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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...

2006-08-04 06:54:51

By Matt Robinson BELGRADE (Reuters) - The major powers voiced concern on Friday at tensions in northern Kosovo, where there are growing signs of Serb resistance as the majority Albanian province pushes for independence from Serbia. A statement issued by the six-member Contact Group expressed concern at "recent developments" in the mainly Serb north of Kosovo adjacent to central Serbia. It did not specify which developments. Reports suggest Serbs there are strengthening what they say...

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,...

2006-06-06 10:25:01

By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA, Serbia (Reuters) - The U.N. governor in Kosovo on Tuesday played down Serb talk of cutting cooperation with the province's ethnic Albanian institutions but promised to step up security in the tense north where most Serbs live. In a fresh sign of resistance as the 90-percent Albanian majority pushes for independence from Serbia, Serb leaders in the north said this week they had cut contact with the capital over a spate of attacks they blame on ethnic...

2006-03-22 07:23:01

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Kosovo's ethnic Albanian government must take action now to protect its Serbian minority, the European Union's foreign policy chief told new Kosovan Prime Minister Agim Ceku on Wednesday. "For a long time there has been a lot of talk but not much action. I think we have to reverse that now, to talk less and act more," Javier Solana said after talks with Ceku. "I insist very much that ... this is fundamental." Full protection of the 10 percent Serbian minority in...

2006-03-17 09:11:21

By Matthew Robinson VIENNA (Reuters) - Serbs and ethnic Albanians resumed talks on the future of Kosovo on Friday, marked by a row over the presence of a former guerrilla commander at the negotiating table and Serb protests in the province. The two sides held direct talks for the first time last month, seven years since late Serb strongman Slobodan Milosevic went to war with NATO and lost control of Serbia's majority Albanian province to the United Nations. After a timid first...

2006-02-20 10:49:50

By Matthew Robinson VIENNA (Reuters) - Serbs and Kosovo Albanians sat down at the same table in Vienna on Monday for the first round of talks on the fate of Serbia's disputed southern province, with the Albanians confident of winning independence. "Today we are focused on the agenda and looking forward to the results," Kosovo Albanian delegation chief Lutfi Haziri told reporters. "We want the status resolved as soon as possible. Independence is coming and we are playing a positive...

2006-02-19 05:47:00

By Matthew Robinson PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Albin Kurti is an unlikely threat to national security. The boyish face, black-rimmed glasses and knee-length overcoat ring more of a mature Harry Potter than the terrorist Serbia labeled him in the late 1990s. In the past eight years, the now 30-year old Kosovo Albanian has evolved from student activist to rebel to relentless gadfly for the U.N. mission running Kosovo since 1999. As the disputed province opens direct...

2005-08-28 12:31:21

By Matthew Robinson PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Two Serbs were killed and two were wounded when their car was shot at in Kosovo, police said on Sunday, shattering a year-long lull in attacks there on Serbs. Police said the car came under fire from an overtaking vehicle late on Saturday near the southern town of Strpce. Serbia's prime minister denounced the shooting as ethnically motivated, but police denied Serb media reports that three ethnic Albanians had been...

2005-08-25 09:36:58

By Nedim Dervisbegovic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Kosovo's first film since the 1999 war tells the story of three mental patients let loose from an asylum after the collapse of Serb rule. Kosovo Albanian director Isa Qosya, who has not made a film for 17 years, said "Kukumi" was his way of showing how years of ethnic conflict had dehumanised people in the region. The film, shot entirely in Kosovo, received its world premiere late on Wednesday at the Sarajevo Film Festival. "I felt uneasy...


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