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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Kosovo

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# Western Balkans
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.
# Western Balkans
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”.
# Western Balkans
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.
# 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.
# disciplinary action
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.’
# Peace missions
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.
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# Israel
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.
# hashim thaci
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.
# Three Lions
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.
# Young Guns
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.
# Syria
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.
# bright future
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.
# beast from the east
PHOTOS: Many parts of Europe are under snow
A snow-ice warning has been issued for seven counties in Ireland.
# Organ Trafficking
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.
# vesel jahiri
'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
# History Boys
Kosovo claim historic draw on competitive debut
Kosovo were accepted into FIFA in May.
# road to russia
Kosovo's first-ever World Cup qualifier is surrounded by controversy
They take on Finland on Monday night in their first competitive fixture.
# private school
UK priest accused of sex abuse arrested in Kosovo after five-year search
Laurence Soper faces accusations of abusing five pupils.
# no more talking
Politicians in Kosovo have let-off tear gas canisters in parliament
Not for the first time either.
# pics of the year
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.
# political science
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.
# War
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.
# Serbia
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.
# Kosovo
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.
# St Patrick's Day
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.
# Austria
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.
# The Hague
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.
# Handshake
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
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
Kosovo gains full independence
The territory will acquire full sovereignty in September.
# Kosovo
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In tonight’s Fix: The latest from the presidential election campaign; sex toy adverts; The Sopranos; and what Amazon is doing to rival Apple’s iPad.
# Kosovo
Serbs clash with NATO forces in Kosovo
A spokesman for NATO says peacekeeping troops opened fire after being attacked with pipebombs.
# Defence Forces
Over 99% of Irish Defence Forces pass drug tests
The Defence Forces leads the way in Ireland with regard to workplace drug testing.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# UK
Shocked tourists witness battle in London's Trafalgar Square that leaves three in hospital
The famous square was the scene of battles between rival European gangs according to reports.
# Kosovo
Kosovo's independence ruled 'lawful'
But not everyone’s pleased with the UN’s decision.