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# Kosovo

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
US monitoring large Serbian military deployment along Kosovo border
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has urged Serbia to withdraw their forces from the border.
Fighting ongoing after police officer killed in attack in north Kosovo
The EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell condemned today’s attack, calling the targeting of police “hideous”.
This year
Nato says peacekeepers 'unwavering' as Kosovo tensions flare
An extra Nato battalion is on alert to deploy to Kosovo if required.
Macron and Scholz urge new polls in tense Kosovo districts
Kosovo’s ethnic Serb minority boycotted April local elections in the north, allowing ethnic Albanians to take control of local councils despite a turnout of less than 3.5%.
US intensifies diplomatic pressure for peace as Serbs rally in north Kosovo
The town of Zvecan saw clashes between police and Serb protesters.
Kosovo tensions high after violent clashes as EU calls for calm across the Balkans
Violence sparked by disputed municipal elections left 30 soldiers from a NATO-led peacekeeping force injured on Monday after clashes with ethnic Serbs protesters.
Over 30 peacekeepers injured in clashes with Serb protesters in northern Kosovo
Italy’s foreign minister said three of its soldiers were seriously wounded.
Last year
Serbs start removing barricades in easing of tensions in Kosovo
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced removal of the barricades following calls by the EU and the US to de-escalate tensions.
Tension soars as Kosovo shuts main border crossing with Serbia
The EU and the US have called on both countries to “refrain from provocations, threats, or intimidation”.
Serbia places troops on Kosovo border in ‘full state of combat alert readiness’
It was not immediately clear what the order meant on the ground as Serbian troops have been on alert for a while on the border with Kosovo.
Violence reported in north Kosovo as shootings and roads blocked
Tensions remain high despite the postponement of municipal elections on December 18 to which the Serbs were opposed.
Fifa investigate Serbia over 'hateful' dressing room flag
The flag showed independent Kosovo as being part of Serbia, with the slogan, ‘There will be no surrender.’
Government renews approval for Irish peacekeeping missions in Syria and Kosovo
Irish troops are based in the Golan Heights and the Kosovar capital Pristina in UN mandated operations.
All time
Kosovo attracts criticism after opening embassy in Jerusalem
The status of Jerusalem is one of the biggest flashpoints in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Kosovo president steps down to face war crime charges in The Hague
The charges relate to his time as a guerrilla leader in the country’s war for independence.
Borussia Dortmund star Sancho scores twice as England see off Kosovo in eight-goal affair
The 19-year-old forward scored a brace at St Mary’s as England secured three points.
Dundalk playmaker named in Ireland U21 squad for crucial Euro qualifiers
Noel King’s side take on Kosovo and Germany in their bid to book a place at next year’s tournament.
Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns
The Irish infantry group is set to return later this year.
Ireland keep Euro hopes alive with goals from Man United and Southampton prospects
Ireland secured a much-needed win against Kosovo on Saturday to keep alive their chances of reaching the Uefa U19 Championships in Finland.
PHOTOS: Many parts of Europe are under snow
A snow-ice warning has been issued for seven counties in Ireland.
Kosovo asks Cyprus to extradite man accused of organising over 30 illegal kidney removals
The ‘mastermind’ has been hunted by authorities for almost a decade.
'I’m now left with despicable and torturous imaginings of what her short adult life had entailed'
Vesel Jahiri was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Anna Finnegan
Kosovo claim historic draw on competitive debut
Kosovo were accepted into FIFA in May.
Kosovo's first-ever World Cup qualifier is surrounded by controversy
They take on Finland on Monday night in their first competitive fixture.
UK priest accused of sex abuse arrested in Kosovo after five-year search
Laurence Soper faces accusations of abusing five pupils.
Politicians in Kosovo have let-off tear gas canisters in parliament
Not for the first time either.
The 33 photographs that took our breath away this year
From Leaving Certificate students to George Clooney, here are the most striking photographs from 2014.
Ultras, nihilism and Kosovo: Jonathan Wilson on the midweek violence in Belgrade
The acclaimed football journalist and author provides an insight into Tuesday’s abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania.
Fifteen years later, the EU is to set up a special court for Kosovo war crimes
The court will address a report which found that some of Kosovo’s leaders were involved in war crimes – including harvesting and selling organs – during the conflict.
Commission recommends that talks start on Serbian entry to EU
An accord to normalise relations with Kosovo is seen as the final step to beginning negotiations on Serbia becoming the 29th EU member state after Croatia joins later this year.
Serbia rejects EU proposal to ease tensions with breakaway Kosovo
A deal with Kosovo to ease tensions with Kosovo are a pre-condition for Serbia to join the European Union later this year.
Over 400 Irish troops celebrate St Patrick's Day overseas this weekend
Blessing the shamrock, a fun run and a feed of Irish stew are among the activities our troops are getting up to this weekend.
Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service
Austria looks set to remain one of the few European countries with compulsory military service as voters go to the polls in a referendum being held today.
Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes
The former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had been accused of murder and torture during the Kosovo war – but has been found not guilty.
Former Serbian president shakes hand with Kosovo's prime minister
Former president Boris Tadic said he was ready to contribute at any time towards solving the Kosovo problem.
Explainer: Kosovo’s sovereignty… what does it mean?
What does Kosovo’s legal sovereignty mean for the territory, its people, and its sports teams?
Kosovo gains full independence
The territory will acquire full sovereignty in September.
Five-year-old girl rescued hours after fatal avalanche
The young girl’s parents are thought to be among the nine people killed in an avalanche which struck several homes in Kosovo yesterday.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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