March 3, 2011 |
Two United States airmen were killed and another two injured Wednesday when a lone gunman opened fire on an American military bus outside a terminal at the international airport in Frankfurt, Germany. A 21-year-old suspect from Kosovo was arrested in a terminal building while trying to escape, according to local police. Authorities said they were investigating whether the man was part of a terrorist plot. The four were U.S. military personnel stationed at the Royal Air Force base at Lakenheath in Britain and had just arrived in Germany en route to an unspecified overseas deployment.
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December 26, 2010 |
Army Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz was a larger-than-life figure, those who knew him say. A bald, bull of a guy, Cardenaz told a Colorado reporter in 2009 that he was an "old-school" soldier. By then, he said, he had twice been hit by shrapnel, and had survived what he described as dozens of close calls with improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades. And a fellow soldier had died in his arms, he said. Cardenaz was awarded numerous medals and commendations for his military service, including a Bronze Star.
July 22, 2010 |
Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law, the United Nations' highest court declared Thursday in a closely watched case that could have significant repercussions for secessionist movements around the world. The opinion by the International Court of Justice, while not binding, is likely to give a big boost to the tiny Balkan country's quest for full statehood and represents a blow to Serbia, which considers Kosovo part of its territory.
November 2, 2009 |
Kosovo's Albanian majority unveiled a statue of former President Clinton to thank him for saving them by stopping a wave of attacks by Serbian forces on ethnic Albanians a decade ago. Clinton, who attended the unveiling, launched NATO airstrikes in 1999 to halt the killing of ethnic Albanians by Serbian troops in Kosovo, then a province of Serbia. Kosovo declared its independence last year. Clinton's speech was interrupted several times by Kosovo Albanians cheering his name and "U.S.
July 7, 2009 |
Foreign correspondent Jay Morgan isn't yet 40, but he is burned out by war. He lost his wife, a combat photographer, to a bullet in Beirut. By the late 1990s, he is in Kosovo, where Serb paramilitaries are skirmishing with Albanian-ethnic rebels. When the atrocity level gets too high -- and Jay is able to predict which atrocities will make Page One and which won't disturb the American public's slumber -- NATO will intervene with bombs and cruise missiles.