Sunday, February 17, 2008

The birth of a nation: not always pretty -- time will tell

Kosovo Declares Independence From Serbia Kosovo's parliament declared the territory a nation on Sunday, mounting a historic bid to become an 'independent and democratic state' backed by the U.S. and European allies but bitterly contested by Serbia and Russia.

Serbia immediately denounced the declaration as illegal, and Russia also rejected it, demanding an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. President Bush said the U.S. would work to prevent violence after the declaration and the European Union also appealed for calm.
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Kosovo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Kosovo (Albanian: Kosova or Kosov�, Serbian: Косово, Kosovo) is a newly-independent European nation, situated in the Balkans."
Wonder if they'll be headed to the Olympics?

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