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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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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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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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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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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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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 detonates 'smoke bomb' in parliament

An opposition lawmaker in Kosovo appears to set off a smoke bomb in parliament. Albin Kurti is against an EU-brokered deal to improve relations

An opposition lawmaker in Kosovo appears to set off a smoke bomb in parliament. Albin Kurti is against an EU-brokered deal to improve relations

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Kosovo PM pelted with eggs

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Isa Mustafa was pelted with eggs by a protester on Tuesday as he made a speech. It’s the second time the premier has been

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Isa Mustafa was pelted with eggs by a protester on Tuesday as he made a speech. It’s the second time the premier has been

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Eggs for Kosovo's prime minister

Lawmakers pelted Kosovo’s prime minister with eggs on Tuesday (September 22) as he addressed parliament, protesting over a deal with Serbia that

Lawmakers pelted Kosovo’s prime minister with eggs on Tuesday (September 22) as he addressed parliament, protesting over a deal with Serbia that

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Kosovo PM pelted with eggs

Opposition politicians have launched eggs at Kosovo’s prime minister in protest at an EU-brokered deal giving greater local powers to minority Serbs

Opposition politicians have launched eggs at Kosovo’s prime minister in protest at an EU-brokered deal giving greater local powers to minority Serbs

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Kosovo votes in favour war crimes court

Parliament in Kosovo has approved a constitutional amendment that will allow a special court to be set up to prosecute former leaders over alleged

Parliament in Kosovo has approved a constitutional amendment that will allow a special court to be set up to prosecute former leaders over alleged

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Kosovo corruption "omnipresent" despite EU's €111m-a-year mission

The EU has failed to lay the foundations for fighting corruption in Kosovo, a report has concluded. Law professor Jean-Paul Jacqué said corruption

The EU has failed to lay the foundations for fighting corruption in Kosovo, a report has concluded. Law professor Jean-Paul Jacqué said corruption

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EU membership remains Serbia's priority, says PM Aleksandar Vucic

Though the past is difficult to forget at times, Serbia has its sights on the future. In this edition of The Global Conversation Isabelle Kumar meets Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to talk Kosovo, EU membership and press freedom.

Though the past is difficult to forget at times, Serbia has its sights on the future. In this edition of The Global Conversation Isabelle Kumar meets Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to talk Kosovo, EU membership and press freedom.

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Coalition deal ends stalemate in Kosovo

Kosovo’s two main parties have signed a coalition deal to end six months of wrangling since an inconclusive election. The agreement involves former

Kosovo’s two main parties have signed a coalition deal to end six months of wrangling since an inconclusive election. The agreement involves former

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Muslim clerics arrested in Kosovo "pose security threat"

At least nine Muslim clerics have been detained in Kosovo. The arrests are part of an ongoing operation to stem the flow of young ethnic Albanians

At least nine Muslim clerics have been detained in Kosovo. The arrests are part of an ongoing operation to stem the flow of young ethnic Albanians

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Police clash with protesters in Kosovo

Police in Kosovo have fired teargas and rubber bullets at ethnic Albanians rioting in the divided town of Mitrovica. The violence broke out when

Police in Kosovo have fired teargas and rubber bullets at ethnic Albanians rioting in the divided town of Mitrovica. The violence broke out when

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Thaci claims third term in low turnout election

Kosovo’s ruling party of Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has claimed victory in an election marked by a low turnout. Frustration with widespread

Kosovo’s ruling party of Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has claimed victory in an election marked by a low turnout. Frustration with widespread