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PRISTINA, Kosovo | The Latest: Serbia seeks urgent UN session over Kosovo army

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The Latest on Kosovo’s vote to create an army (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Serbia’s foreign minister says the country will seek an urgent session of the U.N. Security Council over Kosovo’s decision to form an army. Serbia maintains the vote in Kosovo’s parliament was in violation of a U.N. resolution on … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | The Latest: Serbia seeks urgent UN session over Kosovo army

WASHINGTON  | US demands answers from Cuba on political prisoners

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is demanding answers from Cuba about eight of more than 100 people it says are political prisoners held by the communist government. In an open letter to Cuba’s foreign minister, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Cuba has refused to respond to multiple U.S. queries about the eight who he … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | US demands answers from Cuba on political prisoners

ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia’s rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The State-run Anadolu news agency on Monday quoted Fahrettin Altun, the communications director of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as saying it’s now in the international community’s interest to … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

BRUSSELS | The Latest: May postpones vote in parliament on Brexit deal

BRUSSELS— The Latest on the debate over Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 4:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says her Brexit divorce deal with the European Union is still “the best deal that is negotiable,” as she aimed to win Parliament’s support. In a stinging statement Monday to the … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: May postpones vote in parliament on Brexit deal

BEIJING | North Korea tells China it’s committed to denuclearization

BEIJING  — North Korea‘s foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China’s foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in international efforts to persuade North Korea to reverse … Continue reading BEIJING | North Korea tells China it’s committed to denuclearization

DAMASCUS, Syria | North Korea FM says his country and Syria face same ‘enemy’

DAMASCUS, Syria — North Korea’s Foreign Minister says his country and Syria face the same “enemy” and called for increased cooperation between them. Syria’s President Bashar Assad received Minister Ri Yong Ho on Tuesday. Assad responded by identifying the United States as a hostile country to Syria and North Korea. Syria state news agency SANA … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | North Korea FM says his country and Syria face same ‘enemy’

PARIS | The Latest: Germany confident calm will return to France

PARIS — The Latest on France’s response to violent protests (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Germany‘s foreign minister says his country isn’t worried about anti-government protests in neighboring France and he’s confident the situation will calm down soon. Germany and France have traditionally been the European Union’s leading powers. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Germany confident calm will return to France

TBILISI, Georgia | French-born diplomat wins presidency in ex-Soviet Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia— Georgian election officials say a French-born former foreign minister has won a presidential runoff, marking the last time citizens of the ex-Soviet nation elected their head of state by popular vote. The Central Election Commission said Thursday that with 99.9 percent of precincts counted, Salome Zurabishvili has won nearly 60 percent of the … Continue reading TBILISI, Georgia | French-born diplomat wins presidency in ex-Soviet Georgia