Kosovo Leader's Funeral to Be HeldPresident Ibrahim Rugova will be laid to rest in Kosovo. Rugova, 61, led efforts by ethnic Albanians to fight Serbian dominance and sought to establish an independent Kosovo. His death -- from lung cancer -- came just before U.N.-sponsored talks in Vienna with Serbia on the future of the province.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.