Four hundred British troops will arrive in Macedonia Friday to prepare for the possible deployment of 3,500 NATO soldiers.
Despite weekend violence, Macedonia's rival factions signed a landmark peace accord that gives the ethnic Albanian minority more power.
An international envoy said a peace accord between Macedonia and ethnic Albanian rebels will be signed Monday, despite renewed violence in the region.
Macedonia's government said today that ethnic Albanian rebels have agreed to pull back from territory captured near Tetovo, Macedonia's second-largest city and the site of recent fighting.
Top NATO and European Union officials postponed a trip to Skopje Thursday as the Macedonian government rejected a peace package that made concessions to minority ethnic Albanians.
The Macedonian government and ethnic Albanian rebels Thursday agreed to a cease-fire that will take effect at midnight.
World leaders urged calm as intense fighting between government troops and ethnic Albanian rebels continued.
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