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  • Russia, U.S. heading for clash over Kosovo

    01/26/2007 9:03:07 AM PST · by Bokababe · 36 replies · 1,073+ views
    World Peace Herald/ Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2007 | By David R. Sands
    WASHINGTON -- Russia and the United States may be heading for another clash of wills as a United Nations mediator prepares to issue his recommendation today in Brussels over whether the province of Kosovo should break free from Serbia, a close ally of Moscow. U.S. and NATO peacekeepers are on heightened alert in Kosovo as U.N. Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari gives a closed-door briefing on Kosovo in Vienna, Austria, to the six-nation "Contact Group" trying to broker a diplomatic deal. Serbia has vowed to keep control of the province, whose overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian majority is demanding independence. Kosovo has been...
  • China on Iraq: Wary of U.S. Military Action - but Not in the Mood to Veto

    03/04/2003 2:47:36 AM PST · by timesarechangin · 3 replies · 191+ views
    AP ^ | Mar 4, 2003 | Christopher Bodeen Associated Press Writer
    China on Iraq: Wary of U.S. Military Action - but Not in the Mood to Veto BEIJING (AP) - Emboldened by Russian and French opposition, China is assuming a more vocal stance against the idea of American military action over Iraqi disarmament. But it's probably not about to veto the U.S.-sponsored U.N. resolution paving the way for war. A veto could badly damage relations with the Washington, Beijing's biggest trading partner, but with two of the other five veto-wielding permanent members of the U.N. Security Council - France and Russia - also opposed, Beijing probably wouldn't have to use its...