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Opposition Politicians Arrested Outside Kosovo's Parliament.

Members of an opposition party in Kosovo, including a former leader, were arrested in chaotic scenes outside of parliament in Pristina.

- Radio Free Europe - US

If I'm so small - why are you so upset, Dacic asks Pacolli.

Foreign Minister late on Thursday assessed that Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli was acting "a little nervous." The reason, Dacic said, was that not everything was going according to plan for Pristina.

- B92 - SK

Opposition member of Kosovo Assembly arrested/VIDEO.

Albin Kurti, a member of the Kosovo Assembly from the opposition Self-Determination, has been arrested. The arrest took place in front of the Assembly, Tanjug is reporting on Friday, citing RTK2.

- B92 - SK

Arrested Serb 'victim of political, unlawful persecution'.

Judicial authorities and police in Kosovo and Metohija have arrested a Serb man, D.T., at the Brnjak administrative crossing between Kosovo and central Serbia. D.T. had a secret warrant issued against him.

- B92 - SK

Kosovo top opposition leader, 2 other lawmakers arrested.

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo police on Friday arrested a top opposition leader and two other lawmakers accused of disrupting the work of the previous parliament with tear gas and violent acts. A court later ordered all three to be…

- Billings Gazette - US

Kosovo Special Court President Promises to Protect Witneses.

On her first official visit to Pristina, the president of the new Kosovo Specialist Chambers, established to prosecute wartime and post-war crimes, said witneses will be protected.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Kosovo Police Arrest MPs For Avoiding Trial.

Three Vetevendosje MPs, Albin Kurti, Albulena Haxhiu and Donika Kadaj- Bujupi, were arrested on Friday after they failed to show up in court to face charges of letting off tear gas in parliament.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Kosovo police arrest top opposition leader, 2 other lawmakers.

Kosovo police have arrested a top opposition leader and two other lawmakers accused of disrupting the work of the previous parliament with tear gas and violent acts.

- Global News - CA

Kosovo top opposition leader, 2 other lawmakers arrested.

Kosovo police have arrested a top opposition leader and two other lawmakers accused of disrupting the work of the previous parliament with tear gas and violent acts.

- FOX News - US

Kosovo top opposition leader, 2 other lawmakers arrested.

- Townhall.com - US

Kosovo Judge Orders Opposition MPs' Arrests.

Arrest warrants have been issued for three opposition Vetevendosje MPs – Albin Kurti, Donika Kadaj-Bujupi and Albulena Haxhiu – for letting off tear gas in parliament in 2015, after all three failed to show up in court.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Court in Kosovo could be example of how war crimes cases will be handled in future

The court is part of Kosovo's legal system set up specifically to preside over trials arising from a Council of Europe report into organ trafficking allegations and other crimes.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Kosovo Makes Albania's Independence Day A Non-Working Day

Kosovo has declared neighboring Albania's independence daya non-working day.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kosovo Makes Albania's Independence Day A Holiday

Kosovo has declared neighboring Albania's independence daya national holiday.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kosovo sets Albania's Nov. 28 independence day as a holiday

Kosovo's government has decided to declare Nov. 28, the independence day of neighboring Albania, a national holiday, a move that may spark an angry reaction from Serbia.

- FOX News - US

'List of 114 countries that recognized Kosovo is false'

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has expressed his belief that the list of countries that recognized Kosovo would ultimately fall to under 100. He assessed that Guinea-Bissau's revocation of a decision to recognize Kosovo's unilaterally declared independence, indicated that list of 114 countries that recognized Kosovo was "a ...

- B92 - SK

'Hague is anti-Serb; We'd like access to US base in Kosovo'

The verdict to Ratko Mladic represents merely a continuation of the politicized and biased course taken by the Hague Tribunal during its work. This was the message that came from Moscow a day after the tribunal sentenced the former military commander of Serbs in Bosnia to life in prison, finding him guilty of charges of ...

- B92 - SK

Kosovo special court's top judge makes 1st visit to country

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The heads of a court established to prosecute crimes committed during and immediately after Kosovo's war for independence are making their first visit to Pristina Thursday, to meet with government officials and local and international organizations.

- Billings Gazette - US

Kosovo special court's top judge makes 1st visit to country

The heads of a court established to prosecute crimes committed during and immediately after Kosovo's war for independence are making their first visit to Pristina to meet with government officials and local and international organizations.

- FOX News - US

Kosovo special court's top judge makes 1st visit to country

- Townhall.com - US

Seeking friendship without alliance, US and Serb troops take the plunge

U.S. and Serbian armed forces were on opposite sides in 1999 during the 78-day war in Kosovo. But for two countries that just a generation ago were at war, their recent joint exercise may be a sign that Serbia is opening more to the West.

- Stars and Stripes - US

The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

- Townhall.com - US

Guinea-Bissau officially revokes recognition of Kosovo - FM

Guinea-Bissau has withdrawn its decision from 2011 to recognize Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said. "The prime minister of Guinea-Bissau informed me of this today," Dacic told Tanjug late on Tuesday.

- B92 - SK

'Serbia will not recognize Kosovo in order to join EU'

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says Serbia will not recognize Kosovo for the sake of joining the EU. Speaking in Buenos Aires, where he will on Wednesday attend the naming of one of the city's squares after the Republic of Serbia, Dacic added that full membership in the EU is his country's absolute foreign policy priority.

- B92 - SK

UNDP presents findings of latest Public Pulse in Kosovo

The latest Public Pulse was presented was presented at the UNDP premises in Kosovo on Wednesday, the organization announced. The latest poll results show an increase in satisfaction with performance of Kosovo institutions with approximately 36 percent of Kosovo residents saying they are satisfied with the legislative, ...

- B92 - SK

Canada and Kosovo 'strategic partners who share same values'

“Canada will stay alongside Kosovo forever," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said. Beta reported this on Wednesday, citing a statement published by the office of the Kosovo president, Hashim Thaci.

- B92 - SK

EU on US involvement in Kosovo dialogue: 'We work closely'

We are working very closely with the United States in the Western Balkans, Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for the European Union, told b92.net on Tuesday. According to her, this also applies to "the question of dialogue on the normalization of relations."

- B92 - SK

Georgia will not recognize Kosovo, says Georgian PM

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has said that his country maintains the position not to recognize the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. Kvirikashvili also urged Serbian businesspeople to take advantage of Tbilisi's incentives offered to foreign investors.

- B92 - SK

Political Pressures Taking Toll on Kosovo Journalists: Report

Some media owners are using their outlets for political ends, Kosovo's public broadcaster has been subjected to political interference, while working conditions for journalists remain poor, a new report says.

- Balkan Insight - UK

UK sent protest to Suriname for revoking Kosovo recognition

Britain lodged a protest to Suriname for revoking its recognition of Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has revealed. "Regardless of some big countries saying they are our friends, I must say that one of them - Great Britain - lodged a protest to Suriname for revoking its recognition of Kosovo and Metohijs," Dacic ...

- B92 - SK

Bin Laden had picture of Serbian church on his computer

Among the files found on Osama Bin Laden's computer that have been released by the CIA is a photograph of the Temple of St. Dimitrije in Kosovska Mitrovica. The Belgrade-based daily Politika is reporting that the files also contained a map of this town, located in northern Kosovo.

- B92 - SK

Serb List wins most mayoral posts in Kosovo elections

According to preliminary results, the Serb List will have its mayors in ten municipalities in Kosovo - the highest number of any ticket. The local elections were held on October 22, with run-offs on November 19.

- B92 - SK

Dodik: Kosovo's independence acceptable, if Belgrade decides

RS President Milorad Dodik said in an interview with DW that a referendum on the independence of the entity is currently not an institutional topic. He claims, however, that BiH will not survive in any form

- B92 - SK

Opposition Parties Make Gains in Kosovo Election Run-offs

The opposition Vetevendosje party and the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, both had cause to celebrate as the results came in from the second round of local elections - as did the Prime Minister's party.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Pristina Mayoral Race Within 307 Votes As Kosovars Go To Polls In Second Round

Late results indicate a tight race for the big prize in the second round of local elections in Kosovo, with just 307 votes separating the two candidates in the Pristina mayoralcontest.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Pristina Mayor Race Within 307 Votes As Kosovars Go To Polls In Second Round

Late results indicate a tight race for the big prize in the second round of local elections in Kosovo, with just 307 votes separating the two candidates in the Pristina mayor's contest.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kosovo Voters Go To Polls In Local Election Runoffs

Voters in Kosovo are heading to the polls for the second round of local elections that are seen as another step in the young republic's effort to solidify its democratic credentials.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kosovars Vote In Mayoral Runoffs

Voters in 19 cities and towns in Kosovo headed to the polls on November 19 to cast ballots in mayoral runoffs. The first round of Kosovo's local elections was held on October 22. Runoffs were needed to decide the winning candidates in mayoral races where no candidate earned more than 50 percent in the initial vote. RFE/RL ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kosovo Votes in Second Round of Local Elections

Polling stations opened at 7am on Sunday in Kosovo for the second round of the local elections, in 19 municipalities where no one claimed victory in round one.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Kosovo Voters Heading To Polls In Local Election Runoffs

Voters in Kosovo are heading to the polls for the second round of local elections that are seen as another step in the young republic's effort to solidify its democratic credentials.

- Radio Free Europe - US

EU denies Mogherini walked out of meeting with Haradinaj

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Friday left the meeting of the SA Council offended by a request made by Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. That is what Tanjug reported on Friday, adding that "sources from the meeting said Haradinaj insisted on greater US involvement in the process of dialogue between ...

- B92 - SK

Four Sentenced In Kosovo For 2016 Parliament Attack

A court in Kosovo has sentenced four opposition figures, including a lawmaker, to prison terms after their convictions for taking part in an attack last year on the parliament building in Pristina.

- Radio Free Europe - US

US State Department 'disappointed' with news out of Belgrade

The US State Department said it was disappointed with the ruling in the trial for the burning of the US embassy in Belgrade in 2008. It took place after the rally "Kosovo is Serbia."

- B92 - SK

Serbian minister: EU won't be forcing us to recognize Kosovo

Minister of EU Integration Jadranka Joksimovic says Serbia "will not be conditioned by recognizing Kosovo in order to become a member of the EU." Reacting to President Aleksandar Vucic's statement that the EU will ask Serbia to sign a legally binding document on normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, ...

- B92 - SK

German MP said five years ago what is expected of Serbia

A legally binding agreement on normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia was first publicly mentioned in Serbia more than five years ago. The Beta agency reported this on Friday.

- B92 - SK

African country denies it ever recognized Kosovo

Guinea Bissau Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embalo, who is visiting Belgrade, said on Friday that his country never recognized Kosovo as independent. The O2 broadcaster is reporting that Embalo said Guinea Bissau is on the list of countries that have done that, even though it did not recognize Kosovo.

- B92 - SK

'EU foreign policy chief walks out, offended by Haradinaj'

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Friday left the meeting of the SA Council offended by a request made by Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. That is what Tanjug reported on Friday, adding that "sources from the meeting said Haradinaj insisted on greater US involvement in the process of dialogue between ...

- B92 - SK

Kosovo Jails Vetevendosje Activists For Attacking Assembly

A Pristina court jailed four Vetevendosje activists, including an MP, for a total of 21 years and six months for firing a grenade at the Kosovo parliament building in 2016.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Top Judge In EU's Kosovar Mission Resigns Amid Allegations Of Wrongdoing

The top judge in the European Union mission that oversees Kosovo's justice system has resigned and is under investigation for unspecified offenses, the EU mission said.

- Radio Free Europe - US

EULEX Claims Resigned Judge 'Was Under Investigation'

After Malcolm Simmons quit as president of the judges of the EU's rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, saying it had become too politicised, EULEX has said the judge himself was the subject of serious investigations.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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