Kosovo War

Kosovo Albanians run past a fire burning at a roadblock in Vojtesh, Kosovo, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Kosovo Albanians burned tires and blocked roads with wooden logs, trucks and heavy machinery on a planned route by Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic who was trying to reach the village of Banje while visiting Serbs in the former Serbian province. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
September 09, 2018 - 8:54 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo Albanians on Sunday blocked roads and burned tires on a planned route by Serbia's president in the former Serbian province, further fueling tensions between the two Balkan foes. During his two-day trip, President Aleksandar Vucic planned to visit a Serb-populated...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic waves to his supporters during a rally in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. NATO-led peacekeepers in Kosovo say the safety of Serbia President Aleksandar Vucic during a visit to Kosovo isn't threatened despite roadblocks that prevented his visit to a central Serb-populated village. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
September 09, 2018 - 7:40 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Kosovo and Serbia (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Serbia's president says the Balkan country no longer wants to wage wars in Kosovo and is seeking to build trust and friendship with majority Albanians after an era of conflicts. But Aleksandar...
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Switzerland's Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
June 23, 2018 - 5:49 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring. Years of simmering Balkan tensions surfaced at the World Cup on Friday night...
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April 27, 2018 - 9:54 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — With flowers, tears and bowed heads, the citizens of Kosovo are holding their annual day to honor the missing. There are still about 1,650 people unaccounted for since the 1998-99 war that left some 10,000 dead and ended after NATO intervened on behalf of the region's...
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Kosovo police escort Marko Djuric a Serb official to a police station in Kosovo capital Pristina after he was arrested in northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica, Monday, March 26, 2018. Kosovo police arrested a Serb official after he was banned from visiting a divided town in northern Kosovo and then fired tear gas and stun grenades at Serb protesters Monday. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
March 26, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police briefly detained and expelled a senior Serb official in a divided northern town as officers also fired tear gas and stun grenades at Serb protesters Monday — an incident that triggered an angry reaction from Serbia and inflamed tensions between the two bitter...
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Actors Dejan Cicmilovic, 2nd right, who plays Slobodan Milosevic, and Ivana Kovacevic, right, who plays Milosevic's wife perform on stage in a musical dubbed The "Lift: Slobodan Show" about late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic premiered on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, before a packed theatre in Gracanica, a Serb populated town outside Kosovo's capital of Pristina. A musical about late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic has been staged in Kosovo, drawing mixed reactions in the nation still reeling from a bloody war he waged there twenty years ago. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
March 06, 2018 - 7:09 pm
GRACANICA, Kosovo (AP) — A musical about the late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic was staged in Kosovo on Tuesday, drawing strong emotions in the nation still reeling from a bloody war that the former strongman waged here 20 years ago. "Lift: Slobodan Show" premiered at a packed theater in...
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Kosovar kids run in front of a number ten sign marking the 10th anniversary of Kosovo independence on Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, in Kosovo capital Pristina. Kosovo president Hashim Thaci said 2018 would be the year of a historic deal on normalizing ties with Serbia and Kosovo being recognized by the United Nations. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
February 16, 2018 - 11:35 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Every country has a national anthem, a musical compilation that aims to stir patriotic emotion, and Kosovo is no exception. Except for one peculiarity: its anthem has no lyrics. Ten years after the former Serb territory declared independence and nearly two decades after it...
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Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic attends a wreath laying ceremony at the site of the attack where Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was assassinated in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Serbia's president is visiting Serb-dominated areas in Kosovo days after a moderate politician was gunned down in an attack that fueled concerns of instability in the volatile Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
January 20, 2018 - 8:48 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia's president on Saturday pledged to help build a lasting peace in Kosovo days after the killing this week of a moderate Kosovo Serb politician fueled fears of instability in the Balkans. Amid tight security, Aleksandar Vucic arrived for a two-day visit that officials...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, center, leaves the prison in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo. 64-year old Ivanovic has died from wounds after being shot by unknown assailants Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018, according to his lawyer Nebojsa Vlajic. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic, FILE)
January 16, 2018 - 5:29 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Serb politician in Kosovo (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The talks between Serbia and Kosovo at the European Union have been suspended after the killing of Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic. The 28-nation EU said it "strongly condemns the murder...
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Fikret Alic, holds holds a copy of a magazine bearing his image, after the verdict which the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, ICTY, handed down in the genocide trial against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017. Alic, a Bosnian man who became a figurehead for the suffering of Bosnians during the war when he was photographed as an emaciated prisoner behind the wire of a Bosnian Serb prison camp, was among those who watched the hearing. A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
November 22, 2017 - 10:07 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court. Kosovo's Foreign...
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