Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Russia and Kosovo clash over independence plan

Russia and Kosovo clash over independence plan
Reuters.uk - 51 minutes ago
PRISTINA, Serbia (Reuters) - The prime minister of Kosovo requested clarification on Tuesday of an apparent warning from Russia that it would veto a Western-backed plan to give the breakaway Serbian province independence.
UN Kosovo Fact-Finding Mission Departs RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Russia to veto Kosovo independence plan at UN Turkish Press

US missile defense, Kosovo to feature at NATO-Russia meeting
Raw Story - 6 hours ago
At Thursday's one-day meeting, Rice will also voice Washington's strong backing for a UN proposal to grant independence to Serbia's NATO-protected province of Kosovo despite Moscow's staunch opposition to the move, senior US officials said.
Rice to meet with NATO colleagues on Afghanistan, other issues International Herald Tribune
Rice heading to Norway for NATO gathering Jurnalo

Voice of America
UN Security Council Goes on Kosovo Fact-Finding Mission
Voice of America - 1 hour ago
UN Security Council ambassadors are going on a fact-finding mission to the Balkans this week as they consider the future status of Kosovo. VOA's Peter Heinlein at UN headquarters reports the mission will meet officials in the provincial capital, ...

Kosovo, Serbia Cooperate on Wahhabi Arrests
BIRN - 1 hour ago
Pristina _ Serbian and Kosovo police cooperated in an action aimed at arresting Ismail Prentic and a group of followers of the Wahhabi Islamic group, a Kosovo police official said Tuesday, April 24, speaking on condition of anonymity.

UN: Mission to Kosovo Crucial
Prensa Latina - 29 minutes ago
United Nations, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council's exploratory mission in Kosovo will contribute to "act responsibly" in any decision about the future status of this Serbian province, according to ambassador of Belgium Johan C. Verbeke.

Typically Spanish
A Spanish solider has died in an accident in Kosovo
Typically Spanish - 34 minutes ago
A Spanish solider has died in an accident in Kosovo, during a routine patrol in the Osojane Valley, in Istok. It happened on Tuesday afternoon, when an armoured personnel carrier, with four people on board, came off the road and turned over.

Canada backs Kosovo plan, won’t rush in
B92 - 5 hours ago
However, after a meeting with ORA party president and negotiating team member Veton Surroi in Priština Tuesday, McDougal added Canada will be in no rush to unilaterally recognize Kosovo’s independence, should the UN Security Council fail to pass a new ...

Albania Appeals for Commercial Loan
Houston Chronicle - 11 hours ago
TIRANA, Albania - Albania has appealed for a commercial loan to help fund construction of a road segment that would shorten the route to neighboring Kosovo, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.
Albania Appeals for Commercial Loan Forbes
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Tsveta Markova: Bulgaria supports Albania, Croatia and Macedonia ...
Focus News - 9 hours ago
Macedonia, as well as Croatia and Albania, which are NATO candidate member states, find such meetings as an opportunity to improve their normative base, and to share experience with countries which are already NATO members, like Bulgaria, Romania, ...
SCIS chairperson: Bulgaria supports Albania, Croatia and Macedonia ... Focus News
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Albania-Macedonia cooperation - encouraging message for NATO
Makfax - 7 hours ago
Asked by a reporter to comment Croatia's advancing to NATO membership, Miloshoski said the foreign ministers of Croatia, Albania and Macedonia will meet in Zagreb on 10 May. "Reforms in Macedonia's defense sector are going well and with a good pace," ...

EU To Decide on Croatia’s Accession Wednesday
Javno.hr - 8 hours ago
The European Parliament should at its plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday adopt a resolution on Croatia in which the year 2009 will be mentioned for the first time as the year when the Parliament could consent to Croatia’s membership in the EU.
Shimon Peres to Arrive in Croatia on Thursday Javno.hr
Blocking Croatia Would Jeopardize Slovenian Firms Javno.hr
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Croatia, Hungary, Want Compensation For Euro 2012 Bid
GamesBids.com - 5 hours ago
UEFA spokesman William Gaillard said European soccer’s governing body could not respond to reports from Croatia as it had not been formally notified by the national association, but said “this is the process and everybody knows about it”.
Croatia/Hungary seek refund for failed Euro 2012 bid Guardian Unlimited
Croatia/Hungary seek refund for failed Euro 2012 bid Reuters India
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EU parliament slams Croatia's Church-backed sex education
EUbusiness (press release) - 4 hours ago
"Implementing a curriculum encouraging stigma and discrimination" could jeopardise progress Croatia has made in over the issue, said the deputies, who are members of a working group on reproductive health.

Bulgaria's Socialists, Sofia Mayor's Party Top MEP Race - Poll
Sofia News Agency - 2 hours ago
Bulgaria: A survey has showed that Bulgaria's socialists would garner some 23% of the votes in the upcoming MEP elections, followed by Sofia Mayor's party GERB with 16%.

Riot police use tear gas to quell unrest in Greece's largest prison
International Herald Tribune - 2 hours ago
ATHENS, Greece: Riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades to quell an uprising in Greece's largest prison Tuesday as unrest sparked by the alleged beating of an inmate by guards spread to at least 10 facilities.
Prisoners revolt around Greece Infoshop News
Prisoners in Greece protest poor prison conditions (1st Lead) Monsters and Critics.com

DiCarlo voices support for Macedonia's NATO bid, urges consensus ...
Southeast European Times - 6 hours ago
Rosemary DiCarlo, US deputy assistant secretary of state in the bureau of European and Eurasian affairs, visited Macedonia on Monday (April 23rd) for talks with President Branko Crvenkovski and Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

This is Local London
New mineral found in Serbia with same composition as fictional ...
KGAN - 29 minutes ago
A drill core of the unusual mineral was unearthed in Serbia by a mining group, which turned it over to a mineral expert at the Natural History Museum for analysis.
New mineral found in Serbia with same composition as fictional ... International Herald Tribune

Serbia's Biggest Party Gears For Fresh Elections
Javno.hr - 7 hours ago
Some analysts believe political leaders are simply stalling because no party wants to be in power if Serbia loses Kosovo, the breakaway province Serbs treasure as their historical home, which has a 90 percent ethnic Albanian population.
Serbian radicals see Moscow as new friend ImediNews

Social Democrats, Liberals aim at changing Romania into ...
HotNews.co - 5 hours ago
Change the Constitution so that Romania becomes a parliamentary republic with only a symbolic role saved for the head of state.
Opposition boss admits plans to change Romanian Constitution HotNews.co

Turkey's majority party picks candidate with Islamic background
International Herald Tribune - 2 hours ago
ISTANBUL: Turkey's majority political party chose a prominent leader with an Islamic background Tuesday to compete for the presidency, a move expected to extend the party's reach for the first time into the heart of Turkey's secular establishment.
Turkey 'must have secular leader' BBC News
Turkey's ruling party chooses foreign minister as presidential ... San Diego Union Tribune

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