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70% of Albanian youth seek to emigrate to a European country

Data from several international organizations’ reports show that around 70% of young people in Albania seek to emigrate to an EU country. Young people face a lack of opportunities, social and economic policies and participation in the...
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US urges Belgrade, Pristina to work on agreement that ensures stability for both countries, entire region

The US State Department calls on Belgrade and Pristina to avoid any negative rhetoric and work together for an agreement that ensures stability for both countries and the region, The Voice of America reported on Wednesday. The US administration...
epa06693925 President of the Republic of Kosovo Hashim Thaci atttends a press conference with  President of the European Council Donald Tusk (unseen) during a meeting in Pristina, Kosovo, 26 April 2018. Donald Tusk arrived in Pristina for a one day official vist.  EPA-EFE/PETRIT PRENAJ

No Kosovo partition, no autonomy for Serbs, only border corrections, says Thaci

He proposes that Presevo, a predominantly Albanian municipality in Serbia – should become part of Kosovo and that Serbia should get nothing from Kosovo’s territory, MIA reports from Pristina. Speaking at a news conference Wednesday,...
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Migrant farmers strike in Italy after 16 road deaths

Migrant labourers have gone on strike in Italy in protest at their poor working conditions, after 16 workers died in road crashes, the BBC reports. Shouting “we are not slaves”, farm workers downed tools and marched on the city...
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New Zealand PM vows her daughter will learn Māori

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern has pledged that her newborn daughter would grow up to learn both English and the country’s indigenous Māori language, the New York Times reports. Ardern’s first child, Neve Gayford, was born on June...
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Independent Greeks to leave government once name agreement reaches parliament

Independent Greeks will leave the government once the name agreement reaches the Greek parliament, says party leader Panos Kammenos, MIA reports from Athens. “Once the agreement reaches the parliament, if all procedures in Skopje are...
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Markovic promised nothing to Vucic: Montenegro gov’t

The Montenegro government has denied claims of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic that Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic had promised him support before important dates during a visit to Belgrade in 2017. “PM Markovic promised...
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Pentagon praises Macedonia for repatriation of ISIS foreign fighters

The US Defense Department is lauding Macedonia’s decision Tuesday to repatriate a group of Islamic State foreign fighters captured in Syria, pressing other foreign nations to follow suit as part of an overall effort to address the growing...
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Boris Johnson ‘won’t apologise’ for burka comments

Boris Johnson has stood by his remarks about the burka after the Conservative Party chairman told him to apologise, the BBC reports. The former foreign secretary has been criticised for saying Muslim women wearing burkas “look like letter...
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Tokyo med school admits it altered tests to keep women out

One of Japan’s most prestigious medical universities marked down tests from female applicants as they were considered more likely to leave the profession after getting married and having children, the Telegraph reports. In a growing scandal...