'She became our voice': Albright hailed by world leaders
As she pressed the Clinton administration into action against Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic over war crimes in the Balkans, Madeleine Albright would harken back to her own childhood as a refugee from Czechoslovakia who fled the Nazis in war-torn Europe.
Bosnia marks 25 years since inking of US-brokered peace deal
(AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)SARAJEVO – SARAJEVO, Bosnia-As their ethnic leaders gathered around a table outside Dayton, Ohio, to initial a U.S.-brokered peace deal a quarter-century ago, Edisa Sehic and Janko Samoukovic still were enemies in a war in Bosnia that killed over 100,000 people. In many ways, Bosnia today is a country at peace, a testament to the success of the Dayton Accords, which ended more than 3 1/2 years of bloodshed when they were endorsed 25 years ago on Saturday. Biden visited Bosnia in 2009 as vice president, becoming the last key U.S. leader to do so. Samoukovic, a Bosnian Serb who, just like Sehic, was 23-years-old in 1992, did not crave war. Like most other parts of Bosnia, the towns where the two grew up had ethnically mixed populations before the war.