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Five Charged in Killing of Macedonian Fishermen

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Macedonian police say they have filed criminal charges against five people suspected of involvement in the murder of five fishermen in early April. Police said Wednesday that the murders at Smilkovsko Lake qualify as terrorism and that the charges will reflect that. They said two of the suspects are still at large. On Tuesday, Interior […]

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Macedonia Arrests 20 Suspected Terrorists

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Macedonian police have announced that they arrested 20 radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April. Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska said Tuesday the men were arrested in raids near the capital, Skopje, early Tuesday and have been charged with terrorism. […]

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Macedonia Hosts March for Peace

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Some 2,000 people marched for peace in the Macedonian capital Saturday, calling for an end to a recent spate of ethnic attacks. The demonstrators in the city of Skopje were protesting clashes between ethnic Macedonians and ethnic Albanians over the past two weeks. Tensions between the two groups have been high since they fought a […]

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Macedonians Mourn Former President Gligorov

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Macedonians have held a national day of mourning for the nation’s first democratically elected president, Kiro Gligorov, who died Sunday at age 94. Flags flew at half-staff across the country Tuesday as a private funeral was held at a cemetery in the capital, Skopje. Mr. Gligorov died in his sleep Sunday night, surrounded by his […]

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Macedonians Mourn Former President Gligorov

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Macedonians have held a national day of mourning for the nation’s first democratically elected president, Kiro Gligorov, who died Sunday at the age of 94. Across the country, flags flew at half-staff Tuesday as a private funeral was held at a cemetery in the capital, Skopje. Mr. Gligorov died in his sleep Sunday night, surrounded […]

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Former Macedonian President Gligorov Dies

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The first democratically elected president of Macedonia, Kiro Gligorov, has died in Skopje. He was 94 years old. Mr. Gligorov died in his sleep Sunday night, surrounded by his family. Once a top communist official, he became president of Macedonia in 1991 when it was still part of Yugoslavia. He peacefully led the country to […]

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World Court Rebukes Greece for Blocking Macedonia’s NATO Membership

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece has been rebuked by the U.N.’s high court for blocking Macedonia’s bid to join NATO in 2008 over the long-running dispute by the former Yugoslav republic’s use of the name “Macedonia.” Monday’s ruling by the International Court of Justice in the Hague does not settle the dispute but adds weight to the Skopje government’s […]

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Macedonia’s FM Urges EU to Declare Greece Bankrupt

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Macedonia’s Finance Minister Zoran Stavreski has called on the European Union to declare Greece officially bankrupt as the chaos in the neighboring country caused a border closure. Stavreski told reporters in Skopje Friday that it is obvious that Europe has so far failed to find a good solution for Greece. He suggested it would be […]

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Macedonia’s Census Commission Call For Halt to Tally

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The commission carrying out Macedonia’s census project says its members have resigned and it has called for the count to be halted. The commission issued a statement Tuesday saying procedural differences would prevent the report from presenting accurate data about the number of people and families living in Macedonia. The census count, which started October […]

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Macedonia to Celebrate 20 Years of Independence

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Macedonia is set to celebrate its independence day – and rile neighboring Greece – by officially unveiling a controversial statue in its capital city of Skopje. Thursday, Macedonia marks 20 years of independence from the former Yugoslavia. As part of the celebrations, the government is showing off its capital city renovation project, known as “Skopje […]

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