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Kosovo Serb politician killed in drive-by shooting

Kosovo Serb politician killed in drive-by shootingProminent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that risked fanning ethnic tensions in the volatile region. The killers struck on the very day that Belgrade and Pristina resumed EU-moderated talks on normalising ties after a hiatus of more than a year. Both Serbian and Kosovo Albanian officials refrained from explicitly accusing each other of being behind the killing as the international community urged the two sides to remain calm.


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GE renews break-up talk as it discloses 11 billion fourth quarter hit

GE renews break-up talk as it discloses $11 billion fourth quarter hitGeneral Electric Co again raised the prospect of breaking up the conglomerate on Tuesday as it announced more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax laws. Chief Executive John Flannery has raised the idea of a break-up before as he slashes thousands of jobs and moves to cut $3.5 billion in costs to counter a plunge in profits and cash flow at the largest U.S. industrial conglomerate.


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Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of Mitrovica

Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of MitrovicaBy Fatos Bytyci and Ivana Sekularac PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead on Tuesday in what Serbia called an act of terrorism. The killing increased tension between Kosovo and Serbia, and a round of European Union-sponsored dialogue on a normalisation of relations that was due to take place in Brussels was suspended at the request of Belgrade. The European Union and United States called on both sides to remain calm and for Kosovo authorities to bring the killers to justice without delay.


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