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224 dead in powerful Mexico earthquake, 21 children crushed under school

At least 224 people, including 117 in the capital, were killed by a powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico on Tuesday, the authorities have said, AFP reports. The dead included at least 21 children crushed beneath a primary school that collapsed...
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VMRO-DPMNE leader Gruevski meets German Ambassador to Macedonia Gerberich

VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski and German Ambassador Thomas Gerberich discussed Tuesday on Macedonia’s bid to join the European Union and NATO, as well as political, economic developments in the country, the party said in a press release. The...
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Ombudsperson calls on Education Ministry to reverse ban on headscarves in Ohrid elementary school

The Ombudsperson Idzet Memeti condemned a move from the Education and Science Ministry in which it called on the principal of the Brotherhood and Unity elementary school in Ohrid to ban Muslim pupils from wearing a headscarf. The Ombudsperson’s...
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Ballot order for local elections determined

The ballot order of candidate lists for the October 15 local elections was determined by a draw in the State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday. Nineteen parties and coalitions submitted lists of candidates for mayors and council members,...
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Parliament adopts law providing elderly former state workers with 135 EUR per month

Macedonian Parliament adopted the law proposed by the SDSM party to provide monthly payments of 135 EUR to estimated 3.000 former employees of state owned companies that went bankrupt. To be eligible, candidates need to have worked for at least...
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Gevgelija city hall details its main investments over the past four years

The city of Gevgelija informed that in the past four year term of its municipal authorities, they invested 3,6 million EUR in infrastructure projects. “Most of the funds were provided from the city hall funds, and of the total, 1,3 million...
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Draw to distribute political parties and candidates on the municipal election ballots

The State Electoral Commission (SEC) will hold the draw which determines the numbers which candidates and lists of candidates will have at the ballots on the October 15th municipal elections. The draw is being held on Tuesday at noon, with...
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SEMM calls for restraint after Monday’s paint incident

The Council for Media Ethic of Macedonia (SEMM) strongly condemned any form of physical confrontation involving journalists and called for calm and restraint against provocations coming from any center of power, groups or individuals. The call...
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“The Poisoned Tunic” in MNT

Play “The Poisoned Tunic” by Nikolai Gumilyov, directed by Ivan Popovski will be performed in the Macedonian National Theatre.(MNT) on Tuesday, in the framework of festival “Ivan Returns Home”. To the cold marble halls...
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Workshop on reducing vulnerability of agriculture to climate change

A workshop on topic “Reducing Vulnerability of Agriculture to Climate Change” will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Mavrovo organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). Minister of Agriculture, Forest...