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Kosovo's PM linked to trade in human organs

Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi headed a mafia-style organised crime ring in the late 1990s that engaged in assassinations, beatings, organ trafficking and other crimes, says a draft report released yesterday.

Kosovo premier claims victory in first poll since independence

Kosovo's prime Minister, Hasim Thaci, claimed victory last night as exit polls put the ruling PDK in the lead in a historic parliamentary election, the first since the unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008.

Boris Johnson under fire for 'Kosovo cleansing' comments

Boris Johnson faced calls to apologise for "appalling" comments about housing benefit reforms today after London's mayor dramatically stoked political controversy over welfare cuts.

Basketball game leads to violence

Ethnic Serbs and Albanians have clashed in Kosovo's divided town of Mitrovica, wounding three international peacekeepers and six locals.

Leading article: Misplaced pessimism over Kosovan independence

The International Court of Justice's ruling in favour of Kosovo's independence has stunned both Serbs and Kosovo Albanians, while prompting fears that it may encourage separatist movements the world over. Considered opinion was that the court would sit on the fence, allowing Serbs and Albanians to draw their own interpretations. Instead, the judges' non-binding advice sides more clearly with the Albanians than anyone expected.

James Ker-Lindsay: Legal or not, this has not solved issue of recognition

While they will be celebrating in Pristina, and there is no doubt that in a broad sense this is a victory for Kosovo, yesterday's ruling opinion is far more complex.

Belgrade loses fight over Kosovo independence

UN's highest court backs 2008 declaration as Nato steps up presence amid fears of violent backlash from Serbian minority

Former Kosovan premier faces UN retrial

The former Kosovan prime minister Ramush Haradinaj must face a retrial on murder and torture charges related to the country's 1998-99 war with Serbia.

Named after Tony in the land where Blair is king

"A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country". How keenly Tony Blair must have appreciated the wisdom of those words on his visit to Pristina yesterday.

250 ethnic Albanians found in mass grave

A mass grave believed to contain the bodies of at least 250 ethnic Albanians killed in the 1998-99 conflict in Kosovo has been uncovered in Serbia.

Serbian police detain nine over alleged war crimes

The Serbian war crimes prosecutor's office says police have detained nine ex-paramilitary fighters over the killing of some 200 civilians during Kosovo's war.

Glasgow flats plunge kills three

The deaths of three people who plunged to their deaths from a high rise block of flats are not being treated as suspicious, police said last night.

Serbia jails ex-policemen for Kosovo massacre

A war crimes court today found four Serbian former policemen guilty of the massacre of 48 Kosovo Albanians and sentenced them to up to 20 years in prison.

John Rentoul: Blair in Chicago - still right, 10 years on

Tony Blair's speech in Chicago last night was an important defence of liberal interventionism, 10 years after his original Chicago speech* in the middle of the Kosovo conflict.

Expat cash for Kosovo stops flowing

Independence day marked by fears for Europe's poorest state
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