Germany's foreign minister said he supports Albania's bid for European Union membership but cautioned against nationalist rhetoric that could hurt the process.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras this week hailed the signing of a three-country agreement on the Greece-Albania-Italy Trans-Adriatic Pipeline.
Israel opened an embassy in Tirana, the capital of the predominantly Muslim country Albania, officials said.
The consortium controlling Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II natural gas field this week tapped the proposed Trans-Adriatic Pipeline as a possible route to Europe.
Polling places were kept open late in Albania Sunday night as a gang leader was arrested for trying to bully voters, authorities said.
Albania's capital was calm Saturday as the opposition mourned three people killed in protests Friday.
Belgrade's Politika newspaper accused Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha of being one of the main arms smugglers during the war in Kosovo.
Human Rights Watch congratulated the government of Albania on its new anti-discrimination law in a letter to the prime minister Tuesday.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, buried in the city where she spent much of her life, would prefer to rest with her family, Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha says.
Albania is considering legalization of same-sex marriages to become the first country in southeastern Europe to give equal the rights to homosexual couples.
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