Macedonian rivals sign peace deal

Rival factions in Macedonia have signed a peace accord aimed at ending six months of fighting.

Rival factions in Macedonia have signed a peace accord aimed at ending six months of fighting.

It increases the ethnic Albanian's share of power in the police, parliament and education. It also paves the way for NATO to send in 3,500 troops to disarm the rebels.

Nato secretary General George Robertson says it's a historic moment. He said: "This day marks the entry of Macedonia into modern, mainstream Europe."

But before the NATO troops can be deployed, there will have to be a "durable cease-fire," Robertson cautioned. No timetable was given for deployment.

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