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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.

Macedonia aims to solve protracted name row with Greece

Skopje - After a quarter-century-long dispute that has blocked its entry to NATO and the European Union, Macedonia seems determined to end the row with Greece over its name.

Macedonia parliament votes in Social Democrat Zaev as PM

Skopje - Macedonia's parliament voted in Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev as prime minister late Wednesday, in a first step towards ending the country's two-year political crisis.

Macedonia's PM-designate pledges EU, NATO integration

Skopje - Macedonia's prime minister-designate Zoran Zaev pledged Tuesday to lead the country into the European Union and NATO as the parliament began debate on forming the new government.

Macedonia govt to emerge next week: Assembly head

Skopje - A new Macedonian coalition government comprising Social Democrats and Albanian minority parties will emerge next week, putting an end to a protracted standoff, according to parliamentary speaker Talat Xhaferi.

Macedonia: An end to drawn-out political deadlock?

Skopje - After a protracted and sometimes violent political crisis in Macedonia, a burgeoning transfer of power to the longtime opposition is raising hopes of an end to the turmoil.

Macedonia president hands opposition mandate to form govt

Skopje - Macedonia's president on Wednesday asked the long-time opposition Social Democratic party to form a government, five months after an election in the troubled Balkan country.

Macedonian nationalists resume protests against government

Skopje - Thousands of nationalist demonstrators resumed their protests in Skopje on Tuesday against a plan for a coalition government that includes ethnic Albanian parties, five days after they burst into parliament and assaulted lawmakers.

Rivals trade blame over Macedonia parliament violence

Skopje - Macedonia's rival political parties traded blame Friday for an eruption of violence in the unstable Balkan country's parliament which left about 100 people injured.

Macedonia parliament violence injures 100

Skopje - Scores of people were injured as violence erupted in Macedonia's parliament after nationalist protesters stormed the building in anger over a vote for a new speaker, the interior ministry said Friday.

Violence erupts as protesters storm Macedonia parliament

Skopje - Demonstrators stormed Macedonia's parliament Thursday and attacked MPs, including the opposition leader, in protest against a vote for a new parliamentary speaker.

Violence erupts as protesters storm Macedonia parliament

Skopje - Macedonia's opposition leader was among at least 10 people injured in parliament Thursday after protesters stormed the building following an allegedly unfair vote for a parliamentary speaker, witnesses and local media reported.

Tens of thousands in Macedonia anti-govt protest

Skopje - At least 50,000 Macedonians protested Tuesday in Skopje against a coalition government between Social Democrats and ethnic Albanians, which they perceive as a threat to the country's national unity.

Macedonia opposition urges peaceful transfer of power

Skopje - Macedonia's opposition called on conservatives Friday to accept a peaceful transfer of power, as a refusal to allow them to form a government has plunged the Balkan nation deeper into political crisis.

Macedonia president refuses to give opposition mandate

Skopje - Macedonia's political crisis deepened Wednesday as the president refused to give opposition leader Zoran Zaev a mandate to form a government, although he won the backing of a parliamentary majority.

Macedonia Social Democrats name leader as PM candidate

Skopje - Macedonia's Social Democrats on Saturday officially nominated their leader Zoran Zaev as candidate for prime minister, after gathering enough support to form a new government.

Macedonia has 'no time to waste' in forming govt: EU

Skopje - The European Union urged Macedonia on Thursday to form a new government as soon as possible, with the Balkan country mired in political stalemate following an inconclusive early election in December.

Crisis drags on as Macedonia fails to form government

Skopje - Macedonia's president on Monday resumed the search for a new prime minister after the former premier failed to form a government, despite his party's narrow election victory.
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