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Albania Central Bank Chief Fired Amid Fraud Case

Albania Central Bank Chief Fired Amid Fraud Case
Albania's parliament has fired the country's central bank governor, following his recent arrest after millions of dollars from the bank's reserves went missing. Lawmakers voted 72-6 to discharge Ardian Fullani, after the bank's executive board argued he had "posed a grave threat to the bank's interests." Fullani, who had been serving his second, seven-year term since being appointed in 2004, was charged with abuse of office after 713 million leks ($6.5 million) of the bank's money (abcnews.go.com)

In Albania, pope to celebrate religious revival and tolerance

TIRANA (Reuters) - Father Gjergj Meta's grandfather managed to save the gold chalice and communion plate from his village church when it was razed like many others in Albania during the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha half a century ago. Hoxha, a hardline Stalinist, had banned religion in 1967, driving Albania's Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim faithful underground in his drive to create what he boasted was the world's first atheist state.This Sunday, Pope Francis makes a day trip to (reuters.com)

Preview: In Albania, pope to celebrate religious revival and tolerance - Yahoo News India

By Benet Koleka TIRANA (Reuters) - Father Gjergj Meta's grandfather managed to save the gold chalice and communion plate from his village church when it was razed like many others in Albania during the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha half a century ago. Hoxha, a hardline Stalinist, had banned religion in 1967, driving Albania's Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim faithful underground in his drive to create what he boasted was the world's first atheist state. This Sunday, Pope Francis (yahoo.com)

Mich. teen commits arson to avoid arranged marriage

Kevin Grasha, The Lansing State (Mich.) Journal 6:43 a.m. EDT September 18, 2014LANSING, Mich. — A teen from Albania told a judge Wednesday that she set a fire in her home while her parents slept because she didn't want to go through with an arranged marriage.Arlinda Latifi, a senior at Holt High School, pleaded guilty in Ingham County Circuit Court to second-degree arson, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.As part of a sentence agreement with prosecutors, Latifi, 17, (usatoday.com)

Albania looks abroad for central bankers after theft

Albania looks abroad for central bankers after theft
By Benet Koleka TIRANA Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:33pm BST TIRANA (Reuters) - Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama is considering choosing a foreigner to head the central bank, sources said, and he has invited Albanians working in foreign banks to apply for seats on its board. The central bank's board has proposed removing Ardian Fullani from the post of governor after a bank employee stole 713 million leks (£4.05 million) in cash from its vaults. Fullani, who has been arrested on charges (reuters.com)

ISIS has plan to assassinate Pope Francis and plant jihadi flag on top of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

ISIS has plan to assassinate Pope Francis and plant jihadi flag on top of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by ISIS extremists, the Vatican has been warned before his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend. Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said yesterday that there were credible threats to the Pope’s life as he prepares to visit Albania on Sunday. The 77-year-old pontiff could also be vulnerable when he travels to Turkey in November, Habeeb al-Sadr said. Jihadists from Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham have in recent (nationalpost.com)

Pope becomes the newest entry on ISIS's enemy list

Pope becomes the newest entry on ISIS's enemy list
Pope Francis attends a mass during his visit to South Korea. Photograph: Song Kyung-Seok/Getty Images In a chilling new development, Habeeb Al Sadr, Iraq's ambassador to the Vatican, warned that Pope Francis could be on IS' list of targets, ahead of his visit to Albania this weekend and Turkey in November. This will be the pontiff's first visit to a Muslim-majority country. Al Sadr told Italian newspaper La Nazione: “What has been declared by the self-declared Islamic State is clear (rediff.com)

Albania to replace jailed central bank governor with a banker - PM

Albania to replace jailed central bank governor with a banker - PM
By Benet Koleka TIRANA Mon Sep 8, 2014 5:59pm BST TIRANA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Monday that Albania's new central bank governor will not be a politician, signalling that parliament intends to approve a proposal from the central bank's board to sack Ardian Fullani after his arrest. Fullani, governor for 10 years and formerly a banker in the private sector, was arrested over the theft of 713 million leks (£4.08 million) by a central bank employee. He said he (reuters.com)

Greek island missing out on tourism boom

Greek island missing out on tourism boom
IOANNINA, Greece (AP) — What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland? But Pamvotis Island is missing out on Greece's tourism boom, hurt by its geography and the country's severe financial crisis. Not in the Aegean or the Ionian Seas, the island is in a lake near Greece's border with Albania, and was popular domestic destination before Greece came to the brink of (bigstory.ap.org)

Women football: Albania - Norway 0-11

Women football: Albania - Norway 0-11
Shooting: Rifle bronze to NorwayNorway's Malin Westerheim (20) won Bronze in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women event World Championship in Granada, Spain. Germany's Beate Gauss won the event, ahead of Snejezana Pejcic, 32, from Croatia...Read more...Football: Norway - Italy 0-2Norway lost 0-2 to Italy in their Euro qualifier in Oslo Tuesday evening. Norway had a bad start to the match, when Italy scored their first goal after just 16 minutes...Read more... (norwaypost.no)

Ronaldo over injury woes, ready to play against Atletico tomorrow

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (left) gestures beside FIFA President Sepp Blatter after being awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 in Zurich January 13, 2014. — Reuters picMADRID, Sept 12 — Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Cristiano Ronaldo is over the worst of his recent injury problems and is ready to return for the European champions clash against Atletico Madrid tomorrow. The World Player of the Year missed Real’s 4-2 defeat to Real Sociedad two weeks ago, as well as (mmail.com.my)

Pope calls for prayers before Albania visit

Pope calls for prayers before Albania visit
(ANSA) - Vatican City, September 17 - Pope Francis called for prayers for the Albanian people and thanked them in advance of his upcoming visit during his Wednesday general audience in St Peter's Square.    "In advance, I greet the Albanian people with love and thank them for the preparation of this visit", the pontiff said.    The Pope will visit Albania on September 21, in his first apostolic trip in Europe outside Italy.    Pope Francis said his visit was inspired the (ansa.it)

Death threat issued by IS against Pope 'credible', warns Iraqi ambassador to Vatican

London, Sep 17 (ANI): The Iraqi ambassador to the Vatican City has reportedly warned the church that Pope Francis may be targeted by the Islamic State (IS) ahead of his first visit to Albania this weekend. Habeeb Al Sadr, has warned that the threats against the Pope are "credible" and that the militants may try to kill him during one of his overseas visits or even in Rome, reported The Daily Star. Sadr added that the group may engage a westerner jihadist to commit a terror attack in (yahoo.com)

Islamic State wants to kill the Pope, warns Iraq's Vatican ambassador

Islamic State wants to kill the Pope, warns Iraq's Vatican ambassador
In a chilling new development, Habeeb Al Sadr warned that Pope Francis could be on IS' list of targets, ahead of his visit to Albania this weekend and Turkey in November.This will be the pontiff's first visit to a Muslim-majority country.Mr Al Sadr told Italian newspaper La Nazione: "What has been declared by the self-declared Islamic State is clear – they want to kill the Pope. The threats against the Pope are credible."I believe they could try to kill him during one of his overseas (feedsportal.com)

Seven countries join US in arming Kurds against ISIL

Seven countries join US in arming Kurds against ISIL
Seven countries, including Italy, France and the United Kingdom, have joined the American effort to arm the Kurdish forces in northern Iraq against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a terrorist outfit that has gained control of large parts of Syria and Iraq. "In addition to support from the US and the central government of Iraq in Baghdad, seven additional nations -- Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom -- have committed to helping provide Kurdish (rediff.com)

Hidden partners? How much Russia, Iran could help US against Islamic State. (+video)

Hidden partners? How much Russia, Iran could help US against Islamic State. (+video)
Washington — The numbers are flying as to how many countries have signed on to the United States-led coalition to fight the militant group Islamic State that’s in control of parts of Iraq and Syria. Obama administration officials say more than three dozen regional and Western states have signed on.But there are overt participants, and then there are the hidden partners – some of whom will be more central to the anti-Islamic State (IS) effort than, say, Albania, which has agreed (csmonitor.com)

Greek Island Missing out on Tourism Boom

Greek Island Missing out on Tourism Boom
What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland? But Pamvotis Island is missing out on Greece's tourism boom, hurt by its geography and the country's severe financial crisis. Not in the Aegean or the Ionian Seas, the island is in a lake near Greece's border with Albania, and was popular domestic destination before Greece came to the brink of bankruptcy four years (abcnews.go.com)

Paulo Bento resigns as Portugal manager after poor run of results

Updated SEP 11, 2014 1:20p ET LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal coach Paulo Bento has quit because of poor results, including a 1-0 shock defeat against Albania. Bento's departure was by mutual agreement, and his replacement would be announced soon, the Portuguese Football Federation said in a statement on Thursday without elaborating. Bento took charge four years ago and steered Portugal to the 2012 European Championship semifinals. But at the World Cup in Brazil, the Portuguese (foxsports.com)

Albania looks abroad for central bankers after theft - Yahoo News UK

Albania looks abroad for central bankers after theft - Yahoo News UK
By Benet Koleka TIRANA (Reuters) - Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama is considering choosing a foreigner to head the central bank, sources said, and he has invited Albanians working in foreign banks to apply for seats on its board. The central bank's board has proposed removing Ardian Fullani from the post of governor after a bank employee stole 713 million leks (£4.05 million) in cash from its vaults. Fullani, who has been arrested on charges of failing to enforce bank rules, (yahoo.com)

Portugal coach Bento pays the price of failure - Yahoo News India

Portugal coach Bento pays the price of failure - Yahoo News India
REUTERS - Paulo Bento paid for Portugal's disappointing World Cup and calamitous start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Thursday when his contract was terminated by the FPF. A statement on the Portuguese football association's website confirmed the news most had been waiting for since Portugal suffered an embarrassing home defeat by Albania on Sunday. Portugal fans booed the team after the 1-0 defeat by Albania, heaping pressure on the 45-year-old Bento. The former Benfica (yahoo.com)

Portugal coach Bento leaves

Portugal coach Bento leaves
Lisbon - Portugal's coach Paulo Bento has quit because of poor results, including a 1-0 shock defeat against Albania.Bento's departure was by mutual agreement and his replacement would be announced soon, the Portuguese Football Federation said in a statement on Thursday without elaborating.Bento took charge four years ago and steered Portugal to the 2012 European Championship semi-finals, but at the World Cup in Brazil, the Portuguese disappointed. They exited in the first round and (sport24.co.za)

Serie A - Mancini: Portugal job would be an honour - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Serie A - Mancini: Portugal job would be an honour - Yahoo Eurosport UK
The former Manchester City, Inter and Galatasaray manager had been linked with the Italy job before it went to Antonio Conte.Now Portugal are looking for a tactician after Paulo Bento’s exit in the wake of a disastrous World Cup and 1-0 home defeat to Albania – who are coached by Italian Gianni De Biasi.“I am still a young coach with a long career in front of me and a lot to learn,” Mancini told Portuguese paper Record.“I like to experience different adventures. I’ve (yahoo.com)

Ronaldo ready for Madrid derby

Ronaldo ready for Madrid derby
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Cristiano Ronaldo is over the worst of his recent injury problems and is ready to return for the European champions clash against Atletico Madrid on Sunday. The World Player of the Year missed Real's 4-2 defeat to Real Sociedad two weeks ago, as well as Portugal's embarrassing 1-0 loss at home to Albania on Tuesday due to a hamstring problem, but has trained all week in Madrid ahead of a seventh meeting with La Liga champions Atletico this (3news.co.nz)

UEFA European Football Championship - News

UEFA European Football Championship - News
UEFA.com reviews the opening set of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers with Albania, Danny Welbeck, Aiden McGeady, Northern Ireland, Robert Lewandowski and, er, Paper, Scissors, Stones all in the limelight. Click on the video players to watch the best of the action.Team: AlbaniaEven with Cristiano Ronaldo absent, few foresaw Portugal having any problems in their Group I opener at home to Albania. Yet they could not force an opening and Bekim Balaj's volley on 52 minutes gave Albania a (uefa.com)

Euro 2016 Team of the Week: Lewandowski and Muller unstoppable as Albania make their mark - Yahoo Sports Singapore

Euro 2016 Team of the Week: Lewandowski and Muller unstoppable as Albania make their mark - Yahoo Sports Singapore
And so it begins. Less than two months after Germany celebrated World Cup success in Brazil, Joachim Low's side are amongst the challengers hoping to pluck the European crown from Spain's grasp.Qualifying took a new format as matches were played out over three days, and Goal has selected the best performers.In goal, Cyprus’ Antonis Giorgallides had an evening to remember. He might have conceded after only six minutes, but his stop from Miralem Pjanic’s penalty after 87 minutes (yahoo.com)

Albania stun Portugal, Germany down Scotland

08 Sep 2014, 11:59 HRS IST | SC orders permanent absorption of Rajeshwar Singh, probing money laundering aspects in 2G case and Aircel-Maxis deal, as Dy Director in EDSC to take up the case for further hearing on September 15If we find merit in the averments made against the CBI director then we would quash all the decisions taken by him during the pendency of the case: SCSC also takes on record names of 23 ITBP and 4 CBI officials who were on duty at the gate of CBI Director's (ptinews.com)

Pope Francis to visit Albania,'most Muslim nation in Europe'

Pope Francis to visit Albania,'most Muslim nation in Europe'
(ANSA -Rome, September 5 - For his first apostolic trip in Europe on September 21, Pope Francis has chosen to take his first apostolic trip in Europe to Albania, the country with the highest percentage of Muslims on the continent, and one where religion was banned for decades, Vatican sources said Friday.      Seven out of every ten Albanians are Muslims, and Catholics account for just over 15% of the total population.      The pope is said to be planning a trip to Turkey soon as (ansa.it)

Soccer TV: Germany vs Scotland and Portugal vs Albania

Soccer TV: Germany vs Scotland and Portugal vs Albania
The new look international windows push Euro 2016 qualifying to Sunday. Fox Sports 1 has Germany vs Scotland and ESPN2 has Portugal vs Albania along with multiple Euroe 2016 qualifiers on Sunday and Monday's soccer TV schedules. Germany vs Scotland at 2:30pm on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday in Euro 2016 qualifying. Germany warmed up against Argentina in a rematch of the World Cup final. That is, of course, had the World Cup final been without the heart of the Germany squad and Lionel Messi. (ussoccerplayers.com)

Prediksi Skor Portugal vs Albania | Bursa Bola Online

Prediksi Skor Portugal vs Albania | Bursa Bola Online
Prediksi Skor Portugal vs Albania – Prediksi Portugal vs Albania – Prediksi Pertandingan Portugal vs Albania – Prediksi Skor Akhir Portugal vs Albania – Prediksi Hasil Pertandingan Portugal vs Albania – Bursa Taruhan Bola Portugal vs Albania-Setelah gagal lolos menuju babak 16 besar pada Piala Dunia Brasil 2014 lalu, “Seleccao das Quinas” Portugal bertekat untuk tampil lebih (maxbet212.net)

Chinese Premier Meets Leaders from Serbia, Denmark, Albania, and Mali

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with a variety of world leaders Wednesday (September 10) in Tianjin ahead of the World Economic Forum's eighth Annual Meeting of The New Champions. Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was among those holding bilateral talks with the Chinese leader. According to the Xinhua news agency, Li lauded the China-Serbia poltical partnership while Vucic said Serbia is China's sincere friend. (boston.com)

Germany beats Scotland in opener

LONDON – Two months after winning the World Cup, Germany opened its 2016 European Championship campaign with a 2-1 victory over Scotland on Sunday, while Portugal and Greece both slumped to defeats in their qualifying matches. Thomas Mueller scored both Germany’s goals — a difficult backward header in the 18th minute and a close-range effort in the 70th — just four minutes after Ikechi Anya had grabbed a deserved equalizer for Scotland. “I’m satisfied with the three points (japantimes.co.jp)

NATO grapples with how hard to push back against Putin over Ukraine

WASHINGTON (MCT) — For all of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s complaints in recent years about the West’s threat to Russian security, NATO had been paying little attention to its former Cold War foe. The conflict in Ukraine has changed all that. For years, NATO has focused on missions in distant places, such as Afghanistan and Libya, and had admitted only one former Warsaw Pact member, Albania, in the last decade. As military spending by NATO members fell 20 percent during (stripes.com)

Prediksi Skor Bola Portugal vs Albania 8 Sep 2014

Prediksi Skor Bola Portugal vs Albania 8 Sep 2014
Prediksi Skor Bola Portugal vs Albania 8 Sep 2014 Kualifikasi Piala Europa di Stadion Arena Khimki (Khimki) pada hari Senin jam 23:00 WIB. Dalam Prediksi Portugal vs Albania dan dari Portugal Akhir dari pertandingan Portugal sukses dengan kemenangan setelah menekuk Ghana dengan skor 2-1 pada laga piala dunia 2014. Sungguh beruntung bagi tim portugal karena gol pertama mereka dilakukan oleh tim (feedburner.com)

Prediksi Skor Akhir Portugal vs Albania | Agen Bola

Prediksi Skor Portugal vs Albania – Prediksi Portugal vs Albania – Prediksi Pertandingan Portugal vs Albania – Prediksi Skor Akhir Portugal vs Albania – Prediksi Hasil Pertandingan Portugal vs Albania – Bursa Taruhan Bola Portugal vs Albania -“Seleccao das Quinas” Portugal akan mengawali perjalanan mereka di ajang kualifikasi EURO 2016 pada akhir pekan ini, 8 September 2014 pukul 01. (agenjudionline.co)

Pope Francis' one-day trip expected to give Albanians hope, healing

VATICAN LETTER Sep-2-2014 (860 words) Backgrounder. With photos today and graphic to come. xxxiPope Francis' one-day trip expected to give Albanians hope, healingBy Carol GlatzCatholic News ServiceVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' choice of Albania as the destination of his first international trip in Europe reflects his trademark pastoral approach: Head to the peripheries, bring healing to the suffering.But his Sept. 21 visit to the poor, Muslim-majority nation also will highlight, (catholicnews.com)

Ronaldo over injury woes, claims Ancelotti - Yahoo News Singapore

Ronaldo over injury woes, claims Ancelotti - Yahoo News Singapore
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Cristiano Ronaldo is over the worst of his recent injury problems and is ready to return for the European champions clash against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The World Player of the Year missed Real's 4-2 defeat to Real Sociedad two weeks ago, as well as Portugal's embarrassing 1-0 loss at home to Albania on Monday due to a hamstring problem, but has trained all week in Madrid ahead of a seventh meeting with La Liga champions Atletico this (yahoo.com)

Real Madrid v Atl Madrid

Real Madrid v Atl Madrid
Spanish La Liga Venue: Santiago Bernabeu Date: Saturday, 13 September Kick-off: 19:00 BST Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website Cristiano Ronaldo has been declared "100% ready" for the Madrid derby as coach Carlo Ancelotti assures he will get it right with his revamped Real. Ronaldo missed Portugal's shock defeat by Albania and Real's loss to Sociedad on Sunday with an unspecified injury. "My confidence lies on two pillars," said Ancelotti ahead of the visit of (bbc.co.uk)

Defense lawyer miluwat

Defense lawyer miluwat
Ang tanan nga mga nasud sa Europe, geograpiya test ug geograpiya game sa Europe. game: http://www.purposegames.com/game/6e7eed2f1a Ang tanan nga mga nasud sa Europe, Countries sa Europe, Europe, NASOD, geograpiya test, geograpiya game, duwa sa Europe, Ukraine, Netherlands, Spain, France, Andora, Italy, Azerbaijan, Greece, San Marino,Kosovo,Finland,Estonia,Luxemburg,Liechtenstein,Denmark,Latvia,Moldova,Germany,Poland,Albania,Bulgary,Romania,Belarus,,Lithuania,Austria,Hungary,Switzerland (article.wn.com)

Albanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament, saying Socialist government ignores it

TIRANA, Albania –  Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views. Democrat leader Lulzim Basha announced the move Monday, when Parliament opened its sessions after the summer recess, saying that his party is "not heard but attacked." It was unclear how long the boycott would last. The move is expected to have little practical impact on how Parliament conducts its business, as (foxnews.com)

Ronaldo rested for Sociedad trip

Ronaldo rested for Sociedad trip
30 August 2014 15:20 Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out Sunday's trip to Real Sociedad in La Liga, coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.The Portugal international was dogged by injuries towards the end of last season and during the World Cup in Brazil.Ronaldo has also been omitted from the Portugal squad for their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania next weekend, with Ancelotti opting to give him an extra week's rest to regain full fitness. Having opened his Liga (soccerway.com)

Interview with the operator of Europe's largest onshore oilfield, Bankers Petroleum

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 27 August 2014 Bankers Petroleum, today, is the largest E&P Company in Albania, contributing almost 40% of the country's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), investing over $1.4 billion in its Albanian operations over the past ten years. Their main asset in Albania, Patos-Marinza, is Europe's largest onshore field. By focusing on implementing international standards for environmental, health and safety practices, Bankers has been able to remediate much of the (prweb.com)

Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook for LNG Terminals in Europe - Russia to Drive the Development of LNG Export Infrastructure

ope, Portugal 173.3.9 LNG Regasification Industry in Europe, Greece 183.3.10 LNG Regasification Industry in Europe, Sweden 183.3.11 LNG Regasification Industry in Europe, Albania 193.3.12 LNG Regasification Industry in Europe, Ukraine 193.3.13 LNG Regasification Industry in Europe, Estonia 203.3.14 LNG Regasification Industry in Europe, Lithuania 203.3.15 LNG Regasification Industry in Europe, (researchmoz.us)

World values lost in translation

At the dawn of the 21st century, the Vietnamese were the most authoritarian people in the world, according to the World Values Survey. Ninety-nine percent of the survey’s respondents in Vietnam in 2001 said they favored military rule. So did 96 percent of the survey’s sample in Indonesia and five sixths of respondents in Albania in 1998 and Iran in 2000. In the next round of the survey only a few years later, however, only a third of the samples in Vietnam and Iran supported (washingtonpost.com)

Albanian Main Opposition Party Boycotts Parliament

Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views. Democrat leader Lulzim Basha announced the move Monday, when Parliament opened its sessions after the summer recess, saying that his party is "not heard but attacked." It was unclear how long the boycott would last. The move is expected to have little practical impact on how Parliament conducts its business, as governing coalition (abcnews.go.com)

Interview with the operator of Europe’s largest onshore oilfield, Bankers Petroleum

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 27 August 2014 Bankers Petroleum, today, is the largest E&P Company in Albania, contributing almost 40% of the country's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), investing over $1.4 billion in its Albanian operations over the past ten years. Their main asset in Albania, Patos-Marinza, is Europe's largest onshore field. By focusing on implementing international standards for environmental, health and safety practices, Bankers has been able to remediate much of the (prweb.com)

Balkan folk music on tap Aug. 27 at Carmel Valley library

Dromia will perform Balkan folk music on Aug. 27 at the Carmel Valley library. A special free family program of Balkan folk music, sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the library’s community room. The Dromia trio, formed in 2008, plays folk music from Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Turkey, as well as Roma (Gypsy) melodies from this region. It has performed at many venues in Southern California, including (delmartimes.net)

France 24 - International news 24/7

France 24 - International news 24/7
According to a report in Le Monde, doctors in the southeastern French city of Lyon said immigrants from countries such as Albania, Kosovo and Georgia with serious kidney problems were coming to France to gain access to the French health service while applying for asylum. Professor Emmanuel Morelon, head of transplant services at the Edouard-Herriot hospital in the city, said he was wary of raising an issue that would boost France’s anti-immigration National Front (FN) party as the (france24.com)

Ex-Al Ahli Jeddah boss Pereira in frame for Portugal job - Yahoo Maktoob News

Ex-Al Ahli Jeddah boss Pereira in frame for Portugal job - Yahoo Maktoob News
Former Al Ahli Jeddah boss Vitor Pereira has emerged as one of the leading candidates to replace under-fire Portugal head coach Paulo Bento. Bento, 45, saw his side booed off the pitch on Sunday after his side fell to a shock 1-0 home defeat to minnows Albania in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier. This result has increased the pressure on the beleaguered ex-Sporting Lisbon midfielder, whose position had already come under great scrutiny after guiding the Seleccao to a group-stage exit (yahoo.com)

Albania's Block party: Dancing away the dictator's legacy

Albania's Block party: Dancing away the dictator's legacy
(CNN) -- It may now be Albania's liveliest neighborhood, but a little over two decades ago it wasn't even on the map. A tight-knit grid of nightspots and restaurants in the middle of capital city Tirana, the district has become an emblem of Albania's slow lurch away from economic ruin. New bars appear almost daily and at weekends streets and sidewalks are packed with locals and tourists looking for a big night out. Few places, if any, have undergone such a dramatic facelift. At the end (cnn.com)

From communist bastion to party hub

From communist bastion to party hub
(CNN) -- It may now be Albania's liveliest neighborhood, but a little over two decades ago it wasn't even on the map. A tight-knit grid of nightspots and restaurants in the middle of capital city Tirana, the district has become an emblem of Albania's slow lurch away from economic ruin. New bars appear almost daily and at weekends streets and sidewalks are packed with locals and tourists looking for a big night out. Few places, if any, have undergone such a dramatic facelift. At the end (cnn.com)

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