Thousands join ‘practice protest’ ahead of Kosovo court ruling | AFP

Thousands of supporters of Kosovo’s caretaker prime minister hold a “rehearsal” protest with strict social distancing measures. The supporters of the left-wing Vetevendosje party say they are practising so as to be ready for demonstrations if a Constitutional Court verdict expected on Friday does not go their way.

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In Kosovo, an unlikely friendship between a Serb grandmother and her Albanian ‘brother’ | AFP

An improbable friendship has blossomed between a 92-year-old Serb woman, the only person left in her abandoned Kosovo village, and an ethnic Albanian grocer who has been bringing her food several days a week. Fadil Rama, the 48-year-old shopkeeper who lives several kilometres away in an Albanian-majority village, has continued his trips to visit Vladica Dicic throughout the coronavirus crisis, bringing groceries, news and companionship. The friendship marks a rare bridge between Kosovo’s Serb and Albanian communities, whose relations are still defined by lingering mistrust from the former province’s 1990s independence war from Serbia.

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Coronavirus: Kosovo barber keeps hair trimmed during confinement | AFP

A barber in Kosovo is keeping haircuts in check with a travelling salon that skirts around the coronavirus lockdown. Wearing a mask, gloves and carrying a tank of disinfectant spray, the popular hairdresser is clipping and coiffing hair in the backyards of clients who are stuck home under coronavirus restrictions.

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Coronavirus: Kosovo company harnesses 3D printers to develop a ventilator | AFP

A 3D printer manufacturer in Pristina is harnessing its equipment to develop a ventilator to help coronavirus patients. With more than half of the parts made by 3D printers, the model aims to automate the operation of BVM (bag valve mask) in a cheap and controllable way that could be used for emergency cases.

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Kosovo voters celebrate opposition win in election | AFP

Opposition parties won the night in Kosovo’s election Sunday, taking the lead over former guerrillas who have dominated politics for the past decade. The leftist-nationalist Vetevendosje was in first place with nearly 26 percent of the vote, just ahead of the centre-right LDK with more than 90 percent of ballots counted, the electoral commission said.

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Kosovo, an unexpected world judo stronghold | AFP

The young and tiny nation of Kosovo has emerged as a world judo power, its unexpected success spearheaded by the diminutive Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi.

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Former Kosovo PM Haradinaj arrives at special war crimes court | AFP

Ramush Haradinaj, who resigned as Kosovo’s Prime Minister, arrives at the Kosovo special court in The Hague to be questioned on suspicions of war crimes. Jakup Krasniqi, former president of Parliament and former spokesman for the Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK), is also appearing at the tribunal. The EU-backed special war crimes court for Kosovo was established in 2015 to try war crimes allegedly committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas against minority Serbs and Roma and local Albanian political opponents during and immediately after the 1998-1999 independence war against Serbia. IMAGES

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New bust of former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright unveiled in Pristina | AFP

A new bust of former US Secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, is unveiled in Pristina, with Albright and former US President Bill Clinton attending, as Kosovo thanks the West for the NATO intervention 20 years ago that ended its separatist war with Serbia and cleared a path for independence. IMAGES

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Leaders pose for family photo at Balkan summit in Berlin

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose with Balkan leaders at a summit where they call on Serbia and Kosovo to resume their dialogue before any progress is made on a possible EU membership. IMAGES of the family photo

Merkel welcomes Macron in Berlin for Balkan summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron in Berlin for a Balkan summit aimed at bringing bitter foes Serbia and Kosovo back to the negotiating table, hoping to reboot a dialogue over one of the Balkans’ thorniest disputes. IMAGES of Emmanuel Macron’s arrival

Serbian victims of NATO’s deadly “mistakes” feel forgotten

On the outskirts of the Serbian town of Surdulica a black cross looms above a grave almost completely covered in a tangle of weeds — the final resting place of civilians killed 20 years ago by NATO bombs. The quiet, mountain-ringed town of some 18,000 people suffered the most civilian casualties — nearly 30 — during NATO’s three-month air assault on Serbia, which kicked off 20 years ago this Sunday and ultimately ended Belgrade’s war with Kosovo.

Basketball beats ethnic divisions in Serbia’s Presevo Valley

On the court, they are not Serb, Albanian or Roma. The lanky teenage boys are all members of ‘Play 017’, a basketball team that is bridging ethnic divides in southern Serbia. The team is based in Bujanovac, an Albanian-majority town near the border with Kosovo where different communities live side-by-side but lead largely segregated lives.

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US supports Kosovo’s creation of army, NATO warns of repercussions

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Kosovo asserts statehood with vote to create army

Kosovo’s parliament passes laws to build an army, asserting its statehood in a move that has angered Serbia, who does not recognise the former province’s independence. In the capital Pristina, Kosovo Albanians celebrate the new pillar of statehood, which President Hashim Thaci hailed as “historic”.

Kosovo children learn about Bush as country mourns US leader

Kosovo schoolchildren learn about the late US President George H.W. Bush as they observe a day of mourning. Kosovo declared a national day of mourning for the late president, who was seen as an early ally of the ethnic Albanians in the former Serbian province.

Lake Gazivode, troubled waters between Kosovo and Serbia

Controlled by Serbs but a key resource for Kosovo, the cool blue waters of Lake Gazivode reflect the chilly relationship between the former war foes over their contested border. The 24-kilometre (15-mile) reservoir straddles the frontier separating Serbia and Kosovo, still locked in a diplomatic dispute 20 years after an ethnic rebellion split them apart.

Gay activists seek ‘freedom’ at Kosovo pride parade

Hundreds of people take part in a gay parade in Pristina, demanding “freedom” and “equal rights” in patriarchal and Muslim majority Kosovo. Waving rainbow flags and banners bearing the motto of the parade “In the Name of Freedom”, they march through Pristina’s main street, saying they are “walking for those who can not join us”.

Serbian president: Some EU countries are hypocrites on Kosovo issue

Serbia’s course of EU integration is impeded once again by simmering tensions with Kosovo. How is Belgrade going to get around this – and is the region in any danger? We talked about this with the president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic.

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