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Macedonia gets new name

Belgrade, Jan 12 (UNI) Macedonia’s 120-seat parliament passed an amendment to the constitution to rename the country as Republic of North Macedonia in line with an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27-year-old dispute.
Debates on the new legislation had started on Wednesday and continued through Thursday. The final vote was postponed several times due to the lack of the 80 votes needed for the amendments to pass.
"Eighty-one people voted in favor, all four amendments to the constitution have been adopted," Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said in televised broadcast on Friday.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras also congratulated Macedonia counterpart Zoran Zaev after deputies in Skopje voted to change the country's name to the Republic of North Macedonia, his office said.
"The prime minister congratulated Mr Zaev on the successful conclusion of the process to revise the constitution of the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia," Tsipras' office said in a statement.
Revising the constitution to change the country's name to the "Republic of North Macedonia" had been part of an agreement signed by Tsipras and Zaev in June last.
Meanwhile, lawmakers from opposition VMRO-DPMNE party boycotted the vote and held protest rallies outside the parliament building in Skopje.
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Kazakh president Nazarbaev steps down

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Syria: US-backed SDF captures 157 IS militants

19 Mar 2019 | 7:31 PM

Damascus, Mar 19 (UNI) The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia captured 157 militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) during an operation in the village of Baghuz in southeastern Syria, SDF Press Office head Mustafa Bali said on Tuesday.

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