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Albania Constitutional Court Judge Fired, Not Proving Income

TIRANA, Albania - A judge on Albania's Constitutional Court has been released from duty after not being able to justify his income to a vetting commission checking his personal and professional background. Friday's decision to let Judge Fatos Lulo go is the first for the Independent Commission of Ev

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-23 20:15:05

Ola Kamara bags a hat trick for Norway in 4-1 victory over Australia

CARSON, Calif. - Ola Kamara scored a hat trick for Norway in their 4-1 victory over Australia in an international friendly in Oslo. Kamara went 90 minutes as the Scandinavians outpaced the World Cup-bound Aussies. The Galaxy striker notched three goals, including a brace in the second half to lead h

LAGALAXY.COM - 2018-03-23 19:12:51

Turkey 1 Republic of Ireland 0: Topal strike downs O'Neill's men

Mehmet Topal's second-half volley was enough to earn Turkey a 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland in a friendly in Antalya. The Republic of Ireland suffered defeat against Turkey as Mehmet Topal's strike settled Friday's friendly between two sides who missed out on World Cup qualification. Topal's

FOURFOURTWO.COM - 2018-03-23 19:24:10

Northville native sets sights on world mission trip

NORTHVILLE - Growing up, summers meant mission trips for Shelby Peterson. First she just attended, then she took a leadership role as she got older. The Northern State University graduate who turned 24 in January wanted a bigger challenge this year. Though her stints with YouthWorks, mission trips w

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-03-23 14:00:00

Germany v Spain Betting Tips: Mario Gomez and Diego Costa with a chance to shine before the World Cup

While Germany and Spain are among the favourites to win this summer's World Cup, it is perhaps fair to say that neither side boast a centre-forward who could be considered world class at international level. The Germans' attacking options include Mario Gomez who has netted over 30 international goal

GOAL.COM - 2018-03-23 10:25:00

Kosovo court clears Grande Mosque imam of inciting terrorism

PRISTINA (Reuters) - A prominent Kosovo imam was acquitted on Friday of charges that he had encouraged Kosovars to join radical Islamic groups in Syria and Iraq. The Basic Court of Pristina delivers a verdict against the imam of the grand mosque Shefqet Krasniqi (L), who was indicted of influencing

REUTERS - 2018-03-23 11:34:18

Kosovo's Sufi Dervish order celebrates the new year, spring

PRIZREN, Kosovo (AP) - For an Islamic dervish order in southern Kosovo, it's time for the annual celebration to mark the new year, the birthday of the sect's founder and spring. That means holding a religious ceremony which includes hypnotic chanting, swaying and the piercing of male members' cheeks

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-03-23 08:38:41

Man Utd Star Paul Pogba Reportedly Axed From France's Starting Lineup Ahead of Colombia Friendly

Paul Pogba is set to be dropped by France for their friendly encounter with Colombia on Friday, according to reports in his homeland. The Manchester United star, who has been benched in successive Premier League games too, is set to start Les Bleus' clash with Colombia on the bench if a report form

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Blue-and-white preps for Romania friendly

Israel hosts Romania in an international friendly in Netanya on Saturday night, but the outcome of the match will be nowhere near as significant as that of a meeting to be held at Israel Football Association headquarters in Ramat Gan next week. The blue-and-white doesn’t open its next qualifying ca

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-03-23 01:02:00

Blue-and-white to test new blood in friendly vs Romania

With Israel’s next qualifier almost six months away and with the new head coach yet to be named, interim coach Alon Hazan has decided to use the national team’s friendly against Romania in Netanya on Saturday to hand players their first opportunity with the blue-and-white. No fewer than 10 of the 2

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-03-22 05:08:00

John Stoehr: Lumaj's family sought political asylum, so why is he against immigrants?

I'm guessing that Peter Lumaj believes he's immune to allegations of anti-immigrant bigotry since he himself is an immigrant. More than 30 years ago, his family fled persecution under communist rule in Albania. But I'm also guessing that ain't gonna fly with Connecticut voters. The Republican gubern

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2018-03-22 00:00:35

Kosovo lawmakers pass delayed border deal despite tear gas

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Kosovo parliament vote on border deal halted by tear gas

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo's opposition on Wednesday used tear gas to disrupt a parliament vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. Lawmakers had to be evacuated from the Assembly building after the Self-Determination Movement party used tear gas in the hall where the vote was due to s


Blessed Mark Gjani

+ Mark was born in Mirdit, Albania. After seminary studies in Albania and Italy, he was ordained a priest on March 21, 1942. + Imprisoned and tortured by the Albanian Communist government, he was repeatedly ordered to denounce Christ. + Blessed Mark refused and repeatedly answered, "Long live Jesu


Tear gas halts Kosovo parliament vote on border deal

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) Two Kosovar lawmakers were injured Wednesday when the opposition used tear gas several times to disrupt a parliamentary vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. Lawmakers had to be evacuated from the Assembly building after the Self-Determination Movement party used t


Serbia won’t join EU before us, Albanian PM says

Serbia will not join the European Union before Albania, even though Belgrade has been designated a front-runner in the race for membership, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said. The European Commission has declared in recent months that it is open once again to the prospect of taking in new members


Jonathan dos Santos to miss next two Mexico friendlies

Galaxy midfielder Jonathan dos Santos has been forced out of the upcoming Mexican national team friendlies due to a hamstring injury. Dos Santos suffered the injury during the Galaxy's closed-door scrimmage Friday. Giovani dos Santos was ruled out of the upcoming games due to a hamstring injury suff


Snow, high winds hit Europe; Croatia faces swollen river

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Emergency crews in Croatia struggled to contain a swollen river that reached record levels southeast of Zagreb Monday, while soldiers distributed food and drinking water to a section of Albania that has been flooded for two weeks. Croatian authorities said the Sava River by


Eight places to find the unspoiled Corfu of The Durrells

ITV drama The Durrells has returned for a third series, shining a light on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu (Kerkyra). Can 21st century visitors recapture anything of the family's 1930s island idyll? Bits are glimpsed in the contemporary filming. Plata Dimarhou (Town Hall Plaza) in Kerkyra Town h


Albania police liaise with EU, US to arrest people smugglers

A crackdown on smugglers who enabled a thousand Albanians to enter Britain, the US and Canada has resulted in 39 arrests. Fighting crime tops Albania's agenda as it prepares for EU accession talks. Police chief Ardi Veliu said Saturday his Albanian police liaising with the EU and US agencies had mad