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Kammenos Wants Greece’s Name Deal With North Macedonia Annulled

ATHENS – Powerless to stop a deal Greece made to for a newly-named North Macedonia, former defense minister Panos Kammenos said it should be called off because of what he claimed were repeated violations of the terms.


Name change at heart of North Macedonia election

SKOPJE, North Macedonia – The first round of presidential elections in North Macedonia on Sunday is seen as a key test for the center-left government's survival in a society deeply divided by the country's name change to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece.


Wiwi Jury: North Macedonia’s Tamara Todevska with “Proud”

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rate and review the 41 competing entries of Eurovision 2019. Next we visit North Macedonia where returning artist Tamara Todevska has the ballad “Proud”. Did we agree with her message? Read on to find out!


Turkish Pressure on North Macedonia Worries Gulen Supporters

Turkish Pressure on North Macedonia Worries Gulen Supporters. As Turkey presses North Macedonia to hand over alleged ‘Gulenists’, expatriate Turks who suspect they are on the blacklist hope the Skopje government doesn’t succumb to Ankara’s arm-twisting.


Pope Francis will visit North Macedonia in May, shortly after presidential elections

Pope Francis will visit North Macedonia in May 2019, just two days after the second round of presidential elections. It is the first time a pope visits North Macedonia. The visit is part of a three-day regional tour which will also include a stop in Bulgaria.


North Macedonia presidential vote imperils Prespa agreement gains

People wait at the traffic light in front of the billboards of Presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski from the ruling SDSM in Skopje, North Macedonia, 18 April 2019. [Georgi Licovski/EPA/EFE]


North Macedonia’s Stork Villages: where birds and people live side by side

This article is part of our Nature’s Heroes series, celebrating local people on the front line of conservation action. White Storks Ciconia ciconia are arriving in Europe following their epic migration across the African continent. They have weathered exhaustion, starvation and the threat of hunting


North Macedonia Declares National Measles Epidemic, Vows Increased Vaccinations

Authorities in North Macedonia have declared a national measles epidemic after more than 900 cases of the disease were registered since the start of the year. Health Ministry epidemiologist Vladimir Mikic said on April 16 that the country's vaccination efforts will be stepped up and that unvaccinate


Culver’s to open new Ohio restaurants in Macedonia and Sandusky: Who wants a butter burger?

MACEDONIA – Culver’s is expanding once again. Last summer, the Wisconsin-based fast food chain opened its first Northeast Ohio location in Avon. Now, the burger joint is expanding with two new restaurants coming soon in Macedonia and Sandusky.


North Macedonia Needs President with Courage to Fight Windmills

Sunday’s presidential election should be important for North Macedonia. The country needs a president to lead in the fight for democracy. It is now nearly two years since a nationalist mob stormed the Macedonian parliament, the most despicable and destructive act of political cowardice this country


Greek PM stops for selfie on goodwill trip to North Macedonia

The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has arrived in North Macedonia on the first official visit by a Greek leader following decades of strained relations between the two Balkan nations.


North Macedonia group complains over Muslim leader's remarks

SKOPJE, North Macedonia – A leading human rights group in North Macedonia has called on the country's authorities to prosecute the head of the country's Muslim community for alleged hate speech, over remarks he made last month during a foundation-laying ceremony for a new mosque near the capital Sko


North Macedonia Fails to Lower Road Death Rate

Many countries in Europe have brought down road-related fatalities in the last decade – but North Macedonia is not among them. Several European countries have lowered their casualty rates in road accidents by over 40 per cent since the beginning of this decade.


Billy Gable celebrates 25 years as pastor of Macedonia Baptist

Home | Reader Submissions | Billy Gable celebrates 25 years as pastor of Macedonia Baptist. On Oct. 28, 2018, the congregation of Macedonia Baptist Church, Vinemont, in West Cullman Baptist Association, held a celebration reception in honor of Billy Gable, who served as the church’s pastor for 25 ye


Macedonia plans $1 million makeover for Valley View Road

MACEDONIA — The city will seek bids for an estimated $1 million Valley View Road reconstruction project, which officials say will take place from late summer into early fall this year.


Biljana Ivanovska: Tackling North Macedonia’s Corruption Will Take Time

The new head of the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission, which has made a strong start, says corruption has become ‘a way of life in the country’ – and changing it won’t be easy.


Prespes Border Crossing Between Greece and North Macedonia Reopens After 52 Years

The Greek parliament will ratify the decision to reopen the border crossing in the region of the Prespes Lakes between Greece and North Macedonia next week. The landmark decision was announced by Greece’s Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou in a Wednesday interview with the AMNA news agen


Teenagers from North Macedonia win global recognition for innovation to end violence

The team of teenagers is one of the five global Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge winners who will receive expert mentorship and $20,000 in seed funding to scale up their initiatives.


Macedonia’s Jewish heritage

The State of North Macedonia has recently featured prominently in the international headlines. Not to be confused with the Greek province of Macedonia, the country has just been accepted as the 30th member of NATO. Formerly part of Yugoslavia, its official name, The Republic of North Macedonia has n


Washington has backed away from the Balkans. An E.U. commissioner says it’s not a problem.

Johannes Hahn, the European Union’s commissioner for neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations, finds Washington “interesting.”. Hahn was in town last week in part to discuss the Middle East, Ukraine and the western Balkans with his U.S. counterparts.