Kosovo

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no intention of full integration into NATO, due to significant social rejection, largely derived from the NATO bombing in 1999. Amnistía Internacional. ''No hay justicia para las víctimas de los bombardeos de la OTAN.'' Consultado el 10 de noviembre de 2009. The country has also signed the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe and the anti-landmine treaty in Ottawa


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, Danielle Schneider, Dannah Feinglass, Jackie Clarke (Jackie Clarke (actress)), Owen Burke, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Rob Riggle. The group's popularity at the UCBT was a springboard to comedy careers for its members: Rob Riggle, a Marine (United States Marine Corps) who served in both Kosovo and Afghanistan, has been a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' and a correspondent on ''The Daily Show''. He has made guest appearances on numerous comedy programs such as ''Human Giant'', ''Arrested Development (Arrested Development (TV series))'' and ''The Office (The Office (U.S. TV series))''. Rob Huebel has had guest spots on ''Curb Your Enthusiasm'' and ''Arrested Development (Arrested Development (TV series))'', and was a producer for Michael Moore's ''The Awful Truth (The Awful Truth (TV show))'', but is perhaps best known as the Inconsiderate Cell Phone Man from in-cinema advertising.In addition, he is a core member in MTV 's ''Human Giant'' along with Scheer and Aziz Ansari. Two years prior to this day, Jack Bauer was sent as part of a classified team to Kosovo on the orders of a secret Congressional panel headed by David Palmer to kill Victor Drazen, Slobodan Milošević's "shadow." In order to keep Operation Nightfall totally secret, the panel never met nor knew the team of operatives, and nor did the team know the panel. Therefore, Palmer and Bauer never knew about each other. The Drazens found out about both Palmer's and Bauer's involvement in their father's death (incidentally, Jack Bauer was believed to be the only operative still alive), and the whole assassination plot had been a means to get back at them—Palmer would be dead, Jack would be imprisoned for the assassination, and his family would be killed. '''''The World According to Sesame Street''''' is a 2005 (2005 in film) feature-length documentary (Documentary film) created by Participant Productions, looking at the cultural impact of the children's television series ''Sesame Street'', and the complexities of creating international adaptations. Harris, Dana. "'Sesame' Impact Felt." ''Variety.'' November 22, 2004. It focuses on the adaptations of ''Sesame Street'' in Bangladesh (''Sisimpur''), Kosovo (''Rruga Sesam'', in Albanian (Albanian language); and ''Ulica Sezam'', in Serbian (Serbian language)), and South Africa (''Takalani Sesame''). The film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in the documentary competition. The new company quickly announced an ambitious slate of productions. Its first film (announced on September 7, 2007) was ''American Gun'', on which IFC Films was an equity partner. Two weeks later, the company announced a co-production (Co-production (filmmaking)) deal with Warner Bros. on two films, ''Syriana'' and ''Class Action'' (later retitled ''North Country (North Country (film))''). Biskind, Peter. ''Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film.'' New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004. ISBN 068486259x Participant Productions contributed half the budget of each film. The company's fourth production, a documentary, was announced in November 2004. Titled ''The World According to Sesame Street'', the documentary examined the impact of the children's television show ''Sesame Street'' on world culture, focusing on Kosovo, Bangladesh, South Africa, and El Salvador. Harris, Dana. "'Sesame' Impact Felt." ''Variety.'' November 22, 2004. McClintock, Pamela. "Skoll Bankrolls 'Sesame'." ''Variety.'' January 8, 2006. At the same time, the company began to implement an environmentally friendly strategy: ''Syriana'' was the company's first carbon neutral (Carbon neutrality) production, and the company created carbon offsets for ''An Inconvenient Truth.'' Thompson, Anne. "Studios Go Green, Scene By Scene." ''Variety.'' April 30, 2007.


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peace to Bosnia, Šešelj denounced Milošević as the worst traitor in Serbian history, and likened the event to Serbia's greatest defeat since the Battle of Kosovo fought against the Ottoman Empire in 1389. In 1995, Šešelj and the SRS joined in a "technical coalition" with the centrist Democratic Party (Democratic Party (Serbia)) (DS) and the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS). Pribićević, 1999, p. 208. This gave


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as "Albanian" constituted the majority of the population in Kosovo prior to the Ottoman occupation". Even the relatively "pro-Albanian" history written by Noel Malcolm concedes that "the region probably had a predominantly Orthodox Christian and Slavic population from the eight to the mid-nineteenth centuries". ''The Balkans: A Post-Communist History'', I Jeffries, R Bideleux. 2007. Pg 513 Allowing for the possibility of some connection


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) is an ethnic Albanian (Albanians) politician in Kosovo who served as the Prime Minister of Kosovo for the best part of a year. He was nominated by Kosovan President Ibrahim Rugova and elected Prime Minister by the Kosovo Parliament on 23 March 2005 following his predecessor Ramush Haradinaj's indictment for war crimes and subsequent resignation. Kosumi resigned on 1 March 2006 amid widespread unpopularity and was replaced by former rebel leader Agim Çeku. He also served as the deputy chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo. DATE OF BIRTH 20 March 1960 PLACE OF BIRTH Tuxhec Kosovska Kamenica, Kosovo (Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)) DATE OF DEATH According to the documentary ''The Brooklyn Connection'', M82s smuggled into Kosovo by sympathizers in the United States have quickly become popular long range sniper rifles in the Kosovo Liberation Army. In Northern Ireland during the 1990s, the South Armagh Brigade of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) used Barrett rifles against the British Army and the Royal Ulster Constabulary police. "16.9 Based on the findings of the investigation concluding that the Barrett .50 calibre rifle used on 12 February 1997 was not the same weapon used in sniper shootings in South Armagh between 1990 and 1994..." Police Ombudsman report, 13 December 2006. Harris has variously written for the TV shows ''Bones (Bones (TV show))'' and ''CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'', appeared frequently as a debunker of urban legends on the TLC Network program ''Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed'', done voiceover work on an episode of ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series))'', contributed to several comic book projects published by ''Dark Horse Comics'', and narrated an audiobook on Kosovo by Noam Chomsky. He has also contributed to ''National Lampoon (National Lampoon (magazine))'', the ''Chicago Tribune'', Paul Krassner's magazine ''The Realist'', and numerous other publications. The British Army has also played an increasingly prominent role in peacekeeping operation, gaining much respect for its comparative expertise in the area. In 1992, during the wars in the Balkans provoked by the gradual disintegration of Yugoslavia, UN forces intervened in Croatia and later Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina). British forces contributed as part of UNPROFOR (United Nations Protection Force). Mallinson, p. 446 The force was a peacekeeping one, but with no peace to keep, it proved ineffective and was replaced by the NATO IFOR though this was in turn replaced the following year by SFOR. Mallinson, p. 447 As of 2005, Britain's contribution numbers about 3,000 troops. In 1999 the UK took a lead role in the NATO war against Slobodan Milošević's forces in Kosovo. Mallinson, p. 448 After the air war ended, the Parachute Regiment and Royal Gurkha Rifles provided the spearhead for ground forces entering Kosovo. In 2000, British forces, as part of Operation Palliser, intervened in a civil war ravaged Sierra Leone, with the intention of evacuating British, Commonwealth and EU citizens. The SAS also played a prominent role when they, along with the Paras, launched the successful Operation Barras to rescue 6 soldiers of the Royal Irish Regiment (Royal Irish Regiment (1992)) being held by the rebels. The British force remained and provided the catalyst for the stabilisation of the country. Mallinson, p. 478 She has reported nearly every violent conflict since the late 1980s


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for electricity and natural gas. Participating are the member partners of the pact (without Moldova) as well as Greece and Turkey. ** This process was also enhanced by the recent creation of a common European Energy Community between the European Union and the countries participating in the pact (without Moldova) and Kosovo. Turkey has delayed its participation with six months, because of problems with implementation of the environment (Natural environment) parts of the acquis communautaire. Moldova, Ukraine and Norway are expected to join later. - ! rowspan "2" ''' EU (European Union) ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' EFTA (European Free Trade Association) ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' Turkey CU (EU-Turkey Customs Union) ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' Croatia ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' Republic of Macedonia ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' Albania ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' Bosnia and Herzegovina ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' Serbia and Montenegro ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' Kosovo '''!!rowspan "2" ''' Moldova ''' !! rowspan "2" ''' Ukraine ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' Georgia (Georgia (country)) ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' Armenia ''' !!rowspan "2" ''' Azerbaijan ''' -


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; based on the present-day or historical presence of Albanian populations in those areas. The term incorporates claims to Kosovo, and territories in southern Montenegro, northwestern Greece (Chameria), the western part of the Republic of Macedonia, and the Presevo Valley, Medveda, and Bujanovac in Serbia. thumb 150px left The Italian Protectorate of Albania established by Italy in August 1941. (File:Map of Albania during WWII.png) The Albanian Fascist Party


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Ghanaian forces are frequently posted across the world as elements of United Nations peacekeeping forces. The United Nations has often relied on Ghanaian forces to conduct peacekeeping operations, in countries as diverse as Rwanda, Kosovo, and Lebanon. Currently, Ghanaian forces are posted to United Nations peacekeeping missions as follows: Due to the strong historical friendship and the deep cultural and religious ties between the two nations, Greece and Russia enjoy excellent diplomatic relations. Both countries also share common political views about the Balkans and the world, with Greece being a strong supporter of Russia's stance on the Kosovo Unilateral Declaration of Independence (2008 Kosovo declaration of independence) and it is among the states that have not recognized it. Greece also remains the only pre-1990 NATO member that purchases weapons from Russia and at a constant level. The two nations are traditionally, historically, religiously and culturally close and their friendly relations are confirmed by a regular political dialogue. Greece is supporting quick implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the EU and Serbia and easing visa regime EU towards Serbia. Greece is among the states that have not recognized the Kosovo Unilateral Declaration of Independence (2008 Kosovo declaration of independence). Albania has a total area of


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news accessdate 15 March 2011 publisher ''The Independent'' title War in the Balkans url http: www.independent.co.uk news war-in-the-balkans-britain-gears-up-for-groundwar-1096066.html location London first1 Colin last1 Brown first2 Donald last2 MacIntyre first3 Stephen last3 Castle date 27 May 1999 An additional 12,000 troops joined the force of 5,400 already stationed in the Republic of Macedonia. On 6 June, the 5th Airborne Brigade, including the 1st Battalion and other units, were flown to Macedonia.


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operationsfactsheets balkansbritishfatalities.htm Operations in the Balkans: British Fatalities Defence factsheet ; Kosovo :On February 28, 2008, the CIA added an entry for Kosovo; before this, Kosovo was excluded in the Factbook. ref

Kosovo

'''Kosovo''' (

Kosovo is landlocked in the central Balkan Peninsula. Its capital and largest city is Pristina. It is bordered by the Republic of Macedonia and Albania to the south, Montenegro to the west, and the uncontested territory of Serbia to the north and east. In antiquity, the Dardanian Kingdom (Dardani#Dardanian Kingdom), and later the Roman province of Dardania (Dardani#Roman Dardania) was located in the region. It was part of Serbia in the Middle Ages, and many consider the Battle of Kosovo of 1389 to be one of the defining moments in Serbian medieval history (Medieval Serbia). After being part of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th to the early 20th century, in the late 19th century Kosovo became the centre of the Albanian independence movement with the League of Prizren. As a result of the defeat in the First Balkan War (1912–13), Ottoman Empire ceded (Treaty of London (1913)) Vilayet of Kosovo to the Balkan League; Kingdom of Serbia took its larger part, while Kingdom of Montenegro annexed the western part (Metohija) before both countries became a part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia after World War I. After a period of Yugoslav unitarianism (Yugoslavism) in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the post-World War II Yugoslav (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) constitution established the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija within the Yugoslav constituent republic of Serbia (Socialist Republic of Serbia).

Long-term severe ethnic tensions between Kosovo's Albanian (Albanians) and Serb populations left Kosovo ethnically divided, resulting in inter-ethnic violence, including the Kosovo War of 1998–99. Schabnel, Albrecht; Thakur (ed), Ramesh (ed). ''Kosovo and the Challenge of Humanitarian Intervention: Selective Indignation, Collective Action, and International Citizenship'', New York: The United Nations University, 2001. Pp. 20. The war ended with a military intervention of NATO (NATO bombing of Yugoslavia), which forced the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to withdraw its troops from Kosovo, which became a UN protectorate (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) under UNSCR 1244. On 17 February 2008 Kosovo's Parliament declared independence (2008 Kosovo declaration of independence). It has since gained diplomatic recognition as a sovereign state by . Serbia refuses to recognise Kosovo as a state, although with the Brussels Agreement of 2013 (Brussels Agreement (2013)) it has accepted the legitimacy of Kosovo institutions and its special status within Serbia. The agreement solidified that public institutions in Kosovo are exclusively operated by Kosovo's elected government, and not Serbia's.

Kosovo is not a member of the United Nations due to its lack of diplomatic recognition from several countries. It is, however, a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, International Road and Transport Union (IRU), Regional Cooperation Council, Council of Europe Development Bank, Venice Commission and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Within the European Union (European Union member states), 23 of 28 members have recognised the Republic; Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain have not. EU 5 "less likely than ever" to recognize Kosovo “B92 – News”, Retrieved 31 March 2014

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