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Albania to add an infantry platoon in Afghanistan - KOAM TV 7

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Albania's defense minister says it plans to send a third infantry platoon in Afghanistan. Minister Olta Xhacka on Friday said another platoon would join the two existing ones at the Resolute Support mission "in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's new strategy on Afghanis

KOAMTV - 2017-09-15 21:38:00

Macedonia wants EU membership process, Greek talks to run in tandem

(This Sep. 13 story corrects to remove wrongly attributed acronym from paragraph 3) By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Macedonia hopes it has done enough to convince the European Union to start accession talks while a quarter-of-a-century-long row with neighbouring Greece rumbles on, its foreign mi

REUTERS UK - 2017-09-14 07:35:14

James Bond, Bernie Sanders, Internet deindexing requests -- and Albania

British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will slip into his tux one last time for the next Bond installment, due out in 2019, set in the exciting world of online reputation management. (Reuters.) In September 2015, the Center for Public Integrity (Michael Beckel) ran a story about how Daniel Crai

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-14 15:51:25

Latvia tweets no room for mushroom hunters on army base

Body found in hunt for one of two brothers swept into sea in Cornwall Provided by AFP Mushroom picking is favourite pastime in Latvia. Latvia's armed forces took to Twitter this weekend to warn sneaky mushroom-pickers against venturing onto restricted training ranges where they run the risk of get

MSN.COM - 2017-09-11 12:30:27

Qarabag boss Gurban Gurbanov: We're not scared of Chelsea

Qarabag boss Gurban Gurbanov insisted his side are unfazed by facing Chelsea in their Champions League debut on Tuesday night. Qarabag boss Gurban Gurbanov insisted his side are unfazed by facing Chelsea in their Champions League debut on Tuesday night. Chelsea, the 2012 winners, return to the Ch

EUROSPORT - 2017-09-11 10:41:27

'Dreamers' share stories in New Haven as Trump-ordered DACA phase out stokes fears of deportation

NEW HAVEN >> An emotional Valent Kolami, who is fighting deportation himself, asked why the Trump administration has set in motion the end of DACA which also puts his high achieving son, who attends Quinnipiac University, in jeopardy of being ordered to leave. Kolami, who came here from Albania with

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2017-09-11 19:35:44

First cathedral for Mother Teresa is consecrated in Kosovo

View of the Mother Teresa Cathedral in downtown Pristina, the tallest building in Kosovo, also known as the Sanctuary of Mother Teresa. (Valerie Plesch) Pristina, Kosovo - Twenty years after the death of St. Teresa of Calcutta, thousands of Christians and Muslims came together to celebrate the con

NCRONLINE.ORG - 2017-09-11 07:00:00

Pride of Azerbaijan, Qarabag take a step into unknown

LONDON (Reuters) - Champions League debutants Qarabag will offer novelty value to the group phase of Europe's top club competition but the "Barcelona of the Caucasus", as their fans like to refer to them, will not just be there for souvenirs. Qarabag, founder members of the Azerbaijani Premier Leag

REUTERS UK - 2017-09-11 16:38:03

From Atheism to Christianity

Mud-bricked house in my home village-bits of a communist slogan hanging on to it-Malavec, Korce, Albania, May, 2017 I am Albanian and I grew up with the refrain: 'the religion of Albanians is Albanian-isem'. I enjoyed history and learning about the dark ages convinced me that religion had one goal:

MEDIUM - 2017-09-10 10:01:16

From Trump to Kosovo in a few clicks-unravelling the fake news

I decided to peer out of my echo chamber today, and nervously dipped a toe into the world of Trump fanatics, the alt-right, and America's Christian right. Within 2 minutes I fell down the rabbit hole of fake news, and found myself in a teenager's bedroom in Kosovo. For some reason my Facebook sugges

MEDIUM - 2017-09-10 21:52:15

JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Wisdom for teachers from Saint Teresa

Most of what we learn in school we don't seem to remember until we take the ACT test and then it's often too late. We don't remember because all of that subject matter doesn't seem to be really important at the time. In reality it is important but what may be even more important are the words of wis

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-10 13:31:00

Albanian lawmakers are sworn in, new speaker is elected

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Albania's 140 new lawmakers have been sworn in and a new speaker has been chosen at Parliament's first session following the June 25 election. Lawmakers voted Saturday 80-40 to name Gramoz Ruci of the left-wing Socialist Party as the new speaker. The Socialists have 74 seats i


Cathedral renamed for Mother Teresa

PRISTINA, Kosovo - The Roman Catholic cathedral in Kosovo's capital has been consecrated to the saint formerly known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and religious leaders from Kosovo and Albania were among the hundreds of people in Pristina who attended a consecration cer

NWAONLINE.COM - 2017-09-09 09:12:00

Kosovo lawmakers choose Haradinaj as the new prime minister

Ramush Haradinaj, ex-prime minister of Kosovo and a former guerrilla fighter, has been voted the country's new premier PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Ramush Haradinaj, ex-prime minister of Kosovo and a former guerrilla fighter, has been voted the country's new premier. Parliament on Saturday voted 61 in fa

DAILY ADVANCE - 2017-09-09 20:29:20

As China Moves In, Serbia Reaps Benefits (With Strings Attached)

SMEDEREVO, Serbia - When President Xi Jinping of China chose an industrial town on the Danube River to announce that Serbia was at the center of a $900 billion "One Belt, One Road" infrastructure initiative, it was a bold declaration that his country had set up shop on Europe's southeastern flank. S

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-09 07:00:00

Most countries score an F on our LGBT human rights report card

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Susan Dicklitch-Nelson, Franklin & Marshall College; Berwood Yost, Franklin & Marshall College, and Scottie Thompson, Franklin & Marshall College (THE CONVERSATION) June is Gay Pride M

LA TIMES - 2017-09-08 20:30:04

Marcello: Love in the City | 10 | This is how men talk about women

I thought a lot about Charlotte while checking my dating apps on the way home. Nothing erases the past quite like the prospect of fresh degradation. That evening, I fumbled through a swarm of pixelated faces in my room. The front door slammed, giving me a start. Luke shouted from the hallway: "Hey,

WEARETHECITY.COM - 2017-09-08 07:00:26

The Difference Between Being Friends With Benefits And Just Casually Dating

If you, like me, have ever been in a "halfsie" - aka the confounding modern dating ritual where you go on romantic dates for upwards of six months, definitely bang, but aren't meeting each others' parents - you may have wondered what the F you were doing. Are we dating or are we friends with benefit

ELITE DAILY - 2017-09-08 18:12:55

Folk dance and music event coming Oct. 21

COOS BAY - South Coast Folk Society is excited to welcome Chubritza, Balkan and International folk dance band from Arcata, Calif., for a concert/dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Harding Learning Center located at 755 S. 7th St. in Coos Bay. Chubritza sings folk songs in many languages, and

WORLD LINK - 2017-09-08 17:25:00

Soccer fan accused of flying Albania banner appeals to govt

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - An Albanian soccer fan wanted by Serbia for allegedly flying a drone carrying a nationalist banner over a match is asking Albanian authorities to prevent his extradition to Belgrade. Ismail Morinaj has been under arrest in Croatia since June. Online news site Balkanweb says Mo

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-08 16:50:00