“The large building at the corner of 22nd and R streets in downtown Washington, D.C., sticks out like a wart in the otherwise upscale neighborhood. Plywood covers the windows, sleeping bags and empty bottles litter the shuttered doorways and head-high weeds sprout through the asphalt of the empty fenced-off parking lot.For a solid decade, neighbors and local political leaders complained bitterly about the condition of the former Pakistani consulate. But the city remained powerless to do anything as long as the building was classified by the State Department as a diplomatic property.” (AP)
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#COVID-19 Update from the #Balkans.
@usambserbia Speaks to @SerbianLeaders on U.S.-#Serbia Relations and more.
#Croatia Postpones Western Balkans Summit Scheduled for May.
Acting #Kosovo PM @albinkurti Ready for Dialogue with Serbia.
#COVID-19 Cases Top 2,000 in #Serbia and 1,000 in #Croatia and #Slovenia as the Number of Deaths Soars.
@AKNationalGuard Returns Home From Deployment in #Kosovo.
@mfa_russia Spokeswoman Released a Statement Slamming Kosovo's Tariffs on #Serbia.
Thanks to @US_EUCOM, we are continuing our longstanding support to 🇲🇪 health system, this time with 3 monitors for @Klinicki_CntCG, which will allow doctors to monitor the vital signs of critical patients connected to ventilators.
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@Twitter Removes 8,000 Fake Accounts Related to Serbia.
@albinkurti Warns of Manufactured Tension in N.
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