Germany should back Austria on controlling border with Italy against migrants: Transport minister

Germany should support Austria in stemming an expected increase in migrants trying to get to northern Europe by sending police to help control the Brenner border with Italy, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Tuesday.

Woman drags swan for selfie, leaves it to die

Woman drags swan for selfie, leaves it to die

A female tourist has been spotted dragging a swan out of a Macedonian lake, taking a selfie with it and leaving it to die, a media report said.

No Albania EU membership without justice reform: Mogherini

Albania must carry out a "deep reform" of its justice system before it can be considered for European Union membership, the bloc`s foreign policy chief said during a visit to Tirana.

Albanian newsreaders strip down to boost audience

Albanian newsreaders strip down to boost audience

Wearing open jackets and nothing underneath, the young women reading the headlines on Zjarr TV are an unprecedented sight in Albania.

Clashes at German refugee camp leave 14 injured: Report

Clashes at a refugee camp near the central German city of Kassel on Sunday left 14 people injured, the DPA news agency reported.

US jails Albanian over thwarted trip to join jihadists

A 31-year-old Albanian, arrested for trying to travel from New York to Pakistan, was sentenced to 16 years in an American prison on Thursday for terrorism.

Legia Warsaw awarded win after Europa League trouble

Legia Warsaw awarded win after Europa League trouble

UEFA have awarded Polish side Legia Warsaw a 3-0 win in their Europa League third qualifying round, first-leg tie against Kukes after trouble marred last week`s match in Albania.

Spain, Italy placed in same 2018 World Cup qualifying group

Spain, Italy placed in same 2018 World Cup qualifying group

Spain and Italy have been placed in the same 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round-robin group, which also includes Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein.

Two Czech tourists shot dead in Albania

Two Czech tourists were shot dead while travelling by car in northern Albania, Albanian Police said Saturday.

Italy, Albania in anti-jihadist swoop

 Italian and Albanian police on Wednesday arrested 10 people they believe were on the verge of travelling to Syria to join the Islamic State group, judicial sources said.

Eight arrested over Albania `cannabis kingdom` shootout

Police arrested eight people overnight Saturday in connection with a deadly shootout in an Albanian village known as a "cannabis kingdom" for its industrial-scale production of the drug.

Albania`s left-wing ruling coalition leads local polls

Albania`s ruling left-wing coalition was leading in most areas after local elections at the weekend, the first results showed Monday, as international observers assessed the polling day "positively".

Struggling France beaten by Albania in friendly

Struggling France beaten by Albania in friendly

Euro 2016 hosts France suffered their third defeat in four games when they were surprisingly beaten 1-0 away to Albania in a friendly international on Saturday.

Albania, Serbia pledge to work for Balkans` stability


Tirana: The Prime Ministers of Serbia and Albania, Aleksandar Vucic and Edi Rama, in an historic visit vowed to strengthen their fragile ties in the interests of the future stability of the Balkans.

Serbian PM to make historic visit to Albania

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will on Wednesday become the first Serbian government head to visit Albania, aiming to improve the fragile relations between the two Balkan nations.

Juventus pair Paul Pogba, Patrice Evra in France squad

Juventus pair Paul Pogba, Patrice Evra in France squad

France coach Didier Deschamps named his squad for friendlies with Belgium and Albania on Friday and raised eyebrows with the inclusion of Juventus pair Paul Pogba and Partice Evra.

Albania threatens to veto Macedonia`s NATO bid

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama threatened on Wednesday that his country would veto Macedonia`s NATO candidacy, arguing it did not respect the rights of its ethnic Albanian minority.

Gunfire, explosions in Macedonia as police battle "armed group"

Five police officers died and dozens were wounded in a daylong gun battle in an ethnic Albanian suburb of northern Macedonia on Saturday, adding the threat of armed conflict to a deep political crisis rocking the ex-Yugoslav republic.

Albania opens communist secret police archives

 The Albanian parliament passed a law Thursday opening secret police files on civilians that have been kept shut tight since the fall of the feared communist regime. 

Armed Kosovo Albanians occupy Macedonia police station

Armed ethnic Albanians from Kosovo briefly seized control of a police station on Macedonia`s northern border, demanding the creation of an Albanian state in Macedonia, police said Tuesday.