Macedonia

Prodded by EU, Macedonia seeks to end deep crisis with snap poll

In Sunday's snap poll, longtime conservative Macedonian premier Nikola Gruevski wants to continue the decade-long dominance of his VMRO party and return to office, but Social Democratic Union (...

S&P: Ratings for most ex-Yugoslav republics lower than 25 yrs ago

In a report called "The Former Yugoslav Republics 25 Years After The Fall of Yugoslavia. Where Are They Now?" Standard&Poor's Global Ratings (S&P) said that most of the countries have...

Macedonian police say Islamist attacks foiled

Macedonian police said on Thursday that Islamist terror attacks had been foiled as they announced the arrest of two citizens in a wider regional crackdown, AFP reported.

Prague sends police to help Serbia, Macedonia stop migrants at border

The Czech Republic on Monday deployed 55 police officers to Serbia and Macedonia to block migrants from making their way north to the European Union.

Macedonian elections set for December 11

Macedonia's parliament Tuesday set December 11 as the date for elections, local media reported.

Italy leave it late for 3-2 win at Macedonia

Ciro Immobile struck twice to lead Italy's rally in a 3-2 win at Macedonia Sunday to keep the Azzurri level on points with leaders Spain in their World Cup qualification group.

Pressure of illegal migrants on Serbian-Bulgarian border growing, says official

The pressure of illegal migrants trying to enter Serbia across its eastern border from Bulgaria, in the areas of Negotin and Dimitrovgrad, has increased in the last two weeks, a spokesman for...

About 50 people injured in Macedonia earthquake

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck an area just outside Macedonia's capital Skopje on Sunday, leaving about 50 people injured, local Sitel TV reported.

Small plane crashes near Skopje, killing all six people on board

A private German-registered small airplane flying from Italy to Kosovo crashed Tuesday in Macedonia, killing all six passengers and crew.

Albania defeat Macedonia in World Cup qualifier

Albania defeated Macedonia 2-1 Tuesday in a football World Cup qualifier which had been abandoned the previous evening after a heavy rainstorm.

Three Balkan states claim link to world's newest saint Mother Theresa

Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo have warmly welcomed Pope Francis' recognition of Mother Teresa as a saint on Sunday, with all three Balkan countries claiming links to the iconic nun.

Macedonia gets caretaker cabinet to guide it through elections

Feuding Macedonian parties on Friday backed a caretaker cabinet tasked with governing until elections in December, which were called to end a potential dangerous political crisis.

Macedonian parties agree to December 11 elections

Macedonia's four major parties agreed late Wednesday to long-delayed parliamentary elections for December 11, which would end a political crisis that has stretched for a year and a half.

Turkey extradites five Macedonians trying to join Islamic State

Turkey extradited five Macedonian nationals arrested for planning to join the terrorist Islamic state, the Interior Ministry in Skopje said Saturday.

FM: Croatia will cooperate in preventing flood of refugees

"That cooperation ( Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia) contributed to calming the (migrant) wave," Kovac told reporters, commenting on a possible scenario of a new refugee crisis in Croatia if the EU-...