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Facebook calls on Albanian parties to be transparent in ads

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Facebook said Monday that Albanian political parties should be transparent on how they finance their political advertising on its pages before next month's election. ...

Albania to build 2nd international airport to boost tourism

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's government on Friday selected a Swiss-based corporation to build a 104-million-euro ($125 million) new international airport near the southwestern town of Vlore in an ...

Left-wing party wins Kosovo poll, needs ally to form cabinet

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Final results from Kosovo’s Feb. 14 early general election released on Thursday showed that a left-wing party has garnered the the most parliamentary seats, but has fallen shor...

EU envoy urges Kosovo to resume talks with Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union’s special envoy on Tuesday called on Kosovo and Serbia to resume talks on normalizing their ties. Miroslav Lajcak is on a three-day visit t...

Kosovo ties with Israel face strong resistance from Turkey

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s prime minister-designate has found himself in a difficult diplomatic position ahead of taking the post following his country’s diplomatic ties with Israel. ...

Albanian world heritage site struggles without tourists

GJIROKASTRA, Albania (AP) — Seeing city streets in 2019 flooded by tourists enjoying its beauty was a dream come true for residents of Gjirokastra, a city in southern Albania recognized as a UNESCO Wo...

Albanian minister in Lebanon for Syria repatriation efforts

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s interior minister on Thursday said he was in Lebanon looking to repatriate more Albanians related to other nationals who had joined Islamic extremist groups in Syria a...

Kosovo leftist opposition party confirmed in landslide win

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s main opposition party has won a clear victory in an early election held amid the coronavirus pandemic, an economic downturn and stalled negotiations with wartime foe S...

Kosovo votes for new parliament amid pandemic

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo is holding an early parliamentary election to form a new government amid the coronavirus pandemic, an economic downturn and stalled negotiations with wartime foe Serbia....

Kosovo early vote amid pandemic, stalled Serbia talks

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo, one of Europe's poorest and youngest countries, is set to hold an early general election Sunday amid the coronavirus pandemic, an economic downturn and stalled negotiat...

Albanian communist-era landmark reinvented as youth center

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A pharaonic landmark in central Tirana built as a posthumous museum for Albania's communist-era strongman, Enver Hoxha, is being transformed into a youth training and art center...

Conservationists: new airport gravely harms Albania wetland

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Conservationist groups urged the Albanian government on Tuesday to rescind a decision to build a airport they say would seriously damage the country’s western wetlands. ...

Albania carries out 1st vaccinations with donated doses

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister on Monday was among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, with a dose that the country has received from an undisclosed European Union member. ...

Albania helps families in flooded areas with food, water

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities said Sunday that military troops have supplied food and water to families in the northwest isolated from the recent flooding following heavy rainfall in the...

Virus changes work, not goal, of Kosovo's NATO peacekeepers

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped the holiday celebrations of NATO's peacekeeping mission in Kosovo but left its role of more than two decades untouched. ...