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Joachim Ruecker, the UN's new administrator in Kosovo (file photo) (epa) September 1, 2006 -- Germans today assumed control of both the UN's political and military missions in Kosovo.


The new UN administrator is Joachim Ruecker, who replaces the Dane Soren Jessen-Petersen, whose term ended in July.


German General Roland Kather assumed command of the 16,000-strong NATO peacekeeping force.


(AFP, Reuters, AP)

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