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North Macedonia: US leads exercise in NATO's newest member

May. 12, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

KRIVOLAK, North Macedonia (AP) — U.S. troops joined forces from Britain, France, Italy and allied countries in the region Thursday in a military exercise held in NATO’s newest member, North Macedonia, aimed at displaying deployment readiness along the alliance’s eastern borders. ...

N Macedonia's fugitive ex-PM convicted of party funds abuse

Apr. 21, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A court in North Macedonia on Thursday convicted the country's fugitive former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, of using his conservative party's funds to enrich himself and sentenced him in absentia to seven years in prison. The Criminal Court in the...

UK sanctions 2 Bosnian-Serb leader for undermining peace

Apr. 11, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain sanctioned two leading Bosnian-Serb politicians Monday, accusing them of encouraging ethnic hatred and jeopardizing the peace accord that ended the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina more than 25 years ago. Milorad Dodik and Zeljka Cvijanovic will be hit with...

Albania may go it alone in bid to launch EU membership talks

Apr. 07, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister said Thursday that his nation may go it alone in its efforts to launch European Union membership talks, turning its back on a stalled joint bid with North Macedonia. Albania and North Macedonia have both fulfilled the required...

North Macedonia's population shrank by nearly 10% since 2002

Mar. 30, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia has lost nearly 10% of its population over the last two decades mostly due to emigration, statistics officials said on Wednesday, announcing the official results of a 2021 census. The population decrease came mainly as a result of...

North Macedonia, Bulgaria reestablish commercial air link

Mar. 26, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia and Bulgaria reestablished a commercial air link Saturday after 13 years of interruption, as a symbolic trust-building move. Relations between the two Balkan neighbors have long been strained as the Bulgarians do not recognize a...

Live updates: UN chief warns war is hurting poor countries

Mar. 15, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations chief warned Monday that Russia’s war on Ukraine is holding “a sword of Damocles” over the global economy, especially poor developing countries that face skyrocketing food, fuel and...

EU's Borrell says Western Balkans' accession a priority

Mar. 14, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief on Monday reaffirmed the 27-country bloc's desire to integrate the Western Balkans, saying it's a "strategic priority.” Josep Borrell said Brussels is committed to making the “EU perspective a reality”...