Serbia, Kosovo leaders in EU talks to normalize ties
06 May 2023 | 10:04 am
The leaders of the Balkan nations gave their tacit approval to a European peace plan in February and discussed steps to implement the plan in March. The question of Kosovo's statehood remains the most contentious issue.
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EU to investigate after 3 countries announce Ukrainian import ban. The European Commission has rejected moves by certain member states to ban some imports of Ukrainian grain and other food items. On Monday, Slovakia joined Poland and Hungary in announcing the bans.
Rwanda's president Paul Kagame arrived in Guinea's capital Conakry on Monday, where he was greeted by military leader Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told leaders of warring factions in Sudan they had to ensure the safety of civilians. Meanwhile, Egypt denied interfering in the conflict. DW has the latest.
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