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Albania
Albania


EU’s Albania Delegation Probed Over Justice Tender

By Besar Likmeta A document obtained by BIRN shows that OLAF is investigating complaints against a tender held in May by the EU Delegation in Tirana. “OLAF has reviewed the information received in accordance Regulation No 883/2013 and has opened an investigation,” the document reads. The investigation centres on the tender for the EURALIUS IV […]

Kenya
Kenya


Kenya: Al-Shabab Kills 28 Bus Passengers

Police in northeastern Kenya say al-Shabab gunmen have ambushed a bus and killed 28 non-Muslims who were singled out from the 60 passengers on the bus. Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamists have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for recent raids Kenyan security forces carried out on mosques in Mombasa. Authorities say the militants […]

John Cantlie has been featured in multiple IS propaganda videos. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
John Cantlie has been featured in multiple IS propaganda videos. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)


ISIS Hostage John Cantlie ‘Accepts Fate’ In New Propaganda Video

Islamic State terrorists have released a new video featuring kidnapped photojournalist John Cantlie, who talks of “accepting his fate” as he criticizes a failed rescue attempt by US forces and Western unwillingness to negotiate. The well-produced video appears, again, as a morality lesson to the West and has Cantlie apparently reading from a script, as […]

Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko. Photo Kathrin Möbius, Wikipedia Commons.
Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko. Photo Kathrin Möbius, Wikipedia Commons.


Ukraine: Poroshenko Heckled, Biden Escapes Angry Protesters In Kiev

US Vice President Joe Biden backed out from appearing with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at a memorial ceremony in Kiev on Friday, when the US Secret Service determined it “wasn’t a good idea” after a crowd became “unruly,” a pool report said. “When Biden’s motorcade arrived on outskirts of what had become very large and […]

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Montenegro flag


NATO Praises Montenegro Military Reforms

By Drazen Remikovic The NATO Military Committee, the Alliance’s highest military authority, praised military and institutional reforms in Montenegro, which is hoping to receive an invitation for membership in the western military alliance next year. General Knud Bartels, the chairman of the NATO Military Committee, praised the reforms that Montenegro has implemented in the defence […]