normalizing relations

BELGRADE, Serbia | Serbia not as optimistic as Trump over deal with Kosovo

BELGRADE, Serbia  — Serbia’s president says he doesn’t share U.S. President Donald Trump‘s optimism that an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo is “within reach” two decades after their war. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Friday that a letter sent by Trump expressing that opinion is “rational” and welcome, but also added: “We are far from … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Serbia not as optimistic as Trump over deal with Kosovo

BELGRADE, Serbia | Trump urges Serbia to make ‘historic’ deal with Kosovo

BELGRADE, Serbia— U.S. President Donald Trump has urged Serbia and Kosovo to secure a “historic” deal that would bring “long-sought” peace to the Balkan region. The office of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday published a letter he received from Trump, in which the president says “I encourage you to seize this moment and to … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Trump urges Serbia to make ‘historic’ deal with Kosovo

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

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Some in Vietnam say McCain ‘fought for peace’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 7:25 a.m. People in Vietnam are remembering Sen. John McCain as having played an important role in normalizing relations between their country and the United States. McCain was captured in 1967 when he parachuted into Hanoi’s Truc Bach Lake after his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Some in Vietnam say McCain ‘fought for peace’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: McCain praised for helping Vietnam relations

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 2 a.m. A former Vietnamese ambassador to Washington, Nguyen Quoc Cuong, says Sen. John McCain played an important role in normalizing relations between the U.S. and the communist country, where he was held prisoner of war for more than five years. Coung … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: McCain praised for helping Vietnam relations