>> Greece's Parliament ratified a landmark accord on Friday that renames neighboring Macedonia, Republic of North Macedonia. The historic vote ends a decades-old dispute between the two countries and paves the way for the tiny Balkan state to be considered for EU and NATO membership. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hammered out the deal with his Macedonian counterpart last year and on Thursday pushed for it to be approved by Greek lawmakers.
> The vote follows months of heated debate inside Parliament. And protests outside. On Thursday, demonstrators hurled petrol bombs, flares, and firecrackers at police guarding the Parliament. They responded with tear gas and took several of the protesters into custody. The settlement seeks to end a 28-year old row between Athens and Skopje over the use of the term Macedonia.
Greece has a province called Macedonia and has long demanded the country change its name. But Greeks fear the agreement could lead to territorial claims against Greece and say it's an attempt to appropriate Greece's ancient cultural heritage. Macedonia has already ratified the deal.