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Diplomatic squabbles over Mother Teresa's legacyupdated: Wed May 26 2010 13:22:00

August marks the 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth and few will be prouder than the citizens of her birthplace Skopje.

Macedonia's forgotten gemupdated: Mon May 24 2010 12:43:00

CNN's Nic Robertson discovers an ancient city of hundreds of churches and monastries.

Marco the child geniusupdated: Tue May 18 2010 08:00:00

CNN's Anna Coren meets a boy from Skopje, Macedonia, who is very unlike other children of his age.

The 9-year-old Microsoft geniusupdated: Tue May 18 2010 08:00:00

A colorful mural runs along the outside the Blaze Koneski public school in Macedonia, but it's been vandalized by graffiti artists who spray their tags all over the school.

Skopje: Under-explored gem in heart of the Balkansupdated: Mon May 17 2010 06:10:00

Housing over a quarter of the country's population, Skopje is Macedonia's largest and most diverse city. With a long history marked by Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule, the region boasts a wealth of ancient sites and intriguing relics.

Macedonia PM on present and futureupdated: Tue May 11 2010 14:40:00

CNN's Nic Robertson interviews the prime minister of Macedonia about the future of that country.

Macedonia PM: We want deal with Greece over name disputeupdated: Tue May 11 2010 14:40:00

Macedonia's prime minister has said the country is seeking a compromise with Greece over the long-standing name dispute between both countries.

Creating Napa Valley in Macedoniaupdated: Tue May 11 2010 08:04:00

Jordan Trajkov was a successful banker studying for an MBA when he visited Napa Valley in California.

A new Napa valleyupdated: Tue May 11 2010 08:04:00

CNN's Nic Robertson mets a Macedonian businessman who returns to wine making with a new idea.

Country profile: Macedoniaupdated: Tue May 04 2010 21:25:00

Macedonia is a small mountainous, landlocked country bordering Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo and Serbia.

What is i-List?updated: Tue May 04 2010 11:22:00

CNN's new series i-List takes you to a different country each month and highlights innovation and influence in industry, business, technology, culture and more.

Robertson: Scene of Polish plane crash stuns onlookersupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 09:00:00

When I found the first piece of fuselage, I was shocked. It was flimsy, the thin metal easily twisted back on itself.

Debris litters crash siteupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 09:00:00

Broken trees and twisted metal mark the site where a Polish plane crashed in Russia. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Albania to India: Give us Mother Teresaupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 11:23:00

"By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world."

15 dead as Macedonian tour boat sinksupdated: Sat Sep 05 2009 10:26:00

At least 15 people are dead after a tourist boat sunk in a lake in southwest Macedonia on Saturday morning, a government spokesman told CNN.

Germany and France secure qualifying winsupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 17:38:00

Germany took a decisive step nearer the 2010 World Cup finals with a 2-0 win in Azerbaijan to open up a four-point gap at the top of European qualifying group four.

Macedonia vote 'free of violence'updated: Mon Mar 23 2009 11:02:00

Sunday's presidential election in Macedonia was free of the violence which marred last year's parliamentary vote in the former Yugoslav republic, election observers said on Monday.

Scots crash to early goal in Macedoniaupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 05:26:00

Ilcho Naumoski's fifth minute goal gave Macedonia a great start to their World Cup qualifying campaign, as they went on to upset Scotland 1-0 in the Group 9 encounter in searing temperatures in Skopje.

Dutch delight coach with Skopje successupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 05:03:00

The Netherlands opened their 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory away to Macedonia on Wednesday night to give new coach Bert van Marwijk his first competitive victory.

Bush, Putin share spoils at 'crisis summit'updated: Fri Apr 04 2008 20:31:00

A "crisis summit" for NATO, many called it before the leaders met in Bucharest. So how was it on the night? Who were the winners and losers? The key figures were two last year presidents who won't be at the next meeting, Russia's Vladimir Putin and U.S. President George W. Bush.

Time.com: NATO Spurns New Membersupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 13:55:00

NATO decides not to put Georgia and Ukraine on track to join the alliance, but pledged that they will join one day

France to send battalion to Afghanistanupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 20:45:00

France has agreed to send a battalion of troops to eastern Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman has said.

Bush NATO dinner arrivalupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 20:45:00

President Bush shakes hands with dignitaries upon his arrival at the NATO dinner in Bucharest, Romania.

Deutsche Telekom's lossupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 12:05:00

Rene Obermann describes his first 15 months as Deutsche Telekom CEO.

Making a comebackupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 17:40:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry talks to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton about her recent wins in Texas and Ohio.

A fact check on Clinton's foreign policy claimsupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 17:40:00

Sen. Hillary Clinton, fresh off crucial wins in Tuesday's primaries, has been playing the experience card heavily, particularly in regard to her role in foreign policy.

Greek name fury threatens NATO bidupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 18:26:00

NATO's secretary-general said Monday that Macedonia's hope of joining the military alliance could be dashed if it fails to settle a 17-year-old name spat with Greece, a long-time NATO member.

Time.com: Enough With the New Countriesupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 16:00:00

Now Kosovo has broken off from Serbia. A confused follower of world events asks: Are we really better off minting smaller and smaller nations?

Israel victory gives England hopeupdated: Sat Nov 17 2007 17:46:00

Israel took Russia's Euro 2008 qualification hopes out of their own hands after snatching a 2-1 injury-time victory in the Group E tie at Ramat Gan Stadium on Saturday.

England feel Benayoun injury blowupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 07:11:00

England's Euro 2008 ambitions were dealt another blow on Monday when Liverpool midfield player Yossi Benayoun was ruled out of Israel's critical group game against Russia.

England playing Russian rouletteupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 12:13:00

So you didn't see it coming? But the writing was on the wall... England were struggling to hold onto their lead against Russia and it was a matter of time before they conceded a goal and let qualification for Euro 2008 slip between their fingers.

England sunk by Pavluchenko doubleupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 17:02:00

Two goals in the space of four second-half minutes by Roman Pavluchenko gave Russia a crucial 2-1 victory over England in Moscow, to put qualification from Euro 2008 Group E firmly in their own hands.

McClaren tells men 'forget Russia'updated: Wed Oct 10 2007 07:42:00

England coach Steve McClaren has warned his players that they should concentrate on Saturday's Euro 2008 qualifier with Estonia at Wembley and not get distracted by their forthcoming trip to Russia.

Time.com: Greek PM Faces New Challengesupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 06:00:00

"Compassionate conservative" Kostas Karamanlis narrowly won reelection, but his shrunken majority could leave his party vulnerable

Ignashevich back in Russian squadupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 23:52:00

Russia coach Guus Hiddink has recalled experienced defender Sergei Ignashevich for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Macedonia and England next month.

Heat wave woesupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 22:01:00

Heat wave woes

Kerzhakov treble flattens Andorraupdated: Sat Jun 02 2007 13:19:00

Alexander Kerzhakov scored a hat-trick as Russia routed Andorra 4-0 in their Euro 2008 Group E qualifier on Saturday.

England held by Israel in Tel Avivupdated: Sat Mar 24 2007 14:43:00

England's faltering Euro 2008 qualifying campaign suffered a further setback as they were held 0-0 by Israel in Tel Aviv on Saturday

Hargreaves is recalled by Englandupdated: Fri Mar 16 2007 12:00:00

England coach Steve McClaren welcomed back Owen Hargreaves and Aaron Lennon to his squad on Friday for their crunch Euro 2008 qualifier in Israel and kept faith with Kieron Dyer.

Vajs given Macedonia squad call-upupdated: Mon Mar 12 2007 13:26:00

Macedonia coach Sreco Katanec has included Rabotnicki Skopje defender Miroslav Vajs in his 19-man squad for the Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia in Zagreb on March 24.

Germany seeks 13 over CIA 'kidnap'updated: Wed Jan 31 2007 08:40:00

Arrest warrants have been issued for 13 suspected CIA agents in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a German citizen of Lebanese descent in Afghanistan.

Macedonia government must back offupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 13:03:00

FIFA and UEFA have demanded that the government of Macedonia stop interfering with the country's football association.

Croatia defeat Israel in thrillerupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 14:01:00

Croatia's Brazilian-born striker Eduardo Da Silva hit a hat-trick and Darjo Srna added a penalty as the visitors scored a dramatic 4-3 win over Israel to go top of Euro 2008 qualifying Group E on Wednesday.

Richards given first England startupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 15:06:00

Teenage defender Micah Richards will make his England debut and striker Andy Johnson will get a rare start in their friendly against the Netherlands, coach Steve McClaren has revealed.

Robinson mistake hands Croatia winupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 15:06:00

A comical error by goalkeeper Paul Robinson helped Croatia claim a fully-deserved 2-0 win over a England in Zagreb, a result that puts them top of Euro 2008 qualifying group E on goal difference.

England's King misses Croatia gameupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 07:01:00

England defender Ledley King has pulled out of the squad to face Croatia in Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier because of a knee injury.

England miss chance to pull clearupdated: Sat Oct 07 2006 13:58:00

England were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Macedonia and missed the chance to pull clear at the top of Euro 2008 Group E.

Coach McClaren exploring new ideasupdated: Fri Oct 06 2006 09:12:00

Coach Steve McClaren has told his England team he expects a much better performance against Macedonia at Old Trafford on Saturday than in their nervy 1-0 win over them last month in Skopje.

England recall Newcastle's Parkerupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 12:00:00

Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker has been recalled by England coach Steve McClaren for next month's Euro 2008 qualifiers against Macedonia and Croatia.

Lennon could require knee surgeryupdated: Sun Sep 10 2006 06:59:00

Tottenham Hotspur's England winger Aaron Lennon has a knee injury that could require surgery, according to Spurs manager Martin Jol.

Crouch snatches points for Englandupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 13:37:00

Peter Crouch scored his 11th goal in his last 10 appearances to give England a 1-0 win over Macedonia in their Euro 2008 Group E qualifier.

McClaren hopeful about Ferdinandupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 08:21:00

England coach Steve McClaren is optimistic that center-back Rio Ferdinand will return to the side when they face Macedonia in a tough Euro 2008 qualifier on Wednesday.

Johnson recalled to England squadupdated: Fri Aug 25 2006 12:37:00

Everton striker Andy Johnson has been recalled by England coach Steve McClaren for next month's Euro 2008 Group E qualifiers against Andorra and Macedonia.

Ecuador slump to Macedonia defeatupdated: Sun May 28 2006 16:19:00

Ecuador slumped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Macedonia in their final warm-up game before the World Cup on Sunday.

Fortune: Unexploded-Ordnance Removerupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

I am from Harare, Zimbabwe. I saw an article in the newspaper about MineTech getting a contract to work in Mozambique. I applied and passed the selection course, and was trained in Harare. That was...

Kanatec appointed Macedonia coachupdated: Thu Feb 16 2006 12:49:00

Slovenia's Srecko Katanec has signed a two-year-contract as Macedonia's national coach.

Andone resigns as Bucharest coachupdated: Fri Dec 23 2005 11:08:00

Ioan Andone has resigned as Dinamo Bucharest coach - even though his team currently lead the Romanian first division.

Germany still seeking CIA answers updated: Wed Dec 14 2005 13:41:00

Germany's foreign minister told parliament Wednesday the government had no prior knowledge of the CIA detention of a Lebanese German and was still awaiting answers from Washington on the matter. And he voiced concern the CIA flights of terror suspects via Europe could damage transatlantic relations.

Paraguay take four-team tournamentupdated: Sun Nov 13 2005 11:37:00

A goal from Dante Lopez gave Paraguay a 1-0 win over Macedonia to secure their victory in the four-nation tournament in Iran.

EU meets to set battle plan for bird fluupdated: Thu Oct 20 2005 02:33:00

Europe's top health officials met Thursday to discuss ways to thwart the spread of bird flu as the deadly H5N1 virus that has now hit the continent reared its head again in east and Southeast Asia.

Macedonia 'orders bird flu tests'updated: Wed Oct 19 2005 04:00:00

Samples from a dead bird have been sent to London for testing after a large number of birds died in the Macedonian city of Bitola near the border with Greece, a member of Macedonia's parliament said.

Czechs cruise into play-off placeupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 14:30:00

The Czech Republic secured a place in the World Cup playoffs after beating Finland 3-0 in the their final Group One qualifier.

Van Persie inspires Dutch victoryupdated: Wed Jun 08 2005 13:39:00

Substitute Robin van Persie scored one and created another two as the Netherlands produced a late surge to beat Finland 4-0 to remain top of World Cup qualifying Group One.

Striker Baros ready for Lyon talksupdated: Mon Jun 06 2005 15:18:00

Czech Republic striker Milan Baros is to hold talks with former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier over a move to French champions Lyon from Anfield.

Zelenka handed first Czech call-upupdated: Mon May 30 2005 10:19:00

Sparta Prague playmaker Lukas Zelenka has been named in a Czech Republic squad for the first time for their World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Macedonia next month.

Van Nistelrooy keeps Dutch on topupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 12:16:00

Ruud van Nistelrooy and Romeo Castelen scored first half goals to give Group One leaders the Netherlands a 2-0 win over Armenia in a World Cup qualifier.

Romania coach looking beyond 2006updated: Tue Mar 29 2005 09:48:00

Romania coach Victor Piturca puts his faith in youth for Wednesday's World Cup Group One qualifier against Macedonia after the disappointing 2-0 home defeat by the Dutch.

West Brom list international pairupdated: Tue Jan 11 2005 06:16:00

English Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion have transfer-listed two foreign stars - Bernt Haas and Artim Sakiri.

Ajax held to a draw by arch-rivalsupdated: Sun Nov 14 2004 09:33:00

Dutch champions Ajax were held to a 1-1 draw by arch-rivals Feyenoord on Sunday, both sides losing further ground on leaders PSV Eindhoven.

Report: Macedonia workers beheadedupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 20:06:00

Two Macedonian construction workers kidnapped south of Baghdad have been beheaded, and the group claiming responsibility accused the men of working as spies for U.S. forces in Iraq, the Arab television network Al-Jazeera has reported.

Macedonia coach offers resignationupdated: Thu Oct 14 2004 15:08:00

Macedonia coach Dragan Kanatlarovski said on Thursday he had submitted his resignation after Wednesday's embarrassing 1-0 defeat by Andorra in their World Cup qualifier.

Koller strike is enough for Czechsupdated: Sat Oct 09 2004 13:50:00

Striker Jan Koller's first-half penalty secured the Czech Republic their first points with a 1-0 victory over Romania in their World Cup Group One qualifying match.

Van Nistelrooy back in Dutch squadupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 11:40:00

Ruud van Nistelrooy, Philip Cocu and Arjen Robben have been recalled to the Dutch squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Finland.

Squads round-up: Dellas recalled updated: Fri Oct 01 2004 10:51:00

Roma central defender Traianos Dellas has been recalled to the Greece squad for their World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on October 9.

Stratev quits as coach of Vardar updated: Mon Mar 15 2004 09:51:00

Zoran Stratev has resigned as coach of Macedonia champions Vardar Skopje following a recent run of poor results.

Plane-crash president buriedupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 07:34:00

Government leaders and heads of state have been paying their last respects to Macedonia's late president, Boris Trajkovski, who died last week in a plane crash.

Macedonia searches for new leaderupdated: Sat Feb 28 2004 08:55:00

Macedonia's leadership is considering how and when to organize a vote to elect a new head of state after President Boris Trajkovski was killed in a plane crash.

Macedonian president's body foundupdated: Fri Feb 27 2004 00:44:00

Rescuers have recovered the body of Macedonia's president and eight others killed in a plane crash in a remote and mountainous region of Bosnia, a NATO spokesman has said.

Trajkovski: Macedonia's peacemakerupdated: Thu Feb 26 2004 08:38:00

Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski, who has died in a plane crash, was a moderate credited for helping to unite his ethnically divided country amid the bubbling, often bloody politics of the Balkans.

Trajkovski's death shocks Europeupdated: Thu Feb 26 2004 06:25:00

Ordinary Macedonians and European leaders have described their shock at the death of President Boris Trajkovski in a plane crash in Bosnia.

Macedonia leader feared killedupdated: Thu Feb 26 2004 04:30:00

Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski, a moderate credited for helping to unite his ethnically divided country, is feared to have been killed in a plane crash in southeastern Bosnia.

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