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Tirana: Capital of Albania
Tirana is the capital and largest city by area and population of the Republic of Albania. The city was awarded the title of the European Youth Capital of 2022.

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Drones, time-slots give Albania's virus lockdown a hi-tech edge

Buzzing overhead, the police drone warns shoppers in Tirana that curfew is approaching and they need to go home, having run checks through the day to make sure no one runs past their allotted 90-minute..
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Albania’s Search for Quake Victims Ends; Death Toll up to 50

albania’s search for quake victims ends; death toll up to 50
TIRANA, Albania — The search and rescue operation for earthquake survivors in Albania has ended, the prime minister said Saturday, with the death toll at 50 and no more bodies believed to be in the..
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Albania earthquake death toll hits 40: defence ministry

albania earthquake death toll hits 40: defence ministry
TIRANA: The death toll from the most powerful earthquake to strike Albania in decades rose to 40 on Thursday, after 10 more bodies were pulled from the rubble overnight, the defence ministry said. The..
WorldNews - Published

Powerful quake kills 21 in Albania as buildings bury residents

At least 21 people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to strike Albania in decades shook the capital Tirana and the country's west and north on Tuesday, tearing down buildings and burying..
Reuters - Published

Albania earthquake: At least 16 dead as strongest tremor in decades hits

albania earthquake: at least 16 dead as strongest tremor in decades hits
At least 16 people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to strike Albania in decades shook the capital Tirana and the country’s west and north on Tuesday, tearing down buildings and burying..
WorldNews - Published

Nine killed as powerful quake topples buildings in Albania

At least nine people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital Tirana and surrounding region on Tuesday, causing buildings to collapse and burying..
Reuters - Published

Powerful quake shakes Albania, kills seven, topples buildings

At least seven people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital Tirana and surrounding region early on Tuesday, causing buildings to collapse and..
Reuters - Published

At least six killed after powerful earthquake rattles Albania

At least six people have died after the most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana and surrounding region early on Tuesday, causing several buildings to collapse..
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Six dead, buildings down as strongest tremor in decades rocks Albania

At least six people have died after the most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana and surrounding region early on Tuesday, causing several buildings to collapse..
Reuters - Published

Albania earthquake: several dead, dozens hurt

A strong earthquake shook Albania early Tuesday, killing at least four people, injuring 150 and collapsing buildings. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.4 quake was centered northwest of..
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At least 2 dead, 150 injured after 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Albania

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.4 earthquake was centered 19 miles northwest of Tirana, the capital city of Albania.
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Albania: Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Tirana

At least one person has died, a Defence Ministry spokeswoman confirmed.
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Strongest tremor in decades rocks Albania, residents trapped in rubble

The most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana and nearby port town of Durres early on Tuesday, causing at least two buildings to collapse and trapping residents in..
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Most powerful earthquake in decades rocks Albania, buildings damaged

The strongest earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana early on Tuesday, sending panicked residents rushing into the streets and causing at least one building to collapse in..
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Albania: A legacy of dictatorship

For almost 50 years, Albania was so hermetically sealed under the Communist dictatorship of Enver Hoxha that it was named the “little North Korea” of Europe. Between 1945 and 1991, at least 6,000..
France 24 - Published

Germany pushes compromise on EU talks with North Macedonia, Albania

Germany has proposed starting EU membership talks with North Macedonia before the end of this year and agreeing in principle to launch the process for Albania, but without setting an exact date prior..
Reuters - Published

Strong earthquake hits Albania, damage reported

strong earthquake hits albania, damage reported
Tirana: A strong earthquake hit Albania Saturday afternoon, forcing residents into the street in several cities, causing power cuts in the capital and collapsing some buildings...
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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks buildings in Albania

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 and an aftershock only slightly weaker shook the Albanian port town of Durres on Saturday, rocking buildings there and in the capital Tirana and..
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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes west of Albanian capital: USGS

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck 19 miles (30km) west of the Albanian capital Tirana on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey reported.
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Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game

macron apologizes to albania on wrong anthem at soccer game
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister says French President Emmanuel Macron has apologized to him after the wrong national anthem was played ahead of a...
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Albanian president cancels vote; PM wants him gone

albanian president cancels vote; pm wants him gone
TIRANA (Reuters) - Albanian President Ilir Meta called off local elections set for June 30, but the government accused him of breaking the law and declared he should be thrown out of office. ......
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