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No injuries after explosion at Albanian soccer head's home

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An explosion shook the home of Albanian soccer federation president Armand Duka without causing injuries, his spokesman said Tuesday. Andi Vercani said the exp...

Snow blankets Athens, Greek islands and Turkey's Istanbul

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A severe snowstorm disrupted road and air traffic Monday in the Greek capital of Athens and in neighboring Turkey's largest city of Istanbul, while snow blanketed most of Turkey ...

Olympic dreams come true for Kosovo skier Kiana Kryeziu

BROD, Kosovo (AP) — Competing in the giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics will be a giant step for 17-year-old Kiana Kryeziu and her country of Kosovo. Kryeziu is the first female at...

NATO starts work to upgrade Albanian communist-era air base

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — NATO started work Thursday to upgrade Albania's communist-era Kucova Air Base, which will allow it to be used for alliance operations. The 45.8 million-euro ($...

Turkish leader Erdogan visits Albania to boost ties

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania and Turkey on Monday pledged to further boost their ties and increase their economic and cultural relations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vis...

Kosovo lawmakers reject holding Serb referendum in Kosovo

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo held an extraordinary session Saturday to pass a resolution saying that opening polling stations for Kosovo's ethnic Serb minority to vote in a Serb referen...

Kosovo rejects Western call to conduct Serbian referendum

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Kosovo on Friday rejected a call from Western governments to let its ethnic Serb minority vote in a referendum of neighboring Serbia, as it had done in Serbian elections until ...

Albania: Politician's supporters storm party headquarters

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Police in Albania used a water cannon trick and tear gas to disperse protests who broke into the headquarters of the country’s main opposition party in an internal squabble over...

3 Western Balkan countries deepen economic ties at summit

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The leaders of Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia met Tuesday to discuss and agree on furthering their Open Balkan initiative to promote political and economic ties. ...

Kosovo, Denmark ironing out prison rent agreement

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo is hopeful that a deal with Denmark to rent 300 prison cells to help the Scandinavian country cope with its overpopulated prison system would help upgrade its correction...

Evacuated Afghan artists paint a mural in Albania's capital

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A group of Afghan artists evacuated after the Taliban seized power in their homeland painted a mural in Albania's capital Thursday to thank their host country, and urged the wor...

Albania arrests ex-minister on corruption charges

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A former Albanian environment minister has been arrested on abuse of post and corruption charges, the prosecutor’s office said Tuesday. In a statement, the Spe...

Albania: Convicted former prosecutor arrested in Italy

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s former chief prosecutor has been arrested in Italy following his conviction for hiding money from illegally owned properties, police reported Monday. ...

Afghans seek help for women back home before it's too late

GOLEM, Albania (AP) — Women who were evacuated to Albania after the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan are urging the international community to pay attention to the plight of Afghan women and g...

Gunman opens fire on bus in Kosovo, killing 3, wounding 1

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — An unidentified gunman opened fire on a bus carrying teenagers in western Kosovo Friday, killing three people and injuring another, police and media reports said. ...