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Briefing 'Bombs,' protests, terrorist threats: What's going on in Macedonia?

The tiny nation is currently the site of Europe's biggest political scandal, involving secret tapes, mass protests, and threats of ethnic conflict.

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The tiny Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia tends not to be a newsmaker. But the Vermont-sized country, tucked away in the southern Balkans, is currently the site of Europe's biggest political scandal, involving secret tapes of government wrongdoing, mass protests in the capital, and threats of ethnic-Albanian terrorists plotting to attack civilian and state targets. Here's what you need to know.