Macedonians protests continue as EU cancels crisis talks
Europe / International News / Politics

Macedonians protests continue as EU cancels crisis talks

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered at two rival protests in Macedonia’s capital on Thursday, Apr.21, as a political crisis deepened in the tiny Balkan state after the country’s president pardoned dozens of politicians who were facing criminal proceedings for alleged involvement in a wiretapping scandal. President Gjorge Ivanov last week … Continue reading

Anti-migrant force builds in Europe, hurting Merkel’s quest
Europe / International News / Politics

Anti-migrant force builds in Europe, hurting Merkel’s quest

PRAGUE (AP) — So where should the next impenetrable razor-wire border fence in Europe be built? Hungary’s right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban thinks he knows the best place — on Macedonia’s and Bulgaria’s borders with Greece — smack along the main immigration route from the Middle East to Western Europe. He says it’s necessary because … Continue reading

Migrants barred from crossing into Macedonia hold protest
International News / Middle East

Migrants barred from crossing into Macedonia hold protest

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Migrants barred from crossing the Greece-Macedonia border held a fourth day of protests Sunday, as Macedonia’s president criticized the European Union over the refugee crisis for a lack of financial support and data sharing. The influx of migrants into Macedonia has heightened tensions in the country, President Gjorgje Ivanov said. “The … Continue reading