Friday, 11 January 2019
Culture 11.01.19 | 13:06

Teona Mitevska’s God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija picked for 2019 Berlinale official selection

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija, the latest feature by Teona Strugar-Mitevska, was picked to vie in the official competition of one of the world’s leading film festivals, Berlinale 2019. This is Macedonia’s first participation in the official selection at one of the three biggest festivals...

Macedonia 11.01.19 | 12:21

Zaev tries to get BESA on board again, as Parliament is set to resume its session

Even as the Parliament was expected to begin on Friday the third attempt to amend the Constitution and rename Macedonia into North Macedonia, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was reportedly still having talks with Bilal Kasami, leader of the small ethnic Albanian BESA party, which refuses to support the deal. Kasami...

Macedonia 11.01.19 | 12:13

Manfred Weber denies supporting the Prespa treaty

The likely future President of the European Commission Manfred Weber denied yesterday that he supports the Prespa deal to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia. Weber, who is the head of the European People’s Party group in the European Parilament, was quoted by a left leaning Brussels news site...

Balkans 11.01.19 | 12:06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sparks violent clash in Athens

Protesters have clashed with police in Athens during a demonstration against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two-day visit to Greece. The riots were sparked by the German Chancellor’s arrival in Athens on Thursday for talks with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. #Breaking: Police disperses...

Macedonia 11.01.19 | 11:56

Resolution praising the renaming of Macedonia withdrawn from the US Senate

The US Senate withdrew from consideration resolution 602, submitted in August by senators Chris Murphy and Ron Johnson, which declared support for the push to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia. United Macedonian Diaspora declared a win after the resolution was withdrawn, given that it labeled all...

World 11.01.19 | 11:53

Backstage drama accompanies Romania’s debut in EU presidency

Backstage drama came to the fore Thursday as Romania assumed the presidency of the European Union for the first time, an international debut that was preceded by questions about the country’s readiness for the role. The formerly communist country’s turn in the rotating office brought EU officials...

Columns 11.01.19 | 11:46

If the court decides impartially

The legal system is a reflection of a state. All segments of a society depend on the legal system, which is connected to the political system of the state, meaning the form of the state, to the financial relations, to the security provisions, political action, civic action, trade, transport, health,...

Life 11.01.19 | 11:08

Teacher charged after video shows boy with autism being dragged through school

A teacher has been charged with assault after a video showed her dragging a 9-year-old boy with autism through the halls of a Kentucky school. Kentucky State Police “opened an investigation into teacher Trina Abrams,” Senior Trooper David Boarman said, adding she has “been charged with...

World 11.01.19 | 10:02

Avalanche forces its way into Swiss hotel, people injured

An avalanche in northeastern Switzerland had entered a hotel restaurant on Thursday injuring three people. Rescuers intend to continue searching for people who might be buried if the weather allows. On Thursday evening a 300 metre-wide avalanche crashed down the Schwägalp in canton Appenzell Outer Rhodes,...

Life 11.01.19 | 09:57

Ski-route from Kicevo to Ohrid – a new challenge for the Macedonians

Last night one could barely drive on the Ohrid-Kicevo highway. The road was covered with snow, the services were not out on the ground at all. The irresponsibility of the authorities left the road in a risky situation for citizens who had to drive through here. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs =...

Life 11.01.19 | 09:35

Overcast weather accompanied by low to moderate north winds

Weather in Macedonia will be overcast accompanied by low to moderate north winds. Light snowfall is possible in the morning in western parts of the country. Temperatures will range between -4C and 3C. Similar weather in Skopje with temperatures up to 1C.

World 11.01.19 | 09:24

Italy’s Salvini refuses to back EU deal on rescue ship migrants

Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has said he will refuse to authorise an EU deal that would result in his country taking in some of the 49 people who spent more than two weeks stranded onboard two private rescue ships in the Mediterranean, The Guardian reports. The Maltese prime...