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Stories with subject: Ethnic conflicts
  • Kosovo Serb politician gets 9 years in prison for war crimes 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 11:23 am

    MITROVICA, Kosovo - An international court on Thursday sentenced a leading Kosovo Serb politician to nine years in prison for war crimes against ethnic Albanian civilians - a ruling that could heighten tensions in the Balkan region and prompted Belgrade to start reconsidering its EU-mediated reconciliation talks with Pristina.

  • UN council visit to Burundi to push end to violence, talks 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 9:15 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Members of the U.N. Security Council are going to Burundi later this week with three goals - to try to break the cycle of violence and prevent ethnic attacks from erupting, to promote peace talks, and to encourage respect for human rights, France's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday.