashica blossoming at Werder Bremen

Soccer 04/04/19, 03:51

Milot Rashica is blossoming at Werder Bremen, where the young Kosovo forward's standout performances are sure to prompt offers from rival clubs.The 22-year-old scored a stunning goal to set Bremen on its way to the German Cup semifinals with a ...

Serbia, Kosovo mark start of NATO intervention 20 years ago

Europe 03/24/19, 08:40

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 ...

Swiss prosecutors puzzling over motive in boy’s killing

Europe 03/22/19, 08:46

The family of a seven-year-old boy stabbed to death in Switzerland as he walked home from school, apparently by an elderly woman he didn't know, expressed shock Friday over the attack and said they're still trying to understand what happened.A ...

US envoy in Kosovo to push for lifting of tax on Serbia

Europe 03/09/19, 14:32

A senior U.S. official on Saturday met with top Kosovo leaders in an attempt to persuade the government to revoke or suspend a tariff on Serb goods so that dialogue with Belgrade can resume.Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs ...

US urges resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo

Europe 03/08/19, 05:31

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 ...

Italy PM Conte urges Kosovo to abolish taxes on Serbia goods

Europe 03/06/19, 08:56

Italy's prime minister has urged Kosovo to withdraw a 100-percent tariff on goods from Serbia so the former Balkan foes could resume European Union-mediated talks on normalizing relations.Premier Giuseppe Conte said in Belgrade that Italy hopes a compromise solution would ...

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