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Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia pledge to open borders

Oct. 10, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The leaders of Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania have pledged to lift barriers to free trade and travel between the three Balkan countries as they all seek entry into the European Union. Serbia President Aleksandar Vucic, North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Albania Prime...

They said it: Leaders at the UN, in their own words

Sep. 28, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That's what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices...

Decorum prevails as nations at odds take each other on

Sep. 27, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan and India sparred over Kashmir, Russia chided the West and said its influence in world affairs was diminishing and China's top diplomat warned that unilateralism and protectionism "are posing major threats to the international order" — a veiled reference to its ongoing...

Albania quake has 340 aftershocks, people afraid to go home

Sep. 22, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Fear and safety hazards kept many residents of Albania's capital of Tirana and the port city of Durres out of their homes Sunday after an earthquake the day before injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings. Albania's Institute of Geosciences, Energy, Water and Environment...

Quake with preliminary magnitude 5.8 quake strikes Albania

Sep. 21, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

POGRADEC, Albania (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck the west of Albania on Saturday but caused only minor injuries, the country's government said. Citing the country's Institute of GeoSciences, Energy, Water and Environment, Albania's defense ministry said the quake struck 13...

EU's Tusk: North Macedonia is ready for EU membership talks

Sep. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk says North Macedonia is ready to start membership talks with the European Union, following a deal the country reached with neighboring Greece to change its name. Tusk spoke Tuesday during a visit to Skopje, where he met with President...

Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game

Sep. 8, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister says French President Emmanuel Macron has apologized to him after the wrong national anthem was played ahead of a European Championship qualifier between the two countries on Saturday. Edi Rama tweeted Sunday that Macron expressed "his sincere apology for the...