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2008-10-11 09:00:10

Text of report by Kosovo Albanian privately-owned KohaVision TV, on 10 October [Announcer] The person behind the idea for Kosovo's independence, which is gaining international recognition, former Finish President Martti Ahtisaari [UN envoy for Kosovo status talks] has won the Nobel Peace Prize. He is praised for his contribution in resolving conflicts in many areas of the world. Kosovo and world leaders congratulated him. Belgrade, on the other hand, cannot believe that such a thing is...

2008-10-07 15:00:13

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 7 October Novi Sad, 7 October: Serbia needs to beef up before it joins the EU, and not delude itself by thinking that this will begin the moment it becomes a member, says [former Serbian Prime Minister] Vojislav Kostunica. "You first have to have your own strengths when you enter the EU, while at the same time, you have to know who you are and what it is that you are entering," the former prime minister...

2008-09-08 15:00:37

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 8 September Belgrade, 8 September: Almost three in four Serbs believe that information presented by the media is controlled in some way. At the same time, about a half of the population believes that political pressure is the main source of limited freedom of the media, according to results of a recent survey conducted by the Strategic Marketing agency. The negatives stance is a result of "the strong...

2008-08-30 09:01:03

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 29 August Belgrade, Caglavica: 29 August: [Serbian] Health Minister Tomica Milosavljevic says the problem of medicine being sent to Kosovo is of a "technical" nature. A truck transporting medicine to sick people in central Kosovo is still being detained at the customs office on the administrative line in southern Kosovska Mitrovica. The Kosovo customs office claims that the amount of medicine in the...

2008-06-15 12:00:12

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 15 June Kosovska Mitrovica: As Kosovo Albanians proclaim the new constitution, Kosovo Serbs say they will counter it by forming a parliament of their own on June 28. The temporary Kosovo assembly adopted the document in April, which today took effect, four months after the Kosovo Albanians' unilateral declaration of independence. Kosovo's President Fatmir Sejdiu today signed 41 laws previously adopted...

2006-07-31 05:06:51

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia will reject independence as a solution for Kosovo and continue to consider the province part of its territory, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said in comments published on Monday. "The policy of Serbia would be to declare that Kosovo is part of Serbia. That's not empty rhetoric, but a constitutional-legal formula," Kostunica said in an interview with the liberal Serb daily Danas. Such a step would create a Cyprus-style division in the Balkans...

2006-07-23 18:34:07

By Beti Bilandzic VIENNA (Reuters) - Kosovo stakes its claim to independence on Monday at top-level talks between Serbs and ethnic Albanians, the first since NATO's 1999 air war wrested control of the province from Serbia. The one-day meeting in Vienna formally puts the international status of the majority Albanian province -- independence or autonomy -- on the agenda of a U.N.-led mediation process that began in February. The presidents and prime ministers of both sides will talk...

2006-06-28 03:43:08

By Fatos Bytyci MERDARE, Serbia (Reuters) - U.N. police and NATO soldiers secured the 40-km (25-mile) route the Serbian prime minister planned to take through Kosovo on Wednesday on a brief, but tense, visit to the breakaway province. Kosovo Albanian police took control of junctions on the road from the capital Pristina to Merdare, where Vojislav Kostunica should enter Serbia's southern, U.N.-run province. They were backed by soldiers of the 17,000-strong NATO peace force in armored...

2006-06-08 07:05:44

PRISTINA, Serbia (Reuters) - Serbia must drop its "negative" influence on Serbs in Kosovo and tell them to re-engage with the ethnic Albanian majority, the major powers said on Thursday, as a decision nears on the province's fate. The West holds Belgrade responsible for a Serb boycott of political life in the United Nations-run province, which it says is complicating efforts to decide Kosovo's future this year in U.N.-led talks. The Contact Group of the United States, Russia,...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.