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Greece, Macedonia resume troubled talks on name row

Atenas - Greece and Macedonia on Wednesday resumed troubled talks in a name row that has bedevilled relations between the Balkan neighbours for 26 years, Athens said.

Macedonia seeks end to name dispute blocking NATO, EU bids

Brussels - Macedonia's new prime minister suggested Monday that his country could join NATO and the EU under a provisional name in order to end a long-running dispute with Greece that has blocked its membership bids.

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.

US condemns Macedonia parliament violence

Washington - The United States on Friday strongly condemned chaotic violence in Macedonia's parliament and called on authorities "to hold accountable" those responsible.

US condemns Macedonia parliament violence

Washington - The United States on Friday strongly condemned chaotic violence in Macedonia's parliament and called on authorities "to hold accountable" those responsible.

US condemns Macedonia parliament violence

Washington - The United States on Friday strongly condemned chaotic violence in Macedonia's parliament and called on authorities "to hold accountable" those responsible.

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 - 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 - 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.

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.

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.

Russia set to repay all Soviet Union's foreign debt

Moscow - A quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is finally set to pay off all the foreign debt it inherited from the vanished Communist empire.

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.

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.

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.

Macedonians send out SOS from Europe's oldest lake

Ohrid - A fishing boat glides across the shimmering surface of Europe's oldest lake, a haven of biodiversity and a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- one that conservationists warn faces multiple development threats.

A 2016 love story: the Macedonian cop and the Iraqi refugee

Kumanovo - The scene was hardly conducive to romance: she was a sick Iraqi in a wave of refugees trying to enter Serbia, while he belonged to the stern Macedonian police force keeping guard.
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Refugees leaving Tabanovce camp  crossing from Macedonia to Serbia.
Refugees leaving Tabanovce camp, crossing from Macedonia to Serbia.
Refugees leaving Tabanovce camp  crossing from Macedonia to Serbia.
Refugees leaving Tabanovce camp, crossing from Macedonia to Serbia.