Geography of Europe http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23322/all en Kosovo denies Serb president Orthodox Christmas visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/kosovo-denies-serb-president-orthodox-christmas-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>PRISTINA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Kosovo said on Saturday it had rejected a request from Serbia's president to visit his ethnic kin to mark Orthodox Christmas, saying the ban was in response to Belgrade's refusal to let Kosovo officials visit Serbia.</p> <p>Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic had asked to attend an Orthodox Christmas mass on Monday at Gracanica monastery in a Serb enclave just a few kilometers from the capital Pristina.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/kosovo-denies-serb-president-orthodox-christmas-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija Balkans Diplomatic Relations Ethnic groups in Kosovo Europe Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Person Career Person Location Politics of Kosovo President Quotation Serbs of Kosovo Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:30:09 +0000 5731225 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Irish police clash with rioters for fifth night http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/nirish-police-clash-rioters-fifth-night <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BELFAST, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Police in Northern Ireland came<br /> under attack for a fifth straight night on Monday as the<br /> province's police chief urged politicians and parents to act to<br /> halt the riots on Belfast streets.</p> <p>The violence is some of the worst in the British-controlled<br /> province since a 1998 peace deal ended 30 years of conflict that<br /> pitted Catholics seeking union with Ireland against security<br /> forces and Protestants keen to remain British.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/nirish-police-clash-rioters-fifth-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baggott Belfast CDATA Europe Geography of Europe Matt Baggott Northern Ireland Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:46:44 +0000 5731421 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Turkish championship fixture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-turkish-championship-fixture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixture from the Turkish championship match on Tuesday<br /> Wednesday, January 9 (GMT)<br /> Akhisar Belediyespor v Antalyaspor (1700)</p> <p> </p> Akhisar Asia CDATA Geography of Europe Geography of Turkey XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:06:58 +0000 5731582 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics-Cash-strapped Madrid ready to host Games, bid team say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/olympics-cash-strapped-madrid-ready-host-games-bid-team-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Iain Rogers</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Madrid will be capable of staging a successful 2020 Olympics despite the parlous state of Spain's finances, officials behind the city's bid said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Today the biggest weakness we have is the economy but we can overcome it," Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) president Alejandro Blanco told a news conference, a day after Madrid's bid dossier was handed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/olympics-cash-strapped-madrid-ready-host-games-bid-team-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alejandro Blanco Business Candidate Position Community of Madrid Geography of Europe International Olympic Committee Madrid Madrid bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics Madrid bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games Person Career Quotation Sports Summer Olympics Summer Olympics bids Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:25 +0000 5731606 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia offers to loosen hold on north Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/serbia-offers-loosen-hold-north-kosovo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Serbia pushing for EU membership talks</p> <p>* PM: Kosovo Serbs should have own institutions, not Serbia's</p> <p>* Proposal could mark major concession</p> <p>By Aleksandar Vasovic</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Serbia indicated on Wednesday it was ready to loosen its hold on a minority Serb region of neighbouring Kosovo in what may mark a major concession by Belgrade as it pushes for talks on joining the European Union.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/serbia-offers-loosen-hold-north-kosovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:30:38 +0000 5732134 at http://www.globalpost.com Northern Ireland enjoys rare night of calm as riots abate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/northern-ireland-enjoys-rare-night-calm-riots-abate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p>BELFAST, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Northern Ireland enjoyed its first night of calm in almost a week on Wednesday when protests at the removal of the British flag from Belfast City Hall passed off peacefully.</p> <p>Mostly pro-Irish Republican councillors voted last month to end a century-old tradition of flying the flag every day, unleashing the most sustained unrest since a 1998 peace deal that ended three decades of bloodshed between Republicans and Unionists determined to stay in the United Kingdom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/northern-ireland-enjoys-rare-night-calm-riots-abate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geography of Europe Politics United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:15:25 +0000 5732406 at http://www.globalpost.com Northern Ireland struggles to put bloody past behind it http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/northern-ireland-struggles-put-bloody-past-behind-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Disillusioned youths as young as 11 mainly behind riots</p> <p>* Limited numbers mean few risks to 15-year-old peace</p> <p>* Politicians powerless to stop damage to N.Irish reputation</p> <p>* Protestants demographically and economically under pressure</p> <p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/northern-ireland-struggles-put-bloody-past-behind-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geography of Europe Politics United Kingdom War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:30:15 +0000 5732539 at http://www.globalpost.com Belfast riots cast shadow over N.Ireland economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/belfast-riots-cast-shadow-over-nireland-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Protests over British flag threaten tourism</p> <p>* Retailers lose millions as protests scare shoppers</p> <p>* Province needs investment to wean itself off London subsidies</p> <p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p>BELFAST, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Businesses in Belfast are counting the cost of a wave of riots they fear could undermine a fledgling tourist boom and scare foreign investors away from a city desperate top shake off its reputation for violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/belfast-riots-cast-shadow-over-nireland-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Geography of Europe Labor Law Northern Europe War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:16:08 +0000 5733319 at http://www.globalpost.com Police injured in renewed Northern Irish rioting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/police-injured-renewed-northern-irish-rioting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BELFAST, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Four police officers were injured during clashes between pro-British and Irish nationalist youths in Belfast on Saturday following another protest against the decision to remove the British flag from city hall.</p> <p>Nationalists threw golf balls and stones at a crowd walking home from a rally in the city centre demanding for the return of the flag. Police used water cannon and at least one plastic bullet round in a bid to restore calm.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/police-injured-renewed-northern-irish-rioting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geography of Europe Labor Local government in the United Kingdom Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:30:26 +0000 5733608 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbian PM says time to face facts over Kosovo sovereignty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/serbian-pm-says-time-face-facts-over-kosovo-sovereignty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Serbian sovereignty over Kosovo "practically" lost - PM</p> <p>* Serbia calls for autonomy for Serbs in Kosovo</p> <p>* Belgrade seeking EU accession talks</p> <p>By Matt Robinson</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ivica Dacic told Serbia on Saturday it had "practically" lost sovereignty over Kosovo, and said autonomy for ethnic Serbs living there was the most it could hope to salvage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/serbian-pm-says-time-face-facts-over-kosovo-sovereignty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Politics Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:15:38 +0000 5733630 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Northern Ireland police injured in sectarian clashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-northern-ireland-police-injured-sectarian-clashes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pro-British, Irish nationalist youths clash after protest</p> <p>* Police fire plastic bullets, water cannon</p> <p>* Small bomb disrupts rail services</p> <p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p>BELFAST, Jan 12 (Reuters) - At least 29 police officers were injured when pro-British and Irish nationalist youths clashed in the Northern Irish capital on Saturday following another protest against the removal of the British flag from Belfast City Hall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-northern-ireland-police-injured-sectarian-clashes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geography of Europe Labor Politics Royal Ulster Constabulary Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:30:04 +0000 5733641 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Irish youths pelt Catholic church in latest 'flag riots' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/nirish-youths-pelt-catholic-church-latest-flag-riots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BELFAST, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Youths in Northern Ireland threw petrol bombs at police and rocks at a Catholic Church on Monday night as violence triggered by a decision not to raise the flag at Belfast city hall took on increasingly sectarian overtones.</p> <p>Some loyalists - those who want to see the province remain part of the United Kingdom - pelted homes of nationalists - who seek union with Ireland, and the two groups threw rocks and bottles at each other as police tried to separate the factions, a witness said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/nirish-youths-pelt-catholic-church-latest-flag-riots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Geography of Europe Labor Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:15:04 +0000 5734489 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia holds out chance of U.N. seat for Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/serbia-holds-out-chance-un-seat-kosovo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Serbian and Kosovo leaders in EU-mediated talks</p> <p>* Serbia's EU membership bid depends on Kosovo ties</p> <p>* Serbian PM: "We can agree on everything"</p> <p>By Matt Robinson</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Serbia held out the chance of a seat at the United Nations for Kosovo on Tuesday, contradicting a historic claim over its former province as it tries to remove the biggest obstacle to joining the European Union.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/serbia-holds-out-chance-un-seat-kosovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:15:32 +0000 5734805 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-UPDATE 1-Serbia holds out chance of U.N. seat for Kosovo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/refile-update-1-serbia-holds-out-chance-un-seat-kosovo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Refiles to fix garble in 9th paragraph)</p> <p>* Serbian and Kosovo leaders in EU-mediated talks</p> <p>* Serbia's EU membership bid depends on Kosovo ties</p> <p>* Serbian PM: "We can agree on everything"</p> <p>By Matt Robinson</p> <p>BELGRADE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Serbia held out the chance of a seat at the United Nations for Kosovo on Tuesday, in what would mark a major concession to its former province as Belgrade tries to clear a path to joining the European Union.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/refile-update-1-serbia-holds-out-chance-un-seat-kosovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of Serbia Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:15:22 +0000 5734867 at http://www.globalpost.com Koso government cars torched as PM talks with Serbia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/refile-kosovo-government-cars-torched-pm-talks-serbia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRISTINA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Three Kosovo government vehicles were torched overnight, police said on Friday, in an attack that appeared to be in protest against European Union-mediated talks between Serbia and its former southern province.</p> <p>Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and his Serbian counterpart, Ivica Dacic, held talks late into the night in Brussels, as part of an EU push to normalise relations between the Balkan neighbours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/refile-kosovo-government-cars-torched-pm-talks-serbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Independence of Kosovo Kosovo Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:30:24 +0000 5736060 at http://www.globalpost.com