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Kosovo's success is overwhelmingly in US interest - Biden

The US Vice President is on a political and personal visit to the Balkans, urging closer regional unity and visiting a road named after his late son, Beau.

The US Vice President is on a political and personal visit to the Balkans, urging closer regional unity and visiting a road named after his late son, Beau.

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Rio Olympics: Kelmendi places Kosovo on sport map with historic gold

Majlinda Kelmendi has steadily taken the world of judo by storm ever since she burst onto the scene to win the World Junior Championships in 2009.

Majlinda Kelmendi has steadily taken the world of judo by storm ever since she burst onto the scene to win the World Junior Championships in 2009.

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Kosovo's first Olympic team is ready for Rio

The Rio Games will be the first to host athletes competing under the flag of Kosovo, which proclaimed independence from Serbia in 2008.

The Rio Games will be the first to host athletes competing under the flag of Kosovo, which proclaimed independence from Serbia in 2008.

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High-diving competition in Kosovo

Hundreds of spectators attended the 60th edition of a high-diving competition, which takes place in Gjakova, western Kosovo.

Hundreds of spectators attended the 60th edition of a high-diving competition, which takes place in Gjakova, western Kosovo.

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Kosovo and Florence Hardouin enjoy landmark votes at UEFA congress

Kosovo has become the newest member of European football’s governing body UEFA. The country which declared independence from Serbia in 2008 was

Kosovo has become the newest member of European football’s governing body UEFA. The country which declared independence from Serbia in 2008 was

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New tear gas attack in Kosovo parliament

“What is happening today again in Kosovo’s parliament is a repetition of violent acts, in the highest institution of the country.” Those were the

“What is happening today again in Kosovo’s parliament is a repetition of violent acts, in the highest institution of the country.” Those were the

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Kosovo violence as Hashim Thaci is elected president

Police have used teargas and water cannon to disperse protesters in Kosovo’s capital city Pristina as Hashim Thaci was elected the country’s fourth

Police have used teargas and water cannon to disperse protesters in Kosovo’s capital city Pristina as Hashim Thaci was elected the country’s fourth

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Protest tents go up in Pristina's main square

Hundreds of Kosovars have erected tents in Pristina’s main square. They are demanding snap elections and the suspension of a parliamentary vote that

Hundreds of Kosovars have erected tents in Pristina’s main square. They are demanding snap elections and the suspension of a parliamentary vote that

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Kosovo: opposition set off tear gas in parliament

Opposition lawmakers have again let off tear gas in Kosovo’s Parliament. They want the government into block deals with Serbia and Montenegro and

Opposition lawmakers have again let off tear gas in Kosovo’s Parliament. They want the government into block deals with Serbia and Montenegro and

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Kosovo opposition set off tear gas in parliament, again

Not for the first time, opposition lawmakers in Kosovo’s parliament have protested at deals with Serbia and Montenegro – by releasing tear gas in the

Not for the first time, opposition lawmakers in Kosovo’s parliament have protested at deals with Serbia and Montenegro – by releasing tear gas in the

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Mass anti-government rally in Pristina to mark Kosovo independence

Tens of thousands have gathered in the Kosovan capital, Pristina, to call for the resignation of the government and early elections. The day marks

Tens of thousands have gathered in the Kosovan capital, Pristina, to call for the resignation of the government and early elections. The day marks

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Kosovo anti-government rally turns violent

Crowds gathered in Kosovo to rally against an EU-brokered deal to give the country’s Serb minority greater local government powers. Opposition

Crowds gathered in Kosovo to rally against an EU-brokered deal to give the country’s Serb minority greater local government powers. Opposition

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Watch: dramatic scenes as MP sets off smoke bomb in Kosovo parliament

An opposition lawmaker in Kosovo appears to have set off a smoke bomb in parliament to disrupt a session. It’s the third such incident in just two

An opposition lawmaker in Kosovo appears to have set off a smoke bomb in parliament to disrupt a session. It’s the third such incident in just two

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Attack on Serbs in Kosovo village

Police are investigating an attack in an ethnically Serb village in Kosovo. Shots have been fired at a house and a car set alight, and a memorial to

Police are investigating an attack in an ethnically Serb village in Kosovo. Shots have been fired at a house and a car set alight, and a memorial to

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Four arrested in Italy and Kosovo after 'threats to Pope'

Four people have been arrested in Italy and Kosovo on suspicion of being part of a jihadist cell that spread Islamist propaganda and threatened Pope

Four people have been arrested in Italy and Kosovo on suspicion of being part of a jihadist cell that spread Islamist propaganda and threatened Pope

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Tear gas protest hits Kosovo parliament ahead of Kerry visit

Kosovo’s parliament was disrupted again on Monday. Members of the opposition have been causing chaos by repeatedly releasing tear gas in protest at

Kosovo’s parliament was disrupted again on Monday. Members of the opposition have been causing chaos by repeatedly releasing tear gas in protest at

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Tear gas fired in Kosovo parliament

Kosovo’s opposition used tear gas and pepper spray inside parliament and pelted police with rocks and pink paint outside the building in another

Kosovo’s opposition used tear gas and pepper spray inside parliament and pelted police with rocks and pink paint outside the building in another

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Teargas fired in Kosovo's parliament

Parliament was evacuated in Kosovo after tear gas was sprayed around the chamber. Windows were also smashed and police covered in pink paint. The

Parliament was evacuated in Kosovo after tear gas was sprayed around the chamber. Windows were also smashed and police covered in pink paint. The

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UNESCO cultural agency rejects Kosovo

Cultural agency UNESCO has narowly voted against granting membership to Kosovo. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a decade after

Cultural agency UNESCO has narowly voted against granting membership to Kosovo. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a decade after

Europe

Kosovo takes step towards joining European Union

Kosovo has signed a trade and investment pact with the EU, which is the first step on Pristina’s long road to possible full membership of the bloc

Kosovo has signed a trade and investment pact with the EU, which is the first step on Pristina’s long road to possible full membership of the bloc

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More tear gas chaos inside Kosovo parliament

Opposition politicians have again released tear gas to bring proceedings to a halt in Kosovo’s parliament in the latest such protest against an

Opposition politicians have again released tear gas to bring proceedings to a halt in Kosovo’s parliament in the latest such protest against an

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Kosovo: will the opposition scupper an EU-brokered deal with Serbia?

Teargas has been set off in Kosovo’s parliament. It is the second time this has happened in a week. It is in protest at an EU-brokered deal aimed at

Teargas has been set off in Kosovo’s parliament. It is the second time this has happened in a week. It is in protest at an EU-brokered deal aimed at

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Kosovo opposition MP freed by police after violent street protests

Kosovo MP Albin Kurti has been released by police after being detained for questioning over last week’s incident in parliament when he set off a tear

Kosovo MP Albin Kurti has been released by police after being detained for questioning over last week’s incident in parliament when he set off a tear