Kosovo's parliament to vote on UN plan

Kosovo's parliament votes on a UN plan Thursday that proposes internationally-supervised independence for the disputed province. The overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian 120-seat assembly is expected to endorse a declaration backing the plan, which needs to be approved by the UN Security Council to take effect, officials say. Lawmakers are also expected to voice their support for the European Union-led mission that will oversee the implementation of the deal and the continued presence of the NATO-led peacekeeping force.