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Albanian death toll rises to nine

TIRANA, Albania, March 16 (UPI) -- The death toll from a series of explosions at an Albanian army depot rose to nine Sunday as crews searched for survivors, officials said.

5 dead, hundreds hurt in Albanian blast

TIRANA, Albania, March 15 (UPI) -- At least five people were killed and 250 injured Saturday when a powerful explosion ripped an army depot outside the Albanian capital.

Former DHS chief Ridge hangs out shingle

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has launched a worldwide consulting business; clients include the Albanian government led by Sali Berisha.

Albania targets blood feuds

TIRANE, Albania, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The Albanian government is taking aim at blood feuds, adopting measures to boost reconciliation efforts between warring families.

China donates 1,400 computers in Albania

TIRANA, Albania, July 2 (UPI) -- Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha has expressed gratitude to China for donating nearly 1,400 computers to promote their use in Albanian schools.

Bush signals support for Kosovo

TIRANA, Albania, June 10 (UPI) -- George W. Bush was greeted with enthusiasm Sunday when he became the first U.S. president to visit the Balkan nation of Albania.

EU, Albania sign association agreement

LUXEMBOURG, June 12 (UPI) -- Albania and the European Union signed an association agreement, bringing the Balkan state out of decades of communist isolation.

Albania to sign EU association agreement

TIRANA, Albania, June 8 (UPI) -- Albania's prime minister says he will sign an association and stabilization agreement with the European Union, ending three years of negotiations.

Balkan states summit mulls trade ties

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 6 (UPI) -- Prime ministers of nine Balkan countries met in Bucharest Thursday to discuss a free trade agreement to intensify economic relations among their nations.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2006 with 292 to follow.
By United Press International

Kosovo mourns, entombs Rugova

PRISTINA, Serbia, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Thousands of people gathered in the Kosovo capital of Pristina Thursday for the funeral of President Ibrahim Rugova, who died of lung cancer last weekend.

Albania struggles with power cuts

TIRANA, Albania, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Albanian officials are frantically trying to get adequate electricity supplies to end drastic power cuts.

Albanian elections face scrutiny

TIRANA, Albania, July 3 (UPI) -- Local and international observers kept a close eye on the balloting as Albanians went to the polls Sunday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2005 with 292 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 14, the 74th day of 2004 with 292 to follow.
By United Press International
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Sali Berisha
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Sali Ram Berisha (i/sa'li bɛ'ɾiːʃa/; born 15 October 1944) is an Albanian politician and cardiologist, currently the Prime Minister of Albania and the leader of Democratic Party of Albania (PD).

A cardiologist, and university professor he became formally active in politics in 1990 and later, in 1991 the leader of Democratic Party. From 1992, after the fall of communism, he served as the President of Albania until his government collapsed in 1997 in the wake of collapse of pyramid schemes. From 1997 to 2005, Albania was governed by the Socialist Party (PS) for two mandates, while he stayed in opposition.

In 2005, the Democratic Party won the general elections, and he became the Prime Minister after his coalition formed the new government. In 2009, he was re-elected Prime Minister, after the Democrats declared a narrow win of general elections, but were forced into a coalition with Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI) through not winning enough seats on its own, for the first time since the start of multi-party democracy in 1991.

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