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Handke's Nobel riles Balkans and authors

Belgrade - Austrian writer Peter Handke's Nobel literature prize win has irked the Balkans, while voices beyond the region spoke out against honouring an admirer of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

Kosovo dissident Albin Kurti reaches halls of power

Pristina - Political prisoner turned parliamentary troublemaker Albin Kurti is within reach of becoming Kosovo's next prime minister after an electoral triumph that could reshape the political scene in Europe's youngest democracy."The day has come!

Kosovo votes amid pressure to reboot Serbia talks

Pristina - Kosovo went to the polls Sunday in an election that could usher in new leadership at a time when stalled talks with former war foe Serbia are a source of instability in Europe.

'War wing' fights for survival in Kosovo poll

Pristina - The former guerilla commanders who have dominated Kosovo since its independence will fight for political survival in elections on Sunday, with opposition parties threatening to boot them from power.

Darwin, Islam: Kosovo imam expelled for accepting both

Pristina - When not leading prayers in his village mosque in western Kosovo, imam Drilon Gashi was scribbling some unorthodox thoughts on social media -- like his belief in the theory of evolution.

Vjosa Osmani, the woman taking on Kosovo's 'nasty' politics to be PM

Pristina - Looking back to her childhood in conflict-wracked Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani remembers listening quietly as dozens of men gathered in her father's living room to discuss the political future of the breakaway Serbian province.

In Belgrade, a struggle to excavate an urban Nazi camp

Belgrade - Moments after she was born in a wartime Nazi concentrationcamp in Belgrade, Estera Bajer was furtively smuggled out in a bag.

Red Star Belgrade fans park tank, spark uproar

Belgrade - Red Star Belgrade fans stirred controversy by parking an army tank outside their stadium ahead of Tuesday's Champions League play-off second leg against Swiss side Young Boys.

Kosovo heads to snap poll after MPs dissolve parliament

Pristina - Kosovo MPs voted on Thursday to dissolve parliament and trigger early elections, a move that could shake up the political scene at a time when negotiations with former foe Serbia are deadlocked.

Kosovo PM set to be grilled by war crimes court

Pristina - Kosovo's outgoing Prime Minister and wartime guerrilla commander Ramush Haradinaj left Tuesday for the Hague to be interrogated by a war crimes court as a suspect, public RTK television said.

Ramush Haradinaj, Kosovo's 'Rambo' ex-PM and Serbian antagonist

Pristina - Ramush Haradinaj, who resigned as Kosovo's prime minister on Friday, is hailed as a hero at home -- where he is nicknamed "Rambo" -- but considered a war criminal by Belgrade, which has long sought to see him behind bars.

Kosovo PM resigns after being called to war crimes court

Pristina - Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, a wartime commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), said Friday he has resigned after being called as a suspect before a war crimes court in The Hague.

Macron vows to help restart Serbia-Kosovo dialogue

Belgrade - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday vowed to help restart dialogue and reach a long-lasting agreement between Serbia and Kosovo, former war foes who have been locked in a diplomatic spat for months.

The singular voice of Father Sava, a Serb abbot in Kosovo

Decani - Serbia and Kosovo's leaders do not agree on much these days, but they do share one uncompromising critic: Father Sava, the social media-savvy abbot of a medieval Serbian Orthodox monastery.

Kosovo celebrates '20 years free' with Clinton visit

Pristina - With celebratory speeches, a new statue and a visit from former US president Bill Clinton, Kosovo will on Wednesday mark 20 years since the NATO intervention that ended its war with Serbia and cleared a path for independence.

Kosovo decorates Bill Clinton with a 'freedom medal'

Pristina - Kosovo decorated former US president Bill Clinton with an "Order of Freedom" medal on Tuesday in gratitude for his support for the former Serbian province as it cleaved away from Belgrade 20 years ago this week.

Freedom and fear: Kosovo remembers war, 20 years after

Pristina - Twenty years ago tears were flowing in Kosovo -- of joy or of despair depending which side you were on -- as NATO troops rolled in, ending the war with Serbia.For Kosovo Albanians, June 12, 1999 was a day of liberation from Belgrade's repression.

Kosovo prosecutor asks to lift Russian UN staff's immunity

Kosovska Mitrovica - A Kosovo prosecutor on Wednesday asked to revoke the diplomatic immunity of a Russian UN staff member suspected of obstructing a police crackdown on organised crime, despite Moscow blasting his detention as "outrageous".

Kosovo police meet 'armed resistance' in crime sweep of Serb north

Pristina - Kosovo police arrested more than a dozen fellow officers as part of a crackdown on organised crime in the mainly Serb north on Tuesday, triggering concern from the UN, which said two of its staff were injured.

Kosovo police crackdown meets 'armed resistance' in Serb north

Pristina - Kosovo police forces met "armed resistance" in an early morning raid Tuesday targeting fellow officers and others suspected of organised crime in the predominantly Serb north, authorities said, raising tensions with Belgrade.
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