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Greek crisis hits Albanians living from remittances 

Greek crisis hits Albanians living from remittances 

(MENAFN - AFP) Lorenc Toska returned from Greece to his village in central Albania with empty hands and pockets. He had been working there hoping to secure a better life for his family back home, but the crisis in the neighbouring country ruined his dreams."I returned penniless, with my only luggage being a small bag with my work clothes," the 25-year-old Toska told AFP while hugging his baby boy. (menafn.com)

TAP Begins Construction Of Access Roads And Bridges In Albania

Işıl Alben Returns To Galatasaray Odeabank 2 minutes ago... Işıl Alben, who was a point guard at Galatasaray Odeabank, signed a three-year agreement with the team after playing in Russia’s Dinamo Kursk for a year. Speaking to the reporters during the signing ceremony at Türk Telekom Arena, Alben stated that she is very happy to come back to her team again. 6 UN Peacekeepers Killed In Mali 2 minutes ago... The UN today condemned an attack that killed six UN (haberler.com)
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(ANSA) - Milan, July 1 - Italian police on Wednesday arrested in dawn raids 10 people from two families who were allegedly about to leave the country to fight in Syria as part of a vast anti-terrorism operation, ANSA sources said. The arrests were made in provinces of Milan, Bergamo and Grosseto and in a town in Albania. Four of the suspects were Italian converts to Islam. Five Albanians and a Canadian national were also arrested. Among those arrested were the parents and sister of (ansa.it)

Illegal immigrant accused after Telford cannabis seizure

PUBLISHED: June 30, 2015 07:59 An illegal immigrant from Albania has appeared in court charged with producing 243 cannabis plants in Telford with a potential street value of £164,000. Emir Bezati, 27, of no fixed address, entered no plea when he appeared before magistrates in Telford yesterday.The plants were discovered during a police raid on an address in Hollinswood on June 25.Mr Chris Coughlan, prosecuting, said the value of the plants, which were due to be harvested within a few (shropshirestar.com)
Machine guns, anti-tank rockets used in shootout in Albania&#039;s &#039;cannabis kingdom&#039;

Machine guns, anti-tank rockets used in shootout in Albania's 'cannabis kingdom'

Posted June 25, 2015 11:02:08 A police officer has been killed and two others seriously wounded during a shootout in an Albanian village known as a "cannabis kingdom" for its industrial-scale production of the drug.More than 400 policemen, supported by army helicopters, have surrounded the village of Lazarat in southern Albania where an armed group has entrenched itself and has yet to surrender, police said in a statement."If the armed group opens fire, police [are] ordered to (abc.net.au)
Albania arrests suspected cop killers

Albania arrests suspected cop killers

AFP Albanian police officers searches the area where a policeman was shot and killed in the village of Lazarat, south of the Albanian capital Tirana. Picture: Gent Shkullaku Tirana - Albanian police have arrested two brothers suspected of leading the group of youths that shot dead an elite police officer in a raid on a village known until last year for producing cannabis worth hundred of millions of dollars. A search party of about 500 policemen, backed by helicopters, found the two (iol.co.za)
Albania police arrest 2 more suspects in policeman&#39;s slaying

Albania police arrest 2 more suspects in policeman's slaying

TIRANA, Albania: Albanian police have arrested two suspects considered to be the leaders of the armed group that fatally shot one policeman and wounded two others this week.Police spokesman Gentian Mullai Sunday said two teenagers, brothers Arbjon and Alban Aliko, handed themselves over after 500 police isolated them Saturday evening at a former army mountain tunnel 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the marijuana-growing village of Lazarat. The village, 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of (dailystar.com.lb)

Trends and Opportunities in Albania Non-Life Insurance Industry to 2018: Market Profile

Trends and Opportunities in Albania Non-Life Insurance Industry to 2018: Market Profile Synopsis"Trends and Opportunities in Albania Non-Life Insurance Industry to 2018: Market Profile" is the result of extensive research into the non life insurance segment in Albania. It provides insights into the market trends, market size, growth prospects and market efficiency in the Albanian non life (reportsandintelligence.com)

Trends and Opportunities in Albania Personal Accident and Health Insurance Industry to 2018: Market Profile

Trends and Opportunities in Albania Personal Accident and Health Insurance Industry to 2018: Market Profile Synopsis"Trends and Opportunities in Albania Personal Accident and Health Insurance Industry to 2018: Market Profile" is the result of extensive research into the personal accident and health insurance segment in Albania. It provides insights into the market trends, market size, growth (reportsandintelligence.com)

Life Insurance Claims and Expenses in Albania to 2018: Market Databook

SynopsisTimetric’s "Life Insurance Claims and Expenses in Albania to 2018: Market Databook" contains detailed historic and forecast data claims and expenses in the life insurance industry in Albania . This databook provides data on gross claims, paid claims, incurred loss, loss ratio percentage, commissions and expenses and combined ratio percentage.Scope• Historic and forecast data for claims (reportsandintelligence.com)

Non-Life Insurance Claims and Expenses in Albania to 2018: Market Databook

SynopsisTimetric’s "Non-Life Insurance Claims and Expenses in Albania to 2018: Market Databook" contains detailed historic and forecast data claims and expenses in the non life insurance industry in Albania . This databook provides data on gross claims, paid claims, incurred loss, loss ratio percentage, commissions and expenses and combined ratio percentage.Scope• Historic and forecast data (reportsandintelligence.com)

Trends and Opportunities in Albania Life Insurance Industry to 2018: Market Profile

Trends and Opportunities in Albania Life Insurance Industry to 2018: Market Profile Synopsis"Trends and Opportunities in Albania Life Insurance Industry to 2018: Market Profile" is the result of extensive research into the life insurance segment in Albania. It provides insights into the market trends, market size, growth prospects and market efficiency in the Albanian life insurance market. (reportsandintelligence.com)

Personal Accident and Health Insurance Policies and Premiums in Albania to 2018: Market Databook

Personal Accident and Health Insurance Policies and Premiums in Albania to 2018: Market Databook SynopsisTimetric’s "Personal Accident and Health Insurance Policies and Premiums in Albania to 2018: Market Databook" contains detailed historic and forecast data policies and premiums in the personal accident and health insurance industry in Albania . This databook provides data on gross written (reportsandintelligence.com)

Non-Life Insurance Policies and Premiums in Albania to 2018: Market Databook

SynopsisTimetric’s "Non-Life Insurance Policies and Premiums in Albania to 2018: Market Databook" contains detailed historic and forecast data policies and premiums in the non life insurance industry in Albania . This databook provides data on gross written premiums, earned premiums, premiums per capita and insurance penetration.Scope• Historic and forecast data for policies and premiums in (reportsandintelligence.com)

Life Insurance Premiums and Claims in Albania to 2018: Market Brief

SynopsisTimetric’s 'Life Insurance Premiums and Claims in Albania to 2018: Market Brief' contains detailed historic and forecast data covering premiums and claims in the life insurance industry in Albania. This market brief provides data on gross written premiums, premiums per capita, insurance penetration, gross claims, paid claims, incurred loss, loss ratio percentage and combined ratio.Scope (reportsandintelligence.com)
Policeman killed in shootout in Albania&#039;s &#039;cannabis kingdom&#039;

Policeman killed in shootout in Albania's 'cannabis kingdom'

Published June 25th 201502:05am Village of Lazarat produces about 900 tons of cannabis annually, worth some $5 billion A police officer was killed and two others seriously wounded Wednesday during a shootout in an Albanian village known as a "cannabis kingdom" for its industrial-scale production of the drug. More than 400 policemen, supported by army helicopters, have surrounded the village of Lazarat in southern Albania where an armed group has entrenched itself and has yet to (i24news.tv)
Policeman killed in shootout in Albania's 'cannabis kingdom'

Policeman killed in shootout in Albania's 'cannabis kingdom'

A police officer was killed and two others seriously wounded Wednesday during a shootout in an Albanian village known as a "cannabis kingdom" for its industrial-scale production of the drug.More than 400 policemen, supported by army helicopters, have surrounded the village of Lazarat in southern Albania where an armed group has entrenched itself and has yet to surrender, police said in a statement."If the armed group opens fire, police (are) ordered to eliminate it," the statement said (digitaljournal.com)

Voting Ends İn Albania Local Election

Voting ended in Albania's local election on Sunday, with official preliminary data putting the turnout at 45 percent. Although the Central Election Commission of Albania announced the vote would end at 19.00 local time (1700GMT), it was extended an extra hour at some polling stations. Albania's citizens headed to the polls to elect 61 mayors as well as municipal council members in the country's seventh local election. Earlier, the commission said a total of 3,370,206 citizens (haberler.com)

Albania votes for local authorities in a key test to its EU membership integration steps

TIRANA, Albania –  Albanians have started voting in local municipal elections, a key step in their efforts to launch membership negotiations with the European Union. About 3.4 million eligible voters cast their ballots in the country's seventh local elections since the fall of communism in 1990 to elect 61 mayors and 1,595 municipal counsellors. Voting started Sunday at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) and ends at 7 p.m. (1700 GMT). The focus is in the capital where a 37-party coalition led by (foxnews.com)

Leftist Majority Ahead in Albania's Local Elections

Preliminary results in Albania's municipal elections show the country's leftist majority is ahead in most municipalities, including the capital Tirana and other main cities. About one-third of the ballots from Sunday's election have been counted so far. Albanians were voting to elect 61 mayors and 1,600 municipal counselors in a new trimmed-down municipal structure. With a turnout of about 48 percent, the vote was considered a key step toward convincing the European Union to launch (abcnews.go.com)

Albanians votes in elections seen as test of democratic credentials

(TIRANA) - Albania went to the polls Sunday in local elections seen as a test of the Balkan country's fragile democracy as it pushes to join the European Union.Since the fall of communism in the early 1990s, Albanian elections have been often marred by violence and accusations of fraud from all sides."More than the results, the real importance of these elections are the values of democracy which must triumph," parliamentary speaker Ilir Meta told AFP.The election will also measure the (eubusiness.com)
Magna Carta's message for today's Albania

Magna Carta's message for today's Albania

Exactly eight hundred years ago, in a field at a place called Runnymede, on the River Thames just outside London, a group of rebellious barons and knights seized King John of England and forced him to sign a document called Magna Carta. This ancient document has formed the basic principles of the rule of law, judicial integrity and independence, and parliamentary democracy throughout the English-speaking world and more widely. It is a continuing legal and political inspiration. Why is (gov.uk)
Albania goes to polls in key test of its democratic maturity 

Albania goes to polls in key test of its democratic maturity 

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Albania goes to the polls in local elections Sunday in a crucial test of the Balkan country's fragile democracy as it pushes to join the EU.Since the fall of communism in the early 1990s, Albanian elections have been often marred by violence and accusations of fraud from all sides."More than the results, the real importance of these elections are the values of the (menafn.com)

Albania holds local polls, key to launch EU membership talks 

(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Albanians have started voting in local municipal elections, a key step in their efforts to launch membership negotiations with the European Union.About 3.4 million eligible voters cast their ballots in the country's seventh local elections since the fall of communism in 1990 to elect 61 mayors and 1,595 municipal counsellors.Voting started Sunday at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) (menafn.com)

Albania To Vote İn Local Election

The seventh local election in Albania will kick off on Sunday to elect mayors and municipal council members. After a month of campaigning, nearly 3.3 million citizens will vote for 61 new mayors, according to the official data from the central election commission of Albania. A total of 157 mayoral candidates, including those from sixty-three parties as well as independents, will compete in the electoral race. Municipal councilors will also be elected. Albanian citizens will be (haberler.com)

Deschamps 'angry and disappointed' by France loss

France coach Didier Deschamps was left fuming by his side's lack of hunger in their 1-0 friendly defeat to Albania.Didier Deschamps was left "angry and disappointed" by France's 1-0 loss to Albania. The Euro 2016 hosts succumbed to their second defeat in less than a week as they were humbled by Gianni De Biasi's side in Elbasan after losing 4-3 to Belgium last Sunday. A stunning free-kick from Ergys Kace just before half-time settled the encounter in Albania's favour, leaving (fourfourtwo.com)

Albania 1 France 0: Kace free-kick shocks Euro 2016 hosts

There was more disappointment for France with a surprise 1-0 friendly defeat to an improving Albania side.France's recent faltering form continued as they slumped to a humbling 1-0 friendly defeat at the hands of Albania. The Euro 2016 hosts have been far from convincing in friendly encounters in the last few months, which have included a 3-1 defeat to Brazil and a 4-3 reverse against Belgium last Sunday. But their performance on Saturday will have been particularly worrying for  (fourfourtwo.com)

Back From Syria and Iraq, Bosnian Fighters Pose Threat at Home

SARAJEVO — Bosnian fighters returning from Syria and Iraq are forming regional militant networks that pose a direct threat to security in the Balkans and beyond, a study warned on Thursday.The returnees have formed links extending to Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo, said the non-profit Sarajevo-based Atlantic Initiative, and may be radicalizing youngsters on the margins of society."Once a destination country for foreign fighters in the 1990s, Bosnia is now the (nytimes.com)

Prediksi Skor Jawara Albania Vs Prancis 13 Juni 2015

Norwegia Vs Azerbaijan Prediksi Skor Jawara Albania Vs Prancis 13 Juni 2015, Prediksi Skor Norwegia Vs Azerbaijan, Prediksi Bola Norwegia Vs Azerbaijan – Pertandingan ECQ pekan ke 6 antara Norwegia Vs Azerbaijan akan diadakan pada tanggal 13 Juni 2015 pukul 01.45 WIB dan akan diselenggarakan di Ullevaal Stadion ( Oslo ) Norwegia memiliki catatn hasil pertandingan yang cukup baik pada 5 laga (bannerbola.com)

Azerbaijani Gymnast: Gold Medal Of European Games - Result Of Serious Trainings

Turkish President Dismisses 'Parliament Speaker' Speculation 5 minutes ago... Erdogan refutes media claims that he would task PM Davutoglu to form gov't before parliament elects speaker. Albania To Vote İn Local Election 20 minutes ago... 3.3 million voters to cast ballot on Sunday to elect 61 new mayors. Un Assigns New Burundi Crisis Mediator -11 minutes ago... New mediator named after ex envoy Djinnit stepped down following accusations of bias. (haberler.com)
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(ANSA) - Bari, June 16 - Anti-mafia police on Tuesday arrested 16 suspected members of a drug trafficking ring operating between Albania and Italy's southern Puglia region.    The arrests were made in Abruzzo, Puglia and Tuscany.    Five of the suspects are Italian and 15 are Albanian.    A further four suspects, all of them Albanian, could not be located while another 18 people are under investigation.    Police also seized 11 kilos of hashish and 13.5 kilos of heroin - (ansa.it)

France stumbles again with 1-0 loss to Albania in friendly

ELBASAN, Albania (AP) — France lost for the third time in four matches when it fell in Albania 1-0 in a listless performance on Saturday. With one year to go until France hosts the European Championship, coach Didier Deschamps' team is struggling, having lost 4-3 at home to Belgium last weekend. Albania deservedly took the lead in the 44th minute of the friendly, when midfielder Ergys Kace curled a superb free kick from outside the penalty area into the top left corner. "We were not (si.com)

Team News: Seven changes for France

Didier Deschamps makes seven changes for France's starting lineup for their international friendly against Albania.By Sian Cowper, ReporterFiled: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 16:48 UKLast Updated: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 16:49 UKFrance have named a strong starting lineup for their international friendly against Albania at the Elbasan Arena this evening.Having been beaten 4-3 by Belgium last weekend, Didier Deschamps makes seven changes to his side, bringing Dimitri Payet, Patrice Evra (sportsmole.co.uk)

Back from Syria and Iraq, Bosnian Fighters Pose Threat at Home

SARAJEVO— Bosnian fighters returning from Syria and Iraq are forming regional militant networks that pose a direct threat to security in the Balkans and beyond, a study warned on Thursday. The returnees have formed links extending to Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo, said the non-profit Sarajevo-based Atlantic Initiative, and may be radicalizing youngsters on the margins of society. "Once a destination country for foreign fighters in the 1990s, Bosnia is now the (voanews.com)

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Albania’s Energy Minister Damian Gjiknuri announced the bidding for companies to explore for oil and gas on five onshore blocks will be postponed for another month. The bids were due on June 15.In an interview with Reuters, the minister said: “What can you do when the second or third biggest oil company in the world asks you for more time”. The move is also set against friction between Albania and Greece after Albania’s top court repealed a 2009 agreement to divide their (neurope.eu)

Italian Businessman Wanted in Albania Fraud Probe

Albanian authorities have issued arrest warrants for an Italian businessman, his mother, and two associates, accused of fraud-related offenses and money laundering over a failed hydroelectric scheme that allegedly cost the government tens of millions of euros in grants and unpaid taxes. Prosecutors said they issued the warrants Monday, and ordered the seizure of assets in Albania of the 48-year-old Francesco Becchetti, whose companies include a private television channel. Becchetti (abcnews.go.com)

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(ANSA) - Tirana, June 5 - The Balkans are being threatened by ISIS, which has announced it wants ''revenge for the humiliation suffered by Muslims in Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia''. ''We will arrive with explosives'', said Albanian national Abu Muqatil (Al Kosovi), a Kosovan Islamic militants who claims to represent the jihadist group in the region.    In a long video released by Al Hayat media center, the main 'production house' of the terror organization born in Syria and Iraq, (ansa.it)

Non-Life Insurance Claims and Expenses in Albania to 2018: Market Databook

SynopsisTimetric's "Non-Life Insurance Claims and Expenses in Albania to 2018: Market Databook" contains detailed historic and forecast data claims and expenses in the non life insurance industry in Albania . This databook provides data on gross claims, paid claims, incurred loss, loss ratio percentage, commissions and expenses and combined ratio percentage. SummaryThis report is the result of (marketreportsstore.com)

Ntep handed France call-up

Paul-Georges Ntep could win his first France cap after being included in the squad for friendlies against Belgium and Albania.Uncapped Rennes forward Paul-Georges Ntep has been handed a call-up to the France squad for their upcoming friendlies with Belgium and Albania. The Euro 2016 hosts take on Belgium on June 7 before visiting Albania six days later. And coach Didier Deschamps has given Ntep the chance to prove his worth on the international stage after catching the eye in Ligue 1 (fourfourtwo.com)

Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris praises Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard

The French goalkeeper is set to take on the Belgians with France and has a lot of respect for his opponents. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been praising Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois to L’Equipe. The goalkeeper is currently on international duty with France as they take on Belgium on Sunday before coming up against Albania next week. That first game against the Belgians, who have recently moved up to second in the FIFA world rankings, will see Lloris come up (hereisthecity.com)

Kristjan Sokoli's American Dream: From Albania to the NFL

The odds of making the NFL are so astronomically small – only 0.08 percent of high school seniors playing football will go on to be drafted – that just about any player who signs a pro contract has a tale to tell. But that doesn't mean some of those stories aren't slightly more fantastic than others. Sidebar 'Star Wars' Superfan Chris Conley Forces His Way to the NFL » Take, for example, the journey of Seattle Seahawks rookie Kristjan Sokoli, who traveled from Albania to the Mid- (rollingstone.com)

Deschamps: Pogba and Evra will be happy to face Albania

Didier Deschamps has justified his decision to select Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra for France's June friendlies against Belgium and Albania.France coach Didier Deschamps had no hesitation in calling up Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra for France's friendlies next month, despite the duo's likely involvement in the UEFA Champions League final. Pogba and Evra are part of Deschamps' squad to face Belgium and Albania next month, with the first match taking place a day after Juventus take on  (fourfourtwo.com)

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