September 3, 2006 |
I was sipping an espresso at the Piazza bookstore, a trendy Tirana cafe where artists, writers and politicians hang out, listening to Neritan Ceka, Albania's leading archeological scholar. He was talking about a "spectacular" site under excavation in central Albania. "Byllis," Ceka said. "You must go to Byllis."
May 20, 2006 |
If Amra Baksic-Camo is going to make it in Hollywood, she's going to have to work on her pitch. The promoter is at the Cannes Film Festival trying to woo Hollywood to come make movies in the Balkans -- you know, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries formed after the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. With so many U.S.
July 2, 2002 |
NATO said Monday that it is committed to continued peacekeeping operations here even if a dispute over the new International Criminal Court forces an end to the U.N. mission in the Balkan nation. But government and international officials said a U.S. veto Sunday of a renewed mandate for the U.N. operation threatens to undo some of the accomplishments of seven years of international efforts at nation-building.
November 28, 2001 |
The U.N. chief war crimes prosecutor accused the Yugoslav government Tuesday of harboring the Bosnian Serbs' wartime commander who has been indicted for genocide. Carla Del Ponte said that Gen. Ratko Mladic is living in Belgrade and that the Yugoslav army is shielding him from national and international justice with the government's consent.
September 6, 2001 |
Macedonian forces committed widespread abuses during a village siege last month that killed 10 ethnic Albanian civilians, Human Rights Watch charged Wednesday, and it called for a war crimes investigation. Macedonian authorities rejected the New York-based group's findings as inaccurate and biased, saying the forces acted in self-defense while under rebel fire.
July 8, 2001 |
In another signal of Western powers' deepening involvement in strife-torn Macedonia, U.S. and European envoys presented the Balkan nation's politicians Saturday with a framework for constitutional reforms aimed at defusing ethnic conflict and reversing a slide toward civil war. "It is the basis for further negotiations," European Union representative Francois Leotard told reporters in Skopje, the Macedonian capital. "Now we need to have reactions, comments and amendments to this document."