Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

FILE PHOTO- Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – Kosovo police said they closed two border crossings in the volatile north after local … Read more

Cargo plane crashes near Greece’s northern city of Kavala

Cargo plane crashes near Greece’s northern city of Kavala

ATHENS, July 17 (Reuters) – A cargo plane with eight people on board crashed near the city of Kavala in northern Greece late on Saturday, the fire brigade and state TV said. State TV ERT reported that the aircraft was an Antonov An-12 owned by a Ukrainian company, which was flying from Serbia to Jordan. … Read more

North Macedonia votes to end dispute with Bulgaria, clears way for EU talks

North Macedonia votes to end dispute with Bulgaria, clears way for EU talks

SKOPJE, July 16 (Reuters) – Lawmakers in North Macedonia on Saturday passed a French-brokered deal aimed at settling a dispute with Bulgaria and clearing the way to long-due European Union membership talks. With 68 votes, the 120-seat parliament voted in favour of the agreement. Opposition lawmakers did not participate in the vote and left the … Read more

‘This is a victory’: smiling Zelenskiy promises EU membership, Russia defeat

‘This is a victory’: smiling Zelenskiy promises EU membership, Russia defeat

June 23 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday declared the EU’s move to accept Ukraine as a candidate for accession as a victory and promised not to rest until Russia’s defeat and full membership had been secured. European Union leaders formally accepted Ukraine as a candidate to join the 27-nation bloc, a bold geopolitical … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov calls decision to block plane ‘unprecedented’

Russia’s Lavrov calls decision to block plane ‘unprecedented’

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference following talks with Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani in Manama, Bahrain May 31, 2022. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 6 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday described as “unprecedented” a move by … Read more

Lavrov cancels flight to Serbia after countries close airspace, Interfax reports

Lavrov cancels flight to Serbia after countries close airspace, Interfax reports

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks to the media during a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan May 13, 2022. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei … Read more