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ATHENS, Greece | Greece, Macedonia close in on name-dispute deal amid dissent

ATHENS, Greece | Greece, Macedonia close in on name-dispute deal amid dissent

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Officials in Greece and Macedonia said Tuesday they are close to reaching a draft agreement to resolve a decades-old name dispute — but the proposed compromise is facing dissent in both countries.

The prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, were due to have a second consecutive day of talks on the phone later Tuesday.

Greece wants the former Yugoslav republic to change or modify its name to avoid any claim to the territory and ancient heritage of Greece’s region of Macedonia — birthplace of ancient warrior king Alexander the Great.

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