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Albanians rally for 5th day after police kill man in curfew

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian demonstrators on Sunday kept up their daily protests over the fatal shooting of a man by police enforcing a coronavirus curfew. The rally started peac...

Protest in northern Albanian city leaves 1 officer injured

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Demonstrators in a northern Albanian city damaged the left-wing governing Socialist Party's offices and injured a police officer Saturday, authorities said, as part of ongoing p...

Protests continue in Albania over curfew killing by police

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian court on Friday ruled that a police officer who shot dead a man in the street during a coronavirus curfew should be held in custody, but protests are set to continue...

Albanians protesters demand interior minister’s resignation

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Several hundred Albanians protested Wednesday to demand the resignation of the interior minister after the killing of a 25-year-old man a day earlier. Media re...

Kosovo ethnic divide eases as Muslim cares for elderly Serb

VAGANESH, Kosovo (AP) — Blagica Dicic, 92 and in failing health, is the only resident of a remote ethnic Serb minority village in the mountains of eastern Kosovo that's been abandoned by all its other...

Kosovo won't let Serb officials in, wants genocide apology

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic would not be allowed to visit the country until he apologized for “genocide” against Kosovo'...

AP Interview: Kosovo sees EU favoring 'spoiled child' Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s acting president accused the European Union on Friday of not treating Kosovo on “an equal footing” with neighboring Serbia in the negotiations to normalize ties betwee...

Kosovo's rival communities reach deal on World Heritage site

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Italian mediation on Thursday helped resolve a long-running dispute between Kosovo's ethnic Albanian government and the Serb minority, allowing a highway project that will bypa...

Decades after independence, North Macedonia set for big game

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Normally overshadowed by the sporting success of Croatia and Serbia, the former Yugoslav republic of North Macedonia is one game away from making its mark in internation...

Kosovo former separatist commander taken to war crimes court

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A former senior commander of ethnic Albanian separatist fighters in Kosovo’s 1998-1999 war who was also the country's former Parliament speaker was arrested Wednesday and taken...

Albanian soccer resumes as top clubs end boycott

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The top clubs in Albania have decided to end their boycott and will resume playing this weekend, the country’s soccer federation said Thursday. The start of th...

Albania hosts online Balkan anti-Semitism forum

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania held an online forum against anti-Semitism Wednesday, the first time such a meeting has been staged in the Balkans, with Prime Minister Edi Rama calling anti-Semitism “a...

Some Albanian soccer set to resume, but not the top division

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian soccer federation decided Wednesday to end its boycott for all levels below the top division. The start of the season in September did not begin a...

Albania repatriating 5 family members of fighters in Syria

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister said Monday that four children and a woman, all related to Albanian nationals who joined Islamist extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, are being...

Albania joins global efforts to combat anti-Semitism

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution joining global efforts to combat anti-Semitism. The parliament unanimously voted to approve the definit...