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Tensions high as Albania heads into disputed local polls

TIRANA: Albania will on Sunday hold bitterly disputed municipal polls that have snowballed into a democratic crisis, with the opposition boycotting the vote and refusing to recognise its results. The tense election run-up has seen bouts of violence as opposition supporters attacked polling stations around the country in a bid ...

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Shell reports discovery of Albanian oil deposit

TIRANA: Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell said it had made “a significant light oil discovery” in Shpirag, a mountain region some 120 kilometres (72 miles) from the Albanian capital Tirana as earlier tests bore fruit. “We are pleased that these initial tests have confirmed the potential of this discovery and look ...

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Petrol bombs hurled at Albania’s PM office

TIRANA:Anger against Albanian prime minister Edi Rama mounted on Saturday as thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital city of Tirana, some of whom hurled petrol bombs at his office gate. For the past three months, protests have erupted all over the country calling for Rama to ...

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