U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Tracey Ann Jacobson, a former envoy to both Tajikistan (2006-2009) and Turkmenistan (2003-2006), to become the next U.S. ambassador to Kosovo.
A Serbian human rights group says Serbia's new army chief of staff committed war crimes against civilians in Kosovo during the 1998-99 war.
Kosovo ethnic Albanian hard-liners have called off a protest at border crossings with Serbia, complaining of police restrictions and freezing temperatures.
The European Parliament's rapporteur for the Western Balkans says violent clashes between Kosovar police and Albanian protesters trying to blockade the Serbian border hurt international attempts to improve relations between Belgrade and Pristina.
The European Union has condemned a weekend protest by hard-line Kosovo Albanians aimed at preventing the passage of Serbian goods across the border.
Police in Kosovo have used force to disperse hundreds of people who were blocking traffic entering from neighboring Serbia.
Police used pepper spray, water cannon, and tear gas on January 14 in clashes with Kosovar Albanian demonstrators at two border crossings with Serbia. The protesters are attempting to block Serbian goods from crossing the border.
Kosovar President Atifete Jahjaga has called for activists not to block the movement of goods from Serbia into Kosovo.
European and Kosovo police have raided the offices of Kosovo's Health Ministry and arrested four officials in a corruption probe.
Kosovo Albanian prostesters threw stones at an armored convoy carrying Serbian President Boris Tadic as he marked Orthodox Christmas in the former Serbian province.
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.