Call me by my new name: Balkan nation is North Macedonia now

2019-02-13 17:47

The small Balkan country of Macedonia has officially changed its name, adding a geographic designation that ends a decades-old dispute with neighbouring Greece and secures its entry into NATO.

Man fires shots at Macedonia's outgoing health minister

2017-06-02 05:28

Man fires shots at Macedonia's outgoing health minister; no one injured.

Bank worker held over missing millions from vault

2017-04-13 06:06

Macedonian police say an employee at one of the country's biggest banks has been arrested on suspicion of stealing about €3 million in cash from the bank's vault.

Fake news is the good news

2016-12-02 17:07

A Macedonian teenager at the heart of his town's burgeoning fake news industry has shown The Associated Press how it's done, opening a window into a phenomenon that has everyone from Washington to Silicon Valley talking.

Macedonia postpones June polls

2016-05-19 06:15

Crisis-hit Macedonia has postponed elections due next month, after the European Union called on Skopje to delay the polls to ensure they could take place freely and fairly.

Migrants clash with Macedonian police

2016-04-13 17:01

More than 100 migrants engaged in running battles with Macedonian police on the other side of a fence on Greece's border with the country.

'Dozens hurt' as police tear gas migrants on Greece-Macedonia border

2016-04-10 18:02

Dozens of people have been hurt after police fired tear gas on a group of migrants as they tried to break through a fence on the Greece-Macedonia border.

Iraqi, Syrian refugees block other migrants' protest

2016-03-27 18:30

Several hundred Iraqis and Syrians in the Idomeni border camp are standing between the police and protesters, thwarting their efforts to march towards the fence separating Greece from Macedonia.

Migrants defy rain, rivers and Europe's border closures

2016-03-14 22:56

Defying Europe's border closures, more than 2 000 migrants and refugees stranded in Greece have braved torrential rain and waded across a river to walk to neighbouring Macedonia.

Greece: Stranded migrants take risky route north

2016-03-14 17:04

Hundreds of migrants and refugees have walked out of an overcrowded camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, determined to use a dangerous crossing to head north.


Why is Macedonia voting to change its name?

2018-09-26 20:36

On September 30 Macedonians will head to the polls to vote on whether to add "North" to their country's official name.

Macedonia suspends police over parliament violence

2017-05-21 15:04

Macedonia's interior ministry has temporarily suspended 16 police officers for failing to act when nationalist demonstrators stormed parliament.

Macedonia bank employee saunters out with €3 million

2017-04-11 22:34

Macedonian police say an employee in one of the largest banks in the country has allegedly stolen about €3 million from a vault in the bank's headquarters.

Macedonia storms kill at least 20

2016-08-07 16:20

Fierce storms packing strong winds and torrential rains have killed at least 20 people in Macedonia's capital of Skopje, the health minister says.

Macedonia protesters ransack president's office

2016-04-14 05:16

Protesters have broken into the offices of Macedonia's presidency and set fire to the furniture in sporadic clashes in the capital Skopje.

Greece steps up evacuation of migrant border camp

2016-04-12 18:02

Greece is stepping up efforts to persuade hundreds of migrants to leave a squalid camp on its border with Macedonia where violence broke out at the weekend, officials say.

Migrant protests intensify at the Greek border

2016-03-29 18:43

Police have clashed with hundreds of migrants and refugees at the Greek border with Macedonia.

Macedonia sends back Idomeni refugees

2016-03-15 19:50

Macedonia has sent back hundreds of refugees to Greece, a day after they bypassed a fence at a closed section of the border in a mass push to continue their journey north to Europe's prosperous heartland.

100s of migrants stopped by Macedonian troops

2016-03-14 21:00

Hundreds of migrants have been stopped by Macedonian soldiers after illegally crossing the border from Greece.

Migrant children exposed to raw sewage at Greek camp

2016-03-11 18:01

At a migrant camp on the Greece-Macedonia border, children queue barefoot in the mud and rain for a single sandwich, others wade about in flooded fields.

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