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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:16:13 GMT

Albania Weighs Turkey's Claim to be Gulenist Hub  -  Balkan Insight
As Turkey maintains pressure on Balkan countries to clamp down on so-called Gulenists - followers of the US-based cleirc Fethullah Gulen accused of masterminding the failed Turkish coup attempt on July 15, experts in Albania say the country must put ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:02:34 GMT

In Albania, the Church honors martyrs of the communist era  -  Malaysian Christian News
During 40 years of communist rule in Albania – which in 1967 declared itself the first completely atheist country in the world – praying, making the sign of the cross, wearing a crucifix around one's neck, or any other evidence of being a believer in ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:47:58 GMT
IMF backs Albania's draft budget and fiscal package for 2017  -  Xinhua
TIRANA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Albanian government has reached an agreement with an International Monetary Fund(IMF) mission on the country's 2017 budget and key policies underpinning it, officials from both sides said at a press conference Wednesday.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:07:54 GMT

Red, White, And Blue Food Ideas For Election Night That Are Simple & Delicious  -  Bustle
Ethnic Albanian girls slice an cake in the shape of an US flag made for the Birthday of former US President Bill Clinton, 19 August 2007 in Pristina. Hundreds of Kosovo Albanians attended a folk concert to celebrate the 61th birthday of former US ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:50:48 GMT

Will trade teaching for housing  -  Deutsche Welle
Christine Bleks, founder of the project "Tausche Bildung für Wohnen" ("Will trade teaching for housing"), had a simple idea: She wanted to build a team that helps children in Duisburg's Marxloh district who come from countries like Albania, Romania ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:33:20 GMT

Violation of Greek minority rights a 'minefield' for Albania's European prospects  -  Tornos News International Edition (press release)
"Official Albanian agencies cannot claim urbi et orbi that minority rights are respected throughout Albanian territory at the same time as they are being violated in practice, creating a minefield for the country's European course," a Greek foreign ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:21:50 GMT

The 8 fiercest rivalries in international soccer  -  FourFourTwo USA (blog)
But nobody could have predicted that Ismail Morina, an Albanian based in Italy, would succeed in piloting a remote-controlled drone into Belgrade's Partizan Stadium while hiding in a nearby churchyard – and that it would be trailing a flag depicting ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:25:56 GMT

Albanian LGBTs From Region Find Shelter In Tirana  -  Balkan Insight
Marsida Cela, director of the centre, told BIRN that such a relatively small centre cannot meet the demand for places from Albanians outside Albania. “We could only accept four cases from the region during 2016, three from Kosovo and one from ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:18:01 GMT

Albania to demolish homes belonging to ethnic Greeks  -  AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
Authorities from the Albanian Riviera town of Himara, have called to demolish 19 homes belonging to ethnic Greek families on October 28, a national holiday in Greece marking the country's response and victory to an Albanian and Italian invasion in ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:45:28 GMT

Albanian PM's Acropolis post tests ties with Tirana  -  Kathimerini
The Greek Foreign Ministry has described plans by Albanian authorities to demolish 19 homes belonging to ethnic Greeks on Thursday in the town of Himara as a violation of their rights as a minority and as an act that will threaten the neighboring ...