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Macedonia getting closer to solving name row with Greece: PM Zaev

Skopje - Macedonia has never been closer to solving its 25-year name row with Greece, but even if it fails Skopje will continue to integrate with Europe, its premier says.

Five things to know about Macedonia

Skopje - A small landlocked country, Macedonia has for a quarter of the century been struggling to win recognition of its name over protests from neighbouring Greece. Here are five things to know about this impoverished state.

Skopje, Athens seek 'honourable' solution to name row

Skopje - Macedonia and Greece were looking to resolve a long-running dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name through an "honourable compromise", the two countries' foreign ministers said on Friday.

Macedonia adopts law to boost Albanian language status

Skopje - Macedonian parliament on Wednesday passed a law bolstering official use of the Albanian language in the Balkan country, despite protests from the rightwing opposition who argue the move will endanger national unity.

Macedonia commemorates deportation of thousands of Jews

Skopje - Hundreds of people marched in Macedonia on Monday, alongside the Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and other dignitaries, to mark the 75th anniversary of a massive deportation of Jews in World War II.

Thousands of Macedonians protest name change

Skopje - Several thousand Macedonians took to the streets in capital Skopje on Tuesday to protest against a possible change of their country's name, as required by Greece to end a long-running row.

Macedonia ready for concession in name row

Skopje - Macedonia, is ready to make a concession over its name by adding an extra geographic designation, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Tuesday, in a bid to end a long-running row with Greece.

Name row pits Macedonia between patriotism and pragmatism

Skopje - When Macedonia declared independence in 1991, the new country chose a name that evoked the past glories of its most famous claimed son, Alexander the Great.

NATO chief urges Macedonia to solve name row with Greece

Skopje - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urged Macedonia on Thursday to keep up newfound momentum towards solving a 27-year-old dispute with Greece over its name, a key condition for joining the alliance.

Macedonian President vetoes law boosting Albanian language

Skopje - Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov vetoed Wednesday a law giving greater status to the Albanian language in the Balkan country, saying it could endanger its "unity and sovereignty".

Macedonia boosts Albanian language status

Skopje - Macedonia's parliament on Thursday adopted a law giving greater status to the Albanian language in the Balkan country, a move that the rightwing opposition claims will endanger national unity.

Trial begins of Macedonia's ex-PM Gruevski on corruption charges

Skopje - Macedonia's ex-prime minister Nikola Gruevski, whose powerful decade-long reign ended last year over a corruption and wiretapping scandal, went on trial Monday on corruption charges."This is clearly a biased trial," Gruevski said as he left court.

Macedonia ex-strongman Gruevski quits opposition party

Skopje - Macedonia's ex-prime minister Nikola Gruevski, whose powerful decade-long reign ended last year because of a corruption scandal, has quit as conservative opposition leader, his party said Monday.

6 Macedonia MPs held in parliament attack probe

Skopje - A Macedonian court ordered Tuesday that three opposition MPs be held in judicial custody for a month while another three were placed under house arrest over an April attack on parliament.

Macedonia lifts immunity of six MPs in parliament attack probe

Skopje - Macedonian deputies voted Friday to lift the immunity of six opposition MPs to allow their prosecution over an April attack on parliament, in which scores of people were injured.

Macedonia arrests 30 over assault on parliament

Skopje - Macedonian police on Tuesday arrested about 30 people, including two opposition MPs, former senior police officials and an ex-minister, over an April attack on parliament in which scores of people were injured.

Macedonia targets 'grandiose' neo-classical monuments

Skopje - A massive urban makeover by Macedonia's former conservative government that covered the capital Skopje with neo-classical monuments will be reviewed by the country's new ruling party.

Ethnic Albanian gets life for 2015 Macedonia shootout

Skopje - A court in Macedonia on Friday sentenced an eighth ethnic Albanian man to life in prison over a 2015 shootout with police that left 18 people dead, as Kosovo citizens protested against the verdicts.

Macedonia jails 33 men over deadly shootout

Skopje - A Macedonian court on Thursday handed lengthy jail terms, including seven life sentences, to 33 ethnic Albanian men over a shootout with police in 2015 that left 18 people dead.

Macedonia nationalist jailed for storming of parliament

Skopje - A Macedonian nationalist was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday for violently pulling the hair of an MP during an attack on parliament.
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