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  • US moves to strip citizenship from war criminals [Bosnian Muslims: Rasena Handanovic, Edin Dzeko]

    04/04/2018 9:19:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2018 6:36 PM EDT | Tom James
    Federal authorities on Wednesday began legal proceedings to strip U.S. citizenship from two Bosnians, including one living in Oregon, for war crimes including executing civilians during that country’s civil war in the 1990s. The move by the U.S. Justice Department comes years after Rasema Handanovic and Edin Dzeko were extradited and later convicted by courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2011. After serving her sentence, Handanovic returned to Beaverton, Oregon, according to a statement from the Justice department, while Dzeko has not yet been released by Bosnian authorities. The department filed denaturalization lawsuits against the pair in federal courts in...
  • Russia Warns Assad on Vow to Retake All of Syria

    02/19/2016 9:39:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 19 February 2016
    Russia's envoy to the U.N. on Friday warned long-term ally President Bashar al-Assad over his vow to retake all of Syria, saying he faced dire consequences if he did not comply with Moscow over the peace process. 'Russia has invested very seriously in this crisis, politically, diplomatically and now also militarily,' Vitaly Churkin told Kommersant newspaper, referring to an international agreement to cease hostilities sealed in Munich last week. 'Therefore we would like Assad also to respond to this,' he said, adding that the Syrian leader's stance 'is not in accord with the diplomatic efforts that Russia is making.'
  • Ex-Serbia pres. criticizes EU for supporting current leader

    03/03/2018 9:31:27 AM PST · by Navy Patriot
    ABC (Anything But Christians) News Go ^ | March 2, 2018 | Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Presstitute
    A former president of Serbia predicted Friday that a municipal election in Belgrade this weekend won't be conducted fairly and he criticized the European Union for tolerating what he called the undemocratic policies of the Balkan state's current leader. Boris Tadic alleged in an interview with The Associated Press that the EU has been unwilling to confront President Aleksander Vucic because he promised to resolve the status of Kosovo, the former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008.
  • [US] ContourGlobal to build $1.18 billion power plant in Kosovo

    12/22/2017 6:18:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    AP/FOX ^ | 21 Dec 2017
    PRISTINA, Kosovo – Kosovo's government has signed a 1 billion-euro ($1.18 billion) deal with the New York-based power generator ContourGlobal PLC to build a 500 megawatt coal-fired power plant.
  • Man Spots Himself in the Background of His Fiancée’s Childhood Family Photo

    12/12/2017 12:04:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | 11 Dec 2017 | Miranda Larbi
    If you ever needed proof that fate is real and that some relationships are just meant to be, hold onto your cynical hats. Let’s rewind back 10 years. Verona Koliqi, who now lives in London but is originally from Kosovo, was visiting a beach in Montenegro with her family. They look the classic family holiday pictures and probably thought no more about them. Until Verona, a decade later, was examining one of the photos from the beach trip with her fiancé Mirand and noticed that the little boy floating on a lilo in the sea behind the Koliqi family. ‘He...
  • Short-Seller Anthony Elgindy Arrested By FBI In San Diego

    05/22/2002 11:06:54 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 69 replies · 946+ views
    NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Anthony Elgindy, the controversial short-seller and online stock commentator, has been arrested on charges of racketeering, insider trading and market manipulation, a government spokeswoman said Wednesday. Jan Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the San Diego field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Elgindy, who lives in the San Diego area, was arrested at his business Tuesday. Details of the charges against Elgindy weren't immediately available. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, N.Y., from which the charges originate, said the office would issue a statement about the Elgindy case soon.
  • SVP ad ruled racist by Swiss supreme court [ad about Kosovars]

    04/16/2017 4:37:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 13 April 2017 14:00 CEST+02:00
    The Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne has found former leading members of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) guilty of racism over a poster used in its mass immigration initiative campaign in 2011. It upheld an earlier ruling that former SVP secretary-general Martin Baltisser and his deputy Silvia Bär violated anti-racism laws with an advert claiming that “Kosovars slash the Swiss”, according to media reports. The advertisement claiming that “Kosovars slash the Swiss” was used as part of the SVP’s campaign in its successful “stop mass immigration” initiative. […] The country’s top judges said that most readers would have understood...
  • Italian police foil plot to blow up Rialto Bridge in Venice

    03/30/2017 9:10:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 30 March 2017 09:41 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Three men from Kosovo and an unidentified minor have been arrested in Venice on suspicion of plotting to blow up the city’s celebrated Rialto Bridge, Italian police said on Thursday. “With all the unbelievers there are in Venice, you put a bomb under the Rialto and you go straight to heaven,” one of the alleged jihadist plotters said in a wiretapped conversation, said Adelchi d’Ippolito, the Venice prosecutor in charge of the case. “That was one the most worrying and alarming remarks we heard,” he said at a press conference, revealing that the group had been under surveillance since last...
  • Serbia says no to NATO on alliance's airstrikes anniversary

    03/24/2017 3:49:18 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Yahoo Via AP ^ | March 24, 2017 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    Serbia's prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in Kosovo. Aleksandar Vucic spoke at a ceremony near a railway bridge in southern Serbia where the Western military alliance's missiles struck a passenger train, killing at least 28 people and injuring dozens. "We will never be part of the alliance which killed our children, nor of any other alliance," Vucic said. "They wanted to destroy and humiliate small Serbia and kill its children."
  • Kosovo Celebrates Independence Day, Trump Sends Congratulation

    02/18/2017 6:21:35 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 23 replies
    Balkan Insight (BIRN) ^ | 17 Feb 17 | Die Morina
    Officials celebrated the ninth anniversary of Kosovo’s independence, while new US President Donald Trump sent a letter offering support for a “sovereign, multiethnic, democratic” Kosovo. Kosovo officials marked the country’s independence day on Friday with a series of events beginning with a ceremony at the grave of former President Ibrahim Rugova in Pristina.
  • Lavrov: Kosovo Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo

    01/18/2017 11:56:24 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    B92/Sputnik ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sputnik
    Lavrov: Kosovo Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo Russian Foreign Minister on Tuesday said that a new war in the Balkans must be avoided, and that Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo and Metohija. Lavrov is seen in Moscow on Tuesday (Tanjug/AP) Speaking during his annual news conference in Moscow, Lavrov touched on the latest tensions between Belgrade and Pristina. "The forces of Kosovo Albanians should not be present in the north of Kosovo and Metohija, which is inhabited by Serbs," said Lavrov. He also commented on the talk of "a war in the Balkans." "I...
  • "If Serbs are killed, we'll send army to Kosovo" - president

    01/15/2017 4:22:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    b92.net ^ | 01/15/2017
    he meeting was held a day after the incidents in Kosovo over a train traveling from Belgrade to Kosovska Mitrovica - reestablishing the direct line for the first time in 18 years - and the tension at administrative line crossings between Kosovo and central Serbia that ensued. "Let Albanians and their sponsors think about that. We will act in line with the Constitution of Serbia. Kosovo and Metohija is, under international law, a part of Serbia," the president said. According to him, "Saturday was a day at the brink of conflict, although Belgrade made an effort not to show it."...
  • Two arrested on suspicion of plotting to attack Germany's largest shopping mall

    12/23/2016 12:03:34 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 23 December 2016 | Our Foreign Staff
    Two brothers from Kosovo have been arrested by German police on suspicion of plotting to attack the country's largest shopping mall in Oberhausen, near the Dutch border. The men, aged 28 and 31, were arrested in Duisburg with Germany on high alert following Monday's attack on the Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 and injured 49. "Friday morning (23 December, around 00:45 hours) special units in Duisburg took two suspicious men into custody," Essen police said in a statement, "The 28-year old and 31-year-old brothers born in Kosovo are suspected of having prepared a possible attack on the CentrO...
  • Defending the General

    11/14/2003 10:35:39 AM PST · by van_erwin · 60 replies · 163+ views
    Slate ^ | Nov. 13th, 2003 | Fred Kaplan
    I don't know whether Gen. Wesley Clark is qualified to be president, but Peter J. Boyer's profile in this week's New Yorker—which paints him as scarily unqualified—is an unfair portrait as well as a misleading, occasionally inaccurate précis of the 1999 Kosovo war and Clark's role in commanding it.Boyer relies heavily on some of Clark's fellow retired Army generals who clearly despise him. The gist of their critique, as Boyer summarizes, is that Clark, while a brilliant analyst, "had a certainty about the rightness of his views which led to conflicts with his colleagues and, sometimes, his superiors." I have...
  • Clinton Foundation's Ties to Suspected Organ Trafficker Exposed

    11/23/2016 3:32:06 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 5 replies
    InSerbia Network Foundation ^ | 11-05-16 | InSerbia with agencies
    BELGRADE – The Clinton Foundation invited the prime minister of Kosovo to the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting knowing full well that he had been implicated in a human organ trafficking scheme as leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army in the late 1990s, Chuck Ross wrote for Dailycaller.com. “What are USG views on WJC inviting former Kosovo PM [Hashim] Thaci and the current PM to CGI?” Clinton Foundation foreign policy adviser Amitabh Desai wrote in an Aug. 17, 2011 email to several top Hillary Clinton State Department officials. “Is Thaci still embroiled in organ harvesting issues and is that...
  • 1456, The siege of Belgrade (nandorfehervar)ENG SUBS

    11/19/2016 11:05:39 AM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    An awesome CGI video about the 1456 siege of Belgrade, The Serbian Christians against the Turkish Onslaught!!
  • Car Lover Builds Himself a Lamborghini Replica

    11/03/2016 8:19:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Ottawa Sun ^ | 10/31
    Sports car enthusiast Driton Selmani always wanted some hot wheels but couldn’t afford them. What he did have, however, was a workshop and a talent for bending and welding metal. So he set out to build himself a “Lamborghini.” Selmani, from the eastern Kosovo town of Gjilan, used a secondhand Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Are there any Mike Jacksons in today's US military? (vanity)

    10/27/2016 10:04:43 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
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    Mike Jackson was a British general serving under US general Wesley Clark during the Kosovo War. Clark (insanely) ordered Jackson to take action against a unit of Russian soldiers at the Pristina Airport. Jackson refused, saying "I'm not going to start the Third World War for you". I bring this up because Hillary WILL try to start something with Russia, should she become president. It's just in her nature to do so.
  • Malaysia arrests man for hacking U.S. security data to supply targets for Islamic State

    10/16/2015 9:07:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/16/2015 | Yantoultra Ngui
    Malaysia has arrested a man on charges of hacking into the personal information of more than a thousand U.S. security officials and handing the database to the Islamic State militant group in Syria so it could target the individuals. The 20-year-old from Kosovo, who entered Malaysia in August 2014 to study computer science and forensics at a private institute in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, will be extradited to the United States, police said in a statement on Thursday night. "Early investigation found the suspect communicated with one of the right hand man (leader) of IS terrorist group in Syria to...
  • Suspected Islamic Extremist Arrested in Plot to Bomb, Shoot Up Locations in Tampa, Fla

    01/09/2012 8:50:47 AM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    AP/Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 1/9/12 | Tamara Lush
    Authorities say a 25-year-old described as an Islamic extremist was arrested in a plot to attack sites around Tampa, Florida, after taking possession of disabled guns and bombs The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of Sami Osmakac on Monday. Authorities say Osmakac is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia. He has been charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. His first appearance in federal court is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Federal officials say a confidential source told them that Osmakac wanted Al Qaeda flags. The federal complaint...