• Big powers warn Serbs, Albanians on Kosovo peace

    The European Union, United States and Russia urged Serbs and Albanians on Wednesday to avert any slide to violence following the failure of their talks on the future of the breakaway province of Kosovo. Kosovo's 90-percent Albanian majority is preparing to declare independence within months, and is counting on recognition from Washington and the major EU capitals -- a move Serbia says will unleash chaos in the fragile Balkans.
  • No breakthrough at talks to end Kosovo deadlock

    Serbian and Kosovo Albanian leaders failed in talks on Tuesday to break a deadlock over the breakaway Serb province, but agreed to hold three days of negotiations next week ahead of a December 10 deadline to try to reach a compromise, mediators said.