Diplomatica: Kosovo ambassador designate has big plans

          Kosovo’s first head of mission has an ambitious plan for his posting in Canada. Chargé d’Affaires Lulzim Hiseni, who will become ambassador as soon as the Canadian government approves his appointment, has been busy establishing Kosovo’s first embassy in Canada, a move his country made because it wanted to enhance […]

Student’s Kosova project reflects social gaming trend

        When Agnesa Belegu first picked up a Nintendo Entertainment System controller as a child in Kosovo, she says she could have sworn it was magic. She spent many days playing Super Mario Bros., trying to complete the game. “I thought, ‘I can’t believe I’m responsible for [Mario’s] life,’” the 23-year-old said. […]

British Royals Visit Kosova

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will arrive in Kosova today. Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are expected to arrive at the Prishtina International Airport early Friday evening. The British royalties are visiting Kosova as part of a six day Balkan tour. Kosova is the last stop of the tour during which […]

Kosovo opening embassy in Canada for the first time

  Kosovo is in the process of starting an embassy in Canada for the first time. Its new chargé d’affaires, Lulzim Hiseni, arrived in Ottawa in late August. He found a house in the upscale Ottawa neighbourhood The Glebe, started meeting with Canadian government officials and members of the foreign diplomatic corps, and got to work […]

My country isn’t a punch line

Why do we shy away from understanding foreign places? Ana QARRI Humans have a tendency to oversimplify things. On numerous occasions I’ve heard friends say that some ideas are too complex to tackle and too complicated to address. I don’t know why people have this aversion to complexity, this need to put labels on things […]

Rifat Latifi, Kosova-born doctor, among the fellows honored for volunteerism

By Andrea L. MUSOLF, MBA The Board of Governors’ (B/G) Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced the recipients of the 2015 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards. As in previous years, the Workgroup received exceptional nominations, reflecting the remarkable commitment of ACS Fellows to providing care to […]

‘Tell it to the World’: Hiding Mass Murder in Kosovo

The mass murder of Ethnic Albanians in the Kosovo War is a deep scar on our history. Today, there are new war crimes unfolding in new conflicts. A former prosecutor at The Hague tasked with bringing those dark crimes to light, joins us to mark the importance of victims who use their voices to “Tell […]

Poetry

            Mimi KADUKU We could have been high school sweethearts, you know. All signs were there The goblet of fire full of heartbeats and stomach butterflies was waiting for the sparkle… that never lit The straw was shy, the phosphorus was frightened We were shy and frightened Love was too […]

Super Bowl 2015: New England Patriots take on Seattle Seahawks in Arizona

Nationalpost.com The seven-layer dips have been made and the balls have all been inflated (we hope): the Super Bowl is underway. The defending champion Seattle Seahawks are taking on the New England Patriots and looking to win back-to-back titles for just the ninth time in NFL history. “It’s tough to win it once. That’s the […]

Toronto ranked the best city to live in the world

www.blogto.com Toronto has been ranked the best city to live in the world by the Economist. The ranking aggregates Toronto’s performance across a range of indexes, which include safety, livability and cost of living. National level rankings like the Economist’s Democracy and Global Food Security Index were also factored into the overall rank. So, like, […]