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Briefs, December 10, 2012

Heavy snow has closed roads and airports. Photo: EPA

Russian satellite fails to reach correct orbit

Monday, 10 December, 2012, 4:12am

Convictions of Croat generals overturned by UN court

War veterans celebrate during the broadcast from the International War Crimes Tribunal as the two Croat generals freed. Photo: AP

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal overturned the convictions of two Croat generals yesterday for murdering and illegally expelling Serb civilians in a 1995 military blitz, and both men returned home to a hero's welcome.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Briefs, November 17, 2012

Milan’s cash-strapped cathedral, the Duomo. Photo: AFP

Two dead in oil rig fire in Gulf of Mexico

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Clinton to push Kosovo to step up EU, Nato integration

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is welcomed by Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga (right) on Tuesday. Photo: AP

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hold talks with Kosovo leaders on Wednesday to urge them to step up its efforts for EU and Nato integration in order to secure peace in the volatile Balkans region which she is touring.

Clinton was welcomed at Pristina airport on Tuesday by Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga, ahead of the formal talks beginning early on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, October 31, 2012

Hillary Clinton meets Prime Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda. Photo: AFP

Journalists stop work in censorship storm

31 Oct 2012 - 3:33am

Clinton, Ashton push Balkans on reforms

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (left) greets US Embassy employees and their families at the US Embassy in Sarajevo on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

The United States and the European Union combined on Tuesday to push Balkan states to resolve festering political and economic disputes obstructing more integration with the rest of Europe.

30 Oct 2012 - 7:31pm

Bosnia arrests 25 in swoop on organised crime

Bosnian police arrested 25 people on Wednesday on suspicion of multiple murders, drug-trafficking and robbery in what it described as the largest crackdown on organised crime since the country’s 1992-95 war.

12 Sep 2012 - 7:49pm

Norway and Montenegro celebrate gold and silver in women's handball final

Norway and Montenegro women celebrate gold and silver in style

12 Aug 2012 - 9:38pm

A tiger's tale burns bright for this talented Balkan novelist

Tea Obreht's first taste of literary celebrity came last June when she was named by The New Yorker as one of the 20 best American fiction writers under 40 on the strength of a handful of short stories.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Taiwan is no Kosovo

Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia has, naturally enough, been viewed as a rare opportunity in Taiwan. That's because the Chen Shui-bian administration sees an opportunity to win the diplomatic support of another European government and, even more importantly, because Taiwan hopes that it, too, may one day be able to make a similar proclamation.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing 'worried' over Kosovo

Beijing expressed 'deep concern' yesterday over Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence and poured scorn on Taipei's desire to recognise Kosovo's new status.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

I Wouldn't Start From Here: A Misguided Tour of the Early 21st Century

I Wouldn't Start From Here: A Misguided Tour of the Early 21st Century

by Andrew Mueller

Picador, HK$200

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Macedonia's fate in balance

Developments in Macedonia are ominous. As each day goes by, signs that a major new Balkans conflict is in the making are clearer. If the fighting does spiral out of control, no one involved will be able to say that war came as a surprise: the pattern of escalating violence is a virtual repeat of events in Kosovo.

18 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Plan for west aims to avoid 'new Kosovo'

Developing the country's western regions aims to guarantee the stability of national borders and the prevention of a 'Kosovo in Asia', one of the architects of the plan said yesterday.

A major objective was to provide the 55 minorities in those regions with more of the benefits of the country's reforms and open-door policy.

17 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Killing goes on

Having gone to war to protect Kosovo Albanians from Serb persecution, Nato is now trying to protect Serbs there from Albanian persecution, but it is an uphill task.

18 Aug 1999 - 12:00am