Border between Kosovo and Albania will have one single checkpoint for both sides

Border between Kosovo and Albania will have one single checkpoint for both sides

The Interior Ministers of Albania and Kosovo signed an agreement that will unify the Customs inspection of people and goods.In presence of the Minister of Kosovo, but with the absence of Rama, the Interior Ministers signed the agreement for establishing the joint border checkpoints.What this agreement does is that goods and travellers will no longer […]

NYT/Albanian Students Demand Cut in Tuition Fees

NYT/Albanian Students Demand Cut in Tuition Fees

TIRANA, Albania — The Albanian government on Wednesday gave in to demands from students and canceled a double charge for repeated exams but said it could do nothing about the level of tuition fees because these are set by the individual institutions, which are partially self-supporting.Thousands of students of public universities have blocked a main […]

Troops get new authority to use force to protect border patrol

Troops get new authority to use force to protect border patrol

The Trump White House has given the Pentagon new authorities to troops on the border to protect Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel if they are overwhelmed, including the use of lethal force, according to White House memo obtained by ABC News, sent by chief of staff John Kelly to Defense Secretary James Mattis.Mattis told […]

Swiss prosecutor suspended while leading FIFA investigation

Swiss prosecutor suspended while leading FIFA investigation

GENEVA – Switzerland’s chief economic crimes prosecutor was suspended last week while leading an investigation into corruption linked to FIFA, the federal prosecutor’s office said Friday. It was unclear how Olivier Thormann’s suspension will affect the integrity of ongoing criminal proceedings.Soccer officials under criminal suspicion include former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, German soccer great Franz […]

Albania’s Combat-Ready Battalion certified by NATO

Albania’s Combat-Ready Battalion certified by NATO

The Albanian Army has a battalion that was certified by NATO experts.The decision was taken after the “Albania Lion/Biza 18 training”, attended by 1200 troops and military vehicles.The Albanian Defense Minister, Olta Xhacka, declared that the Armed Forces have marked a turning point, now being equal among equals.For Minister Xhacka, the certification shows that Albania […]

US Ambassador “FBI Prosecutors for the Tahiri case”

US Ambassador “FBI Prosecutors for the Tahiri case”

The US Ambassador to Tirana, Donald Lu, declared that the USA have offered Prosecutors from FBI and other law-enforcing agencies for a full investigation of the former Interior Minister, Saimir Tahiri.Lu said that Tahiri’s case requires a full and impartial investigation. “This case needs to be resolved in court, with all facts. The USA is […]

Russia: Eight missing in flooded diamond mine

Russia: Eight missing in flooded diamond mine

Eight miners are missing after a flood at Russia’s largest diamond mine.Water leaked into an underground shaft on Friday morning when more than 100 workers were inside.Most have been rescued from Mir mine in eastern Siberia, according to diamond company Alrosa, which runs it.However, the company said reports that those still missing had been located […]

Belgium says it knew about contaminated eggs in June

Belgium says it knew about contaminated eggs in June

Belgium has admitted it knew in June that eggs from Dutch farms might be contaminated with an insecticide – a month before the issue became public.The information was not shared because of a fraud investigation, a spokeswoman for Belgium’s food safety agency said.Tests found the chemical fipronil, which can harm people’s kidneys, liver and thyroid […]

Trump rips China after North Korea missile test

Trump rips China after North Korea missile test

CNN: A day after North Korea tested a ballistic missile that it claims can reach all of the United States, US President Donald Trump ripped China for not reining in Kim Jong Un and his missile program. “I am very disappointed in China,” Trump wrote in a pair of Twitter posts. “…they do NOTHING for […]

McCain Provides a Dramatic Finale on Health Care: Thumb Down

WASHINGTON — All week long, Senate Democrats had quietly groused that Senator John McCain made a stirring return to the Senate after a brain cancer diagnosis, that he preached the virtues of bipartisanship — and that he then backed a Republican-only push to replace the Affordable Care Act. But early Friday morning, Mr. McCain, showing […]