Tirana bids for European Super Cup in 2020

Nine capitals have expressed an interest in hosting the European Super Cup match in 2020 between that year’s winners of the Champions League and Europa League, UEFA said on Monday. The European soccer body said the nine were Tirana (Albania), Minsk (Belarus), Helsinki...

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Albania plans up to open new military bases to tourists

Albania is planning to revitalize old naval bases by opening them up to tourists, Albania's Defense Minister Olta Xhacka said Monday. She said authorities here are planning to open up more military units, some of which were secret military bases, in a bid to attract...

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Balcanicaucaso.org: Rural Albania, the bet of those who stay

Wild, untamed mountains, poverty, and massive depopulation. In the villages of northern Albania, some resist the temptation to escape to the city and hope for a new beginning, made of sustainable rural development and alternative tourism. In Mërtur, just before a new...

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Dua Lipa gets five Brit awards nominations, beating Ed Sheeran

Dua Lipa, the breakthrough pop star who scored a huge summer hit with New Rules, has earned the most nominations at the 2018 Brit awards – even beating Ed Sheeran, despite his spectacular year-long assault on the charts on both sides of the Atlantic She was nominated...

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