Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia flare
Serbia's president says the country is ready to send troops to Kosovo to protect Serbian nationals, if necessary.
The comment Sunday followed a war of words that erupted between Kosovo and Serbia officials when a train painted with the words "Kosovo is Serbia" was stopped Saturday from entering Kosovo.
The United States ambassador in Pristina Greg Delawie said on Twitter that he was concerned about the train issue. Delawie called “for restraint from all parties,” adding “Need normalization not confrontation” between Serbia and Kosovo
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said the two countries were on the verge of a conflict, while Kosovo’s prime minister told journalists the train “sent a message of occupation.”
Saturday's ride was the first from Belgrade, the Serbian capital, to the northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica since the 1998 war. Reports say the train later returned to Belgrade.
More Than 30 People Killed in Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan
A Turkish cargo plane crashed near Kyrgyzstan's main airport early Monday, killing 32 people, including children.
At least 15 of those killed were on the ground, as the jet went down in a populated area while attempting to land in thick fog, Kyrgyz authorities said. Among the dead are the plane's four pilots.
The Boeing 747 crashed into homes in Dacha-Suu village near Manas airport, about 25 kilometers north of the capital, Bishkek at about 7:30 am local time (0130 GMT).
According to the airport administration, the plane was making a stopover at Manas on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul, Turkey.
The crash damaged at least 15 houses in the village. The Manas airport has been closed.