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Albania carries out 1st vaccinations with donated doses

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister on Monday was among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, with a dose that the country has received from an undisclosed European Union member. ...

Snow and heavy rain in Balkans cause floods, disrupt traffic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A spate of rain and snow across the Balkans in the past days has left homes and fields flooded, disrupted road and sea traffic and caused power outages. In S...

Albania helps families in flooded areas with food, water

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities said Sunday that military troops have supplied food and water to families in the northwest isolated from the recent flooding following heavy rainfall in the...

Balkans feel abandoned as vaccinations kick off in Europe

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When thousands of people across the European Union began rolling up their sleeves last month to get a coronavirus vaccination shot, one corner of the continent was ...

Virus changes work, not goal, of Kosovo's NATO peacekeepers

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped the holiday celebrations of NATO's peacekeeping mission in Kosovo but left its role of more than two decades untouched. ...

Human rights envoy criticizes Albania's handling of protests

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A top European human rights envoy on Wednesday said Albanian authorities should have shown restraint and avoided the use of excessive force in policing recent demonstrations ove...

Albanians rally for 5th day after police kill man in curfew

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian demonstrators on Sunday kept up their daily protests over the fatal shooting of a man by police enforcing a coronavirus curfew. The rally started peac...

Protest in northern Albanian city leaves 1 officer injured

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Demonstrators in a northern Albanian city damaged the left-wing governing Socialist Party's offices and injured a police officer Saturday, authorities said, as part of ongoing p...

Protests continue in Albania over curfew killing by police

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian court on Friday ruled that a police officer who shot dead a man in the street during a coronavirus curfew should be held in custody, but protests are set to continue...

Albanians protesters demand interior minister’s resignation

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Several hundred Albanians protested Wednesday to demand the resignation of the interior minister after the killing of a 25-year-old man a day earlier. Media re...

Kosovo ethnic divide eases as Muslim cares for elderly Serb

VAGANESH, Kosovo (AP) — Blagica Dicic, 92 and in failing health, is the only resident of a remote ethnic Serb minority village in the mountains of eastern Kosovo that's been abandoned by all its other...

Kosovo won't let Serb officials in, wants genocide apology

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic would not be allowed to visit the country until he apologized for “genocide” against Kosovo'...

AP Interview: Kosovo sees EU favoring 'spoiled child' Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s acting president accused the European Union on Friday of not treating Kosovo on “an equal footing” with neighboring Serbia in the negotiations to normalize ties betwee...

Kosovo's rival communities reach deal on World Heritage site

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Italian mediation on Thursday helped resolve a long-running dispute between Kosovo's ethnic Albanian government and the Serb minority, allowing a highway project that will bypa...

Decades after independence, North Macedonia set for big game

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Normally overshadowed by the sporting success of Croatia and Serbia, the former Yugoslav republic of North Macedonia is one game away from making its mark in internation...