Albania says could block Macedonia's NATO bid amid spat over minority rights

May 20, 2015 12:57 PM

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Albania says could block Macedonia's NATO bid amid spat over minority rights

Albanian prime minister Edi Rama speaks at a U.S.-sponsored anti-terrorism regional meeting in Albania's capital Tirana, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Rama warned Macedonia it cannot join the NATO family unless it respects the democratic rights of its ethnic Albanian minority, considering “unacceptable” how Macedonian authorities linked a recent gunbattle between police and a group of armed ethnic Albanian men as a terrorist act from the latter. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina) (The Associated Press)

Macedonian deputy Interior Minsiter Zemri Qamili takes part at a U.S.-sponsored anti-terrorism regional meeting in Albania's capital Tirana, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama warned Macedonia it cannot join the NATO family unless it respects the democratic rights of its ethni...

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