Gala Aliaj wins ‘The Voice Kids’ in Belgium

Gala, the teenage daughter of Albanian artist Robert Aliaj, shone in 'The Voice Kids' in Belgium, winning the competition, after several weeks of competition. The songs that gave her the victory Friday night were 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' by Elton John and 'Make You...

David’s Been Here: First Impressions of Shkodër (Video)

The afternoon and evening of my third day in Albania continued as I made my way even further north from Krujë to the city of Shkodër. Come along with me as I try some traditional northern Albanian food there and share my first impressions of Shkodër! Source:...

A joint basketball league launches between Albania and Kosovo

FIBA Europe President Turgay Demirel visited Tirana for the launch of the joint basketball league between the Albanian Basketball Federation (FSHB) and the Kosovo Basketball Federation (FBK), which marks a new step for basketball development in both countries. The...

An Albanian pub landlord turns dreary beer garden into a Spanish resort with hot tub, terrace and pool costing just £100 off Gumtree

Xhemal Zeqiri and his girlfriend Valentina Filip completely transformed The Jolly Anglers in Reading (England), during lockdown - doing all the work themselves. Xhemal, 44, who fled the Kosovan war 22 years ago, said: "This was an old man's pub before, it was very...

An example: The astonishing potential of returning diaspora for Albania and Kosovo

Return migration tends to happen in a slower, more orderly style, often seeing high-achieving people returning during the twilight of their careers. What happens when a huge burst of people in the prime of their working lives return? It’s a rare phenomenon, and...

Harry Maguire found guilty as prosecutor blasts ‘pack of lies’ about ‘Albanians injecting his sister with date rape drug’

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been given a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days in prison after his trial on the Greek island of Syros. Maguire, 27, was found guilty of assaulting police, verbal abuse, and attempted bribery by a court on the...
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