Albania, Britain ink deal to curb human trafficking

 

London: Albania and Britain have signed a memorandum of understanding to beef up cooperation against human trafficking and other organised crimes.

Stefan Okaka scores on debut as Italy beat Albania
Stefan Okaka scores on debut as Italy beat Albania

Stefano Okaka scored a late goal on his debut to give Italy a 1-0 win over Albania in a friendly on Tuesday as they remained unbeaten in six games since the World Cup.

Albanian PM to visit flashpoint in fraught Serbia visit

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama left Belgrade Tuesday for the Albanian-populated southern Presevo Valley a day after his historic visit to Serbia was marred by a clash with his hosts over Kosovo.

Albanian, Serbian leaders clash over Kosovo during historic visit

Albania`s prime minister, the first to visit Serbia in 68 years, urged Belgrade on Monday to accept the independence of majority-Albanian Kosovo and was accused by his Serbian counterpart of "provocation".

India clears visa-free facility for Albanian diplomatic passport-holders

 Government today gave its nod for signing of an agreement on the abolition of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic and official/service passports between India and Albania.

Romania name uncapped teenager George Puscas in Euro qualifier squad
Romania name uncapped teenager George Puscas in Euro qualifier squad

Romania named two uncapped players, including teenager George Puscas, in their squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland and the friendly against Denmark next month, the country`s football federation (FRF) said.

Albania say stones, concrete, coins hurled at players
Albania say stones, concrete, coins hurled at players

A chunk of concrete, stones, coins and lighters were hurled at Albania`s players and officials before and during the match against bitter rivals Serbia that was abandoned amid onfield clashes, the Albanian FA said Thursday.

After soccer row, Serbia says Albania not mature enough for Europe
After soccer row, Serbia says Albania not mature enough for Europe

Serbia`s interior minister said on Thursday Albania was "not mature enough" to join the European community, stepping up a war of words over a drone stunt that forced a Euro 2016 soccer qualifier between the Balkan nations to be abandoned.

After soccer row, Serbia says Albania not mature enough for Europe
After soccer row, Serbia says Albania not mature enough for Europe

Serbia`s interior minister said on Thursday that Albania was "not mature enough" to join the European community, stepping up a war of words over a drone stunt that forced a soccer match between the Balkan nations.

Serbia condemns Albanian flag drone stunt
Serbia condemns Albanian flag drone stunt

Serbia`s foreign minister said Wednesday an incident in which a pro-Albanian flag flown by a drone sparked violence on and off the pitch at a football match against Albania was a "political provocation".

Albania PM brother arrested as Euro qualifier abandoned
Albania PM brother arrested as Euro qualifier abandoned

The brother of Albania`s Prime Minister was arrested in Belgrade on Tuesday night, accused of starting the trouble that caused the abandonment of the Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania, Serbian state television RTS reported.

Serbia's Euro qualifier with Albania abandoned after brawl
Serbia's Euro qualifier with Albania abandoned after brawl

The Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday following a brawl between players from both sides.

Vibe strike gives sluggish Denmark 1-1 draw with Albania
Vibe strike gives sluggish Denmark 1-1 draw with Albania

A late Lasse Vibe equaliser for a sluggish Denmark side cancelled out Ermir Lenjani`s first-half goal for Albania as the two sides drew 1-1 on Saturday in their Group I Euro 2016 qualifier in Elbasan. 

Break key to Cristiano Ronaldo`s stunning form: Carlo Ancelotti
Break key to Cristiano Ronaldo`s stunning form: Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes Cristiano Ronaldo`s three-week break at the start of the season to ease knee and hamstring injuries is the reason for the Portuguese`s sensational form.

Mother Teresa 'would have scared me' says Pope Francis

Pope Francis joked during a visit to Albania that Mother Teresa would have struck fear into him if she had been his mother superior, the Vatican spokesman said on Monday.

Pope Francis denounces extremists, says religion cannot justify violence
Pope Francis denounces extremists, says religion cannot justify violence

Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania on Sunday that religion can never be used to justify violence, making apparent reference to the bloodshed wreaked by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony.

Pope, on trip to mainly Muslim Albania, condemns Islamist militants

Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said on Sunday no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armour of God".

Pope arrives in Albania for one-day visit

Pope Francis arrived in Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit that will highlight the mainly-Muslim country as a model of inter-religious harmony, amid turmoil in the Middle East and rising intolerance in Europe.

Vatican shrugs off warning of IS plot against Pope in Albania

Warnings that the Islamic State organisation may be plotting to attack Pope Francis during his visit to mostly-Muslim Albania on Sunday have been shrugged off by the Vatican.