N Macedonia PM calls for snap vote after EU snub Oct 20, 2019 0 196 12345 Skopje: North Macedonia’s prime minister on Saturday proposed a snap election after the EU blocked the start of membership talks, scrambling what had been the key policy goal of his administration.After hours of heated wrangling, European Union leaders on Friday could not agree on opening Skopje’s accession negotiations, chiefly because of opposition from France. The move triggered a wave of anger and disappointment, not just in North Macedonia and Albania -- whose bid was also put on hold -- but among EU officials and leaders who had lobbied hard to open the talks.“We are victims of the EU’s historic mistake,” Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in a televised address, echoing the words of European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker a day earlier. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Italy’s Salvini seeks to unite right at Rome rally Oct 20, 2019 0 209 British lawmakers vote to force Johnson to seek Brexit delay Oct 20, 2019 0 181 Villagers search for bodies after 70 killed in Afghan mosque blast Oct 20, 2019 0 195 Oppn’s refusal to hold talks with govt points to anti-Kashmir agenda: Pakistan minister Dawn.com Islamabad Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, who has been appointed by the government to spearhead talks with opposition parties, on Saturday said that the opposition’s refusal to come to the table points .. Madrid increases pressure on Catalan separatists after violence Barcelona: Spain’s central government in Madrid on Saturday urged Catalan separatist leaders to unequivocally denounce violence after five nights of clashes. The government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez brushed .. German protesters call for closure of animal testing lab Hamburg: Several thousand people called for an end to animal testing and demanded the closure of a controversial laboratory near the northern German port city of Hamburg. Some 7,300 participants joined the peaceful .. US Democrats aim to block Trump resort from hosting G7 Washington: Furious that US President Donald Trump announced he will host the next G7 summit at his own golf resort in Florida, congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Friday to block his plan. Lawmakers said .. Afghan vote results delayed: Official Kabul: Preliminary results expected on Saturday after last month’s presidential election in Afghanistan have been delayed, the election commission said. Officials had previously indicated that results would ..