NATO is scaling down the number of its troops in Kosovo. The NATO contingent was reduced from 15,000 to 10,000 in January and is expected to be further reduced to 5,700 and 2,000 over the next few months. Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci welcomed the move as a sign of confidence in the country’s security, Reuters says. Thaci said he is optimistic that Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia will be endorsed by the International Court of Justice this summer.

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