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Macedonia: 22 Killed as Police and Militants Clash Click Here to Open in a New Window
Eight police officers and 14 suspected members of an Albanian rebel group have been killed in fighting in a northern Macedonian town, the authorities said Sunday.
05/11/2015 12:00 AM

Fear of Stowaways as Ferry Death Toll Off Coast of Greece Rises to 13 Click Here to Open in a New Window
The ship that caught fire on Sunday was being towed to Italy, where authorities were trying to determine how many people had boarded and how many had been rescued.
12/31/2014 12:00 AM

Serbia: Visit by Albania’s Premier Fails to Reduce Tensions Click Here to Open in a New Window
The prime ministers of Serbia and Albania pledged Monday to put their differences aside and focus on their mutual desire to join the European Union — but the good feelings did not last until the end of their joint news conference.
11/11/2014 12:00 AM

Serbia and Albania Are Penalized Click Here to Open in a New Window
Serbia and Albania were punished for on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium during their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade last week.
10/25/2014 12:00 AM

Albanian Premier Postpones Serbia Trip After Episode at Soccer Match Click Here to Open in a New Window
Prime Minister Edi Rama was scheduled to visit Belgrade, the Serbian capital, on Wednesday, the first trip there by an Albanian government leader since 1946.
10/21/2014 12:00 AM

Drone Stunt at Belgrade Soccer Match Stirs Ethnic Tensions Click Here to Open in a New Window
An Albanian nationalist banner flown over a stadium in the Serbian capital ignited a brawl on the field and went on to provoke a full-scale diplomatic incident.
10/18/2014 12:00 AM

Soccer Match in Serbia Erupts in Riot Set Off by Drone Click Here to Open in a New Window
A match between the national teams of Serbia and Albania collapsed in chaos caused by a drone carrying a political message.
10/15/2014 12:00 AM

Drone Pulling Albanian Flag Sets Off Skirmish at Euro Qualifier in Serbia Click Here to Open in a New Window
The referee interrupted the match in the 41st minute when one of the Serbia players grabbed the flag and Albania players tried to protect it. The match was later abandoned.
10/15/2014 12:00 AM

Hunting for the Source of the World’s Most Beguiling Folk Music Click Here to Open in a New Window
A moving song by a Greek violinist led the writer to a hillside village across the ocean.
09/28/2014 12:00 AM

Mutual Split for Portugal and Coach Click Here to Open in a New Window
Portugal Coach Paulo Bento has left the team because of poor results, including a 1-0 home loss to Albania on Sunday.
09/12/2014 12:00 AM






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Albania (Bradt Travel Guides)
by Gillian GloyerSearch for Gillian Gloyer
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The most comprehensive guide to Albania available is published in a new edition, updated throughout and with re-drawn maps to show newly constructed and upgraded roads. New material has been added to expand coverage of outdoor activities. Albania boasts several world heritage sites and thanks to the increasingly stable political situation tourism to the country has grown rapidly in recent years, especially amongst backpackers, archaeology enthusiasts, outdoor activity fans and ornithologists. The author has lived and worked in Albania, speaks the language well and continues to visit regularly.
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Albania A narrative of recent travel
by E. F. (Edward Frederick) KnightSearch for E. F. (Edward Frederick) Knight

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe
by Fred AbrahamsSearch for Fred Abrahams
$50.00
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In the early 1990s, Albania, Europe's most closed and repressive state, began a startling transition out of forty years of self-imposed Communist isolation. Previously, under strict dictatorial rule, Albanians were not allowed to practice religion, travel abroad, wear jeans, or read "decadent" Western literature. Newly embracing the free market and the possibilities of elected government, Albanians began to devour the outside world. They opened cafs, shops, and newspapers. Previously banned rock music blared in the streets. But the trouble was far from over for modern Albania; in the years that followed, the nation would be wracked with stolen elections, corruption scandals, violent protests, and the specter of an uncertain future.

Modern Albania offers a vivid history of the Albanian Communist regime's fall and the trials and tribulations that led the country to become the state it is today. The book provides an in-depth look at the Communists' last Politburo meetings and the first student revolts, the fall of the Stalinist regime, the outflows of refugees, the crash of the massive pyramid schemes, the war in neighboring Kosovo, and Albania's evolving relationship with the United States. Fred Abrahams weaves together personal experience from more than twenty years of work in Albania, interviews with key Albanians and foreigners who played a role in the country's politics--including former Politburo members, opposition leaders, intelligence agents, diplomats, and founders of the Kosovo Liberation Army--and a close examination of hundreds of previously secret government records from Albania and the United States. Documenting the nation's path from isolated dictatorship to a fledgling, pluralist democracy, Abrahams deftly explores how far Albania has come and how far it still has to go.

A rich, narratively-driven account, Modern Albania gives readers a front-row seat to the last battle of Cold War Europe.
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Albania Travel Guide: Albania Travel Guide For First-Time Visitors

Albania is a beautiful scenic country that you should visit in your lifetime. Albania is a natural beauty and it is currently a growing tourist destination.
This book will take you on a virtual tour to the beautiful country of Albania. It is your ultimate guide to travelling to Albania. In this book, you?ll learn:
The rich history of Albania - You will discover the rich cultural heritage of this beautiful country.

How to get to Albania -This book contains valuable information on how to get to Albania. It contains airport guides and flight information. This book will make it easier for you to travel to Albania whether you are traveling by land, by rail, by boat, or if you traveling in an airplane.

What you should know before going to Albania ? This book contains information that you need to know before traveling to Albania. It contains valuable information about Albania?s culture and language. You will also get to know about Albania?s reputation and some precautions. In this book, you will discover that it is safe to travel to Albania.

How to move around Albania ? This book contains valuable information about how to move around when you are in this beautiful country.

What to see and visit when you are in Albania ? This book contains the famous tourist destinations that you should visit when you are in te country. This book contains useful information on the architectural and natural gems of Albania.

Food and Dining in Albania ? This book also contains information about the best dishes and the best restaurant that you should not miss.
This book will ensure that your travel and vacation in Albania is smooth, hassle-free, and stress-free.
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Albania's Mountain Queen: Edith Durham and the Balkans
by Marcus TannerSearch for Marcus Tanner
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Young ladies in the Victorian and Edwardian eras were not expected to travel unaccompanied, and certainly not to the remote corners of Southeast Europe, then part of the crumbling Ottoman Empire. But Edith Durham was no ordinary lady. In 1900, at the age of 37, Durham set sail for the Balkans for the first time, a trip which changed the course of her life. Her experiences kindled a profound love of the region which saw her return frequently in the following decades. She became a confidante of the King of Montenegro, ran a hospital in Macedonia and, following the outbreak of the First Balkan War in 1912, became one of the world's first female war correspondents. Her popularity in the region earned her the affectionate title 'Queen of the Mountains' and she is fondly remembered in Albania until this day. Marcus Tanner here tells the fascinating story of Durham's relationship with the Balkans, painting a vivid portrait of a remarkable, if sometimes formidable, woman.


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God Among the Bunkers: The Orthodox Church in Albania Under Enver Hoxha
by Chris MooreySearch for Chris Moorey

During communist rule in Albania, Enver Hoxha had 750,000 concrete bunkers built around the country as look out posts and gun emplacements against a largely imaginary threat of invasion. This worked out as one bunker for every four of the population. During the same period, he attempted to completely eliminate all religious practice and belief in the country. Based on thorough research and personal interviews with survivors, ?God Among the Bunkers? describes this persecution and the remarkable stories of courage and resistance among believers. The main emphasis is on the Orthodox Church, but the book also draws examples from the Roman Catholic Church and the Bektashi and Sunni Muslim faiths. An extraordinary story that deserves to be more widely known.
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Albania in a Nutshell: A Brief History and Chronology of Events (Albanian Studies) (Volume 7)
by Robert ElsieSearch for Robert Elsie
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Albania is a small country in southeastern Europe. It is situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the southwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula and borders on Montenegro to the north, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south. But a few decades ago, Albania was something of a curiosity on Planet Earth. Perhaps only North Korea was as isolated from the rest of the world as Albania was. For left-wing idealists, it was a distant Shangri-la where all social inequalities had been done away with; for those few individuals with concrete knowledge of the realities of the Stalinist regime that held power until 1990, and for the vast majority of people living in Albania, it was hell on earth. Despite its sombre past, Albania is, in essence, a European nation like any other and will soon, it is to be hoped, advance and take its proper place in Europe and the world. This book provides a short overview of the history of Albania for the general reader.
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Albania, 4th (Bradt Travel Guide)
by Gillian GloyerSearch for Gillian Gloyer
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Albania?s unspoilt mountain scenery, cultural sites and beaches make it increasingly popular. This affectionate guide covers the length and breadth of the country, discovering remote villages and out-of-the-way towns. It features detailed information on wildlife, national parks, hiking routes, beaches, and the main archaeological sites and Byzantine art. 2012 marks the centenary of Albania?s independence from the Ottoman Empire and is likely to be marked by several major events.
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Albania: A Visit Back Home
by George ShetuniSearch for George Shetuni

In October 2012, George Shetuni took a trip to the land of his birth Albania, exactly 20 years after his family first immigrated to the US. This essay recounts the visit which was a homecoming and a vacation of a lifetime. This essay is also a unique written description of contemporary Albania, a small and easily overlooked European country.
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Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet, Marika McAdam, James Bainbridge, Mark Baker, Peter Dragicevich, Mark Elliott, Tom Masters, Craig McLachlan, Anja Mutic, Tamara Sheward
$29.99
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the castles and mountains of Transylvania, walk the walls of Dubrovnik's picturesque old town and relax on the beaches of southern Turkey, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southeastern Europe and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Southeastern Europe Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
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  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - covering history, popular culture, food & drink, literature, wildlife and landscapes
  • Over 80 maps
  • Useful features - including Itineraries, Month by Month (annual festival calendar) and extensive Language section
  • Coverage of Albania, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet Travel Guides, our most comprehensive guides that both cover the top sights and take the roads less travelled, or Lonely Planet's Discover Guides, which are photo-rich guides to those destinations' most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Marika McAdam, Alexis Averbuck, James Bainbridge, Mark Baker, Chris Deliso, Peter Dragicevich, Mark Elliott, Tom Masters, Craig McLachlan, Anja Mutic, Tamara Sheward

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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