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Albania, officially the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is located on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas within the Mediterranean Sea and shares land borders with Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, North Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south. Tirana is its capital and largest city, followed by Durrës, Vlorë, and Shkodër.
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Armando Broja: Southampton sign Chelsea teenager on season-long loanSouthampton sign teenage Albania forward Armando Broja on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Priti Patel signs deal to remove Albanian criminals from UK more quicklyCriminals and unsuccessful asylum seekers from Albania will face a quicker return to their home country under a new deal secured by Priti Patel.
Wales 0-0 Albania: Home fans return in friendly draw before Euro 2020Wales are held to a goalless draw by Albania in their final friendly before Euro 2020, as fans return after 18 months away.
Euro 2020: Wales await Red Wall's emotional return for Albania friendlyWales' fans, known as the Red Wall, will return for the first time since 2019 for Saturday's friendly with Albania.
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Albania v England: World Cup qualifier in doubt over security issueEngland's World Cup qualifier against Albania in Tirana on Sunday is at risk of being called off because of an issue over security.
Albania reopens land borders, but mass gatherings still bannedAlbania reopened its land borders and let people move around freely on Monday after 79 days of coronavirus curbs, but will still ban mass activities until June 23.
Albania to open crèches, land borders, hotel beaches on MondayAlbania will re-open crèches and kindergartens and kick off its tourism season on June 1, the health minister said on Tuesday, despite reporting a sharp daily rise in coronavirus infections.
Albania to open borders in May, prepare to welcome back touristsAlbania will re-open its borders this month and prepare to welcome back tourists, Prime Minister Edi Rama told parliament on Thursday, with the country reporting no new coronavirus deaths for more than..
Demolition of Albanian national theatre sparks angry protestsAlbanian authorities began demolishing the national theatre building early on Sunday after dragging away two dozen actors and activists protecting the site, drawing a large crowd chanting "shame" and..
Albania lifts curbs on driving, slashes curfew in green zonesAlbania had its lowest daily infections from the new coronavirus in eight weeks on Monday as half its 2.8 million people began enjoying more freedom in green zones and life went on almost as normal in..
Albania sticks to re-opening plan due to few virus casesAlbania will let shopping centres and services start work and drivers travel without permission from Monday due to the low number of infections with the new coronavirus after Thursday marked the ninth..
Albania to take a step closer to pre-virus freedom in MayAlbania will enlarge its area of green zones and let taxis travel between cities from Monday, and allow shopping centres to open and cars to travel without permits from May 11, according to a plan..
Albanian seasonal workers could go to Greece in May, PM saysAlbania and Greece, whose borders are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, agreed to work on paving the way to allow Albanian seasonal agriculture workers to go to Greece by mid-May, Albania's..
Albanian shops, courts, taxis resume work next week, with conditionsAlbania, which already began this week to loosen some of the tightest coronavirus restrictions in Europe, will let some more shops, courts and taxis resume business beginning next week, provided that..
Albania sends 60 more nurses to join coronavirus fight in hard-hit ItalyAlbania, which has recorded one of Europe's lowest numbers of coronavirus cases, sent 60 more nurses to help treat patients in hard-hit neighbour Italy on Monday.
Albania re-opens some businesses as seeks to limit coronavirus hit to economyAlbania will re-open about 600 business activities from Monday, ranging from watch repair shops to mining, in a bid to breathe life back into an economy frozen for a month as the country fights the..
Albania to impose 2-8 year jail terms on coronavirus quarantine rule-breakersAlbania amended its penal code on Thursday to punish anyone breaking coronavirus quarantine and self-isolation rules and infecting others with up to eight years in jail as it slowly prepares to restart..
Drones, time-slots give Albania's virus lockdown a hi-tech edgeBuzzing 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..
Albania to pay $350 to workers of businesses hit by coronavirus crisisAlbania will pay a one-off sum of 40,000 leke ($350.78) to 176,000 workers in businesses hurt by measures to contain the coronavirus, Finance Minister Anila Denaj said on Tuesday.
Albania relaxes weekday curfew hours, toughens weekend lockdownAlbania is relaxing a weekday curfew to allow shoppers longer to collect provisions, but is extending its weekend lockdown and launching police drones to deter rule-breakers as it moves to a second..
Albania's coronavirus cases drop but fears grow for 'time-bomb' townAlbania urged citizens on Monday to do better at social distancing after a localized rise in infections led the government to call one city a coronavirus time-bomb.
Albania's coronavirus cases surge for third day in rowAlbania reported 28 new cases of the new coronavirus on Sunday and said a failure to respect social distancing had led to the highest numbers of infections over the last three days.
Albania extends lockdown till end of coronavirus outbreakAlbanian schools, cafes, restaurants and other public venues will remain shut and restrictions on social and economic activity will stay in place till the end of the coronavirus outbreak, Health..
Albania flies 30 doctors to Italy to help with coronavirus crisisAlbania, one of the poorest countries in Europe, flew a team of doctors and nurses to neighboring Italy on Saturday to help it deal with the coronavirus pandemic as its own cases have yet to strain the..
Albania limits shopping to one per family in virus lockdownAlbania will impose a 40 hour curfew at the weekend and limit shopping to just one family member, who will need to seek permission from an app to leave home from Monday, as the country toughens..
Albania declares 30-day emergency to stop coronavirus outbreakAlbania declared the coronavirus a "natural calamity" on Wednesday, giving the authorities 30-day emergency powers to search houses, stop free movement and ban strikes in an effort to break the chain..
EU moves to start membership talks with Albania, North MacedoniaThe European Union can start membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia, according to a draft decision by the bloc's 27 member states seen by Reuters on Monday and due to be finalised..
Albania deploys troops to enforce 40-hour coronavirus curfewAlbania's government deployed the army to enforce a strict 40-hour curfew starting on Saturday to fight the coronavirus after people widely flouted previous measures aimed at stemming its spread.
Greece bans all transport links with Albania, North Macedonia, Spain flightsGreece said it would ban road and sea routes, as well as flights, to Albania and North Macedonia on Sunday, as well as banning flights to and from Spain to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Albanian woman, 73, dies of coronavirusAn Albanian woman of 73 with a heart condition who had returned from neighboring Italy has become the country's first coronavirus fatality, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
Albania halts schools, Italy flights, ferries over coronavirusAlbania reported its first coronavirus infections on Monday - a man who returned from Italy and infected his father, prompting the government to shut down schools for two weeks and cancel flight and..
Albania confirms first coronavirus cases, in father and son back from ItalyAlbania reported its first coronavirus infections on Monday, in a father and son who had returned from Italy.
Albania opposition rallies to stop 'coup d'etat' over reformsThousands of opposition supporters denounced Albania's government at a protest rally on Monday in a move likely to deepen a row between the country's president and the socialist administration over..
EU's Varhelyi: accession talks with two Balkan states could open in weeksThe European Union could open accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia within weeks as both countries have made good progress in their preparations, the European Commission's enlargement chief,..
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International donors pledge 1.1 billion euros for Albania after earthquakeInternational donors pledged 1.15 billion euros on Monday to help Albania rebuild after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Balkan country in later November, killing 51 people.
Macron opens door to North Macedonia, Albania EU accession talksFrench President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that if the results of an EU Commission report in March on North Macedonia and Albania were positive, he would back opening negotiations for them to..
EU aims to admit six Balkan states under reformed process: commissionerThe European Union still aims to admit the Balkan nations of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia into the bloc, new EU enlargement commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said on..