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Emotions Run High as Kosovo Declares Independence

Poor and mostly Muslim but feverishly pro-Western, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on Sunday, ending a long chapter in the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia. U.S. President George Bush hailed the newly independent Kosovo and officially recognized it as a state and a "close friend" on Monday.

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Kosovo Declares Independence From Serbia
Article | PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Revelers fired guns, waved red-and-black Albanian flags and set off fireworks over Kosovo Sunday after parliament proclaimed independence in defiance of Serbia and Russia, which condemned the declaration of the world's newest nation.
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U.S. to Move Some Diplomats Out of Serbia
Article | The State Department today ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and non-essential embassy personnel to leave Serbia, after riots yesterday led to a break-in at the embassy building in Belgrade.
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U.S. Embassy in Belgrade Overrun
Article | MOSCOW, Feb. 22 -- A rampaging crowd of several hundred Serb demonstrators, incensed by the U.S. recognition of Kosovo's independence, overran and burned part of the American Embassy in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Thursday. The assault drew fierce protests from Washington and illustrated the...
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Kosovo Gains Recognition By U.S., Some in Europe
Article | KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Kosovo, Feb. 19 -- The United States and the European Union's largest countries recognized the independence of Kosovo on Monday, a major boost for the fledgling state, which still faces intense opposition from Russia, Serbia and even some Western European countries over its...
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Kosovo Gains Recognition By U.S., Some in Europe
Article | KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Kosovo, Feb. 19 -- The United States and the European Union's largest countries recognized the independence of Kosovo on Monday, a major boost for the fledgling state, which still faces intense opposition from Russia, Serbia and even some Western European countries over its...
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Kosovo Independence Raises Hopes for Economic Revival
Article | GJAKOVA, Kosovo -- The last time Florie Myrtaj drew a paycheck was in 2002. Her husband has been out of work, too. The only way they survive is through the charity of a relative living in Germany.

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