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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Of barricades and flower pots...

Serbian residents in the town of Mitrovica in Kosovo last week replaced a barricade on a bridge over River Ibar, separating their part of the town from the Albanian part, with flower pots. For observers, this symbolic gesture was considered a positive sign in the thawing of the frosty relationship between Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo. Yet, reality is far from that. A week later, tensions have in fact increased between the communities resulting in clashes between Albanians and police forces near the place. Perhaps, history has prevailed to rekindle the tensions between these two groups in the region. »
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VATICAN CITY, Sunday, June 15, 2014

Pope to visit Albania in September

Pope Francis SAID he will make a one-day trip to Albania in September to encourage a country that “long suffered” from the consequences of past ideologies. The pontiff was referring in his... »
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TIRANA, Albania, Monday, May 19, 2014

Earthquake hits central Albania

Seismologists said an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 rattled central Albania, causing minor damage to buildings but no injury. Albania’s Seismological Department said the qu... »
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