OSCE/ODIHR urge Albanian political parties speed up polls preparations

TIRANA, Jan. 19 – A report by the European election observers urged Albanian political parties to speed up preparations for next month's local polls in order to ensure a good process. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Warsaw-based

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Sentenced Italian extradited to Italy, others extradited to Albania

TIRANA, Jan. 23 – Donato Grecco, an Italian sentenced to 9 years imprisonment in Albania, was extradited to Italy to serve his term there. Grecco, 41, a resident in Valenza, was sentenced by the Durres court for trafficking drugs to

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Albania signs cleaning waters project in four cities

Tirana, Jan. 25 – Albania signed Thursday a 14.24 million Euro contract with the European Bank and the European Bank of Investment for the project of clean waters in Durres, Lezha, Shengjin and Saranda. The project is to be applied

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Police prevent murders, stop human trafficking

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – Police found a cache of weapons at a house after three men belonging to the same family had tried to kill two persons over a property dispute. Brothers Mislim and Beqir Roshi beat Mirash Daku and

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Moisiu, NGOs call on political parties to respect code of ethics

TIRANA, Jan. 22 – Monday President Alfred Moisiu convened a group of nongovernmental organizations trying to promote the respect of the code of ethics he had sent to all the political parties ahead of the Feb. 18 local elections. The

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Lover kills woman in front of her husband

GJIROKASTRA, Jan. 23 – Police arrested Namik Dedgjoni, 39, who had killed in the Southern town of Tepelena Hena Tringa, 30, with whom he had a love affair. Dedgjoni committed the crime in front of Tringa's spouse. Tringa had two

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Weather causes problems throughout Albania

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – heavy rain throughout the country on Wednesday caused different problems from floods to difficulties in the main ports. A 2,220 ton ship named Odesa threatened to get drowned because of the heavy rain and strong winds

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Blast damages businessman's car

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – Wednesday police reported an explosion in one of Tirana's streets that damaged the Mercedes car of a businessman but had caused no human injuries. Some 50 grams of an explosive device were used to damage the

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NDI poll on local elections, electricity, jobs and corruption

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) on Wednesday released key findings from its public opinion survey in six cities conducted between December 15, 2006 and January 5, 2007, based on a total of 2,500

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Shkodra police given speedbaot for border control

SHKODRA, Jan. 20 – International assistanct police mission PAMECA gave Shkodra police a fast speedboat to use in checking the Shkodra lake border line with neighboring Montenegro and prevent illegal trafficking there. The speedboat has all the required technology like

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