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RSF: 80 dead, 358 jailed: violence against journalists reached ‘unprecedented’ level this year

Hatred whipped up by “unscrupulous politicians” has contributed to the shocking rise in the number of journalists murdered in 2018, a media watchdog said Tuesday, AFP reports. Eighty journalists have been killed worldwide so far this year...
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Serbia and Kosovo trade accusations over Pristina’s new army

The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo traded accusations Monday at the U.N. Security Council over Kosovo’s decision to transform its 4,000-strong security force into a regular army and Serbia’s threat of armed intervention — but both expressed...
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UK’s Labour calls May no confidence vote over Brexit vote timing

The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said he was calling for a no confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May — a largely symbolic gesture — for not putting her Brexit plan to a vote by lawmakers immediately,...
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Haradinaj: Kosovo betrayed by EU on visa-free travel

Kosovo’s prime minister says the country feels betrayed by the European Union, which it is aspiring to join one day, because of the bloc’s delays on enacting visa-free travel for its citizens, The Associated Press reports. Ramush Haradinaj’s...
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Vucic: I am worried and afraid for the future

According to the text of his address at the Council published by the Serbian government, Aleksandar Vucic said that he was worried and afraid for the future not only of the Serb people and Serbia, but the entire region. Vucic warned about Pristina’s...
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Vucic: We’ve shown them what they’ve created

Aleksandar Vucic has told Voice of America (VOA) that he was pleased with the results of Monday’s UN Security Council session. The session was called to discuss Pristina’s decision to start forming an army in Kosovo – a move...
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PM May says postponed Brexit vote to be held week of Jan 14

Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain’s Brexit agreement with the European Union will be held the week of Jan. 14 — more than a month after it was originally scheduled and just 10 weeks before...
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Head of top Albanian court fired over unaccounted-for income

The head of Albania’s top court has been removed after he failed to account for his income, The Associated Press reports. A vetting commission checking his personal and professional background decided Monday to discharge Bashkim Dedja from...
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EUobserver: By false certificates for Bulgarian origin to EU passport

An electric pole in a Bulgarian village is part of a nationwide scam to sell fraudulent certificates needed to obtain Bulgarian citizenship, says Katya Mateva, a former director in charge of citizenship at Bulgaria’s Ministry of Justice. Speaking...
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Man dies in cold spell in Serbia; schools close in Bosnia

A man reportedly has frozen to death in Serbia as a cold spell throughout the Balkans slowed down traffic and closed down schools in some areas. Serbian state TV says the body of a 50-year-old man was found in the snow Monday in a northern village...