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From NPR news in Washington I’m Paul Brown.

European Union ministers are to meet today to determine how to react to Kosovo’s declaration of independence yesterday. And UN Security Council plan to meet again. A number of countries in Europe are uneasy about Kosovo’s new leader declared independence. Among them is Spain which says it will not recognize the move. / has more.

Many / generally believe their country is a step away from the //. They say the former Jugoslavia as their nightmare scenario. / prime minister / already made a clear on Friday / not to support the Kosovo’s declaration of independence. One common / calling it a Pandora’s Box. But in the /, the self-rule government is welcoming the declaration. A spokes woman says Kosovo offers a lesson on how to resolve separate conflicts peacefully. Since the 1960s, the / group / has killed more than eight person in its fight for independence. This banish government has rejected the regional proposal for / on self-determination. From NPR news I’m / in /.

A suicide car bomb targeting a / convoy in / Afghanistan has killed at least 8 Afghan civilians. This attack comes a day after the deadly suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan since the Thalia was / in 2001, the death toll in / has now surpassed one hundred.

President Bush continues his visit to Tanzania today. He handed out / / in the northern part of the country saying the US is behind efforts to eradicate the disease. Secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has arrived Kenya to back mediation efforts to end the political crisis there and violence that has claimed more than a thousand lives. Rice wants Kenya’s President and opposition to share power. This follow December’s dispute presidential vote which the opposition’s plan was /. NPR’s / reports from /.

Washington’s considerable diplomatic weight to try to end the political dead locking Kenya has been welcoming by the media to Kofi Annan. Pressure from Secretary of state Condoleezza Rice should help the former UN chief who’s trying to get Kenya’s rival politician to agree a power sharing deal and a grand coalition government favorite by President Bush. However, Kenya’s former minister / warned that his country would not accept any agreement imposed from the outside. “We should // we have country, we have a constitution, we have laws, // must not to be illegal, must not to be /, and must be // the people of Kenya.” The minister said no one should put a gun to anyone’s head. / NPR news, /.

This is NPR news.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama met with formal democratic rival John Edwards at North Carolina yesterday. Obama and fellow candidate Hillary Clinton have been seeking an endorsement from Edwards. Wisconsin holds democratic and republican primary tomorrow and Ohio holds its democratic caucus. / Wisconsin public radio reports.

Obama’s campaign / winter storm with / force the cancellation of November / and all / democratic want to meet Edwards. Obama says the two talked about the issues like reducing poverty, and helping working and middle class Americans. “So it was wild range conversation, wasn’t any clear objective obviously I love and Edwards will support, but I said the day after / this really will be just a chance // idea. Obama says if he is the Democratic nominee, he will look at John Edwards as a possible running mate or eventually for other posts. Senator Hillary Clinton remaining Wisconsin and will campaign here today. While Obama splits his time between Wisconsin and Ohio. For NPR news I’m / in Milwaukee.

Republican presidential hope for John Maccan is wildly expected to pick up an endorsement from former President George H.W. Bush today. Maccan is tended to meet Mr. Bush at Texas and hold a rally tomorrow. Meanwhile, Maccan’s lone remaining rival for the Republic nomination former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said again yesterday he is in the campaign to stay and all the way to the party convention if necessary. Wisconsin holds its Republic and Democratic primary tomorrow.

US stock markets are closed for president’s state today. And Europe Stock prices rose and early trading.

I’m Paul Brown. NPR news in Washington.
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