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Macedonian Parliament Approves New Name For The Country As Demanded By Greece

Greece has blocked its northern neighbor from entering into NATO for 27 years over an argument about which country has a right to the name Macedonia.

Macedonia's parliament has approved changing the country's name to North Macedonia, appeasing Greece and bringing the country one step closer to membership in NATO.

The change is the result of a dispute between Macedonia and Greece over history and national identity that has

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