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Kosovo Declares itself a country

Ten years after a civil war, Kosovo claimed its independence from Serbia, the New York Times announced. Kosovo claimed that Serbia's brutality towards the Albanians takes away any right for Serbia to rule over them.

Britain, Germany and France are the first to recognize Kosovo as a new nation, and while some countries refuse to, others are expected to follow.

Serbia is not happy with the move, the New York Times reports, as Serbs rushed the U.S. Embassy, throwing stones at it for their part in helping Kosovo under Bill Clinton's presidency.