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PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo president: Decision to form army ‘irreversible’

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s president says the decision to transform the country’s security force into an army is “irreversible” but assures neighboring Serbia it doesn’t have to worry about ethnic Serbs living in Kosovo. President Hashim Thaci held a briefing on Sunday before leaving for New York, where the United Nations Security Council is expected … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo president: Decision to form army ‘irreversible’

PRISTINA, Kosovo | Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Serbia talked up the possibility of an armed intervention in Kosovo Friday after the parliament in Pristina overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, with Belgrade calling the move the “most direct threat to peace and stability in the region.” NATO’s chief called Kosovo’s move “ill-timed” and urged dialogue. The 120-seat parliament … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

TIRANA, Albania | Kosovo premier, NATO chief speak amid Serbia tensions

TIRANA, Albania  — Kosovo’s prime minister and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg have spoken on the phone about the country’s plan to form a new army, a move that has been strongly contested by Serbia and the alliance. A statement from Kosovo’s government on Thursday said Ramush Haradinaj assured Stoltenberg the transition from the Kosovo Security … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Kosovo premier, NATO chief speak amid Serbia tensions

BELGRADE, Serbia | Serbian premier: Armed intervention in Kosovo an option

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia’s prime minister warned on Wednesday that the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger Serbia’s armed intervention in the former province — the bluntest warning so far amid escalating tensions in the Balkans. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that she hopes “we won’t ever have to use our army, but … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Serbian premier: Armed intervention in Kosovo an option