SKOPJE, Macedonia | Polls open in landmark referendum on Macedonia’s name

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SKOPJE, Macedonia — Macedonians were deciding Sunday on their country’s future, voting in a referendum on whether to accept a landmark deal ending a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece by changing their country’s name to North Macedonia, paving the way to NATO membership.

The June deal would end a dispute dating from the early 1990s when Macedonia declared independence from Yugoslavia. Greece argued use of the term implied territorial ambitions on its own province of the same name, and blocked the country’s efforts to join NATO.

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