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A State-Run Monopoly on Albania's Sports Betting May Soon Be in Place

News of this follows planned moves to ban sports betting in residential areas starting January 2019, reportsthe Tirana Times. According to the report, the ban won’t apply within tourist areas, 5-star hotels, or non-residential areas. It also won’t apply to TV bingo games, including the National Lott

VEGASSLOTSONLINE.COM - 2018-10-20 11:06:26

TAP launches offshore construction works in Albania

On 19 October 2018, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) marked the start of construction works for the 105 km offshore pipeline section. The physical offshore pipeline installation is planned to be carried out in 2019, as per TAP’s schedule.

WORLDPIPELINES.COM - 2018-10-19 16:30:00

Albania rejects Ankara's call to extradite Turkish nationals over alleged Gülen links - Stockholm Center for Freedom

After Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called on Albania to close down schools over their alleged links to the Gülen movement and “extradite the terrorists,” Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati said Tirana had to respect its international obligations on extradition, Balkan Insight repo

STOCKHOLMCF.ORG - 2018-10-19 16:11:57

Albania's EU-harmonised annual inflation decelerates in Sept

TIRANA (Albania), October 19 (SeeNews) – Albania’s annual harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) increased by 1.9% in September, following a 2.1% rise in August, the country's statistical office, INSTAT, said.

SEENEWS.COM - 2018-10-19 11:14:00

Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband 2018 Albania Market Expected to Grow at higher CAGR and Forecast to 2022 - Trade Market Research

WiseGuyReports.com“Albania – Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media – Statistics and Analyses”report has been added to its Research Database.

TRADEMARKETRESEARCH.COM - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric's businesses

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he expects Albania to close all businesses owned by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Ankara blames for an attempted coup two years ago.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-10-19 13:31:17

'Malnourished' animals report prompts Albania zoo closure

1 of 5A worker cleans the cage of a zebra at Safari Zoo Park in Mbrostar, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Tirana, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Albanian authorities have temporarily blocked the operation of the private zoo park, after the malnourishment of some lions and zebras. (AP Photo/Hektor


Albania considers state monopoly on sports betting

The state monopoly idea comes after legal changes already under way are expected to impose a ban on thousands of electronic casinos, betting and traditional bingo shops scattered around residential areas nationwide and limit their operation to tourist areas, 5-star hotels and non-residential areas.


Montenegrins protest against Albanian dam on shared river

Debris is seen in the dried-out riverbed of the Cijevna River, in the village Dinosa, near Tuzi, Montenegro, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

REUTERS - 2018-10-20 13:09:10

Int’l congress on Ottoman history takes place in Albania

Arif Bilgin, head of Sakarya University’s History Department and OSARK, told state-run Anadolu Agency that the first congress was held in Turkey’s Sakarya province in 2015.


Albania: Festivali i Këngës 57 reveals 22 acts and song titles ahead of December 22 final | wiwibloggs

The selection will take place on three nights:December 20, 21 and 22. As ever we expect lots of screaming divas and plenty of electric guitars….but also renewed vigour and enthusiasm. Last year’s contest managed to produce some top-notch songs that went on to be fan favourites. More modern music vid


Weak institutions, infrastructure hamper Albania’s competitiveness progress

TIRANA, Oct. 17 – Albania climbed several steps in the 2018 Global Competitiveness report to rank 76th out of 140 global economies and find itself as the region’s third best performer in a rating that is held back by weak institutions, poor infrastructure, ICT adoption and innovation capability and


High Prosecutorial Council: another delay in Albania’s collapsing justice system

TIRANA, Oct. 17 – Albania’s temporary General Prosecutor Arta Marku opened the call for applications for the High Prosecutorial Council again on Friday, as the first round failed to receive any applications.


Top four businessmen represent half of assets, earnings among Albania’s ten richest

Mane, whose companies are involved in retail trade with several shopping centers, construction and mining operations in Albania and the Western Balkan region, has been previously named by Wealth-X intelligence provider as Albania’s first billionaire with an estimated fortune of US$1.2 billion.


Tributes paid to Chelmsford businessman killed when his car flipped in Albania

Nasir Rahman, 27, owner of Chelmsford Prestige car inspection garage, was the passenger in a Mercedes C63 travelling on the Durrës Tirana highway in the east of the country on August 27, when the car collided with a Volkswagen Golf.


Albania's graveyard of MiGs to become NATO air base - Second life

Albania retired its 224 Soviet- and Chinese-made MiGs in 2005, and since 2009 NATO neighbours Italy and Greece monitor its airspace. That led to economic decline in and around Kucova, which was called "Stalin City" during the era of Communist rule."The base is the first footprint of NATO in the West


Turkey's Foreign Minister: We Have Not Shared Khashoggi Audio With US

Turkey's foreign minister says his country has not shared any audio recordings from Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance with U.S. officials.The state-run Anadolu Agency also quoted the minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, as saying that Turkey would share "with the world" the results of its inve

NEWSMAX.COM - 2018-10-19 09:07:45

Albania warned to be well-prepared for timely reaction over external, internal shocks

Current external threats are mainly related to developments in Turkey, one of the world’s fastest growing emerging economies, whose growth prospects have received a severe blow this year after the Turkish lira lost 40 percent of its value against the US dollar leading to double-digit inflation and a


Albania almost out of Nations League after shock defeat to Israel

Although dominating in terms of ball possession and shots on target, Albania had nothing in common compared to a World Cup qualifier in mid-2017 when they claimed a surprise 3-0 victory away to Israel to avenge their first-leg qualifier under former coach Gianni De Biasi, the Italian who led Albania


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