Leaders of Greece, North Macedonia snap historic selfie

Europe 04/02/19, 04:53

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.Outside the country's main government building, Tsipras posed for a selfie with ...

Bus plunges into ravine in North Macedonia, killing 14

Europe 02/13/19, 18:02

A bus carrying workers in North Macedonia crashed into a ravine outside the capital of Skopje Wednesday, killing 14 people and injuring about 30, officials said.Venko Filipce, the newly renamed European nation's health minister, said seven people were pronounced dead ...

Macedonia raises NATO flag ahead of name change

Europe 02/12/19, 07:14

Macedonia has raised a NATO flag at its main government building, as members of the alliance continued to ratify the country's accession agreement.Prime minister Zoran Zaev, speaking at a ceremony in the capital Skopje Tuesday, said Macedonia had achieved a ...

Update: Macedonia backs name change to North Macedonia

Europe 01/11/19, 13:04

The Latest on Macedonia's change of name (all times local):7 p.m.Macedonia's parliament has approved constitutional changes to rename the country North Macedonia, under a deal with neighboring Greece that will clear the way for Macedonia to join NATO and potentially ...

Macedonian PM struggles to secure majority for name change

Europe 01/10/19, 12:12

Macedonia's prime minister is struggling to get the required number of lawmakers to finalize constitutional changes that will rename the country North Macedonia and allow its NATO accession under a deal with neighboring Greece.Zoran Zaev said Thursday he has not ...

Macedonian, Greek leaders see Nobel Peace Prize nomination

Europe 12/18/18, 10:56

A former Nobel Peace Prize winner says the prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece will be nominated for the 2019 peace prize for their efforts to end a 27-year dispute over Macedonia's name.Tunisian businesswoman Wided Bouchamaoui, a joint winner of ...

Macedonia’s vote on name change faces multiple delays

Europe 10/19/18, 00:41

A final debate in Macedonia's parliament to change the country's name was repeatedly delayed Friday as the government struggled to secure the supermajority needed to change the constitution.The debate was postponed for more than seven hours as Prime Minister Zoran ...

Update: Macedonian leader: Vote for nation’s EU future

Europe 09/30/18, 04:18

The Latest on Macedonia's referendum on a name change for the country (all times local):10 a.m.A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during a referendum in Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Macedonians were deciding Sunday on their ...

Macedonian president urges voters to skip name change vote

Europe 09/27/18, 14:07

The president of Macedonia strongly urged voters Thursday to abstain from a weekend referendum on changing the country's name to "North Macedonia" to clear its path toward NATO and European Union membership.President Gjorge Ivanov's comments at the U.N. General Assembly ...

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