Bush calls for an independent Kosovo

Talks on the future status of Kosovo must have the goal of "certain independence," US President George W. Bush said Sunday, reiterating Washington's support for eventual statehood for the Serbian province. "The question is whether there's going to be endless dialogue on a subject that we've already made up our mind on," Bush told reporters after meeting with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha. "I'm worried about expectations not being met in Kosovo. And therefore we'll push the process." Kosovo was one of the issues discussed by Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin during their recent G-8 meeting. Putin considers American involvement in the politics of the former republic of Yugoslavia a trespass on traditionally Russian turf.