World Watch

THE BALKANS
Powell Pushes for Peace
As U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell paid his maiden visit to the Balkans, a Russian peacekeeper in Kosovo was shot and killed while on patrol in the troubled province. The soldier was the first kfor member to die in a direct military attack. General Thorstein Skiaker, the Norwegian commander of the nato-led force, pledged a "robust and proportionate response" to the killing. Meanwhile, Powell met with Balkan foreign ministers in Macedonia. He promised that the U.S. would provide economic and political support as well as "military assistance as necessary." And in...

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