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North Macedonia, Montenegro, Ukraine Joining EU Sanctions Against Belarus.

Seven European countries that are not members of the EU have aligned themselves with the sanctions imposed by the 27-member bloc on Belarus in response to a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protests triggered by a disputed presidential election i...

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Bulgaria Blocks Start Of North Macedonia's EU Accession Talks.

Bulgaria has blocked the start of accession talks between North Macedonia and the European Union over a history and language dispute with its neighbor.

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Measles Cases Spike In Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan As COVID-19 Impacts Vaccination Worldwide.

Measles cases worldwide surged to the highest number in nearly a quarter of a century in 2019 due to a drop in vaccinations that is expected to worsen this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the World Health Organization(WHO)and...

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Measles Cases Spike In Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan As COVID-19 Impacts Vaccination Worldwide.

Measles cases worldwide surged to the highest number in nearly a quarter of a century in 2019 due to a drop in vaccinations that is expected to worsen this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the WHO and the U.S. Centers for Diseas...

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North Macedonia Beats Georgia To Qualify For First-Ever Major Tournament.

North Macedonia will go to a major football tournament for the first time in their history after team captain Goran Pandev's goal gave the Balkan nation a 1-0 win away over Georgia in their Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final on November 12. Pande...

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North Macedonia Beats Georgia To Qualify For First-Ever Major Tournament.

North Macedonia will go to a major football tournament for the first time in their history after team captain Goran Pandev's goal gave the Balkan nation a 1-0 win away over Georgia in their Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final on November 12.

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Merkel Calls On Balkans To Overcome Differences As Bulgaria Holds Up North Macedonia EU Talks.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Balkan states to bury historical tensions as she expressed optimism EU accession talks could be launched with North Macedonia and Albania by the end of the year.

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14 Detained In Deadly Vienna 'Terrorist Attack' As Austrian-Macedonian Suspect Identified.

Austrian authorities say they have detained 14 people in connection with what Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a "repulsive terror attack" in Vienna that killed four people.

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14 Detained In Deadly Vienna 'Terrorist Attack' As Austrian-Macedonian Suspects Identified.

Austrian authorities say they have detained 14 people in connection with what Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a "repulsive terror attack" in Vienna that killed four people.

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Bulgaria, Kosovo, North Macedonia Join U.S. Initiative To Block Chinese Equipment In 5G Network

Bulgaria, Kosovo, and North Macedonia have signed declarations with the United States on the security of 5G wireless communications networks under which they committed to protect their networks from "untrusted" Chinese tech companies such as Huawei.

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Director Fires Back In 'Hairdresser' Scandal In North Macedonia Over EU Education Funds.

The head of a national agency to channel European Union educational funds into projects in North Macedonia has rejected calls for her resignation amid accusations that her organization misallocated some 270,000 euros($317,000)in funding by steer...

World Bank Warns Of Deep Recession For European, Central Asian Developing Economies.

The World Bank says the emerging and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia are on course for their worst recession since the global financial crisis of 2008.

EU Says To Raise 20 Billion Euros For Western Balkans, But Warns Graft Still A Problem.

The European Commission aims to raise 20 billion euros($23.5 billion)in the coming decades in loans and grants for six EU hopefuls in the Western Balkans, according to a document seen by RFE/RL. 

North Macedonia's Ex-PM Gruevski Sentenced To Prison.

A court in North Macedonia has sentenced former conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski to 1 1/2 years in prison, and handed suspended sentences to six other party members and supporters for orchestrating violence in 2013.