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Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

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Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

- THESSALONIKI, Greece: In the rugged, herb-scented mountains of northwestern Greece, where the border with Albania is a snaking invisible line, trouble is brewing over tea — the wild herbal variety. Greek authorities and conservationists say bands of impoverished Albanians are making regular cross-border forays, illegally harvesting donkey-loads of herbs and medicinal plants. They mostly pick mountain tea — also called ironwort — hawthorn and even primrose, but they are also destroying rare and endangered species in the process
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Albanian Socialists pledge reforms, jobs after election win confirmed

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Albanian Socialists pledge reforms, jobs after election win confirmed

- TIRANA: Albania's ruling Socialist Party pledged on Tuesday to flush out corrupt judges, create more jobs and tackle the cannabis trade on the path towards European Union membership, after final results confirmed their win in a parliamentary election. Chief election officer Klement Zguri said the final official preliminary tally from Sunday's vote showed the Socialists won 48 percent, or 74 seats in the 140-seat parliament, and the main opposition Democratic Party 29 percent, or 43 seats
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Partido Socialista lidera as legislativas da Albânia

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Partido Socialista lidera as legislativas da Albânia

- O Partido Socialista do primeiro-ministro Edi Rama está na frente após as eleições legislativas de domingo, de acordo com resultados parciais oficiais. De qualquer maneira, o primeiro-ministro Edi Rama pode aspirar um segundo mandato à frente do governo, com a esperança de iniciar as negociações de adesão à União Europeia (UE). Mas de acordo com a imprensa local, o primeiro-ministro enviou mensagens aos deputados de seu partido para informar que o PS permanecerá à frente do país
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Albania's Socialists to get parliamentary majority, partial election count shows

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Albania's Socialists to get parliamentary majority, partial election count shows

- TIRANA: Albania's Socialist Party is set to win a majority in parliament following Sunday's election, a partial vote count showed, empowering them to push economic and judicial reforms vital for membership of the European Union. The Socialists of Prime Minister Edi Rama campaigned to get a mandate that would help them ditch smaller parties and govern alone. The number of Socialist lawmakers in the 140-seat parliament could rise to 76 compared to 66 in 2013, when little less than half the votes were counted by 1 p
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Albania votes with EU accession talks in mind

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Albania votes with EU accession talks in mind

- Tirana (AFP) - Albanians were voting in a parliamentary election on Sunday hoping to end a tradition of fractious and disputed polls and prove the country's readiness to begin European Union accession talks. Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama, 52, is seeking a second term in office, pledging to boost economic growth and complete sweeping reforms demanded by Brussels of Albania's notoriously corrupt judicial system
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Albania judges its judges in pursuit of EU milestone

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Albania judges its judges in pursuit of EU milestone

- TIRANA: It took 16 years for Majlinda Andrea to rise to the bar of Albania's highest court, and 50,000 euros in a plastic bag to bring her down. That was the amount her husband, Odhise, received in a Tirana cafe in July last year to make sure the Supreme Court, where Andrea was a judge, rejected a complaint over ownership of some land near Albania's southern border with Greece
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French, German elections to revive EU expansion, Albanian PM says

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French, German elections to revive EU expansion, Albanian PM says

- TIRANA: France's presidential vote and Germany's coming election will breathe new life into the project of European Union enlargement, Albania's prime minister said on Tuesday, predicting the bloc would start accession talks with Tirana by the end of 2017. Speaking ahead of a June 25 parliamentary election, Edi Rama told Reuters that Albania had a “good chance” of securing the start of coveted membership negotiations within months thanks to a drive to reform the country's corrupt court system and root out crooked judges
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Pope to Albanian bishops: Work for more priestly vocations

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Pope to Albanian bishops: Work for more priestly vocations

- 2017-05-31 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has urged Albanian bishops to “work more intensely for vocations” and to be attentive to the dangers of a materialistic society. Speaking to the Albanian Bishops Conference on their ad limina visit, the Pope also asked them to form young people in Christian values to help them influence society for the better. Among the bishops was the Maltese Dominican Archbishop George Frendo, recently appointed to the Archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës
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Mysterious military island opens to tourists in Albania

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Mysterious military island opens to tourists in Albania

- Riddled with trenches and tunnels, a remote Albanian island with azure waters has become a hotspot destination. Albania's Defense ministry has agreed to open Sazan Island, a military base still under its management, to tourists during the summer. Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli on Wednesday signed an agreement with her colleague, Economy Minister Milva Ekonomi, to allow visits from May until October
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Secret military island – complete with nuclear bunkers and tunnels – tipped as the new European holiday hotspot

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Secret military island – complete with nuclear bunkers and tunnels – tipped as the new European holiday hotspot

- A MYSTERIOUS military island with secret bunkers and tunnels designed to withstand nuclear attack could be the next European summer vacation hotspot. Sazan Island, located off the coast of Albania, has a pristine coastline, but it is still shrouded in mystery – even to most Albanians. That’s because the island was once a fortified, isolated military base and has never had any civilian population
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Maltese girls collect first point after holding Albania

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Maltese girls collect first point after holding Albania

- Malta's line-up Albania, who had launched their commitments with a hard-earned 3-2 win over debutants Kosovo, enjoyed more possession but the Maltese girls maintained their tactical shape throughout and also mustered a few scoring chances. Ylenia Carabott and Emma Xuereb went close but the best opportunity fell to Dorianne Theuma. The Malta captain was unlucky not to break the stalemate as her drive, 13 minutes into the second half, came off the woodwork
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Italia-Albania. Petardi lanciati in campo. Gara sospesa: ferito uno steward

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Italia-Albania. Petardi lanciati in campo. Gara sospesa: ferito uno steward

- Stava filando tutto liscio, e la serata di Palermo sembrava poter essere soltanto una festa. Poi d'improvviso, è cambiato qualcosa. E' stato un attimo, mentre l'Italia era in vantaggio 1-0 sull'Albania grazie al rigore di De Rossi, in avvio del secondo tempo quando dal settore dei tifosi albanesi sono cominciati a piovere petardi verso il campo. Un petardo lanciato dal settore dei tifosi albanesi e raccolto da un vigile del fuoco
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Nazionale, Ventura: "L'Albania vuol fare la storia, serve un'Italia aggressiva"

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Nazionale, Ventura: "L'Albania vuol fare la storia, serve un'Italia aggressiva"

- Una partita ancora più decisiva di quanto non dica la classifica. E Giampiero Ventura, alla vigilia di Italia-Albania, non se lo nasconde: "Sarà un’Italia aggressiva? Quanto lo dirà il campo, mi auguro una buona Italia, un’Italia al cento per cento, perché il 50-60 per cento non potrà bastare. Per venire a capo di questa partita, una partita molto delicata, è quello che servirà
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Italia-Albania, vicini, amici, rivali. Tirana è un po' Roma

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Italia-Albania, vicini, amici, rivali. Tirana è un po' Roma

- Italia-Albania in programma a Palermo non sarà una gara come le altre. Non tanto perché ci si gioca una fetta del girone (con la Spagna), e nemmeno perché sulla panchina degli albanesi c'è un italiano, Gianni De Biasi. Sulla Gazzetta in edicola oggi Luca Bianchin racconta la storia di un rapporto speciale, quello fra Albania e Italia. In questa storia il 1991 è l’anno chiave
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Why some Singaporeans holiday in Iran, Syria and Albania

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Why some Singaporeans holiday in Iran, Syria and Albania

- SINGAPORE — When it comes to holidays, most of us would make do with the occasional trip to Bangkok and a staycation here or there — and even those are luxuries for some. But a number of Singaporeans have set their sights on the most far-flung destinations they can think of, and truly made travel a priority in their lives. Matthew Goh, who works as a marketing executive, left jobs twice so he would have enough time to travel through South America and The Balkans
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Targeted shooting in Swiss cafe kills two Albanians

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Targeted shooting in Swiss cafe kills two Albanians

- GENEVA (AFP) - Swiss police said on Friday (March 10) that a shooting by two gunmen at a cafe in the city of Basel was a targeted killing with no "terrorist" motive. The assailants dressed in dark clothes burst into Basel's Cafe 56 at around 8.15 pm late on Thursday and fired several rounds, according to police in the picturesque city on the Rhine river. The three victims were all Albanian nationals, including two dead aged 28 and 39, while a 24-year-old was seriously injured, police said in a statement
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Albania Opposition Delays Launch of Judicial Reform

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Albania Opposition Delays Launch of Judicial Reform

- TIRANA, ALBANIA — Albania's opposition boycott of parliament has delayed the launch of justice reform despite warnings from the European Union that such a move would hamper the country from launching full membership negotiations with the bloc. The Democratic Party on Monday boycotted an extraordinary parliamentary session intended to be the first step before creating the vetting bodies to evaluate the personal and professional backgrounds of some 800 judges and prosecutors
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  • Albania, ufficiale: Christian Panucci nuovo commissario tecnico
    Albania, ufficiale: Christian Panucci nuovo commissario tecnico

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    Dopo l'era De Biasi, che tanto bene aveva fatto con l'Albania, la nazionale delle Aquile decide di proseguire sulla linea italiana e annuncia Christian Panucci come nuovo commissario tecnico. L'ufficialità arriva dalla Federcalcio di Tirana tramite Twitter. Un mese fa Gianni De Biasi aveva rassegnato le sue dimissioni chiudendo un ciclo durato sei anni. Panucci torna in sella dopo l'esperienza alla Ternana e per la prima volta si trova a guidare una nazionale da allenatore
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Politics & Government

  • Albanian Socialists pledge reforms, jobs after election win confirmed
    Albanian Socialists pledge reforms, jobs after election win confirmed

    , channelnewsasia.com

    TIRANA: Albania's ruling Socialist Party pledged on Tuesday to flush out corrupt judges, create more jobs and tackle the cannabis trade on the path towards European Union membership, after final results confirmed their win in a parliamentary election. Chief election officer Klement Zguri said the final official preliminary tally from Sunday's vote showed the Socialists won 48 percent, or 74 seats in the 140-seat parliament, and the main opposition Democratic Party 29 percent, or 43 seats
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Sports

  • Albania-Israel World Cup qualifier moved for security reasons
    Albania-Israel World Cup qualifier moved for security reasons

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    Following reports of an alleged terrorist plot, this weekend's encounter between the two countries has been moved to a different venue, it has been confirmed. The 2018 World Cup qualifier between Albania and Israel has been moved away from the scheduled venue of Shkoder for security reasons. Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez? Click here to see the countdown of the 50 best players in the world in the 2016 Goal 50 The
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Society & Culture

  • Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts
    Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say they have prevented the smuggling of 230 archaeological artifacts from ancient Apollonia and have arrested two people. A statement Sunday said pots, vases, parts of ceramic bottles and other artifacts were found at the arrested men's houses in Radostine, a village 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of the capital, Tirana. It says the artifacts were "dug up at Apollonia national park." Police still
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Travel & Recreation

  • Mysterious military island opens to tourists in Albania
    Mysterious military island opens to tourists in Albania

    , stuff.co.nz

    Riddled with trenches and tunnels, a remote Albanian island with azure waters has become a hotspot destination. Albania's Defense ministry has agreed to open Sazan Island, a military base still under its management, to tourists during the summer. Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli on Wednesday signed an agreement with her colleague, Economy Minister Milva Ekonomi, to allow visits from May until October
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Law & Crime

  • Mysterious military island opens to tourists in Albania
    Mysterious military island opens to tourists in Albania

    , stuff.co.nz

    Riddled with trenches and tunnels, a remote Albanian island with azure waters has become a hotspot destination. Albania's Defense ministry has agreed to open Sazan Island, a military base still under its management, to tourists during the summer. Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli on Wednesday signed an agreement with her colleague, Economy Minister Milva Ekonomi, to allow visits from May until October
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