NEWS WATCH: Serbia, Kosovo Peace Talks Breakdown

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

serbiakosovoBRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have failed to come to an agreement on the status of Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, though they do not rule out an accord later this month.

NEWS WATCH: US Envoy Condemns Kosovo Partition Plans, Ethnic Tensions

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRISTINA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon has concluded a four-nation trip through the Balkans, where he expressed concern over ethnic tensions and unresolved war crimes. He also said the U.S. does not accept the partition of Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

 

NEWS WATCH: Kosovo Prime Minister Claims Victory In Tense Elections


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRISTINA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Incumbent Prime Minister Hashim Thaci claimed victory Sunday, December 12, in Kosovo's first parliamentary elections since it declared independence from Serbia, but the vote was overshadowed by ethnic tensions and allegations of fraud.