Albania puts Cold War spy kit on show

To many Albanians under Hoxha, the Sigurimi meant torture, execution, arbitrary imprisonment. And they knew where its agents were based – the House of Leaves, where I met Mr Vako. Mr Vako was for 25 years the head of surveillance for the Sigurimi secret police,... read more

Granit Xhaka close to completing £30m Arsenal transfer

Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka. The clubs have reached an agreement on a deal reported to be worth £30m for the Switzerland central midfielder. Xhaka, 23, has flown to London to finalise personal terms and... read more

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