As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

Asia Pacific Apr 10, 2019

As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

From coal plants to airports and bridges, China is forking out for investments across the western Balkans, laying groundwork for a new battle for influence on the European Union's fringe. The West has long eyed Russia as its chief rival in this turbulent corner of ...

World / Crime & Legal 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 alleging ...

Peace stone from Hiroshima presented to Kosovo

National May 22, 2013

Peace stone from Hiroshima presented to Kosovo

A Hiroshima-based citizens' group has presented Kosovo with a stone from the 1945 atomic bombing engraved with an image of a Buddhist goddess of mercy. A ceremony to mark the donation of the "Stone for Peace," one of the paving stones for Hiroshima streetcar tracks ...