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Returning immigrants propel Albania's economy

Returning immigrants propel Albania's economy
When the communist regimes fell in Europe, many Albanians began to immigrate to Greece and Italy in search for a better life. But the economic crisis has now reversed that flow and an estimated 200,000 Albanians are returning to their homeland. Now the returning immigrants are making critical investments that are having an impact on the local economy. Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from southern Albania. (aljazeera.com)

The Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry in partnership with IRN, announce the launch of the Albania Oil, Gas & Energy 2015 Summit

London (PRWEB UK) 30 October 2014 Albania, one of the oldest and most consistent oil and gas producers in Europe, is now ready for the next licensing round with 13 available oil and gas Blocks to allocate. IRN and the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania have thus partnered to launch the inaugural senior level platform for discussions to take place on all new hydrocarbon developments in Albania; examining competitive licensing procedures, and the business opportunities that (prweb.com)

The Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry in partnership with IRN, announce the launch of the Albania Oil, Gas & Energy 2015 Summit

London (PRWEB UK) 30 October 2014 Albania, one of the oldest and most consistent oil and gas producers in Europe, is now ready for the next licensing round with 13 available oil and gas Blocks to allocate. IRN and the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania have thus partnered to launch the inaugural senior level platform for discussions to take place on all new hydrocarbon developments in Albania; examining competitive licensing procedures, and the business opportunities that (prweb.com)

Coventry City Academy starlets Cian Harries and George Thomas have been called up to the Wales Under-19s squad

Coventry City Academy starlets Cian Harries and George Thomas have been called up to the Wales Under-19s squad Thu 30 Oct 2014 Author: Kieran Crowley City Under-18s coach Jason Farndon has praised the call-ups and the duo's attitude and application this season for the Sky Blues... Coventry City starlets George Thomas and Cian Harries have been called up to the Welsh Under-19 squad to face Portugal, Denmark and Albania.The City Academy duo will meet up with the Under-19s squad on (ccfc.co.uk)

After drone stunt and football row, Serbia says Albania not mature enough to join European union

After drone stunt and football row, Serbia says Albania not mature enough to join European union
A remote-controlled plane trailing a flag of 'Greater Albania' - which includes Kosovo and parts of Serbia and other Balkan states - flew over Belgrade's football stadium, provoking a brawl between players and a pitch invasion during the Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday. Serbia said on Thursday Albania was "not mature enough" to join the European Union, escalating a war of words provoked by a drone stunt at a soccer match that stirred resentments just as the Balkan neighbours were (dnaindia.com)

Krish Kandiah: The power of remembrance

Krish Kandiah: The power of remembrance
(PA) Every time I hear the first few bars of 'Where the Streets have no name' by U2, I am transported back to a flat we lived in in Tirana, Albania. I often listened to The Edge's cyclical guitar riff on cassette during our years in that drafty but homely apartment on a street that literally had no name. Similarly whenever I hear the strumming of the mandolin on REM's Losing My Religion, I cannot help remembering a conversation in my student dorm with a friend who had decided to give (christiantoday.com)

How Did a Black-and-White Polish Film Become the Year's Surprise Foreign-Language Hit?

How Did a Black-and-White Polish Film Become the Year's Surprise Foreign-Language Hit?
Tue Oct 28 12:00:05 EDT 2014 Nobody expected "Ida" to become a box office hit -- not even its distributor. But after five months, the movie has scored $3.7 million, and it's still going strong. "No one knows anything," goes the famous Hollywood dictum, which has been proven once again with the box-office success of Pawel Pawlikowski's latest film "Ida." A quiet Polish-language, black-and-white somber drama about the legacy of the Holocaust, shot in a square aspect ratio format with (indiewire.com)

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. NURSE WITH EBOLA ARRIVES IN ATLANTA A police motorcade escorted an ambulance as it traveled to Emory University Hospital, which has a specialized isolation unit and already treated three Americans diagnosed with the virus. 2. OBAMA CALLS FOR MORE AGGRESSIVE HANDLING OF EBOLA "We want a rapid response team, a SWAT team essentially, from the CDC to be on the ground as quickly (newspressnow.com)

A look at other abandoned international matches

A look at other abandoned international matches
The European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania that erupted into violence after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner into the stadium was just the latest international match to be abandoned because of fighting. A look at some other high-profile games that were halted because of violence: ___ IRELAND VS. ENGLAND: FEB. 15, 1995 England fans rioted inside Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin shortly after Ireland took the lead in a friendly match. The game was (newspressnow.com)

Berisha's hat trick gives Victory win in A-League - Yahoo News Malaysia

SYDNEY (AP) — Albania striker Besart Berisha scored a hat trick to outshine Spanish star David Villa as the Melbourne Victory beat Melbourne City 5-2 in the third round of Australian football's A-League.The Victory twice came from behind in the first half as the 32-year-old Villa failed to score for the first time in three matches. Villa scored City's only goals in their opening matches against Sydney FC and Newcastle, both of which ended in 1-1 draws.Saturday's match was the 13th (yahoo.com)

Pope Denounces Religious Justification of Violence During Albania Visit: Reports

MOSCOW, September 21 (RIA Novosti) - Pope Francis received a warm welcome in his first trip to Albania, a Muslim-majority country which he complimented for its religious harmony on Sunday while making reference to conflicts in the Middle East including Islamic State (IS) attacks, the Associated Press (AP) reported. "The climate of respect and mutual trust between Catholics, Orthodox and Muslims is a precious gift to the country," the Pope was quoted as saying by the news agency. "This (en.ria.ru)

Serb police nab drone that triggered Balkan ruckus

Serb police nab drone that triggered Balkan ruckus
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police have found the drone that flew an Albanian nationalist banner over a soccer stadium in Belgrade, igniting a brawl on the field and fueling political tensions between Balkan rivals Serbia and Albania. The small drone with four rotors — last seen being carried off by a Serb fan during the stadium brawl Tuesday night — will be checked to see where it was manufactured and purchased and who could have flown it, police chief Nebojsa Stefanovic (newspressnow.com)

Drone banner at soccer game ignites Balkan ruckus

Drone banner at soccer game ignites Balkan ruckus
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — It was all about the drone Wednesday — the one that took off from an Orthodox Church in Belgrade and flew over a soccer stadium with a nationalist Albanian banner. It ignited more than a brawl between players and fans — it inflamed years of simmering tensions between Balkan rivals Serbia and Albania. Serbian officials accused Albania of a deliberate political provocation and Serbian police announced an investigation into who remotely piloted the drone (newspressnow.com)

Saturday, October 25. 2014

MOSCOW — The UEFA disciplinary committee will announce a rematch of the 2016 Euro qualifying game between Serbia and Albania at a neutral site; the Serbian team will be sanctioned with home matches without supporters until the end of the qualifying competition, reported Serbian newspaper "Politika" Friday. The sanctions follow the disrupted qualifying game between Serbia and Albania when fans invaded the pitch on October 14 in Belgrade.The game was called off during the 41st minute (zambotimes.com)

Serbia and Albania plan appeals after UEFA dish out sanctions

The Serbs will also be made to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while the associations responsible for either team have been fined €100,000. They will would appeal the decision.Loading article content The initial qualifier was held earlier this month and ended amid ugly scenes as a group of home supporters - there were no Albania fans permitted - stormed the pitch as players fled down the tunnel. The trouble was sparked by a flag depicting so-called (heraldscotland.com)

Returning Home; Reflecting on a Journey Guided by Faith

Returning Home; Reflecting on a Journey Guided by Faith
When Cole Bilodeau went on a two-year Mormon missionary trip to Albania and Kosovo, his mother Melanie couldn’t send letters or call him. To check in with her son she had to make do with a weekly email, and Skype sessions on Christmas and Mother’s Day.Cole began his mission when he was 19 and he returned to the Vineyard two weeks ago.“You talk through Skype calls and then afterwards you feel homesick,” Cole said. “It’s a complete separation so that you won’t be distracted (vineyardgazette.com)

UEFA punishes Serbia and Albania after brawl

UEFA punishes Serbia and Albania after brawl
Serbia's Football Federation revealed they will appeal against the three-point penalty handed out by UEFA for their role in the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania 10 days ago. UEFA on Friday awarded the match to Serbia 3-0 but then penalised the winners with the points deduction while fining each federation $NZ155,000. The October 14 match in Belgrade had to be called off after home fans invaded the pitch and attacked Albania players when a drone carried a pro-Albanian flag (3news.co.nz)

UEFA punishes both Serbia and Albania

UEFA punishes both Serbia and Albania
Serbia's Football Federation revealed Friday they will appeal against the three-point penalty handed out by UEFA for their role in the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania 10 days ago.UEFA on Friday awarded the match to Serbia 3-0 but then penalised the winners with the points deduction while fining each federation E100,000 ($A150,000).The October 14 match in Belgrade had to be called off after home fans invaded the pitch and attacked Albania players when a drone carried a pro (sportsfan.com.au)

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder

Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.The European Championship qualifier in Belgrade was abandoned last week after an Albanian nationalist banner was flown in by a remote-controlled device, sparking fighting among players and fans.Although the source of the banner remains unclear, UEFA ruled that Albania forfeited the Oct. 14 match because its (newstimes.com)

Serbia get walkover v Albania, three points docked - Yahoo News India

By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week's abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been docked three points, UEFA said on Friday. Serbia have been ordered to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined 100,000 euros ($126,900), European soccer’s governing body added. Both sides said they had been treated unfairly and would appeal the decision. The match, (yahoo.com)

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder
Friday October 24, 2014 11:02 AM ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writer   Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.The European Championship qualifier in Belgrade was abandoned last week after an Albanian nationalist banner was flown in by a remote-controlled device, sparking fighting among players and fans.Although the source of the banner remains (readingeagle.com)

Serbia to appeal UEFA fine and docked points

Serbia to appeal UEFA fine and docked points
Serbia will appeal UEFA's decision to dock them three points and fine them €100,000 for their part in the abandoned fixture with Albania.The Euro 2016 Group I qualifier between the two sides in Belgrade took place among a fractious political backdrop, and was abandoned shortly before half-time when a drone carrying a flag featuring Albanian national symbols entered the stadium and hovered over the pitch. Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic attempted to pull the flag down, which sparked (fourfourtwo.com)

Serbia to appeal Uefa decision

Serbia to appeal Uefa decision
The verdict delivered by European football's governing body has angered the FSS who claim there are "contradictions in the decision-making process" Serbia will appeal Uefa's decision to dock them three points and fine them €100,000 for their part in the abandoned fixture with Albania. The Euro 2016 Group I qualifier between the two sides in Belgrade took place among a fractious political backdrop, and was abandoned shortly before half-time when a drone carrying a flag featuring (goal.com)

Serbia punished over drone incident

Serbia punished over drone incident
Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore. The Group I clash between the two eastern European nations ended in bizarre circumstances when an unmanned drone trailing a pro-Albania flag over the Partizan Stadium resulted in a melee between the two sets of players as well as some Serbian fans. The (bournemouthecho.co.uk)

Serbia awarded 3-0 win over Albania and deducted three points for abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier | Football News | ESPN.co.uk

Violence erupted after Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic jumped up to take the flag © AP UEFA has awarded Serbia a 3-0 walkover for their abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania in Belgrade but have also deducted the Serbians three points and ordered their next two home qualifiers to be played behind closed doors. Serbia had been charged with the throwing of missiles and fireworks, crowd disturbance, invasion of the pitch by supporters, insufficient organisation and use of a (espn.co.uk)

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Serbia get walkover v Albania, three points deducted - Yahoo Sports Canada

(Adds details) By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week's Euro 2016 qualifier, abandoned following a brawl between the players after a flag stunt, but also had three points deducted, the Serbian FA said on Friday. Serbia have also been ordered to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined 100,000 euros (126,410 US dollar) following the chaotic scenes at (yahoo.com)

Albania, Kosovo officials visit rival Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia — Enver Hoxhaj has become the first Kosovo foreign minister to visit Serbia since Kosovo declared independence in 2008. Also in Belgrade on Thursday is Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati who arrived amid diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Albania following last week’s brawl at a soccer game between the two rival Balkan nations. The senior officials are attending an EU-sponsored conference of Balkan foreign ministers to improve regional relations. Serbia (washingtonpost.com)

Albania, Kosovo officials visit rival Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Enver Hoxhaj has become the first Kosovo foreign minister to visit Serbia since Kosovo declared independence in 2008. Also in Belgrade on Thursday is Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati who arrived amid diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Albania following last week's brawl at a soccer game between the two rival Balkan nations. The senior officials are attending an EU-sponsored conference of Balkan foreign ministers to improve regional relations. (bigstory.ap.org)

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia
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Serbia get walkover v Albania, three points deducted - Yahoo Sports Canada

By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week's Euro 2016 qualifier, abandoned following a brawl on the pitch, but also had three points deducted, UEFA said on Friday. Serbia have also been ordered to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined 100,000 euros (78,912.2 British pounds) following the chaotic scenes at the match in Belgrade, European soccer’s governing body (yahoo.com)

UEFA: Serbia gets 3-0 win vs Albania but no points

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has awarded Serbia a 3-0 win over Albania but deducted the three points following the violence that broke out during their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade last week. The game was abandoned after an Albanian nationalist banner was flown into the stadium by a drone, triggering fighting among players and fans. UEFA announced Friday that the game was awarded to Serbia as a 3-0 forfeit but also deducted the three points gained by a win. Serbia was (bigstory.ap.org)

Officials from Albania, Kosovo visit rival Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Kosovo's foreign minister traveled to Serbia on Thursday for the first time since Kosovo declared independence in 2008, describing the visit as a historic event. Also in Belgrade, the Serbian capital, was Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, who arrived amid diplomatic tensions between Albania and Serbia after last week's brawl at a soccer game between them. The two senior officials were attending an EU-sponsored conference of Balkan foreign ministers (beloitdailynews.com)

Albania, Kosovo Officials Visit Rival Serbia

Enver Hoxhaj has become the first Kosovo foreign minister to visit Serbia since Kosovo declared independence in 2008. Also in Belgrade on Thursday is Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati who arrived amid diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Albania following last week's brawl at a soccer game between the two rival Balkan nations. The senior officials are attending an EU-sponsored conference of Balkan foreign ministers to improve regional relations. Serbia and Albania have (abcnews.go.com)

World Cup seeds Switzerland slide out of FIFA top 10

World Cup seeds Switzerland slide out of FIFA top 10
LONDON Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:29am BST LONDON (Reuters) - Switzerland, who were among the top seeds for the World Cup finals this summer, have dropped out of FIFA's top 10 world rankings after a poor start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Portugal, who surprisingly lost 1-0 at home to Albania in their opening European qualifier, have moved back into the top 10 for the first time since July and are in ninth place in the listings published on Thursday.Switzerland, who lost to (reuters.com)

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia - Yahoo Sports Singapore

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Euro 2016 - Serbia awarded win over Albania then docked three points - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Euro 2016 - Serbia awarded win over Albania then docked three points - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Serbia have been ordered to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined 100,000 euros ($126,900), European soccer's governing body added.Both sides said they had been treated unfairly and would appeal the decision.The match, played on Oct. 14 with no away fans permitted, was interrupted when a flag depicting so-called Greater Albania, an area covering all parts of the Balkans where ethnic Albanians live, was flown over the pitch by a (yahoo.com)

UEFA award Serbia walkover victory over Albania in drone-brawl game Add to ...

UEFA award Serbia walkover victory over Albania in drone-brawl game
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Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week’s abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been docked three points, UEFA said on Friday.Serbia have been ordered to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined 100,000 euros ($126,900), European soccer’s governing body added. Both sides said they had been treated unfairly and would appeal the decision.The match, played on Oct. 14 with no away fans (theglobeandmail.com)

Albania PM Seeks to Ease Tensions With Serbia

Albania's prime minister has told The Associated Press that the heated spat with Serbia over the use of a drone at a soccer match should not derail both countries' efforts to seek European Union membership. Edi Rama had been expected to make a landmark visit to Serbia on Wednesday, as part of an effort to ease tensions left over from wars fought following the breakup of Yugoslavia. But the trip was postponed until Nov. 10, after the two nations competed in a soccer match last week (abcnews.go.com)

Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues

(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). A drone with an Albanian flag banner flies over Partizan stadium during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (newschannel6now.com)

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl - Beloit Daily News: World News

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, authorities said Sunday, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Serbian premier's office. "The two prime (beloitdailynews.com)

Serbian, Albanian PMs delay meeting after soccer row

BELGRADE Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:33pm EDT BELGRADE (Reuters) - The prime ministers of Serbia and Albania said on Sunday they had agreed to postpone a meeting scheduled for this coming week following a diplomatic row over a soccer game between the two nations. Albania's Edi Rama had been due to visit Belgrade on Oct. 22 -- the first such trip by an Albanian leader in 68 years that was widely seen as a chance to reset ties after a long history of tensions between the Balkan nations. He (reuters.com)

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl
New military medical team to help with Ebola in USNew military medical team to help with Ebola in USUpdated: Sunday, October 19 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-10-19 17:45:13 GMTDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the...Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support (kswo.com)

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, authorities said Sunday, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Serbian premier's office. "The two prime (hosted.ap.org)

Albania prime minister’s visit to Serbia postponed

BELGRADE, Serbia — A planned visit this week by Albania’s prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. A statement issued by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s office says he and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone Sunday and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday. The statement adds the two have pledged “to not let go (washingtonpost.com)

City's poor have zero chance of being heard

THIS great city is Europe's heart ­disease capital, offering life expectancy on a par with Albania and ­Palestine. We're UK leader in teenage pregnancy, one in three of all city kids lives in poverty and thousands need food banks. With 800,000 people in Scotland also in poverty, why are we not taking to the streets in far greater numbers than the few thousand who rallied in George Square at the weekend? Other than those committed trade unionists and anti-poverty campaigners, who else (eveningtimes.co.uk)

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl

A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, authorities said Sunday, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl.Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Serbian premier's office."The two prime ministers agreed that they must (miamiherald.com)

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl - Beloit Daily News: World News

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, authorities said Sunday, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Serbian premier's office. "The two prime (beloitdailynews.com)

Serbian, Albanian PMs Delay Meeting After Soccer Row

Thomson ReutersPrime Minister of Albania Edi Rama is interviewed by Reuters at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in CambridgeBELGRADE (Reuters) - The prime ministers of Serbia and Albania said on Sunday they had agreed to postpone a meeting scheduled for this coming week following a diplomatic row over a soccer game between the two nations. Albania's Edi Rama had been due to visit Belgrade on Oct. 22 -- the first such trip by an Albanian leader in 68 years that was (businessinsider.com)

Albania prime minister's visit to Serbia postponed following soccer brawl that fueled tensions

Serbian riot police officers clash with Serbian national team supporters during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania at the Partizan stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The 2016 European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday after skirmishes broke out on the pitch involving players and fans over an Albanian flag that was flown above the stadium by a drone. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic) (The Associated (foxnews.com)

Albania Prime Minister's Visit to Serbia Postponed

A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. A statement issued by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's office says he and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone Sunday and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday. The statement adds the two have pledged "to not let go of the opportunity to (abcnews.go.com)

Albania prime minister's visit to Serbia postponed

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. A statement issued by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's office says he and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone Sunday and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday. The statement adds the two have pledged "to not let go (bigstory.ap.org)

Serbia punished over drone incident

Serbia punished over drone incident
Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore.The Group I clash between the two eastern European nations ended in bizarre circumstances when an unmanned drone trailing a pro-Albania flag over the Partizan Stadium resulted in a melee between the two sets of players as well as some Serbian fans.The (breakingnews.ie)

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania after Euro 2016 qualifier violence

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania after Euro 2016 qualifier violence
UEFA awarded Serbia a 3-0 win over Albania in its Group I European Championship qualifier played Oct. 14 in Belgrade but deducted three points reserved for a win after violence that broke out during the match, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body announced Friday. The nine-member disciplinary panel of soccer’s governing body in Europe also ordered Serbia to play their next two home qualifiers behind closed doors without fans. The next home qualifier for Serbia is Nov. 14 (soccer.si.com)

UEFA awards Serbia 3-0 win over Albania following violence in Belgrade

UEFA awards Serbia 3-0 win over Albania following violence in Belgrade
WATCH ABOVE: The Albanian Football Association (AFA) on Friday condemned a UEFA decision to award Serbia a 3-0 win over Albania following a violent riot on the pitch during their European Championship qualifier in the Serbian capital Belgrade last week.Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium. The European Championship qualifier in Belgrade was (globalnews.ca)

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