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Talks between UN's top Kosovo official and Belgrade lauded by European Union

The European Union (EU) today welcomed recent talks between the head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica, calling their discussions "an important step forward in the development of a constructive relationship" between UNMIK and Belgrade.

Top UN official in Kosovo and Yugoslav President agree on further cooperation

Meeting in Belgrade today, the top United Nations official in Kosovo and Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica agreed to continue their cooperation on a wide range of issues.

UN tribunal official hands over Milosevic indictment to Belgrade authorities

An official of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today presented the Belgrade authorities with a copy of its indictment against former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.

UN tribunal official heads to Belgrade to deliver Milosevic arrest warrant

An official of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia travelled to Belgrade today to hand over the court's arrest warrant for Slobodan Milosevic and to meet with the country's authorities.

Kosovo: after talks with UN officials, NATO delegation warns against extremist violence

Following a briefing by the head of the United Nations mission in Kosovo, NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson and members of the North Atlantic Council today delivered a stern warning against any further activities by Albanian extremists in Kosovo, the FYR of Macedonia and Serbia's Presevo Valley.

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.