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The night the US bombed a Chinese embassy (BBC)

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It was close to midnight and Vlada, a Serbian engineer, was speeding towards his apartment in Belgrade. He had taken his 20-year-old son out that evening but bombs had started to fall across the Yugoslav capital. The power grid was down and he wanted to get home. Nato, the world’s most powerful military alliance, had […]

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Dog fighting rings targeted across Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)

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The mayor of Rahovec, Smajl Latifi, has taken action to enforce dog fighting bans in the municipality following an onslaught of reports of animal mistreatment throughout the country. Following reports and petitions from animals rights activists throughout January, action has been taken to tackle organized dog breeding and fighting across Kosovo. The mayor of Rahovec […]

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Kosovo’s president to boycott summit in Bosnia (Reuters, The Washington Post)

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Kosovo’s president says he will boycott a summit in Bosnia over that government’s stance on his country. Hashim Thaci says he couldn’t take part in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development forum in Sarajevo on Wednesday and Thursday because “bilateral ties … are at the lowest possible level.” Thaci said Tuesday that Bosnia hasn’t […]

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OSCE Broadcast 07 May

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• Haradinaj: We will prevent the Dodik Russian Republic in Kosovo (KTV)
• Vucic to internationals: You can kill me, but I won’t recognise Kosovo (Klan Kosova)
• Thaçi refuses to attend EBRD Summit due to relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Klan Kosova)
• Tribunal for Serb crimes legally impossible, lawyers say (KTV)
• Bajrami: Discussion on borders and Association to be avoided (KTV)
• More measures against Serbia considered (KTV)
• KFOR replaces border line signs (RTK)
• Twelve new prosecutors take oath in front of President (KTV)
Tahiri: Serbian-Russian idea of territory exchange got buried (KTV’s summary of Rubicon show)

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Western Balkans leaders to attend summit in Tirana (BETA, TV N1)

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Albanian capital Tirana will host the leaders of the Western Balkans on Wednesday and Thursday at the Brdo – Brioni Summit, an initiative launched by Croatia and Slovenia in 2013 to speed up the region’s path to the European Union, BETA news agency reported. The leaders of Bosnian tripartite Presidency, Milorad Dodik, Sefik Dzaferovic and […]

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PM Brnabic to attend panel on Western Balkans in Sarajevo (Serbian Government, B92)

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Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic will visit Sarajevo on May 8 to take part in an annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Brnabic will start her visit to Sarajevo with a working meeting with EBRD President Sumo Chakrabarti. She is also scheduled to meet with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of […]

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UNMIK Headlines 8 May

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• Haradinaj warns supporters of border correction with “political burial” (Koha)
• Tax no longer obstacle to U.S. officials visiting Kosovo (Koha)
• Thaci annuls EBRD Summit due to relations with Bosnia (media)
• Haradinaj: Kosovo committed to prevent Russian impact (RTK)
• Mogherini to meet Thaci and Vucic separately in Tirana (Indeksonline)
• Vucic: You can kill me, but I do not recognize Kosovo (Tanjug, Klan)
• Mustafa meets O’Connell: Political situation, complicated (media)
• Haradinaj meets Apostolova (media)
• KFOR replaces borderline markings (RTK)
• Assembly committee approves draft resolution on condemning genocide (media)

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