Latest Skopje News

North Macedonia doctors, nurses protest hospital assaults

Sep. 18, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Hundreds of doctors and nurses from North Macedonia's public hospitals have rallied in the capital to demand better security after a series of assaults on hospital personnel by patients and relatives. Health care providers protesting in Skopje on Wednesday threatened to go on...

EU's Tusk: North Macedonia is ready for EU membership talks

Sep. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk says North Macedonia is ready to start membership talks with the European Union, following a deal the country reached with neighboring Greece to change its name. Tusk spoke Tuesday during a visit to Skopje, where he met with President...

German wanted for drug trade arrested in North Macedonia

Aug. 24, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have arrested a German national wanted by Interpol for allegedly procuring 700 kilograms of cocaine from an unnamed South American country and organizing its shipment to Hamburg, Germany. Police announced Saturday they arrested a German...

North Macedonia van crash kills migrant; 12 others injured

Aug. 24, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia police say a 20-year old migrant from Bangladesh was killed and 12 others injured when a van packed with migrants collided with a truck on the main highway in the south. Police said Saturday that a van with 13 migrants hit the rear of the truck near the town...