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PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The head of the European Union’s executive branch has called on Kosovo and Serbia to resolve their disputes through the dialogue and deescalate the recent tension over license plates. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was in Kosovo’s capital to meet with senior leaders as part of her regional tour

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador says he hopes President Joe Biden will translate his statement that the United States has no intention of starting a “new Cold War” with China into actions. Zhang Jun said Tuesday that should especially include avoiding “a confrontational approach” and “provocative attacks against China.” The envoy adds that

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government says Croatia will soon join the countries whose people can visit without a visa in a sign of closer economic and security ties. The State Department and Department of Homeland Security said in a joint statement that the European nation of about 4 million would join the program no

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says European nations must boost their defense plans and make themselves “respected.” Speaking publicly for the first time on Tuesday about a Indo-Pacific defense deal among the U.S., Australia and Britain, Macron said Tuesday that “Europeans must come out of their naivety.” The deal sank a multi-billion French

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary Janet Yellen is telling Congress that the Treasury Department will likely exhaust all of its “extraordinary measures” to avoid an unprecedented default on the government’s obligations by Oct. 18. Yellen warned Congress three weeks ago that the Treasury would run out of maneuvering room by mid-October and gave a specific date

BEIJING (AP) — Two American siblings have returned home after China lifted an exit ban following Canada’s release of a top Chinese tech executive wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges. The State Department says Cynthia and Victor Liu returned to the U.S. after consular staff in Shanghai helped facilitate their departure. It says the

TORONTO (AP) — China, the U.S. and Canada completed a high-stakes prisoner swap Saturday with joyous homecomings for two Canadians held by China and for an executive of Chinese global communications giant Huawei Technologies charged with fraud.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hugged diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor after they landed in Calgary, Alberta,