North Macedonia officially joins NATO

World Mar 28, 2020

North Macedonia officially joins NATO

North Macedonia officially joined NATO on Friday, becoming the 30th member of the alliance after resolving a long-running name row with Greece. The U.S. State Department said the Balkan republic had submitted its "instrument of accession" to the NATO treaty in Washington — completing the ...

After years of stalling, Greece OKs Macedonia in NATO

World / Politics Feb 9, 2019

After years of stalling, Greece OKs Macedonia in NATO

After holding up its admission for years, Greece became the first nation on Friday to ratify Macedonia's membership of NATO after the two states resolved a decades-old name dispute last month. NATO members signed the accord with Macedonia earlier in the week, days after the ...

Greece starts moving stranded migrants to Athens

World / Social Issues Dec 10, 2015

Greece starts moving stranded migrants to Athens

Greek police rounded up some 2,300 migrants who had been stranded for three weeks at the border with Macedonia and transported them to Athens on Wednesday, dashing their hopes of seeking asylum in Northern Europe. Scuffles broke out but not on the scale of recent ...

National Sep 25, 2015

Japan to provide ¥480 million in aid for Syrian refugee crisis

The Foreign Ministry said Friday that Japan will provide via international organizations approximately ¥480 million ($4 million) in emergency aid to Lebanon and some European countries affected by the influx of migrants and refugees. Some ¥240 million will go to Lebanon, which is hosting 1.2 ...