NATO

Videographic looking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Macedonia signed accession papers with NATO on Wednesday, a key step on the way to joining the organisation. Macedonia will become the 30th member of the alliance once the agreement has been ratified by all the other capitals.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Greek MPs ratify Macedonia name change in historic vote

Greek lawmakers ratify a landmark name change deal with neighbouring Macedonia, handing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a diplomatic triumph and bucking street protests to end one of the world’s most stubborn diplomatic disputes. A narrow majority of 153 MPs in the 300-seat chamber approved the deal, with several independent lawmakers supporting Tsipras’ leftist Syriza party. IMAGES of the Greek Parliament and SOUNDBITE of the House Speaker Nikos Voutsis reading results in Greek

Greek Parliament votes on Macedonia name change deal

Greek lawmakers vote on landmark name change deal with neighbouring Macedonia. Since 1991, Athens has objected to its neighbour being called Macedonia because Greece has a northern province of the same name. IMAGES

Greek vote on Macedonia name change postponed to Friday

Greece’s parliament postpones to Friday a historic vote on a deal to change the name of neighbouring Macedonia, as protesters in Athens rally against the agreement.

Clashes on the steps of Greece’s Parliament

Riot police clash with protesters on the steps of Greece’s parliament, as a demonstration against a draft agreement with neighbor Macedonia turns violent.

Tens of thousands protest Macedonian accord in Athens

Scuffles breaks out in central Athens as tens of thousands of people protested a planned name change for neighbouring Macedonia that parliament is due to ratify this week.