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Albania hopes for U-turn at Nations League games against Israel, Scotland

A coordinated regional counter terrorism operation led to the arrests of four Albanians, disrupting a potential stadium attack that would have had severe consequences, in the first operation that unveiled Albania is not immune to terrorism.

TIRANATIMES.COM - 2018-08-20 17:13:36

Albania banks post high profits amid recovering credit, lower NPLs

The 16 overwhelmingly foreign-owned commercial banks operating in the country posted total profits of about 11 billion lek (€87 million) in the first half of this year, about 4 percent lower compared to the record high profits during the same period last year, according to data by Albania’s central

TIRANATIMES.COM - 2018-08-20 14:39:07

Albania sells 8 bln leks (63.7 mln euro) of 1-yr T-bills – table

TIRANA (Albania), August 20 (SeeNews) – Albania's finance ministry said on Monday it raised 8 billion leks ($72.7 million/63.7 million euro) at an auction of one-year Treasury bills, slightly below its plan.

SEENEWS.COM - 2018-08-20 14:09:00

Albania hides the world’s best undiscovered beaches

On a winding stretchof mountain road between Vuno and Dhërmi, look for the sign for the Monastery of St. Theodore. Follow the road until it turns to dirt, then follow it some more until you find a squat church overgrown with brush. The few other cars parked nearby belong to travelers who have also h

MATADORNETWORK.COM - 2018-08-20 00:00:00

Turkey gov’t-owned foundation makes first Albania acquisition to rival Gulen-linked schools

TIRANA, Aug. 20 – Turkey’s government-owned Maarif Foundation is now officially present in Albania after taking over one of the largest private-run universities in the country, rivalling a bigger network of schools and universities linked to what the Turkish government calls the Fethullah Terrorist

TIRANATIMES.COM - 2018-08-20 11:52:55

Albania Wins Big Behind Quafarena’s 40 Points – Euro M Qualifiers

Albania was able to count on offensive powerhouse Qafarena’s 40 point effort to seal off the 5-set win against the competent Austrian team. That is the best way to bounce back from its Day 1 loss to Portugal. Here is how the team’s coach,Jovan Melkas, reacted:

VOLLEYMOB.COM - 2018-08-20 01:19:13

Montenegro sends refugee guarding troops to border with Albania

In May, Montenegrin authorities warned they would build a fence on the border with Albania, precisely to prevent the passage of refugees from the Middle East. But the construction of the fence was skipped as an option and troops were rather sent at the border.


Taxpayer support to controversial PPPs could undermine Albania’s public debt reduction agenda

TIRANA, Aug. 18 – Taxpayer support to public private partnerships is set to double in the next three years under the controversial €1 billion PPP program that the Albania government is implementing to boost road, health, education and waste management infrastructure, raising question marks over pote


The 7 best backpacking destinations to explore on a student budget

You know when you’re sitting in the library, drinking your fourth coffee of the day, while you work on your fourth essay of the week? No craic whatsoever.


The cadet national team of Ukraine U-16 have defeated Albania in the European Championship on basketball

The Ukrainian team started the match with good defensive actions, allowing rivals for a starting interval of time to throw in our ring only 5 points, however, the attack was not much more successful – in the ring of the opponent was only 8 points.


Iranian Regime’s Intelligence Clerical Is Using Britain’s Channel 4 Against Iranian Refugees in Albania

On Friday, August 10, 2018, a three-person television crew secretly and without prior notice filmed and photographed inside the residence of members of thePeople’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), refugees in Albania, from adjacent land. Local Albanian security agents who spotted this suspicio


Swede held in Albania says he was taking 19 pistols home to pay school fees

TIRANA: A 21-year-old Swede arrested in Albania with 19 pistols told a court on Thursday he agreed to pick them up in Kosovo and take them home to turn over to a prearranged buyer for cash to pay his school fees. Sebastian Vall, 21, was arrested on Monday at the crossing point of Murriqan with Monte


Montenegro is Preparing for the Inflow of Migrants

17 August 2018 - The migrant crisis and the role of Montenegro in responding to it will probably be one of the main topics of conversation between Prime Minister of Montenegro, Duško Marković and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, which will take place in Berlin. After this meeting, some more specifi


Montenegro to strengthen controls of border with Albania amid illegal migrants

Podgorica/Tirana, dtt-net.com – Montenegrin government today decided to strengthen its controls along the border with Albania and asked the army to help the police against illegal migrants entering the country on their way to the EU.Access to our news service is payable.Sent your request for subscri


Obituary: Abdyl Topi, 73, Of East Haddam

Abdyl Topi, 73, of East Haddam and formerly of Albania died Tuesday, August 14th at Middlesex Hospital. Born August 1, 1945 in Tirana, Albania he was the son of the late Dalip and Sherife (Xhaja) Topi.


Can a Music Festival Make Kosovo Cool?

PRISTINA, Kosovo - Last Friday afternoon, Dukagjin Lipa, 49, sat backstage at Kosovo's first major music festival, bleary-eyed and trying to ignore the two cellphones ringing on the table in front of him. "Oh my God," he said. "I didn't sleep for 48 hours now." Founding the three-day Sunny Hill Fest


US-Turkey crisis - possible implications for Albania

Relations between the world’s largest economy and Turkey have been sharply deteriorating in the past few weeks over Turkey’s refusal to extradite a US pastor who is imprisoned there, leading to higher U.S. tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel that saw the Turkish lira plunge by more than 20 percent


Shelley Kerr names Scotland's Squad to play Switzerland and Albania - Womens Soccer United

Scotland V SwitzerlandThe Simple Digital Arena, PaisleyThursday 30th August 2018, (19.35)


Axis Denied: Mussolini Tried and Failed to Invade Greece. Hitler Had to Bail Him Out.

Twenty-four hours earlier, Grazzi had hosted a gala reception for Metaxas and Greece’s figurehead king, George II, at the Italian consulate following a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s opera,Madame Butterfly. There, he had toasted Greek-Italian friendship with fine French champagne and a large cake

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG - 2018-08-19 08:00:00

Coka, Valentina

Coka, Valentina, - 89 of Linwood passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 16th at home in Linwood. Valentina was born and raised in Albania before coming to the US 25 years ago with her daughter Irena. Valentina lived a fulfilling life as a wife and mother and treasured time spent with family. She