Attempted gun attack towards Albanian journalist shocks capital

Attempted gun attack towards Albanian journalist shocks capital

TIRANA, Aug. 30 –  A gun attack occurred in Albania in the early hours of Thursday morning at the apartment of News 24 TV station journalist Klodiana Lala. Her building at the outskirts of Tirana was fired heavily upon with

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President Meta opposes Kosovo’s “border correction” deal

President Meta opposes Kosovo’s “border correction” deal

TIRANA, Aug. 30 – Albania’s President Ilir Meta spoke for the first time on Wednesday regarding the now internationally-debated issue of Kosovo’s “border correction,” or, as it has been interpreted by many, its land-swap deal with Serbia, saying the deal

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Beware of Serbia’s gift

Beware of Serbia’s gift

By Arian Koci  When after ten years of war and constant siege against Troy, the ancient Greek army retreated leaving a wooden horse behind as a gift to gods, a Trojan priest called Laocoon is said to have told his

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Audio-surveillance alleging gov’t’s high-level corrupt requests surfaces in Tirana

Audio-surveillance alleging gov’t’s high-level corrupt requests surfaces in Tirana

TIRANA, Aug. 29 – Albania’s opposition accused the government of trying to blackmail the Albanian judge at the Strasbourg Court Ledi Bianku to block the case of Albanian property issues appearing there. The accusations surfaced after local media Exit.al published

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Greece returns to the Balkans

Greece returns to the Balkans

TIRANA, Aug. 28 – Greece’s Alternate Foreign Minister Georgios Katrougalos represented Greece at the informal summit of the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkan Countries (WB6) in Durres on Monday. The main topic of the meeting was to promote regional

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Albania and Ireland take in migrants blocked in Italian ship

Albania and Ireland take in migrants blocked in Italian ship

TIRANA, Aug. 28 – Albanian and Ireland agreed to take in 140, the vast majority of whom Eritrean, migrants who were blocked in the board of an Italian coast guard ship on Sunday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte publicly announced.

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US not against Serbia-Kosovo land-swap deal, White House security advisor says

US not against Serbia-Kosovo land-swap deal, White House security advisor says

TIRANA, Aug. 25 – US National Security Advisor John R. Bolton said on Friday his country won’t oppose a territorial exchange between Kosovo and Serbia as a solution to their dispute, as long as the deal comes as a “mutually

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Albania’s largest private hospital acquires key Greek rival

Albania’s largest private hospital acquires key Greek rival

TIRANA, Aug. 24 – Albania’s largest private hospital has consolidated its position in the Albanian private healthcare system by fully acquiring its key rival. Greece-based Hygeia Group says it has sold its loss-making Albania unit to the American Hospital of

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Ongoing emergency intervention keeps Albanian lek stable at peak tourist season

Ongoing emergency intervention keeps Albanian lek stable at peak tourist season

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Aug. 24 – Albania’s national currency is showing stability for the third month in a row against Europe’s single currency following a sharp upward trend in the first half of this year with a series of

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US-based Albanian organizations divided over museum plans on former notorious labor camp

US-based Albanian organizations divided over museum plans on former notorious labor camp

TIRANA, Aug. 23 – Albania’s plans to turn an abandoned forced labor camp where hundreds of Albanians considered enemies of the former communist regime are believed to have been killed in the late 1940s and early 1950s into a memorial

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