Kosovo fires ethnic Serb minister to avert more violence

February 3, 2015 6:37 PM

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PRISTINA (Reuters) - An ethnic Serb minister in Kosovo's government was fired on Tuesday to try to avert more violent protests over a remark he made last month that offended the Balkan country's ethnic Albanian majority.

Aleksandar Jablanovic, minister for communities, had branded as "savages" a group of Kosovo Albanians protesting against ethnic Serb pilgrims marking Orthodox Christmas in January.

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