Medieval castle under restoration, garbage dump. Koha Ditore. Apparently the citizens of Vushtrria have been throwing their garbage in and around their one and only medieval castle. Hey Vushtrria, you know how many castles most cities in Kosovo have? ZERO. So stop throwing garbage on yours!
KEK buys Microsoft licences the same way the government does - with negotiations. Gazeta Jeta ne Kosove. Kosovo’s Electricity Corporation, KEK, did not allow for an open tender process when renewing their Microsoft licence. We soon expect to hear that KEK will open a tender for Internet Explorer licences, or something.
Never less than two, is the custom here. Indeksonline. The German ambassador took a photo with two young Kosovar women, posted it on Facebook and commented with “Never less than two is the custom here.” Gross.
Thaci ready for political dialogue with Serbia. Gazeta Express. Don’t worry guys, it’s all part of a big master plan.
Documentary seeks to explain why Albanians saved Jews in the Holocaust. CNN. Laura Koran writes about the efforts of Albanians to save Jews during World War Two, but makes the faux pas of stating that some mysterious Islamic rule is the bedrock of “besa.”
The story of JAT: the best and the worst of Balkan air travel. Bturn.Lilly Linch offers a coda to JAT, Yugoslav Airlines.
Fatma: Sexual harassment on the streets of Tirana? From men, never! Peshku pa Uje. Fatma from Tirana says that she has never been sexually harassed on the streets of Tirana. Because wearing a hijab is no longer a “taboo.”
NASA rover Curiosity makes historic Mars landing, beams back photos. Reuters. The Mars rover Curiosity has landed! NASA will be putting the rover through some serious engineering tests before it starts exploring the surface of Mars.
Velipoja, amazing sea, the service and the prices... Top Channel. Why Velipoja sucks and how tourists ruin everything.
Tito’s furniture on auction in Dubrovnik. Balkan Insight. Want to buy something from Tito’s bedroom? Now you can.
Kosovo will not enter into financial crisis. M-Magazine. Minister of Finance Bedri Hamza says there is no financial crisis in Kosovo’s economic future. Things are going very well, thank you very much.
In Syria, is bloody history repeating itself? Globe and Mail. Doug Saunders says that the conflict in Syria reminds of him of Kosovo. Because of the Russians.
Golden Dawn nationalists hand out “Greek only” food. BBC News. Exactly what it sounds like.
London 2012 Olympics: live blog. The Guardian. This way you don’t have to tune into Eurosport all the time.
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