The name Kosovo (as referred to in this spelling) is the most frequently used form in English when discussing the region in question. The Albanian spelling Kosova has lesser currency. The alternative spellings Cossovo and Kossovo were frequently used until the early 20th century
Albanian usage may contain the definite article, as such it varies (Kosova vs. Kosovë). The question does not arise in Serbian, which has no definite article.
Kosovo (Serbian Cyrillic: Косово, pronounced [kosoʋo]) is the Serbian neuter possessive adjective of kos (кос) "blackbird", an ellipsis for Kosovo Polje "field of the blackbirds", the site of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo Field. The name of the field was applied to an Ottoman province created in 1864. In Greek the full name of the historical region is Kossyfopèdio meaning field (-pèdio) of the blackbirds (Kossyfi-).
The use of these spelling variants is a highly sensitive political issue for both Serbs and Albanians, who regard the use of the other side's name as being a denial of their own side's territorial rights.
According to Rivers, "...the intent of the song was to mock my own country for its bullying ways around the world. The idea was to point out how casually the U.S. plays World Police. The song takes on the persona of the U.S. government, ridiculing the fact that we push others around without much concern."
In May, 2005, a group of Norwegian peacekeepers in Kosovo (calling themselves the "Shiptare Boys") parodied the music video for "Kokomo," using Rivers' song with their own hand-held video camera footage. In the parody, the soldiers imitate dance moves and scenes from the original music video in desolate war-torn areas around Kosovo. It was widely broadcast in the Balkans, prompting the Norwegian ambassador to formally apologize.
Pedestrians walk in Serb-majority NorthMitrovica in Kosovo, April 7, 2020 ...Albin Kurti’s government in Kosovo has decided to cover another six months of electricity bills run up by customers in the mainly Serbian north of Kosovo while pushing for a final resolution of a problem which has cost Kosovo tax payers tens of millions of euros.
Having quickly exhausted military targets, NATO warplanes resorted to bombing so-called targets of opportunity, including bridges on the Danube River, factories, RadioTelevision of Serbia headquarters in the capital (where sixteen employees were killed), a refugee column in ...
The OSCE says Kosovo is sending 'a negative message about press freedom' after media crews from Serbia were not allowed to enter the country recently on the grounds that they had failed to announce their arrival in advance ... A crew for the RadioTelevision Serbia TV ShowRight to Tomorrow was banned from entering Kosovo on Thursday.
Smells like coup spirit. By Dwayne Eutsey. April 27, 2001-Thanks to the investigative reporting of journalists such. as Greg Palast, more evidence of a coordinated effort to disenfranchise. tens of thousands of registered voters (mostly African American) is. surfacing in Florida... Regarding ... To ... ... CNN's TV, radio, and satellite bureaus during the Kosovo war.
A posthumous museum, built for Albania's communist-era strongman, Enver Hoxha is being converted into a youth training and art centre. PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 09.04 AM IST... During the 1999 war in Kosovo, part of it was used as a NATO base. Just before the reconstruction started, it still contained a private radio station and offices ... ....
AlbanianPrime MinisterEdi Rama attended Thursday's symbolic start of work to radically transform the largely abandoned, 17,000-square-meter (180,000-square-foot) structure ... During the 1999 war in Kosovo, part of it was used as a NATO base. Just before the reconstruction started, it still contained a private radio station and offices ... .
Radio Slobodna Evropa saznaje od državnih zvaničnika da je manja verovatnoća da KBS u svoju prvu misiju ode u Irak jer ta zemlja još uvek nije priznala Kosovo... Kosovo dobilo vojsku, žaljenje NATO, podrška SAD.
Vanredni parlamentarni izbori na Kosovu su zakazani za 14 ... Raspisivanje vanrednih parlamentarnih izbora je usledilo nakon što je Ustavni sud Kosova 6 ... Poslanička kandidatura i premijerska funkcija ... februar. „Jasno je šta je rekao Ustavni sud“, podvlači Hasani za Radio Slobodna Evropa (RSE) ... Kosovo ... februar ....