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Kosovo gets new government, ends political crisis

Pristina - Kosovo's lawmakers on Tuesday backed a new coalition government led by veteran politician Isa Mustafa, ending a six-month political crisis in the former Serbian province.

Kosovo set to name new PM to end lengthy political crisis

Pristina - Kosovo's two main political parties Monday struck a surprise deal calling for the nomination of veteran politician Isa Mustafa as prime minister, in a move to end a nearly six-month political crisis.

Accused war criminal Seselj draws thousands at Serbia rally

Belgrade - Some 10,000 supporters of the Serb ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, released by a UN war crimes court for cancer therapy, joined him Saturday at a rally in protest at his country's shift towards Europe.

Accused war criminal Seselj to rally against Serbian government

Belgrade - Serbian nationalist firebrand Vojislav Seselj is spearheading an anti-government rally on Saturday but as he fights cancer and awaits judgement on war crimes charges he is as beleaguered as his once formidable party.

Accused war criminal Seselj says no return to UN court

Belgrade - Serb ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj said Thursday he did not intend to return to face a UN war crimes court, a day after it provisionally allowed him to return home for cancer treatment.

Accused war criminal Seselj in fiery return home to Belgrade

Belgrade - Serb ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj made a fiery return home on Wednesday following his release by a UN war crimes tribunal for cancer treatment, branding his country's leaders "traitors".

Albanian PM visits flashpoint in fraught Serbia trip

Presevo - Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said Tuesday he was confident a historic visit he was making to Serbia would help open a new era of ties despite a very public row with his hosts over Kosovo.

Albanian PM heads to Serbia in historic visit

Belgrade - Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama was due in Serbia Monday, the first such visit in 68 years, after violence at a football match delayed his landmark bid to ease tensions between the Balkans nations.

Flights between Zagreb and Belgrade to resume after 23 years

Belgrade - The capital cities of Serbia and Croatia are once more to be connected by scheduled flights after a break of some 23 years.

France vows firm support to Serbia on path to EU membership

Belgrade - During a rare official visit to Serbia, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls vowed Thursday to provide firm support to the Balkan country on its path towards European Union membership."Today Serbia is a candidate to join the European Union.

Conditions not met for warships delivery to Russia: French PM

Belgrade - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday that conditions have not yet been met for France to deliver two Mistral-class warships to Russia.

Kosovo mired in worst political crisis since independence

Pristina - Just when Kosovo appeared to be heading for a degree of stability and normalcy, feuding politicians and fresh corruption scandals have plunged the fledgling Balkan nation into its worst political crisis to date.

Kosovo foreign minister visits rival Serbia as tensions ease

Belgrade - Kosovo's foreign minister made a landmark visit to Serbia on Thursday, the first since the former Serbian province unilaterally declared independence in 2008 to the fury of Belgrade.

Serbia to decide on Albanian PM visit after football mayhem

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday he was undecided whether his Albanian counterpart should go ahead with a planned historic visit after violence halted a Serbia-Albania football match this week.

Europe gas supply faces 'major transit risks': Putin

Belgrade - Europe faces "major transit risks" to gas supplies coming from Russia this winter unless Ukraine resolves a gas dispute with Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday.

Serbia condemns Albanian flag drone stunt

Belgrade - Serbia's foreign minister said Wednesday an incident in which a pro-Albanian flag flown by a drone sparked violence on and off the pitch at a football match against Albania was a "political provocation".

Balkans launch fight against jihadist recruitment

Pristina - With the world on high alert over foreign fighters joining jihadist ranks in Syria and Iraq, Balkan states are launching efforts to clamp down on recruiting in their region, considered fertile ground by Islamists.

Belgrade sealed off for first Gay Pride since 2010

Belgrade - Serbian gays and lesbians staged their first Belgrade Pride Parade in four years on Sunday, in what is seen as a test of the EU hopeful's commitment to protecting minority rights.

German LGBT activist severely beaten in Belgrade

Belgrade - A German man who participated at a conference on LGBT rights was in intensive care Saturday after he was severely beaten by unknown attackers in Belgrade, a doctor said.

Top Kosovo ex-fighters face organ trafficking, war crimes indictment

Pristina - Several leaders of Kosovo's 1990s guerrilla army, some of them now senior officials, face possible indictment for crimes against humanity including murder and organ trafficking, an EU probe found Tuesday.
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