Category: News
World 11:52

Swedish Social Democrat leader Lofven confirmed as PM, challenges ahead

Sweden’s parliament voted on Friday to give Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven a second term in office, ending more than four months of deadlock after an inconclusive election, Reuters reports. Lofven agreed an historic deal with the Centre, Liberal and Green parties last week, bringing together...

World 11:47

US backs NATO ‘100%’ but allies must ‘step up’, says Trump

President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States is fully committed to NATO but repeated his insistence that other members pay more for their own security, AFP reports. “We will be with NATO 100 percent, but as I told the countries, you have to step up and you have to pay,” Trump said in a...

Macedonia 11:46

“Nationality” means one thing in Macedonia and something entirely different in Greece

In its note sent to Athens, the Macedonian Foreign Ministry assures the Greek Ministry that “the term ‘nationality’ of the Second Party defined in Article 1 (3) (b) of the Agreement as ‘Macedonian/citizen of the Republic of North Macedonia’, refers exclusively to citizenship...

World 11:11

EU states breaching rule of law could lose funds: Parliament

European Union countries that undermine the bloc’s democratic principles could lose EU funds, under a draft law backed by the European Parliament on Thursday, AFP reports. The bill is seen as a new tool to fight threats to the independence of the courts and corruption in countries like Poland, Hungary...

Culture 10:48

Tosca in Macedonian Opera and Ballet

Opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, directed by Bulgaria’s Ognyan Draganov will be performed in the Macedonian Opera and Ballet (MOB) on Friday. Conductor: Ivan Kozhuharov (Bulgaria) Director: Ognjan Draganov (Bulgaria) Ass. Director: Trajko Jordanovski Set design: Zoran Nikolovski Costume design: Marija...

Balkans 10:26

Dacic sang two songs to Putin during formal lunch

Serbia’s president, Aleksandar Vucic hosted a formal lunch for Vladimir Putin, which was attended by more than 100 officials of the two countries and public figures including film director Emir Kusturica and actor Milos Bikovic. Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic did not miss the opportunity...

Balkans 09:49

120,000 Serbs welcome Putin in Belgrade (video)

Russian President Vladimir Putin finished his one-day visit to Serbia on Wednesday evening with a visit to the Temple of St. Sava in Belgrade, b92.net reported. A huge crowd of people, estimated by police to be about 120,000 strong, gathered in front of this Serbian Orthodox church to welcome him,...

Balkans 09:34

Serbian leader presents Putin with Sarplaninac puppy during Belgrade visit

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has presented a special gift – a Sarplaninac (or Yugoslavian Shepherd) puppy – to his visiting Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, TASS reported. Putin seemed to like his new pet, the four-month puppy nicknamed Pasha. “What a cutie!,” he said...

Balkans 09:30

Vladimir Putin gets lavish welcome on visit to ally Serbia

Amid a lavish welcome, Vladimir Putin arrived in Serbia on Thursday in a show of the Russian president’s support for the Balkan country’s populist leader and his pro-Moscow policies, AP reported. Putin landed at Belgrade airport after his presidential plane was escorted over Serbian airspace by MiG-29...

Macedonia 21:04

Mickoski meets with coalition partners to jointly demand early general elections

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski met today with the leaders of the smaller parties in the VMRO lead coalition For a Better Macedonia to underline the request for early general elections which would be held along with the presidential elections in late April. Mickoski and the other leaders raised...

Macedonia 20:53

After meeting Dimitrov, Cavusoglu emphasized that Turkey recognizes Macedonia under its constitutional name

Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevluc Cavusloglu reminded his Macedonian counterpart that Turkey supports Macedonia in the name argument against Greece. Dimitrov visited Ankara as the Government is conceding on the name issue, and agreeing the rename the country under Greek pressure. Cavusoglu used...

Culture 16:10

Corina Schwingruber Ilic’s All Inclusive wins Golden Egg at Kustendorf festival

The 12. International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf has ended with awards and closing ceremony in The Damned Yard Theatre. After performances by Svetozar Marković folklore ensamble and Svetlana Spaјić group, Professor Emir Kusturica was awarded by His Royal Heritage Zolani Mkiva and named...

World 15:43

Kremlin spokesman reveals Putin’s words make blood run cold

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confessed he is happy to be working with Vladimir Putin for over ten years and made a bombshell revelation about the Russian president. Speaking with a Russian media outlet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has refused to respond to a question if Vladimir Putin resorts...

World 14:19

El Chapo ‘paid $100m bribe to former Mexican president Peña Nieto’

Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted a $100m (£77m) bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, a witness has testified. Alex Cifuentes, who says he was a close associate of Guzmán for years, told a New York City courtroom that he had told authorities of...

Balkans 13:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Belgrade (video)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday arrived in Belgrade on an official visit to Serbia. After his presidential plane landed at 1.05 pm, Putin was given a ceremonial welcome at the Nikola Tesla Airport, where he was greeted by Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic. Serbian Armed Forces MiG-29...

World 13:03

Three injured as fire breaks out on roof of Lyon university after ‘gas bottle explosion’

A university in the French city of Lyon was evacuated on Thursday morning when a large fire broke out on the roof after a reported gas bottle explosion, leaving three people with minor injuries, Euronews reports. Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University confirmed the incident on Twitter shortly after 9.30 a.m.,...

World 11:35

Five deaths blamed on storms that dump snow, rain on California

At least five people have died in severe rain and snowstorms that blanketed parts of California with at least five feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains this week, besides triggering flooding and mudslides, officials said, Reuters reports. Forecasters expect the bitter weather to push eastwards...

Balkans 11:30

Tsipras: Our neighbor’s note verbale clarifies that the term ‘nationality’ refers exclusively to citizenship

The note verbale informing Greece that the domestic processes related to the terms of the Prespes Agreement completed by Macedonia reached Athens on Wednesday evening, diplomatic sources told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency. During his address – the last speech before the roll-call vote –...

World 11:13

American killed in Kenya attack was 9/11 survivor

The American man who was among the 21 people killed in an attack on a luxury hotel complex in the Kenyan capital Nairobi was a consultant who survived the 9/11 attacks, and specialized in emerging economies. Authorities did not formally name Jason Spindler as one of the victims, but his mother Sarah...

World 10:03

Bomb hits historic Naples pizzeria

A bomb was let off Tuesday night outside the historic Sorbillo pizzeria in the heart of the southern Italian city, five years after the premises were torched. “It’s an attack on rebirth and legality,” said owner Gino Sorbillo. There was no damage to people or property other than scorching...

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