Kosovo

The EU Does Not Support Changing Kosovo's Borders

Editor's Note: In an interview with Deutsche Welle, GMF's Michael Leigh explains that the EU has not changed its policies regarding support for …

Kosovo

Russia’s Embrace Sows ‘Total Confusion’ for Serbia’s EU Hopes

As the European Union tries to resolve differences over Kosovo and welcome new members from the former Yugoslavia, one hopeful may have a tougher …

Foreign Policy

Swede held in Albania says he was taking 19 pistols home to pay school fees

TIRANA (Reuters) - A 21-year-old Swede arrested in Albania with 19 pistols told a court on Thursday he agreed to pick them up in Kosovo and take them home to turn over to a prearranged buyer for cash to pay his school fees.<p>Sebastian Vall, 21, was arrested on Monday at the crossing point of Murriqan …

World News

Kosovo, Serbia Mull Territorial Swap in Quest to End Dispute, Join EU

A decade-long dispute between Kosovo and Serbia is compelling both countries to consider a territorial swap along ethnic lines — a move that has long …

Geopolitics

Can a Music Festival Make Kosovo Cool?

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Last Friday afternoon, Dukagjin Lipa, 49, sat backstage at Kosovo’s first major music festival, bleary-eyed and trying to ignore the two cellphones ringing on the table in front of him.<p>“Oh my God,” he said. “I didn’t sleep for 48 hours now.”<p>Founding the three-day Sunny Hill …

The Arts

Quick Border Deal Between Kosovo, Serbia Could Quickly Ignite Balkans

No matter what the wording, Western diplomats, Balkan analysts, and even those on the ground say any moving of the borders could destabilize a region …

Europe

Can You Help? Blind Rescue Dog Needs A Foster Home

<b>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) —</b> If you’re looking for a dog to adopt, a two-year-old hound mix named Ray is currently looking for a foster home.Ray is blind …

SPCA

Serbia eyes Kosovo border review, opposed by Merkel

Serbia’s political life is heating up in August as discussions about its relations with Kosovo have reached frantic speed, varying from a possible …

Europe

Kosovo will not make any concession that further dilutes its independence | Financial Times

Valerie Hopkins, in “ Serbia and Kosovo edge towards border agreement and raise EU membership hopes for both” (August 15) implies, perhaps …

Europe

A Quick Kosovo Deal? ‘Forget About It,’ Serbia’s President Says

Serbia’s president abandoned his plan to forge a quick deal on repairing ties with Kosovo after German Chancellor Angel Merkel said there would be no …

Serbia

Action Bronson arrested for smoking marijuana onstage in Kosovo

Action Bronson was arrested on Saturday after smoking marijuana during a performance in Kosovo, reports <i>TMZ</i>.<p>Bronson, who was the only American performing that night, casually lit a joint before performing his single, “Terry.” While Bronson has enjoyed the freedom to take dabs and eat weed-infused …

Cannabis

USAW hosts first ever womens camp

August 12, 2018 Las Vegas, NV -- USA Weightlifting hosted the first ever international Women’s Weightlifting Camp in Las Vegas over the weekend. 24 …

Team USA

Belgrade and Pristina see partition as answer to Kosovo impasse | Financial Times

Two decades since Serbia’s war with former province Kosovo, diplomats and leaders are toying with an idea that used to be considered a red …

Europe

Angela Merkel: No Balkan border changes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday rejected any changes to borders in the Balkans, after leaders of both Serbia and Kosovo suggested in recent …

Angela Merkel

Kosovo president says wants to "correct" border with Serbia

PRISTINA (Reuters) - A redrawing of the border to bring parts of Serbia with a majority Albanian population into Kosovo could end persistent tensions between Belgrade and Pristina and allow both nations to move towards EU membership, Kosovo's president said on Tuesday.<p>Hashim Thaci told Reuters in …

News

The Republican Party must rein in its mercenaries in the Balkans

<i>Jasmin Mujanovic, a political scientist specializing in the politics of southeastern Europe, is author of “</i><i>Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans</i><i>.”</i><p><i>Correction, Aug. 13: An earlier version of this piece misstated that Corey Lewandowski has worked as a lobbyist for the Dodik</i> …

Opinion

Russia’s Comeback in the Balkans

Perpetual news of Russia’s efforts to disrupt political processes and sow distrust in Western democracies tends to overlook the scope or the goals of …

Russia

Talk Of Border Changes Raises Anxiety In Kosovo And Serbia

The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo have said they may consider changes to their joint borders as a way out of a diplomatic impasse, two decades …

Radio Free Europe

Action Bronson Arrested For Marijuana Possession In Kosovo

Queens rapper Action wished hie was in the Big Apple this past weekend, when he was arrested halfway around the world in Kosovo for weed …

Music

Action Bronson Arrested for Smoking Joint on Stage in Kosovo

During his set at Sunny Hill Festival in Kosovo this weekend, Action Bronson did what he always does during concerts, interviews, and other public …

Concerts

Action Bronson Arrested for Being Action Bronson at Festival in Kosovo

Source: Victoria Ford for OkayplayerThe Queens rapper was arrested for lighting a joint on stage while performing at Sunny Hill Festival.Stateside …

Ancient Aliens

Kosovo Analysts Question Thaci’s Referendum Initiative – Analysis

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci suggested holding a referendum on his recent proposal for a ‘correction of borders’ between Kosovo and Serbia, but …

Europe

Dua Lipa receives the first ever key to the capital of Kosovo

Congratulations!<p>Dua Lipa has received the first ever key to the capital city of Pristina, Kosovo.<p>Arriving by plane for the Sunnyhill Festival, Lipa …

Dua Lipa

Land for Peace in Kosovo

BELGRADE – Chasing impossible dreams has driven Serbia and Kosovo into a corner. A return to armed conflict may be impossible – at least for now – …

Geopolitics

Are ethnic borders being drawn for a 'Greater Serbia'?

As US, EU policy shifts in region, a renewed push for Kosovo's partition and secession of Bosnia’s Serb entity follows.<p>Talk of partitioning Kosovo has heightened tensions in the region and provoked public alarm, with Serbian bishops calling on believers to pray for the "salvation of Kosovo".<p>The …

Europe

Further Balkanizing the Balkans is a recipe for disaster

When it comes to the future of the Balkans, the discourse is slowing leaning toward proposing new divisions in the region — which is a recipe for geopolitical instability.<p>Discreetly, Serb and Albanian political leaders have been exploring the possibility of sorting out their differences using …

Europe

Trump’s Love For Deals Risks Destabilizing Borders In The Western Balkans

Alexander Shcherbak / Alexander Shcherbak/TASS<p>Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić.<p>LONDON — European officials are …

Geopolitics

Crown Prince Leka: “Kosovo and Albania should be united under a monarchy”

In an interview with the Albanian newspaper <i>Diell,</i> Crown Prince Leka II says that he thinks, the best solution for Kosovo and Albania would be to …

Royal Family

Dua Lipa Found Statement Shoes So Nice, She Wore Them Twice

Often, when you purchase a very bold pair of shoes, it’s a feat in itself to muster the confidence to wear them just once. It surely takes a certain fearlessness to wear them on multiple occasions, but who is better suited to this challenge than a young pop star like Dua Lipa?<p>Lipa proved yesterday …

Dua Lipa

FIDE Arbiters' Seminar in Prishtina, Kosovo

A FIDE Arbiters' Seminar is going to be organized from 27 to 31 August 2018 in Prishtina, Kosovo, by the Kosovo Chess Federation and under the …

Chess