Serbian President Boris Tadic has criticized plans by northern Kosovo Serbs to hold a referendum on whether to accept the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo.
On January 1, Denmark takes over the rotating EU presidency for a six-month stint likely to focus on the continuing economic crisis in the teetering eurozone.
An alleged fuel smuggler accused by NATO of orchestrating violence against its troops in Kosovo last month has reportedly been arrested in Serbia.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Kosovar and Serbian authorities to start joint border controls as agreed to quell the unrest in northern Kosovo, where ethnic Serbs are in a majority.
Serbian President Boris Tadic's unprecedented criticism of the EU after the postponement of a candidate-status decision for Serbia because of a lack of cooperation with Kosovo could signal a change in his position toward the territory.
The Russian convoy of some 25 trucks is carrying 300 tons of humanitarian aid for ethnic Serbs in Kosovo.
The commander of NATO troops in Kosovo has identified an ethnic Serb businessman and his brother as the leaders of recent attacks on international forces in northern Kosovo.
EU President Herman Van Rompuy says a decision by the European Union on whether to grant Serbia candidate status will be made in February. A decision originally had been expected at the EU summit on December 9.
European Union leaders were likely to put off a key step toward eventual Serbian membership until March in a blow to Belgrade, which hoped to be awarded EU candidate status at the ongoing summit in Brussels.
A judge at the UN court in The Hague has said that the trial of former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, accused of committing genocide and war crimes during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, should open in March.
Serbs in Kosovo's north today started dismantling roadblocks that have caused clashes with NATO peacekeepers.
Hours after Germany's Angela Merkel zings Serbia over ethnic Serb-led confrontations in northern Kosovo, Belgrade and Pristina agree to work together to patrol their common border.