Long seen as one of the severest former communist countries, Albania has now emerged from the darkness and is a surprisingly attractive tourist destination.
Forty-eight Albanian stowaways have been discovered trying to smuggle themselves into Britain in a refrigerated lorry. They
Tony Blair will advise Albania's new socialist prime minister Edi Rama on how to get his country to join the European Union
Stretching across the river Ibar is one of the most politicised spaces in Europe, a little known city named Mitrovica in northern Kosovo. You might be mistaken for thinking that this antithetically tranquil river marks the border between two countries; the signs are deceptive.
The first semi-final at Eurovision 2012 takes place on May 22. To help you decide which country deserves your televote, I'm reviewing some of this year's most talked-about entries. Today's acts include Roman Lob--a German heartthrob singing a song composed by Jamie Cullum--and Valentina Monetta--a woman from San Marino who waxes and wanes on cyber-sex.
A nationwide manhunt is underway in Britain for the former Albanian intelligence chief who is wanted for torture and kidnapping