Spain, Italy placed in same 2018 World Cup qualifying group
Spain, Italy placed in same 2018 World Cup qualifying group

Spain and Italy have been placed in the same 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round-robin group, which also includes Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein.

EU wins deal to end Macedonia political crisis

EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn brokered a deal between the Macedonian government and opposition early Wednesday to end a political crisis which had paralysed the country for months.

EU secures deal to end political crisis in Macedonia

EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn brokered a deal between the Macedonian government and opposition early Wednesday to end a political crisis which had paralysed the country for months.

Greece, Macedonia work to solve name row

Greece and Macedonia on Wednesday agreed a set of measures to build trust between the two countries, in a bid to solve a 20-year long name dispute that has blocked Macedonian EU and NATO membership.

In Macedonia, EU-bound migrants cycle to better lives

Fleeing their trouble-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, streams of EU-bound migrants are driving an unexpected trade in a quiet town in Macedonia - bicycles.

Thousands protest in Macedonia demanding PM`s resignation
Thousands protest in Macedonia demanding PM`s resignation

Several thousand people protested in Macedonia`s capital Skopje on Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, AFP reporters said, with negotiations over the country`s deep political crisis in a deadlock.

EU `disappointed` in failed Macedonia crisis talks

EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said he was "very disappointed" with the attitude of certain parties to resolve a deep crisis in Macedonia after political talks in Brussels ended without a deal.

Macedonia hands over nine killed in shootout to Kosovo

Macedonian authorities handed over to Kosovo on Friday the bodies of nine ethnic Albanian gunmen killed in clashes with the police earlier this month, officials said.

Albania threatens to veto Macedonia`s NATO bid

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama threatened on Wednesday that his country would veto Macedonia`s NATO candidacy, arguing it did not respect the rights of its ethnic Albanian minority.

Protesters vow to force out Macedonia PM as crisis deepens

Macedonia's opposition vowed to continue street protests after 20,000 people marched through the capital Skopje demanding that the country's embattled Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski step down.

Embattled Macedonian PM sacrifices two top allies after deadly shootout

Macedonia`s embattled prime minister removed his interior minister and his intelligence chief quit on Tuesday, in an apparent bid to save the government from a damaging surveillance scandal.

At least 30 charged with `terrorism` over deadly Macedonia shooting

Thirty alleged gunmen were charged Monday with terror offences after a bloody shootout with Macedonian police left 22 dead, including eight police officers, and dozens of homes destroyed in a town close to the border with Kosovo.

30 people charged with terrorism after deadly Macedonia violence

A Macedonian prosecutor on Monday charged 30 people with terrorism after violence over the weekend in the northern town of Kumanovo left 22 people dead, including eight police officers.

Kosovo condemns `any involvement` of citizens in Macedonia shootout

 Kosovo on Monday condemned "any involvement" of the breakaway territory`s citizens in a weekend shootout in Macedonia that left 22 people dead, including eight police officers.

UN calls for calm in Macedonia

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for calm to return to Macedonia after violence left 22 dead in the worst clashes since the country`s 2001 ethnic conflict.

Police leave troubled Macedonian town after deadly shootout

Special police units pulled out of the northern Macedonian town early Monday where 22 people, including eight officers, were killed over the weekend in worst violence in the country since its 2001 inter-ethnic conflict.

NATO, EU urge `restraint` as Macedonia clashes leave 22 dead

NATO and the EU called for a return to calm in Macedonia Sunday after clashes between police and an armed group left at least 22 people dead, raising concerns about presumed ethnic-Albanian unrest in the Balkan region.

NATO head Stoltenberg urges `restraint` in Macedonia crisis

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday urged restraint by all parties involved in deadly clashes in Macedonia as violence erupted for a second day leaving at least 22 people dead.

Sixth policeman dies after gun battle in Macedonia

 Sporadic gunfire could be heard in an ethnic Albanian suburb of northern Macedonia on Sunday, after a day-long gun battle between police and an `armed group` killed six policemen and wounded about 30.

Gunfire, explosions in Macedonia as police battle "armed group"

Five police officers died and dozens were wounded in a daylong gun battle in an ethnic Albanian suburb of northern Macedonia on Saturday, adding the threat of armed conflict to a deep political crisis rocking the ex-Yugoslav republic.