Clinton visits Orthodox church in Kosovo

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PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton toured a Serbian Orthodox church in Kosovo as she pressed America's close ally to step up its minority outreach while trying to convince ethnic Serbs that they have a home in Europe's youngest nation.

At the St. Nicholas Church in Kosovo's capital, a site of anti-Serb riots eight years ago, Clinton greeted members of the Serb minority who've returned to Kosovo after years abroad despite continued interethnic tensions.

The U.S. hopes Kosovo will also become a member of NATO.

And hopes stability across the region will end a process of Balkanization that began with the breakup of Yugoslavia two decades ago and which minority groups in Bosnia and Kosovo threaten to continue.

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