Sunday, October 14, 2007
Talks Aim at Kosovo Breakthrough
New talks are to take place in Brussels to try to break the deadlock over the future of the UN-administered Serbian province of Kosovo. International mediators will again try to achieve agreement between Kosovo Albanian and Serbian officials. Ethnic Albanians, backed by the US and most of the EU want full independence but Serbia, supported by Russia, is offering broad autonomy. The UN has set a deadline of December 10 for resolution. The UN has administered Kosovo since a Nato bombing campaign forced out Serbian troops in l999.