Skopje zoo's chimp returns after recovering from depression

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Koko the chimpanzee, once a star in Skopje's zoo, has returned home after spending 10 years in the Netherlands recovering from depression, the zoo says. ...

Pope to visit North Macedonia as EU, NATO hopes rise on vote

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's leaders are hoping Pope Francis will strongly encourage greater integration in European institutions following the resolution of a decades-long name di...

A look at the 2 candidates for North Macedonia's presidency

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Newly renamed North Macedonia heads to the polls on Sunday for runoff presidential elections. Two candidates, both university professors, are competing for the post afte...

Turnout, ethnic Albanian vote key in North Macedonian polls

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Voters in newly renamed North Macedonia will choose the country's new president Sunday in tightly contested polls that could see the ethnic Albanian minority playing a m...

3 candidates vie for North Macedonia presidency

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Three candidates are vying for the presidency in North Macedonia, where voters go to the polls on Sunday for the first round of elections. The post is ...

Name change at heart of North Macedonia election

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The first round of presidential elections in North Macedonia on Sunday is seen as a key test for the center-left government's survival in a society deeply divided by the...

Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government says the country is now officially renamed North Macedonia, under an agreement to normalize relations with Greece that also allows Macedonia to enter NA...

Macedonia renames airport, highway to ease spat with Greece

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's left-wing government has renamed the country's main airport and highway, both previously named after the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, in a goodwill mo...

UN envoy: Macedonia spat could be resolved in coming months

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A United Nations envoy said Thursday he remained optimistic that neighbors Macedonia and Greece could resolve a name dispute that has strained relations between the two countr...

AP Explains: Macedonia-Greece name dispute goes back in time

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Greece and neighboring Macedonia have been at loggerheads for more than a quarter-century century over an issue at the heart of the newer nation's existence and identity: its ...

Super Cup fans endure heatwave for pre-match party

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The heat was uncomfortable. Super Cup fans were having a party anyway. Hours before Manchester United and Real Madrid met at the Philip II Arena in Skopje on...

Protesters attack Macedonian lawmakers after leadership vote

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Scores of protesters, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia's parliament late Thursday, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new ...

Conservatives fail to form government with Albanians

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's conservative leader Nikola Gruevski has failed to reach a deal with his traditional ethnic Albanian coalition partner to form a new cabinet, minutes after the dead...

Conservatives win Macedonian election, need partner to rule

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's dominant conservative coalition has won a narrow victory over the main opposition Social Democrats in early national elections, although without enough seats in pa...

Macedonia to hold early vote after corruption allegations

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia is holding an early general election after a nearly two-year political crisis that has roiled the government and threatens the Balkan nation's ambitions of joining N...