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Macedonian parliament approves country's name change

Oct 19 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament on Friday approved a proposal to change the country's name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved.

Macedonia leader vows to press on with name change despite referendum failure

Oct 01 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's prime minister pledged on Sunday to press on with a vote in parliament to change the country's name to resolve a decades-old dispute with Greece, despite failing to secure the 50 percent turnout at a referendum required to make it valid. | Video

Eying EU, NATO, Macedonians set for referendum on changing state's name

Sep 29 2018

SKOPJE Fed up with Macedonia's economic woes, Solomon Bicakcic will vote "yes" in a referendum on Sunday on whether to change the country's name to qualify for European Union membership and - many hope - usher in prosperity. | Video

Macedonia president says won't approve name deal with Greece

Jun 14 2018

SKOPJE/ATHENS Macedonia's president said on Wednesday he would not sign a landmark deal reached with Greece on changing his country's name, dashing hopes of a swift end to a diplomatic dispute that has blocked Skopje's bid to join the European Union and NATO. | Video

'We have a deal,' say Greece and Macedonia over name dispute

Jun 13 2018

ATHENS/SKOPJE Greece and Macedonia have reached an historic accord to resolve a dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name that has troubled relations between the two neighbors for decades. | Video

Macedonia expects to get date to start EU membership talks soon

Apr 27 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia expects to secure a date soon to start membership talks with the European Union and will step up its efforts to implement the reforms needed to join, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Friday.

Macedonia parliament backs key Albanian language law despite nationalist opposition

Mar 14 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament approved a key law allowing for the wider use of the Albanian language on Wednesday despite efforts by opposition Macedonian nationalists to thwart the vote, but the president again refused to sign it.

Macedonia parliament backs key Albanian language law despite nationalist opposition

Mar 14 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament approved a key law allowing for the wider use of the Albanian language on Wednesday despite efforts by opposition Macedonian nationalists to thwart the vote, but the president again refused to sign it.

Macedonia's parliament approves law on wider use of Albanian language

Jan 11 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament on Thursday passed a law allowing wider official use of the Albanian language, fiercely opposed by nationalists who say it will lead to further ethnic division of the Balkan country.

Macedonia introduces emergency measures as smog chokes capital

Dec 28 2017

SKOPJE Macedonia took emergency measures against dense smog enveloping its cities, an annual winter scourge in the Western Balkans blamed on a mix of coal burning, aging industry and high-polluting emissions from older vehicles.

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He ran social media for Saudi Arabia's crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country's elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. And, according to two intelligence sources, he ran journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype.