Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Sep 6, 2016

Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Spain began life under new coach Julien Lopetegui in perfect style, while Gareth Bale-inspired Euro 2016 sensations Wales and Kosovo earned a historic point in World Cup qualifying on Monday. Lopetegui enjoyed a perfect competitive debut as Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata ...

Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border

Mar 2, 2015

Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border

Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel. Tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and ...

Dec 12, 2014

EU names new prosecutor in Kosovo organ trafficking probe

The EU named a new prosecutor on Thursday to investigate possible crimes against humanity, including murder and organ trafficking, by several leaders of Kosovo’s 1990s guerrilla army, some of them now senior officials. Lawyer David Schwendiman succeeds fellow U.S. national, Clint Williamson, a diplomat ...

Dec 9, 2014

IOC gives Kosovo full recognition

Athletes from Kosovo will be able to compete at the 2016 Summer Games after being granted full recognition on Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee. The full IOC formally ratified a decision made in October by the executive board that clears the way for ...

Kosovo snap vote tests EU efforts in Balkans

Jun 9, 2014

Kosovo snap vote tests EU efforts in Balkans

Former rebel leader Hashim Thaci claimed a third term as prime minister of Kosovo on Sunday after official preliminary results gave him the lead in a snap parliamentary election that also saw minority Serbs casting votes for the 120-seat assembly despite their rejection of ...

Apr 5, 2014

Organ-harvesting claims to EU court

Plans are underway for a European Union-backed special tribunal to try Kosovo Albanian former guerrillas accused of harvesting organs from murdered Serbs during the Balkan country’s 1998-99 war, officials say. The move stems from a 2011 report by Council of Europe rapporteur Dick Marty ...

Hardline Serb wins mayoral race in Kosovo

Feb 24, 2014

Hardline Serb wins mayoral race in Kosovo

A hardline Kosovo Serb became the mayor of Mitrovica North on Sunday following a prolonged electoral race soured by the killing of one candidate and the arrest of another. Goran Rakic, a Belgrade-backed candidate, won 52.6 percent of the ballots, according to official preliminary ...

Kosovo university head quits after violent protests

Feb 9, 2014

Kosovo university head quits after violent protests

Kosovo’s top public university official has resigned from his post following days of clashes between police and protesters who accused him and other staff of faking their teaching credentials. Ibrahim Gashi made the announcement Saturday on Kosovo’s public broadcaster, RTK. He blamed the events ...

Jan 23, 2014

U.N. court trims sentences of Serbs over Kosovo atrocities

Three high-ranking Serb political, military and police officials had their sentences trimmed Thursday for atrocities in Kosovo, but Yugoslav war crimes tribunal appeals judges left in place key elements of a lower court’s finding that leaders in Belgrade orchestrated crimes against humanity there in ...

Dec 2, 2013

Serb hardliner wins election in Kosovo city

A Serb hardliner claimed victory on Sunday as the first mayor of the northern part of the ethnically split city of Mitrovica and laid out his agenda to keep Kosovo as part of Serbia, stirring fears that the vote will further estrange minority Serbs ...