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Serbia’s FM Dacic: Pristina would accept Kosovo partition if not for mentors

Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said that Pristina would accept a proposal for Kosovo’s partition if there were no mentors in the talks. “If we talked openly, without any mentors, over Kosovo’s partition, Pristina...
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Mattis OKs 4,000 National Guard troops to border

United States Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has approved using Defense Department money to pay for as many as 4,000 National Guard personnel to perform border security missions, AP reports. Mattis made the decision Friday night. It means the...
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Mexico offers to negotiate over US National Guard deployment

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has said that he was willing to negotiate on his American counterpart Donald Trump’s decision to deploy the National Guard on the US-Mexico border. Nieto’s remark on Thursday was in response...
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Kosovo charges 11 ruling party officials with cronyism

Kosovo prosecutors on Friday charged 11 officials of President Hashim Thaci’s ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), including a minister, with political cronyism, AFP reports. The accused “worked in co-perpetration … granting...
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EU: Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data breach

Facebook has admitted it may have “improperly shared” the personal data of up to 2.7 million people in the European Union, the bloc announced Friday, saying it would demand further answers from the social media giant, AFP reports. The...
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Vucic set to meet with Merkel on April 13

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on April 13, Tanjug reported on Friday. The agency said that the second meeting between the two in the past month and a half would come at Merkel’s initiative. It...
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Turkey or Kurdish YPG militia? Pick a side, Turkish minister tells France

Turkey warned France on Thursday that it needed to choose who it wanted as an ally to fight Islamic State in Syria, and urged it to do what is necessary to ensure Kurdish militias leave the northern Manbij region, Reuters reports. Relations...
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Greek FM press service refutes New Democracy statement on Kotzias’ briefing on name talks

The press service of Greek Foreign Minister refuted the press release issued Thursday by New Democracy about the Nikos Kotzias meeting with the Greek opposition party’s shadow foreign minister, Giorgos Koumoutsakos, saying that ‘it is false...
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Turkey: 4 staff members killed in attack at university

A research assistant shot and killed four staff members at a university in central Turkey, the university’s president said Thursday. Prof. Hasan Gonen of Osmangazi University, in the city of Eskisehir, some 250 kilometers west of Ankara,...
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Koumoutsakos: New Democracy more concerned after FM Kotzias’ briefing on name talks

We are more concerned after the briefing of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on the pace of Athens-Skopje name talks, Giorgos Koumoutsakos, the shadow foreign minister of Greek opposition party ‘New Democracy, said on Thursday. ‘The New Democracy...