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4 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

Albanian Church Leaders Note Hopes for Pope's September Visit

The Church leaders of Albania say they are ecstatic the Pope will visit September 21. "Very grateful and happy" were the words the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Albanian capital of Tirana, Rrok Mirdita, used to describe the Catholic Church's response to the news of the Pontiff's upcoming visit there, in an inter


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Pope Benedict XVI

11 hrs ago |

Millions of euros stolen from Albania's central bank

Seven employees of Albania's Central bank have been arrested on suspicion of stealing around 5 million euros from its reserves over the past four years.


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Thu Jul 31, 2014

DFW Catholic

Vatican releases schedule for Pope's trip to Albania

Vatican City, Jul 31, 2014 / 07:46 am .- Pope Francis will make a one-day trip to Albania in September, during which he is slated to meet with local authorities, priests and religious as well as children from charitable institutions.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Travel, Albania Travel, Europe Travel, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

SETimes news

Islamic community disavows terrorism, extremist organisations

Many Muslims are increasingly critical of the Islamic state -- formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant -- Boko Haram and other Islamic extremist groups, experts said.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Europe, Kosovo,

Millions reported stolen from Albania central bank

View of the central Bank of Albania in capital Tirana, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.


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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Hungary's opposition asks EU to protect democracy

This is a Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 file photo of Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban as he speaks at a news conference in Tirana where he went to celebrate Albania's 100th anniversary of independence.


Related Topix: World News, Europe, Hungary,

WNYC-AM New York

Brass Around the World

For this New Sounds, enjoy an hour of works for brass, from the 19 piece French band Bigre! and sample some of the just-out release, "Brooklyn Babylon" from Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, There's also music from east and western Africa - Ethiopia and Benin, along with music from Macedonia, Manhattan and even Albania.


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Fri Jul 25, 2014


Chinese calligraphy, painting exhibition opens in Albania

A woman watches a traditional Chinese painting at a Chinese calligraphy and traditional painting exhibition kicked off in Tirana, capital of Albania on July 25, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Europe, Painting, Arts,

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Albania, busting misconceptions

As Nirvana celebrated being on top of the Billboard charts with Nevermind and Barbara Kendall took board sailing gold at the Barcelona Olympics, Albania was waking up to a new day, no longer under the communist iron fist.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Nirvana, Grunge,

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Skanderbeg sqr

This is Skanderbeg sqr, the center of Tirana, the capital of Albania. The building on the left is the "Palace of Culture".


Related Topix: Europe, World News,

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Beijing in 1982

In the summer of 1982 I was put on a professional course conducted by the Universal Postal Union in Delhi, China/Philippines, Japan and Thailand.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, World News, China, Asia, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Pakistan,

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Transitions Online

Western Sanctions Hit Top Russian Firms, Dutch Found Liable for 300 Srebrenica Deaths

Plus, a report tracks the influence of the Albanian ex-PM's daughter and Kyiv says it stopped an assassination in Donetsk.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Vladimir Putin, Netherlands,

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Stars midfielder Kahata joins FK Tirana

Harambee Stars midfielder Francis Kahata will join Albanian top tier side FK Tirana after playing for the national team Harambee Stars in the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Lesotho this weekend.


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Hispanic Business

WB-Reforms in Albania's Pharmaceutical Sector Can Contribute to...

The findings and recommendations of a recently conducted 'Review of while also learning from reform experiences of other countries.


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Brandon Sun

Albania secures a $135 million credit line to help insure bank deposits

Albania has secured a 100 million-euro credit line from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to help insure bank deposits when required.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Albania's Agon Channel to launch on DTT in Italy

Albania's Agon Channel will launch on DTT in Italy in October or November this year, with a programme schedule mostly consisting of reality, variety and game shows, as well as interactive TV series, news and sports.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

SETimes news

With anti-drug operation in Lazarat, Albania signals readiness for EU membership

A policeman and two civilians were seriously wounded in a gun battle with drug traffickers in Lazarat.


Related Topix: Drugs, Europe, World News

Thu Jul 10, 2014

State Department

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland ...

On July 11, Assistant Secretary Nuland will travel to Dubrovnik, Croatia, to attend the 9th annual Croatia Forum, where she will deliver a keynote speech on the western Balkans and Transatlantic relations.


Related Topix: World News, Croatia, Travel, Montenegro Travel, Europe Travel, Europe, Kosovo, Belgium

Wed Jul 09, 2014

SETimes news

Muslims in the Balkans refute ISIL's so-called caliphate

Men perform a daily prayer in Skopje. Many Muslims in the Balkans say they do not recognise ISIL leader Bakr al-Baghdadi as caliph, despite the terrorist leader's claim.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Europe, Turkey,

Tue Jul 08, 2014


22,500 Serbian citizens sought asylum in EU

Citizens of Serbia last year filed 22,500 asylum requests in EU countries - but the visa-free regime is not under threat, says Ivan Gerginov.


Related Topix: Europe