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This coming Sunday, September 21, the Holy Father will make his first apostolic journey in Europe, and his fourth international trip. The destiny chosen is Albania.
19 hrs ago | The Washington Post
The Vatican says it's not taking any extra security measures to protect Pope Francis during his upcoming trip to majority Muslim Albania despite reports of Islamic militants returning from the Mideast. Vatican spokesman the Rev.
The festival was to be held in five Albanian cities including Durres, Tirana, Vlora and Pogradec, from Wednesday to Sunday. The International Summer Film Festival in Durres served as an important summer activity for Albanians, aimed at establishing ties between Albania and its neighboring states and Europe, as well as improving cinema of Balkan culture.
A staff team from the International Monetary Fund led by Nadeem Ilahi visited Tirana during the period of August 26 to September 9, 2014 to conduct discussions on the second review of the arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility . Staff discussed a number of issues with the authorities, including the 2015 government budget, structural reforms, and the Bank of Albania's governance and policy framework.
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Officials in Albania are making last-minute preparations for the visit by Pope Francis later this month, the ANSA news service reports. Organizers in Albania have not completed the restoration of Mother Teresa Square, in central Tirana, where the Pontiff will celebrate Mass during his September 21 visit.
The Bank of Albania Governor, Adian Fullani, was arrested Friday over charges of office abuse following theft of 713 million leks from the State Treasury. The Tirana police executed the prosecution's warrant for the arrest of Governor Fullani, meanwhile 20 minutes later inspector general Elivar Golemi was put under arrest, Xinhua reported.
Albania's central bank governor Ardian Fullani was arrested on Friday evening on charges of abuse of office after the theft of 713 million lek from the bank vaults by an employee, the prosecutor's office told Reuters. "The governor has been arrested after a court ruling on charges of abuse of office over the theft at the bank," Albi Serani, an official of the General Prosecutor's Office told Reuters.
In a news conference in Auckland, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that countries like Australia are important in addressing the situation in Iraq.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:33 am
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