Europe

FYR of Macedonia re-opens border with Kosovo, UN reports

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia today re-opened its border with Kosovo, ensuring the delivery of essential goods and medicines, according to the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).

UN official in Bosnia and Herzegovina warns police to steer clear of politics

A senior United Nations official in Bosnia and Herzegovina has warned police in the country to steer clear of politics, stressing that officers are prohibited from supporting the unconstitutional concept of Croat self-rule.

Annan welcomes Milosevic arrest, urges Belgrade to cooperate with UN tribunal

Welcoming the arrest of indicted war criminal Slobodan Milosevic, Secretary-General Kofi Annan and top officials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have urged Belgrade to cooperate with the court on Mr. Milosevic's transfer to The Hague.

In Germany, World Bank chief calls for global campaign to fight extreme poverty

Speaking to officials in Germany today, the President of the World Bank called for a global campaign to meet the international goal of halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty by 2015.

Demonstration at UN headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina ends peacefully

A demonstration by a group of Bosnian Muslims ended peacefully at the United Nations headquarters in Sarajevo after the participants found out that their protest was based on misinformation.