Albanian-Austrian trio to perform baroque music at Himara castle

Albanian-Austrian trio to perform baroque music at Himara castle

TIRANA, Aug. 22 – Austrian artist Christoph Urbanetz will be the special guest of an Albanian-Austrian trio performing for three nights at the ancient Himara castle on the Albanian Riviera this week. The concerts held in one of the busiest

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‘Internationals’ makes Norwegian debut

‘Internationals’ makes Norwegian debut

TIRANA, Aug. 21 – A decade after its original publication, Ylljet Aliçka’s satirical novel on the international community in Albania is turning more and more international after its recent English version launch and its upcoming movie premiere. The novel by

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Albania increases security level after Barcelona terror attacks

Albania increases security level after Barcelona terror attacks

TIRANA, Aug. 19 – Albanian authorities have tightened security measures following this week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Spain. Local media report anti-terror forces have increased their level of security following the deadly attacks in Barcelona, where 13 people were killed

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Albania’s Skenderbeu one step away from repeating Europa League history

Albania’s Skenderbeu one step away from repeating Europa League history

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Aug. 18 – Albania’s Skenderbeu are only one step away from repeating history in the UEFA Europa League after being held to a dramatic draw by Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb in the first-leg away fixture of the

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Opposition caretaker ministers resign following report on alleged electoral fraud

Opposition caretaker ministers resign following report on alleged electoral fraud

TIRANA, Aug. 17 – All opposition Democratic Party-proposed caretaker ministers have submitted their resignation after three months in duty, paving the way for a new Socialist Party-led government next September. Deputy Prime Minister Ledina Mandija and six other ministers including

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Albania, China relations gain new momentum after key assets acquisition

Albania, China relations gain new momentum after key assets acquisition

TIRANA, Aug. 14 – Albania- China relations are gaining new momentum as the Asian superpower is increasing investment in Albania, its once tiny Balkan ally in the 1960s and 70s. Four decades on, the present context is quite different as

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‘The other side of Albanian communism’

‘The other side of Albanian communism’

TIRANA, Aug. 10 – In May 1987, Dutch photojournalist Piet den Blanken visited communist Albania as part of a travelgroup of “fellow comrades.” Despite the prohibition on contact between Albanians and foreign visitors and the ban on taking streetphotos, he

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Trial by fire for Albania as wildfires rage

Trial by fire for Albania as wildfires rage

TIRANA, Aug. 10 – Albania has been hit by one of the worst wildfire season in recent times, with fires raging across the country aided by a stifling heatwave that has filled emergency rooms at an unprecedented rate. Authorities said

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Italian mafia assignation tied to Albania drugs, prosecutor says

Italian mafia assignation tied to Albania drugs, prosecutor says

TIRANA, Aug. 10 – A shooting that left four people dead in southern Italy this week, including a mafia boss, his driver and two bystanders, has potential ties to the cannabis trade stemming in Albania, an Italian prosecutor told the

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Smaller gov’t planned as questions remain on ministers

Smaller gov’t planned as questions remain on ministers

TIRANA, Aug. 10 – As Prime Minister Edi Rama prepares to form a new cabinet at the end of August, there are indications his second mandate will have a leaner government with fewer ministries, but questions remain on who the

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