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BRUSSELS | EU foreign policy chief urges Serbia, Kosovo resolve ties

BRUSSELS — The European Union expects Serbia and Kosovo to “swiftly deliver” on their commitment to talks on normalizing relations, which is the key for the two nations to advance toward membership in the bloc, the EU’s foreign policy chief said Thursday. Federica Mogherini met with the presidents of Serbia and Kosovo as part of … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU foreign policy chief urges Serbia, Kosovo resolve ties

SEATTLE | As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

SEATTLE — More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013. Canada became the second on Wednesday and its size and global standing likely will encourage others to … Continue reading SEATTLE | As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: China slams unilateral moves

UNITED NATIONS — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11 a.m. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi says relations between nations should be “based on credibility, not on willful revocation of commitment” as his country and the United State remain locked in a dispute over trade. Wang told the U.N. General … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: China slams unilateral moves

CARSON, Calif | US women beat Chile in warmup for World Cup qualifying

CARSON, Calif  — Tierna Davidson scored her first career goal, Christen Press added a second-half goal and the U.S. women’s national team extended its unbeaten streak to 20 games with a 3-0 victory over Chile in an exhibition match Friday night. Four weeks after winning the Tournament of Nations in Illinois, the Americans looked fairly … Continue reading CARSON, Calif | US women beat Chile in warmup for World Cup qualifying

WASHINGTON | US calls Middle Eastern nations to step up Palestinian aid

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is calling on Middle Eastern nations to increase aid to Palestinian refugees. The Trump administration slashed funding for the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees earlier this year. Nikki Haley said the U.S. cannot be faulted for cutting funding when countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US calls Middle Eastern nations to step up Palestinian aid

Austria chancellor backs Visegrad nations on migrant quotas

VIENNA/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he’s positioning his country as a bridge between the “Visegrad group” of eastern European nations and their western counterparts. Kurz said he agreed with the Visegrad countries — Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — that a quota system for migrants was unworkable and on the need … Continue reading Austria chancellor backs Visegrad nations on migrant quotas

The Latest: Arab leader asks nations to recognize Palestine

JERUSALEM   /December 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The Arab League chief has called on world nations to recognize the State of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize … Continue reading The Latest: Arab leader asks nations to recognize Palestine