With Albanians and Serbs saying crimes against them are not being prosecuted in Kosovo by EULEX, the mission is losing trust among the public.
The two main parties are ahead in the polls, but a coalition government is expected to be necessary.
Political leaders stick to their scripts amid anger over austerity, uncertainty and the rising right-wing groups.
Declassified letters written by former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, discovered in his hideout in Pakistan where he was killed one year ago, reveal details about the organisation's inner workings and the backlash it suffered as a result of targeting civilians.
The exploitation of the island's fuel resources may increase chances for rapprochement -- or undermine them.
A governmental agreement intended to protect cross-border travel is having the opposite effect, particularly on Albanians in Serbia.
With 193m euros of debt, Montenegro's Zelejzara AD Niksic was bought by a Turkish company. Also in business news: the IMF will loan Kosovo more than 100m euros to create a cash buffer for the country.
Kosovo and Turkey have what former Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu describes as "golden relations", strong political and economic ties bound together by religious and cultural affinities developed over more than five centuries of Ottoman rule.
The Jewish minority in the Balkans has been a lasting presence for hundreds of years.