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Remains of bus crash victims returned to North Macedonia

Dec. 03, 2021 09:44 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Two Bulgarian military planes landed in North Macedonia Friday to return the remains of 45 people killed in a bus crash in Bulgaria last month to their families for burial. The bus had been carrying 52 people, mostly from North Macedonia...

Official: Human error likeliest cause of Bulgaria bus crash

Nov. 25, 2021 10:20 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Human error is believed to be the most likely cause of the fiery bus crash in Bulgaria that killed 44 people, including 12 children, early Tuesday, a Bulgarian official said Thursday. The bus, which officials said had 52 people on board, mostly...

Balkan neighbors mourn victims of bus fire in Bulgaria

Nov. 24, 2021 14:54 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria and North Macedonia began periods of national mourning on Wednesday, a day after a bus traveling through Bulgaria carrying tourists to neighboring North Macedonia crashed and caught fire, killing 45 people. The bus with 52 people on board...

Bus crashes, catches fire in Bulgaria; at least 45 dead

Nov. 23, 2021 14:50 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A bus carrying tourists back to North Macedonia crashed and caught fire in western Bulgaria early Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, including a dozen children, authorities said. DNA tests were being carried out to identify the victims. The bus...

North Macedonia: 4 charged for torturing fellow migrants

Nov. 21, 2021 13:18 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Two Pakistanis and two Afghan minors have been arrested and charged for detaining fellow migrants in a makeshift camp at North Macedonia’s border with Serbia and torturing them, authorities said Sunday. North Macedonia's public...

4 Afghan journalists get temporary shelter in N. Macedonia

Nov. 17, 2021 10:29 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Four Afghan journalists threatened by the Taliban regime arrived Wednesday in North Macedonia where they are being given temporary shelter, authorities said. The four are TV and radio journalists who had worked for local media, and...

North Macedonia's PM says will stay on in post temporarily

Nov. 10, 2021 10:17 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's prime minister, who announced his resignation on Oct. 31 following his leftist coalition's heavy defeat in local elections, has said he will stay on in the post temporarily to ensure the country's political situation stabilizes. ...

North Macedonia police find 42 migrants packed in a truck

Nov. 07, 2021 14:12 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 42 migrants in a truck in the southeastern part of the country near the border with Greece. A police patrol car followed the truck Saturday near the town of Star Dojran, 160 kilometers...

North Macedonia opposition leader wants to form new govt

Nov. 06, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The leader of North Macedonia's center-right opposition VMRO-DPMNE party says he has secured a majority in Parliament to submit a no confidence vote against the leftist cabinet, after a small ethnic Albanian party announced it has left the ruling coalition. ...

N.Macedonia opposition seeks election after local poll sweep

Nov. 01, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The leader of North Macedonia’s conservative opposition is calling for an early parliamentary election after scoring a sweeping victory in municipal polls that prompted the center-left prime minister to announce his resignation. ...