Albanian judge killed in broad daylight by ex-husband

Albanian judge killed in broad daylight by ex-husband

TIRANA, Aug. 31 – A 39-year-old Shkodra judge was shot dead in public in Tirana’s Xhamlliku neighbourhood Thursday by her former husband, who was arrested by police near the crime scene shortly after pulling the trigger, officials said. Fadil Kasemi,

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New armed forces chief sworn in

New armed forces chief sworn in

TIRANA, Aug. 30 – Albania’s president has sworn in the country’s new top military officer, Brig. Gen. Bardhyl Kollcaku, a former army intelligence director with international experience and training. Kollcaku will serve as the Chief of the General Staff of

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Tirana, Korça rated Albania’s most polluted cities

Tirana, Korça rated Albania’s most polluted cities

TIRANA, Aug. 31 – Tirana tops Albania’s air and noise pollution city list, exceeding EU and World Health Organization limits by up to two times, but the surprise second most polluted city is Korça, the biggest city in southeast Albania

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Greece fuming over Himara clashes

Greece fuming over Himara clashes

TIRANA, Aug. 31 – The Greek foreign ministry has reacted angrily over clashes in the Municipality of Himara over its urban development plan. “Albanian authorities appear to see the violation of the rights of the Green national minority as more

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At informal Durres summit, regional leaders agree to economic union

At informal Durres summit, regional leaders agree to economic union

TIRANA, Aug. 28 – An economic union for the Western Balkans was the vision of talks as Albania hosted the region’s prime ministers over the weekend at an informal summit in Durres, which was also attended by Johannes Hahn, EU

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PM urges authorities to seize drug profit assets

PM urges authorities to seize drug profit assets

TIRANA, Aug. 30 – Prime Minister Edi Rama told a meeting of the anti-cannabis task force this week steps in the fight against drug cultivation and trafficking should include investigating unjustifiable assets suspected to be funded with drug profits and

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Manhunt continues for those involved in mailing AK-47 parts to UK

Manhunt continues for those involved in mailing AK-47 parts to UK

TIRANA, Aug. 31 – A manhunt is underway in Albania and the United Kingdom for the people responsible of trying to smuggle weapons through the mail earlier this week. Albanian security and customs officials at Tirana’s international airport foiled the

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New Tirana waste-to-energy plant gets green light amid environmental concerns

New Tirana waste-to-energy plant gets green light amid environmental concerns

TIRANA, Aug. 30 – The Albanian government has launched contract negotiations with a Netherlands-based company that has been awarded a 30-year concession to build a waste-to-energy plant in Tirana, the third such license to be awarded in Albanian territory despite

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First session of parliament set for Sept. 9

First session of parliament set for Sept. 9

TIRANA, Aug. 29 – President Ilir Meta has set Sept. 9 as the date the new parliament will take office as a new legislature, the earliest date allowed under the constitution. As per the rules of procedure, the first sitting

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Several Albanian internationals move to new European clubs

Several Albanian internationals move to new European clubs

TIRANA, Aug. 30 – Several Albanian internationals moved to new clubs in the summer transfer window as the 2017-2018 season has already kicked off in major European leagues. Striker Sokol Cikalleshi, who has been playing in Turkey’s top flight division

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