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Western Balkan leaders seek to create region without borders

Nov. 10, 2019 12:05 PM EST

OHRID, North Macedonia (AP) — Leaders in the Western Balkans said Sunday that they are committed to working closely together to remove barriers on the free movement of goods and people between their countries. They also reiterated that their main goal is to become members of the European Union. "There is...

Torrential rains cause floods in parts of Montenegro

Nov. 6, 2019 8:11 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Torrential rains have cause floods and landslides in parts of Montenegro, blocking roads and cutting off dozens of homes. Emergency teams said Wednesday they have responded to dozens of calls from people seeking help with flooded homes and stranded vehicles. Authorities say...

Censorship or caution? Culture war burns in Brazil

Nov. 4, 2019 3:47 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe's second show of "Abrazo," a play for children about a fictional dictatorship in which hugging is outlawed. The actors breathed deeply, waiting for the public to take its seats....

The Latest: UK speaker deals new blow to govt Brexit plan

Oct. 21, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons has turned down the government's bid for a new vote on its Brexit divorce deal, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to take the country out...

AP Interview: Montenegro PM: Wrapping up Brexit is positive

Oct. 21, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The prime minister of Montenegro, a small Balkan nation that is the next in line to join the European Union, has expressed hope that once Brexit is finalized, the EU's enlargement policy would regain importance. Dusko Markovic told The Associated Press that once the issue of...

State Department rattled by impeachment inquiry revelations

Oct. 5, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has been deeply shaken by the rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry, as revelations that President Donald Trump enlisted diplomats to dig up dirt on a political rival threaten to tarnish its reputation as a nonpartisan arm of U.S. foreign policy, former senior...

Pompeo tries to avoid impeachment furor on European tour

Oct. 4, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

OHRID, North Macedonia (AP) — With Washington in tumult over the escalating impeachment inquiry, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo toured southeast Europe on Friday, trying to ignore the furor back home that has engulfed his department. Pompeo did not respond to shouted questions from journalists with him as...

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

Sep. 26, 2019 9:43 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...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

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Sep. 18, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe: (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The crew of a humanitarian rescue ship has pulled 73 migrants from an overcrowded rubber boat in the central Mediterranean Sea, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Libya. The boat in distress was spotted from...