August marks the 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth and few will be prouder than the citizens of her birthplace Skopje.
CNN's Nic Robertson discovers an ancient city of hundreds of churches and monastries.
CNN's Anna Coren meets a boy from Skopje, Macedonia, who is very unlike other children of his age.
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.
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.
CNN's Nic Robertson interviews the prime minister of Macedonia about the future of that country.
Macedonia's prime minister has said the country is seeking a compromise with Greece over the long-standing name dispute between both countries.
Jordan Trajkov was a successful banker studying for an MBA when he visited Napa Valley in California.
CNN's Nic Robertson mets a Macedonian businessman who returns to wine making with a new idea.
Macedonia is a small mountainous, landlocked country bordering Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo and Serbia.
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When I found the first piece of fuselage, I was shocked. It was flimsy, the thin metal easily twisted back on itself.
Broken trees and twisted metal mark the site where a Polish plane crashed in Russia. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
"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."
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NATO decides not to put Georgia and Ukraine on track to join the alliance, but pledged that they will join one day
France has agreed to send a battalion of troops to eastern Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman has said.
President Bush shakes hands with dignitaries upon his arrival at the NATO dinner in Bucharest, Romania.
Rene Obermann describes his first 15 months as Deutsche Telekom CEO.
CNN's Kiran Chetry talks to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton about her recent wins in Texas and Ohio.
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.
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.
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 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'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.
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.
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.
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.
"Compassionate conservative" Kostas Karamanlis narrowly won reelection, but his shrunken majority could leave his party vulnerable
Russia coach Guus Hiddink has recalled experienced defender Sergei Ignashevich for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Macedonia and England next month.
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Alexander Kerzhakov scored a hat-trick as Russia routed Andorra 4-0 in their Euro 2008 Group E qualifier on Saturday.
England's faltering Euro 2008 qualifying campaign suffered a further setback as they were held 0-0 by Israel in Tel Aviv on Saturday
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.
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.
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.
FIFA and UEFA have demanded that the government of Macedonia stop interfering with the country's football association.
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.
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.
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 defender Ledley King has pulled out of the squad to face Croatia in Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier because of a knee injury.
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 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.
Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker has been recalled by England coach Steve McClaren for next month's Euro 2008 qualifiers against Macedonia and Croatia.
Tottenham Hotspur's England winger Aaron Lennon has a knee injury that could require surgery, according to Spurs manager Martin Jol.
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.
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.
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 slumped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Macedonia in their final warm-up game before the World Cup on Sunday.
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Slovenia's Srecko Katanec has signed a two-year-contract as Macedonia's national coach.
Ioan Andone has resigned as Dinamo Bucharest coach - even though his team currently lead the Romanian first division.
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.
A goal from Dante Lopez gave Paraguay a 1-0 win over Macedonia to secure their victory in the four-nation tournament in Iran.
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.
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.
The Czech Republic secured a place in the World Cup playoffs after beating Finland 3-0 in the their final Group One qualifier.
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.
Czech Republic striker Milan Baros is to hold talks with former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier over a move to French champions Lyon from Anfield.
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.
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 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.
English Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion have transfer-listed two foreign stars - Bernt Haas and Artim Sakiri.
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.
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 Dragan Kanatlarovski said on Thursday he had submitted his resignation after Wednesday's embarrassing 1-0 defeat by Andorra in their World Cup qualifier.
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.
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.
Roma central defender Traianos Dellas has been recalled to the Greece squad for their World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on October 9.
Zoran Stratev has resigned as coach of Macedonia champions Vardar Skopje following a recent run of poor results.
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'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.
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.
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.
Ordinary Macedonians and European leaders have described their shock at the death of President Boris Trajkovski in a plane crash in Bosnia.
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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