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Olympic Movement celebrated #sport4betterworld on 6 April

Olympic Movement celebrated #sport4betterworld on 6 April

Sporting bodies and organisations join global celebrations on 6 April The second edition of the IDSDP, which recognises sport as an instrument for social change, saw exceptional support from local communities, national and international sports bodies and organisations across the globe. Countries from Albania to Ecuador, Guatemala to Somalia, and Japan to Jordan took part either in the lead-up to 6 (olympic.org)

CAS hears Serbia, Albania appeal after Euro 2016 drone match

AP 3:30 a.m. EDT April 18, 2015LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it heard appeals by the Serbian and Albanian football federations challenging UEFA sanctions after their European Championship qualifier was abandoned.A chaotic match in Belgrade last October was stopped then called off when a drone with a political banner flew into the stadium.Players clashed and the Albania team refused to play after being attacked by Serbian fans.UEFA ordered (usatoday.com)

Montenegrin police arrest 16 for smuggling 138 West-bound Syrian migrants

PODGORICA, Montenegro –  Police in Montenegro say they have arrested 16 people suspected of smuggling into Serbia 138 Syrian migrants who were trying to flee their war-ravaged country and reach Western Europe Police said Friday they have broken a human smuggling chain from Albania to Serbia that passes Montenegro. Tens of thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East have travelled illegally through the Balkans, mostly toward Hungary at Serbia's northern border. Montenegrin (foxnews.com)

Greek banks abroad shed Greek bonds on default fears: report

Greek bank subsidiaries outside their home country have dumped Greek bonds in a bid to minimize the consequences of a potential shock to Greece's financial system, local media reports said. The central banks of Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have all requested that Greek banks operating in those countries bring their exposure to Greece down to zero, Greek daily Kathimerini said. That includes shedding Treasury bills, (marketwatch.com)

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PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) -- Police in Montenegro say they have arrested 16 people suspected of smuggling into Serbia 138 Syrian migrants who were trying to flee their war-ravaged country and reach Western Europe Police said Friday they have broken a human smuggling chain from Albania to Serbia that passes Montenegro. Tens of thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East have travelled illegally through the Balkans, mostly toward Hungary at Serbia's northern border. (hosted.ap.org)
TAP pipeline awards first major contract in Albania

TAP pipeline awards first major contract in Albania

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) said it has selected a joint venture formed by Albania’s Gener 2 and Italy’s Sicilsaldo for the construction and rehabilitation of access roads and bridges in Albania. TAP will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi, cross Greece and Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Southern Italy. See also: TAP issues contract notice for Italy onshore construction The decision concludes TAP (neurope.eu)
Albania and Kosovo to unite, inside EU or not: Albanian PM

Albania and Kosovo to unite, inside EU or not: Albanian PM

PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) - The unification of Albania and Serbia's majority-Albanian former province of Kosovo is "inevitable", whether it happens through membership of the European Union or not, Albania's prime minister said on Tuesday. The suggestion was denounced in Belgrade, where a senior official accused Tirana's Prime Minister Edi Rama of "banging the war drums" over Kosovo, which many Serbs regard as the cradle of their nation and Orthodox Christian faith. Serbia and the (reuters.com)

Turkish Stream To Help Balkans' Eu Membership

The Turkish Stream natural gas project is an incentive for Balkan countries to become a member of the EU, according to Professor Gurkan Kumbaroglu, president-elect of the International Association for Energy Economics on Tuesday. Speaking at a conference in Berlin, Kumbaroglu cited the Balkan countries - Albania, Bosna-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia as possible partners for the project, noting that these countries are not currently members of the European (haberler.com)

Mohammad Bin Zayed receives Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama

Agreements on visa waiver and ecological cooperation signed in presence of two leaders Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, yesterday received Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, and a delegation accompanying him. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them to serve the common interests of both nations and people. Shaikh Mohammad reaffirmed the UAE (gulfnews.com)

S. Korea falls for 2nd straight month in FIFA rankings

SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has fallen in the FIFA rankings for the second straight month. South Korea slipped a notch to No. 57 in the latest table released on Thursday. The country had ranked 54th two months ago but went down to 56th in March before falling into a tie with Albania at 57th. (yonhapnews.co.kr)
Exclusive: AnonCoders hits over 100 sites in #OpIsrael campaign

Exclusive: AnonCoders hits over 100 sites in #OpIsrael campaign

'); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('luma-mpu2'); }); } Over 100 websites have been breached in the last 24 hours by hacking group AnonCoders in a large-scale hack attack. The group, believed to have started in January 2015 by a hacker called Albania Attacker, contacted ITProPortal directly via Facebook today to confirm the attacks, all of which were accompanied by the hashtags #OpIsrael, #SaveGaza and #FreePalestina. AnonCoders also posted a message to Pastebin (itproportal.com)

Prosecutors: NY Office Worker Posed as Dentist, Pulled Teeth

An office manager was arraigned Thursday on charges she posed as a dentist when the real dentist was away and seriously injured patients after pulling their teeth, performing root canals on them and injecting their mouths, prosecutors said. Valbona Yzeiraj, who said she trained as a dentist in her native Albania but isn't licensed or trained in New York, pleaded not guilty in Bronx Supreme Court to five counts of unauthorized practice of a profession, four counts of assault, three (abcnews.go.com)

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina: Political commitment is key to path towards EU

 Foreign affairs MEPs on Tuesday (14 April) underlined the need for inclusive, constructive and sustainable political dialogue on reforms and for greater cooperation between the political forces in Albania and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In their assessment of the progress made in 2014, they restate their ongoing support for the EU integration process in the two countries but say both need to advance, inter alia, with their democratic processes, tackle corruption and put in place a (eureporter.co)
Interest Rates Lower For Longer, and Longer…

Interest Rates Lower For Longer, and Longer…

For the  second month straight, the RBA decided to leave interest rates on hold yesterday. The  decision surprised many investors, and the market dropped sharply on the news.  But while the market dipped in the afternoon, it actually ended the day  higher…and it‘s up again this morning. Whether rates  are at 2% or 2.25%, it’s still not enough to entice savers into bank deposits.  The (dailyreckoning.com.au)

Albania and Kosovo to Unite, Inside EU or Not: Albanian PM

PRISTINA/BELGRADE — The unification of Albania and Serbia's majority-Albanian former province of Kosovo is "inevitable", whether it happens through membership of the European Union or not, Albania's prime minister said on Tuesday.The suggestion was denounced in Belgrade, where a senior official accused Tirana's Prime Minister Edi Rama of "banging the war drums" over Kosovo, which many Serbs regard as the cradle of their nation and Orthodox Christian faith.Serbia and the West are (nytimes.com)
Pope leads candle lit Easter Vigil

Pope leads candle lit Easter Vigil

The Holy Father started the Mass at St Peter's Basilica by walking in darkness down the aisle.Complete silence was held as the pontiff made his way to the Altar to start his Easter celebrations.In the service Francis urged people to think about the Easter mystery and find their own answer to the challenges of faith.Later he baptised 10 people from Italy, Portugal, Albania, Kenya and Cambodia.Today the pontiff will lead Easter Sunday mass before giving his "Urbi et Orbi" message which (premierchristianradio.com)
Pope Francis ahead of Easter: Admit our weaknesses, ask for forgiveness

Pope Francis ahead of Easter: Admit our weaknesses, ask for forgiveness

Pope Francis encouraged the world’s Catholics to exit their comfort zones, admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness during this Easter season. Speaking Saturday night in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope said the annual services honoring the resurrection of Jesus Christ offered a unique opportunity to his flock. “It is seeking a deeper meaning, an answer, and not an easy one, to the questions which challenge our faith, our fidelity and our very existence,” the Pope declared (feedsportal.com)
Pope presides over Easter Vigil service amid martyr concerns

Pope presides over Easter Vigil service amid martyr concerns

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is presiding over the symbolic and solemn Easter Vigil service amid mounting Vatican concern for modern-day Christian martyrs. Francis walked in the dark down an utterly silent St. Peter's Basilica at the start of the vigil Mass, which precedes the joyous celebration on Easter Sunday commemorating Christ's resurrection after his crucifixion. During the late-night service, 10 people from Italy, Portugal, Albania, Kenya and Cambodia are to be baptized. (bigstory.ap.org)

Detained Albanian MPs challenge arraignment 

(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Lawyers for two Albanian MPs, detained on charges of giving false testimonies, have condemned their arraignment on the General Prosecutor's order as illegal.The lawyers for two Albanian MPs, Tom Doshi and Mark Frroku, who were arrested on Thursday on charges of faking testimonies, have filed briefs with Albania's Supreme Court seeking their immediate (menafn.com)

Pope Presides Over Easter Vigil Service Amid Martyr Concerns

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is presiding over the symbolic and solemn Easter Vigil service amid mounting Vatican concern for modern-day Christian martyrs.Francis walked in the dark down an utterly silent St. Peter's Basilica at the start of the vigil Mass, which precedes the joyous celebration on Easter Sunday commemorating Christ's resurrection after his crucifixion.During the late-night service, 10 people from Italy, Portugal, Albania, Kenya and Cambodia are to be baptized.On (nytimes.com)

EBU Partnership Programme: Independence of PSM in enlargement countries

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has brought together a broad cross-section of media and civil society in Brussels to debate the challenges and highlight the successes of PSM in the Western Balkans. Around 50 journalists, politicians, officials, academics and broadcasters from Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo gathered to discuss the specific challenges faced by public service media in EU Enlargement countries in the Western Balkans. Guests participated in (eureporter.co)

Analysis - Platini vindicated by expanded European Championship

At the halfway stage, countries such a Wales, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Albania and Norway, who have either never qualified for a major finals or been absent for years, are all in contention for a place in France next year. At the same time traditional powers such a Italy, Germany, Netherlands, and holders Spain have all dropped points, while only England and Slovakia hold 100 percent records with five matches played and five to come. The English FA, for example, might have been less (sbs.com.au)

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TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well. No injuries were reported. A statement from the Calgary-based Bankers Petroleum Ltd. said an "uncontrolled leak of natural gas occurred during drilling operation" Wednesday in Marinze, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of the capital Tirana. Residents were being evacuated due to fumes from the blast, which the company said were not harmful. It said it (hosted.ap.org)

How to help: Global hotlines

Check out the list of human trafficking global hotlines, based off the U.S. Department of State Global Hotlines List:Albania:Ministry of Interior (in cooperation with International Organization for Migration and UN Office on Drugs and Crime)800 1212Country code: 355-Angola:International Organization for Migration925 906 225Country code: 244-Armenia:United Methodist Committee on Relief800 50 558Country code: 374-Austria:Austrian Criminal Police01-24836-85383Country code: 43Azerbaijan: (cnn.com)

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Prediksi Skor Bola Italia vs Inggris 1 April 2015 Dalam Ajang Pertandingan laga uji coba internasional Di Stadion Juventus Stadium (Torino) Pada Hari Rabu Pukul 01.45 WIB. Dalam Prediksi  Italia vs Inggris dari Italia dikabarkan akan segera menjalani laga uji coba internasional melawan Inggris. Sebelum nya Italia pada laga persahabatan internasional ketika melawan Albania yang berlangsung di (bos303.com)

UPDATE 1-Soccer-European Ch. Qual. group I results and standings

March 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the European Ch. Qual. Group I matches on Sunday Sunday, March 29 Albania 2 Armenia 1 Portugal 2 Serbia 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Portugal 4 3 0 1 4 2 9 2 Denmark 4 2 1 1 6 4 7 ------------------------- 3 Albania 4 2 1 1 4 5 7 4 Serbia * 4 1 1 2 6 6 1 5 Armenia 4 0 1 3 3 6 1 ------------------------- * Deducted 3 points. 1-2: (yahoo.com)

The Insurance Industry in Albania, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

Table of Contents 1 Executive Summary 2 Introduction2.1 What is this Report About?2.2 Definitions2.3 Methodology 3 Albanian Insurance Industry Overview3.1 Albanian Insurance Industry3.2 Key Industry Trends and Drivers3.3 Challenges 4 Industry Segmentation4.1 Life Insurance4.2 Non-Life Insurance4.2.1 Property insurance4.2.2 Motor insurance4.2.3 Liability insurance4.2.4 Marine, aviation and (rnrmarketresearch.com)

Albania authorities evacuate residents after explosion at a Bankers Petroleum oil well

TIRANA, Albania –  Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well. No injuries were reported. A statement from the Calgary-based Bankers Petroleum Ltd. said an "uncontrolled leak of natural gas occurred during drilling operation" Wednesday in Marinze, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of the capital Tirana. Residents were being evacuated due to fumes from the blast, which the company said were not harmful. It said it was (foxnews.com)

The Insurance Industry in Albania, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

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Albania Zoo Closed Over Animal Cruelty Row

The gates have been closed at Tirana's only zoo. | Photo: BIRN The zoo in the Albanian capital was shuttered after the video was published online last week by Animal Rescue Albania, a Tirana-based campaign group. In an open letter to the city’s mayor Lulzim Basha, Animal Rescue Albania called on the authorities to close the zoo down and end the cruelty towards the animals kept there. “Shocking is the right word to express the feeling we had when we saw the video,” the group (balkaninsight.com)

Portugal goes top of Euro 2016 qualifying group with win vs. Serbia

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal went top of European Championship qualifying Group I with a 2-1 win over Serbia on Sunday. Defenders scored both Portuguese goals as Ricardo Carvalho and Fabio Coentrao netted in each half, either side of a spectacular equalizer from Nemanja Matic with an overhead kick. Portugal's third straight win under Fernando Santos, who took charge after Cristiano Ronaldo's team lost its opening qualifier against Albania, gave it nine points from four games. It (si.com)

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Veteran defender Ricardo Carvalho put Portugal ahead after 10 minutes but Nemanja Matic equalised for Serbia 16 minutes after halftime, only for Coentrao to restore the Portuguese lead two minutes later.Portugal moved top of Group I after four matches, two points ahead of Denmark and Albania. (yahoo.com)

Albania gets 266-million-euro loan from World Bank

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The World Bank has lent 266 million euros ($289.6 million) to Albania for its public finances and investment in road maintenance. A statement from the bank Saturday said that 200 million euros would be used as guarantor for Albania to pay back a previous 300-million-euro international loan and also secure money for the country's budget. The other 66 million euros will be (whig.com)

World Bank makes 266-million-euro loan to guarantee Albania's borrowing, improve roads

TIRANA, Albania –  The World Bank has lent 266 million euros ($289.6 million) to Albania for its public finances and investment in road maintenance. A statement from the bank Saturday said that 200 million euros would be used as guarantor for Albania to pay back a previous 300-million-euro international loan and also secure money for the country's budget. The other 66 million euros will be (foxbusiness.com)

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Neither side have been in prolific scoring form and Phil Kitromilides believes there is value to be found in backing Sunday's match at the Estadio da Luz to be 0-0 at half time Things started badly for Portugal in their attempt to qualify for next summer's European championships, with the side suffering a surprising home defeat to Albania in their opening match in Group I. Since then though things (goal.com)

Euro 2016 Qualifying: Portugal v Serbia

Portugal will look to attack Serbia in Lisbon on Sunday as they look to go top of Group I in Euro 2016 qualifying, says William Carvalho.Fernando Santos' side have had a mixed start to their campaign with two wins coming after their surprise opening defeat to Albania, leaving them second in the group behind Denmark. However, with Morten Olsen's side not in competitive action during this international break, Portugal could go top with victory this weekend. "We are aware that if we win (fourfourtwo.com)

Black market trade in organs targeted in anti-trafficking treaty

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a dozen countries have agreed to enforce laws to fight trafficking in human organs, a business that exploits the world's poorest people and earns criminals up to $1.2 billion in illegal profits every year. Albania, Austria, Belgium and Britain were among 14 nations to sign the first ever international treaty to combat the trade, Europe's leading (feedsportal.com)

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(ANSA) - Rome, March 25 - What investigators called a "highly dangerous" recruitment cell for Islamic State (ISIS) militants was busted in Italy on Wednesday at the end of a two-year probe.    Three people were arrested in Italy and Albania in an operation to bust the cell of alleged Islamist extremists dedicated to recruiting jihadists and helping them reach ISIS militias. The operation is the result of a two-year Brescia-based investigation by Italian anti-terrorism police, said (ansa.it)

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(ANSA) - Rome, March 25 - Three people were arrested in Italy and Albania on Wednesday in an operation to bust a cell of alleged Islamist extremists dedicated to recruiting jihadists and helping them reach ISIS militias. The operation is the result of a two-year Brescia-based investigation by Italian anti-terrorism police, said Mario Papa, the head the international anti-terrorism division of preventative policing unit UCIGOS.    The suspects in Italy were arrested in the province (ansa.it)

Asylum seeker numbers rose 53% last year

The number of foreign nationals applying for asylum last year increased 53%, although Ireland still has a comparatively low inflow rate of refugees within the EU.Official EU figures show Ireland received just 0.3 applications for asylum per 1,000 inhabitants in 2014, compared to the EU average of 1.2. A total of 1,450 applications for asylum were recorded in the Republic last year, up 505 on 2013 (irishexaminer.com)

Albania gets 266-million-euro loan from World Bank

Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dimsPainstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dimsEmergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three apartment buildings as investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that...Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three (kswo.com)

Portugal v Serbia: Carvalho vows to attack

William Carvalho expects Portugal to attack Serbia from kick-off as they look to boost their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes on Sunday. Portugal will look to attack Serbia in Lisbon on Sunday as they look to go top of Group I in Euro 2016 qualifying, says William Carvalho. Fernando Santos' side have had a mixed start to their campaign with two wins coming after their surprise opening defeat to Albania (sportal.com.au)

The Insurance Industry in Albania, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

Table of Contents 1 Executive Summary 2 Introduction 2.1 What is this Report About? 2.2 Definitions 2.3 Methodology 3 Albanian Insurance Industry Overview 3.1 Albanian Insurance Industry 3.2 Key Industry Trends and Drivers 3.3 Challenges 4 Industry Segmentation 4.1 Life Insurance 4.2 Non-Life Insurance 4.2.1 Property insurance 4.2.2 Motor insurance 4.2.3 Liability insurance 4.2.4 Marine, aviation (researchmoz.us)

Black market trade in organs targeted in anti-trafficking treaty

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a dozen countries have agreed to enforce laws to fight trafficking in human organs, a business that exploits the world's poorest people and earns criminals up to $1.2 billion in illegal profits every year. Albania, Austria, Belgium and Britain were among 14 nations to sign the first ever international treaty to combat the trade, Europe's leading (reuters.com)

Italy arrests three recruiters for IS

Rome, March 25 (IANS/EFE) Italian police on Wednesday arrested three people suspected of forming a terror cell to recruit jihadis for the Islamic State (IS) from the country and Albania, official sources said. Those arrested included a 20-year-old Moroccan and two Albanians, according to media reports. Italian security forces, during the operation "Balkan Connection", apprehended the Moroccan, (yahoo.com)

WaveCall Download | ZDNet

All you need is Wavecall app and internet connection (3G/WiFi/GPRS/EDGE) on your mobile device. Some of the countries where you can make cheap international calls to: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Guinea, Eritrea (zdnet.com)

Albanian Pm Criticizes Eu's Attitude Towards Kosovo

The fact Kosovo citizens have not been given visa-free movement by the European Union is "a shame," Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has said. Edi Rama comments came Monday after he spoke at a Joint Government Meeting held in the capital of Tirana with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa. Criticizing the EU's attitude towards Kosovo, he said merging Albania with Kosovo was only possible within the framework of EU integration. Meanwhile, Albania and Kosovo signed five (haberler.com)

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