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Albania: Republic in southeastern Europe
Albania, officially the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeast Europe on the Adriatic and Ionian Sea within the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, North Macedonia to the east, Greece to the south and maritime borders with Greece, Montenegro and Italy to the west.

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Albania, host of Iranian dissident camp, expels two Iranian diplomats

Albania, which hosts a camp for thousands of members of an exiled Iranian dissident group, expelled two Iranian diplomats on Wednesday, more than a year after kicking out the Iranian ambassador.
Reuters - Published

Man charged with builder's murder in Hatton Garden

An Albanian national has been charged with the murder of a builder found dead on a roof in 2018.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Albania


Albanian father rescues son who had been kidnapped to live under IS [Video]Albanian father rescues son who had been kidnapped to live under IS

Albanian father rescues son who had been kidnapped to live under IS

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:26Published

Albania arrests nine people over deaths in collapsed buildings after the earthquake [Video]Albania arrests nine people over deaths in collapsed buildings after the earthquake

Albania arrests nine people over deaths in collapsed buildings after the earthquake

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:55Published

Plea to help Albanian earthquake survivors as Durres search resumes [Video]Plea to help Albanian earthquake survivors as Durres search resumes

Many houses have become unsafe to live in following the quake and its aftershocks. Volunteers say the most urgent need is for clothing and blankets.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Search For Albanian Quake Survivors At Flattened Hotel To Resume [Video]Search For Albanian Quake Survivors At Flattened Hotel To Resume

Three days after an earthquake in Albania, rescuers will resume their work at daybreak on Saturday. They're searching for survivors in the ruins of a seafront hotel, where at least one woman is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Residents crowd aid centre for food after deadly Albania quake [Video]Residents crowd aid centre for food after deadly Albania quake

The death toll from the earthquake has hit 49. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Albania struggles to cope, provide shelter in quake aftermath [Video]Albania struggles to cope, provide shelter in quake aftermath

Hope of finding survivors fades on 3rd day of Albania's magnitude 6.4 earthquake as shelters fill up, aftershocks occur

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Albania earthquake: Man pulled alive from under rubble of a hotel [Video]Albania earthquake: Man pulled alive from under rubble of a hotel

Adriatik Bode was one of the survivors of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that has so far left 40 people dead. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Kosovan president caught up in aftershock when visiting Albanian earthquake victims [Video]Kosovan president caught up in aftershock when visiting Albanian earthquake victims

Hashim Thaci was on a visit to the town of Thumanë to express his sympathy and support to the victims of Tuesday's earthquakeView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:27Published

Albania earthquake: Rescuers race to find survivors [Video]Albania earthquake: Rescuers race to find survivors

Albanian president blames poor building standards which caused widespread destruction as magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

 

Albania passes anti-slander law despite media protest calling it censorship

Albania's parliament on Wednesday passed an anti-defamation package criticized by journalists and the Council of Europe as an attempt to muzzle the media while the government countered it was merely..
Reuters - Published

Bristol teenager Samet facing deportation to Albania

Samet arrived in the UK aged 15 and 250,000 people have backed a petition calling for him to stay.
BBC News - Published

Albania earthquake: Arrests over deaths in collapsed buildings

Nine people are arrested on suspicion of murder and abuse of power after last month's deadly tremor.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Turkey joins Nobel ceremony boycott in protest against Handke

Turkey said on Monday it would join Albania and Kosovo in boycotting the Nobel awards ceremony in protest against 2019 literature prize laureate Peter Handke, who has been criticized for backing late..
Reuters - Published

Albania, Kosovo ambassadors to boycott Nobel ceremony in protest against Handke

Albania said on Monday its ambassador to Sweden would boycott the Nobel prize awards ceremony in protest against 2019 literature prize laureate Peter Handke, who has been criticized for supporting late..
Reuters - Published

Albanian earthquake: Ronaldo and Buffon meet young survivors

Boys who survived an earthquake meet football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon.
BBC News - Published

Albania elects prosecutor general as part of judicial reforms

Albania's parliament elected Olsian Çela as prosecutor general on Thursday as part of judicial reforms sought by the West that are intended to kick out corrupt judges.
Reuters - Published

Albania says rebuilding after quake won't hit other spending priorities

Building homes for people displaced by Albania's worst earthquake in decades will not squeeze state spending on other priorities, the prime minister said on Tuesday, as the army blew up an unsafe..
Reuters - Published

Residents of quake-hit Albanian city fearful of returning to unsafe homes

(This December 2 story corrects spelling of Albanian in the headline.)
Reuters - Published

Search ends for survivors of Albanian quake as death toll reaches 51

Albania ended its search on Saturday for survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed 51 people, and buried more victims of the disaster including toddler twins and their mother.
Reuters - Published

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..
WorldNews - Published

Search for Albanian quake survivors at hotel to resume at daybreak

Rescuers searching for survivors in the ruins of an Albanian hotel three days after an earthquake destroyed the six-storey building and many others in the Albanian port of Durres will resume their work..
Reuters - Published

Rescue workers comb ruins of hotel for Albanian quake survivors

Rescue workers sifted through the rubble of a hotel by the Adriatic Sea for possible survivors on Friday, three days after a 6.4-magnitude destroyed the six-storey building and many others in the..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Rescuers find dead mother and three children in Albanian house as quake toll hits 46

Search teams pulled the bodies of a mother, her two-year-old twins and seven-year-old son from the rubble of a house in the western Albanian town of Durres on Thursday, as the death toll from the..
Reuters - Published

Albania earthquake: Hopes of finding survivors fade

Teams from across Europe search the rubble after Albania's most powerful earthquake in decades.
BBC News - Published

Rescuers keep working in Albanian town as death toll hits 40

Rescue teams desperately sought survivors under rubble in Albania's western town of Durres on Thursday hoping to pull out toddler twins alive, two days after a 6.4 magnitude quake killed at least 40..
Reuters - Published

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

Rescuers try to save trapped toddlers as Albania quake toll hits 30

Italian rescue teams were trying on Wednesday to save six family members, including twin toddlers, trapped under rubble when their house collapsed after Albania's worst earthquake in decades.
Reuters - Published

Rescuers in Albania use drones and dogs to find quake victims

Emergency crews using drones, dogs and diggers recovered five more bodies on Wednesday from the rubble of Albania's worst earthquake in decades, bringing the death toll to at least 27.
Reuters - Published

Worldview: Hong Kong tensions, Albania quake toll, and more

Rylee Carlson joins CBSN with a roundup of world headlines from London: Hong Kong reopens a major tunnel and clears Polytechnic university following protests; the death toll rises after an earthquake..
CBS News - Published

AP Top Stories November 27 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday November 27th: Massive chemical plant explosion in East Texas; More than two dozen dead from Albania earthquake; Southern California firefighters hope for rain; Snow..
USATODAY.com - Published

Rescuers work through the night as Albanian quake toll hits 25

Emergency crews found three more bodies on Wednesday morning as they used drones, dogs and heavy machinery to search through the wreckage left by Albania's worst earthquake in decades, bringing the..
Reuters - Published

Albania earthquake: Rescuers search into the night after deadly tremor

Survivors are feared trapped under rubble after the 6.4 magnitude tremor which killed 20 people.
BBC News - Published

Deadly earthquake hits Albania, over 600 injured

A strong earthquake shook Albania early on Tuesday, killing over a dozen people, injuring more than 600 and collapsing buildings. (Nov. 26)  
USATODAY.com - 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

Worldview: Albania earthquake, UN climate warning, Australian wildfires

Several people are dead after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Albania; the UN is lamenting global "procrastination" on climate change. And the koala seen rescued from a raging wildfire has sadly died in..
CBS News - Published

'People were screaming and crying' - Albania quake survivors speak

At least 15 people were killed when a powerful earthquake hit Albania on Tuesday, destroying buildings and burying residents under rubble.
Reuters - 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

Impeachment, Amazon, Albania: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here's what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - 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 Also reported by •CBS News

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..
France 24 - Published

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..
USATODAY.com - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

Albania: Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Tirana

At least one person has died, a Defence Ministry spokeswoman confirmed.
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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