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SKOPJE, Macedonia | Merkel in Macedonia to back ‘yes’ vote on referendum

SKOPJE, Macedonia— German chancellor Angela Merkel visited Macedonia Saturday, the third western leader to do so this week in a show of support for the government ahead of an upcoming referendum to change the country’s name and qualify for NATO membership. Macedonians vote Sept. 30 on a proposal to change the former Yugoslav republic’s name … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Merkel in Macedonia to back ‘yes’ vote on referendum

United States | Deputy Secretary John Sullivan’s Meeting With Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Deputy Secretary Sullivan met with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius on August 31. The Deputy Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed relations with Russia, the outcomes of the NATO Summit, and the transatlantic relationship. —– SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV on Friday, August 31, 2018.

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Macedonian Foreign Minister Dimitrov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met on August 21 with Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov.  The Secretary congratulated his counterpart on the historic Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece.  The Secretary expressed his support for the Prespa Agreement, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Macedonian Foreign Minister Dimitrov

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: US urges solution to pastor case in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The top U.S. diplomat in Turkey has called for the cases against an American pastor and others held in Turkey to be resolved “without delay” and in a “fair and transparent manner.” Jeffrey Hovelier, the U.S. Charge d’Affaires, spoke to reporters … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: US urges solution to pastor case in Turkey

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanians stage anti-government protest for 3rd evening

BUCHAREST, Romania — Thousands of Romanians have gathered for the third consecutive evening to demand the resignation of the government. Protesters waving Romanian, NATO and European Union flags assembled Sunday evening in a square outside the government offices, where clashes with riot police left more than 500 seeking medical treatment two nights before. Protesters shouted … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanians stage anti-government protest for 3rd evening

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo called Georgian President Margvelashvili on August 7, 2018.  During the call, Secretary Pompeo thanked Georgia for its participation in NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and our robust bilateral security cooperation.  The two … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili

WARSAW, Poland | Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

WARSAW, Poland — American photographer Chuck Fishman was just 21 when he began traveling behind the Iron Curtain in 1975 to document a Jewish community on the verge of dying out after centuries of existence in Poland. He couldn’t have foreseen a Jewish revival that came after the fall of communism in 1989. A new … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on steel mills, clean air, NATO

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is seeing steels mills spring up where they aren’t and cleaner air than his government is tracking in its records. Over the past week, his comment that people need photo IDs to shop in stores displayed a misunderstanding of the marketplace obvious to any average shopper with cash or a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on steel mills, clean air, NATO