Category: News
World 16:04

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi names sister to party post

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi appointed his charismatic sister to a senior party position on Wednesday that officials say will energize the campaign to oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national election expected in a few months, Reuters reports. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, 47, has campaigned...

World 15:41

Inequality could crush capitalism, French finance minister warns

France’s conservative finance minister said capitalism could collapse if global inequality continues to rise, Reuters reports. In a speech marking the start of France’s presidency of the G7, Bruno Le Maire said the Group of Seven economic powers should consider setting a joint minimum corporate tax...

Culture 15:23

‘God Exists, Her Name is Petrunia’ to compete at Berlinale

Teona Strugar Mitevska’s latest film God Exists, Her Name is Petrunia will vie for the Golden Bear at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival as part of its official competition. After its international premiere in Berlin on Feb. 10, the film will be screened seven more times during the Berlinale,...

World 14:54

EU pushes for crackdown on ‘golden visas’

A European Commission report has warned against the risks of handing out so-called golden visas to wealthy foreigners. The Commission said it will recommend a set of security checks for member states to implement. The European Commission on Wednesday warned that “golden visa” programs of...

Macedonia 14:40

MEPSO rejects star student, hires another relative of a politician instead

MEPSO, the publicly owned energy transportation company, rejected the application of a stellar Machinery Faculty student and hired the sister of Kreshnik Bekteshi, one of the richest ministers in Zaev’s Government. Aleksandar Gerasimovski was one of the best students at the Ss Cyril and Methodius...

Macedonia 14:34

Zaev says he will be the first to receive a bilingual “North Macedonia” passport

Zoran Zaev announced that he will likely be the first Macedonian citizen to receive a bilingual Macedonian – Albanian passport stating the name of the country as “North Macedonia”. In an interview with the primarily Albanian language Alsat TV, Zaev was using the name “North Macedonia”. He...

Economy 12:43

DUI mayor wins another public contract worth 100.000 EUR

Pucko Petrol, an oil distribution company owned by DUI party official Ismail Jahoski, won another public contract to supply oil to a government institution. In the latest case, the politically tied company will cash in 5.9 million denars (100.000 EUR) to supply gasoline to the M-NAV air traffic control...

Economy 12:39

One of Zaev’s richest ministers rudely rebuffs seller who complains about new fees, regulation

One of the richest men in Zaev’s Government, Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi, rudely told off a farmers market seller who complained that she and her colleagues are poor and can’t afford the new fees and regulation imposed on them. Please don’t manipulate us. We are poor, the woman...

Macedonia 12:25

MINAreport: Ahmeti and Zaev near agreement to nominate Oliver Spasovski as their presidential candidate

According to the MINAreport news site, Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti are close to agreement that Oliver Spasovski will be their consensual candidate for President at the upcoming elections in late April. The site reports that Ahmeti and Zaev had a meeting last night at which the main topic of discussion...

World 12:07

John Kerry told an audience at Davos that President Donald Trump should resign

John Kerry had a one-word answer when asked his message for President Donald Trump: “Resign.” The former secretary of State and Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts made the declaration while speaking on a CNBC panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Kerry, who lost in his...

News 11:50

Zaev opens door to additional constitutional amendments and concessions to ethnic Albanians

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced additional amendments to the Constitution with more concessions to his growing ethnic Albanian base, where he competes for votes against the DUI, AA and BESA parties, as ethnic Macedonians turn their back on him. Speaking with the Albanian language Alsat TV, Zaev said...

Economy 11:34

Mickoski: Zaev prepares to cut retirement incomes

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski warned retirees that they can expect to see real life cuts to their incomes as the Zaev Government moved to reduce the rate of increase. There has been no increase in retirement incomes in the two years they’ve been in power, and now the Zoran Zaev Government...

Culture 11:26

Cultural promotion of Macedonia in New York: Mariovo Wedding Costume on video panel in Times Square

The Mariovo Wedding Costume with the slogan Macedonia: Enchanting, Engaging, Enthralling! Discover Macedonian Cultural Arts was aired on a video panel all day yesterday in the famous Times Square in New York City. 

Macedonia 11:15

Albanian man who stabbed his wife to death in Austria was a violently jealous gambler and possibly an Islamist

Xhemail M., a 36 year old ethnic Albanian citizen from Macedonia who stabbed his 32 year old wife Zemira K. to death in the Austrian city of Tulln, was a gambler and violent spouse who was also interested in Islamist ideology, Austrian police informed. Yes, I wanted to kill her, Austrian police spokesman...

Macedonia 11:06

When Zaev says “nationality” it means one thing translated in Albanian and Greek and another in Macedonian

In an interview with Alsat TV, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev stated that the word “nationality” which in his deal with the Greeks is defined as “Macedonian/citizen of the Republic of North Macedonia”, refers only to citizenship and not to the ethnic background of the Macedonian citizens....

Culture 10:59

Oscar nominations announced in Los Angeles

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations to the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination, AP reported. Though...

World 10:52

France on alert for snowfall, Eiffel Tower closes

Light snow fell on the French capital on Tuesday, causing some minor travel and transport disruptions and closures of monuments, as well as leading some enthusiasts to go snowboarding and take pictures. A winter storm began to spread from the Atlantic coast at daybreak on Tuesday, covering Normandy,...

World 10:42

Top US court allows Trump to restrict transgender military service

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump’s restrictions on transgender military service to take effect pending the outcome of litigation on the sensitive issue, AFP reports. The White House had asked the Supreme Court to intervene after lower courts prohibited Trump’s administration...

Balkans 10:01

Around 100 miners trapped underground in Trepca

Around 100 miners were trapped inside a mine in the Kosovo’s town of Mitrovica after an alleged elevator malfunction. But authorities announced that an alternative solution has been found and miners have been rescued and are in good health. The head of the trade union of Trepca miners, Shyqyri Sadiku,...

World 09:51

Germany suspends participation in EU’s Mediterranean naval mission

Germany is suspending participation in Operation Sophia, the EU naval deployment to counter human trafficking across the Mediterranean. Following the deployment of the frigate Augsburg, no other German navy ship will participate, dpa reports. Operation Sophia was launched in 2015. It is tasked with apprehending...

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