No country volunteered to perform the task, and there is money to be made from it, says David Usborne
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Saturday 14 June 2008
Friday 06 June 2008
Thursday 05 June 2008
Monday 02 June 2008
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski declared victory in Macedonia's early parliamentary election yesterday after a vote marred by reports of fraud and gunbattles that could deal a blow to the Balkan country's European Union and NATO aspirations.
Tuesday 29 April 2008
Britain is to send 600 soldiers to Kosovo to assist Nato with peacekeeping activities, Defence Secretary Des Browne announced today.
Saturday 19 April 2008
Friday 28 March 2008
The Pentagon has suspended dealings with its main supplier of munitions to the Afghan government after some cartridges delivered from China and various former eastern bloc countries were found to be more than 40 years old.
Monday 17 March 2008
Shkelqim Prini was engaged to be married. On Sunday the 21-year-old had all but lost hope rescuers would claw his fiancee, Zeli Elezi, from the rubble left behind by a powerful explosion at an ammunition depot.
Sunday 16 March 2008
Scores of people, including US military staff, are feared to have died after a Soviet-era munitions dump exploded at an Albanian army base yesterday. The blast injured more than 240 people, including many children – and the country's Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, said he believed the death toll could be considerable.
Thursday 06 March 2008
A boat carrying 20 partygoers celebrating the birthday of five-year-old twins sank overnight in a lake near Albania's capital, killing 16 people, including the two children, police said today.
Saturday 23 February 2008
The party is over. Serbia's response to Kosovo's declaration of independence last Sunday has been as uncompromising as pessimists feared. Checkpoints on the border between the two nations were destroyed by enraged Serbian protesters earlier this week. Nato reinforcements had to be dispatched to prevent the protesters from storming into the new state. There has been sporadic violence in the Serb-dominated districts of the divided Kosovan city of Mitrovica too. But the Serbian capital Belgrade has witnessed the most disturbing scenes. On Thursday, following a rally in protest at Kosovo's secession, a mob set fire to the US embassy and also attacked the British, Croatian, Belgian and Turkish consulates.
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