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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Macedonia takes big NATO membership step as key text signed

The small Balkan country of Macedonia took a big step Wednesday toward becoming the 30th member of NATO, the world’s biggest military alliance.


Opponents of Macedonia name change cheer low voter turnout

A referendum on changing the nation of Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday, a blow to the prime minister …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Greek government survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia deal

Greece’s left-led coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Saturday brought over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia concerning the latter’s name.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Macedonian president won’t sign off on name deal with Greece

Macedonia’s president said Wednesday that he would not sign off on a historic deal that would change the country’s name, the most potentially disruptive reaction so far to the agreement …


Northern light: Macedonia makes name change deal with Greece

Greece and Macedonia reached an agreement Tuesday to end a bitter 27-year name dispute that had kept the smaller and younger country out of international institutions such as NATO, the …


Macedonian PM says Greece agrees to discuss proposed name

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Saturday he is ready to go ahead with a new name for his country in order to solve a decades-long name dispute with Greece …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

Macedonia: 8 million-year-old elephant-like remains found

Paleontologists from Bulgaria and Macedonia are excavating the fossilized remains of a prehistoric elephant believed to pre-date the mammoth, after its bones were discovered accidentally by a man working in …


Greeks rally over name dispute with neighbor Macedonia

Tens of thousands of flag-waving Greeks gathered in the northern city of Thessaloniki on Sunday to demand that Macedonia change its name because it’s also the name of the Greek …


Macedonia, Bulgaria sign historic treaty, renounce rivalry

Macedonia and neighboring Bulgaria signed a landmark friendship agreement Tuesday that is designed to dampen a historic rivalry in a section of the Balkans where many countries remain at odds …


Over 200 hospitalized in Macedonian food poisoning outbreak

Macedonian health officials say 223 factory workers in an industrial zone near the western town of Gostivar were hospitalized for food poisoning.


US diplomats backing Balkan republics against suspected Russia meddling

Even as President Donald Trump seeks to improve relations with Russia, the State Department is countering overtures by Moscow in one of its former satellite regions, the Balkans. State Department …


In Macedonia’s fake news hub, teen shows AP how it’s done

On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case …


Macedonia raises storm death toll to 22; toddler missing

Macedonian authorities on Tuesday raised the death toll from a heavy storm that hit the capital Skopje over the weekend to 22, and said a 16-month-old girl remains missing.


Macedonia declares emergency after flooding kills 21

Macedonia’s government declared a state of emergency Sunday in parts of the capital hit by torrential rain and floods that left at least 21 people dead, six missing and dozens …