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2008-08-18 15:00:33

Text of report by Kosovo-Albanian privately-owned newspaper Express, on 14 August [Report by Arben Hyseni: "AKM's Tracks Disappear"] Prishtina [Pristina], 13 Aug - On the orders of Paul Acda, former UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] Pillar IV head, all computers and their hard disks have been removed and taken away from the Kosova [Kosovo] Trust Agency [AKM]. Express has found out about this initiative from its reliable sources. This operation started two days ago. The...

2008-08-12 06:01:05

Text of report in English by Pristina-based independent internet news agency KosovaLive Malisheve [Malisevo], 11 Aug (KosovaLive) - The Italian Kfor [Kosovo Force] handed over today a donation with medicines worth 5,000 euros to the family healthcare centre in Kijeve [Kijevo] of Malisheve. The donation was funded by the Italian Ministry of Defence, whereas it was handed over by the commander of the MSU of Kfor in Kosova, Andrea Guglielmi. Following the handover of the donation, they...

2006-08-25 10:52:32

By Shaban Buza PRISTINA, Serbia (Reuters) - U.N. mediator Martti Ahtisaari said on Friday he was still "far from the moment" when a deal could be put to the Security Council on the future status of Kosovo but the target date remained by the end of this year. Completing a week-long visit to the U.N.-administered province, the former Finnish president said the process of trying to reconcile Albanian demands for independence with Serbia's insistence on its sovereignty was like writing a...

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...

2006-07-24 06:30:00

By Shaban Buza and Beti Bilandzic VIENNA (Reuters) - Kosovo formally made its pitch for independence face-to-face with Serbia on Monday at their first top-level talks since NATO bombs drove Serb forces from the province in 1999. The one-day meeting in Vienna placed the Albanian majority's demand for independence on the agenda of a U.N.-led mediation process that began in February, seven years since the West intervened to halt a wave of ethnic cleansing and the United Nations took...

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...

2006-07-21 05:19:13

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica will attend top-level talks with Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leaders on the fate of the breakaway province next week in Vienna, the government said on Friday. Kostunica had kept U.N. mediators guessing as to whether he would turn up at the meeting on Monday, the first time the presidents and prime ministers of both sides will hold face-to-face talks since their 1998-99 war. U.N. chief mediator Martti Ahtisaari will place...

2006-07-13 20:32:25

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday the United Nations had no authority to impose a solution on Serbia over the status of its breakaway Kosovo province and only a negotiated deal was acceptable. The statement by Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin was significant as the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia have dug in their heels in the international talks aimed at determining whether Kosovo wins independence or remains a part of Serbia, making an imposed...

2006-07-12 03:59:21

By Matt Robinson PRISTINA, Serbia (Reuters) - U.N. mediators in talks on the fate of Kosovo expect to chair the highest-level meeting of Serbs and pro-independence ethnic Albanians since the 1998-99 war in the last week of July, a U.N. official said. The meeting in Vienna should bring together Serbian President Boris Tadic, Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica, and the interim president and prime minister of the breakaway province, Fatmir Sejdiu and Agim Ceku. The "final status" of...

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...