Moderate earthquakes shake northern Albania

TIRANA, Dec. 12 – Two moderate tremors shook northern Albania Tuesday causing no damage, according to the Seismological Institute. The quakes at 09:50 and 09:57 local time were with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 and 3 Richter scale near the

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Kukes-Krume road segment repaired, cold weather starts

KUKES, Dec. 13 – Authorities concluded the rehabilitation of road parts in Kukes-Krume segment which were damaged from rain in spring. Their damage made difficult driving in that area, which would become more difficult when the snowy weather started. Some

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18 ethnic Albanians in Montenegro indicted on terrorism charges

PODGORICA, Dec. 8 – Eighteen ethnic Albanians, including five United States citizens, were indicted last week on planning terrorist attacks in the southern Malesia region, aimed at putting it under ethnic Albanian control terrorism. They were charged by Montenegro's special

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Western Balkan defence ministers meet in Albania on their NATO integration efforts

TIRANA, Dec. 12 – Defence Ministers of the Adriatic 3 Charter countries and other Western Balkan countries gathered Tuesday in Tirana to discuss on their joint efforts toward NATO membership. The meeting titled 'Together Toward 2008' was organized by Albania,

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Police trains officers for election process

TIRANA, Dec. 11 – The Arben Zylyftari police academy started Monday a two-day training of for senior officers around the country on how to operate during the local elections. A second session was held Thursday, Friday. Police chief Bajram Ibraj

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Foreign Minister in international campaign for local elections

TIRANA, Dec. 13 – Foreign Minister Besnik Mustafaj held this week a series of meetings and sent letters to international factor on the Jan. 20 local elections that have been an issue of quarrel between the country's governing majority of

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Albania should not expect international mediation in political dispute, says Europe

TIRANA, Dec. 12 – The European Commission on Tuesday told Albania that its political parties should take responsibility for the electoral reform and the forthcoming local polls and not expect international community to sort out their problems. That followed the

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Interior minister thanks international partners for cooperation

TIRANA, Dec. 13 – Interior Minister Sokol Olldashi met Wednesday with representatives of international missions and organizations assisting Albania. They talked on the one-year cooperation and successes in that work. Olldashi said that results of such a success were capturing

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Police arrest drug traffickers, other suspects

TIRANA, Dec. 12 – Police said Wednesday they had arrested two persons _ Taejon Bregu, 18, resident in Patos, and Artion Ceta, 24, in Fier who were found with four kilograms of cannabis sativa in Tirana. It is believed that

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Jealousy causes triple murder in Cerrik

CERRIK, Dec. 12 – Police shot dead Agim Peqini, 34, in the town of Cerrik in central Albania after he had also killed two women in an apartment. Neighbours made a phone call to police to tell them that Peqini

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