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UK's Cameron praises progress in joint effort with Albania to stop illegal migration

May. 22, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hailed progress in a U.K.-Albania joint effort to cut illegal migration, saying small boat arrivals from Albania to the U.K. fell by over 90% in 2023 as the two countries fought people smuggling gangs, according to a Foreign Office...

Albania installs British-funded cameras along its border to stem flow of migrants, criminal gangs

May. 15, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania has installed a “sophisticated” network of cameras along its border with Kosovo, supplied by the British government in an attempt to stem the number of migrants flowing into the United Kingdom and to track criminal activity in the region, the U.K. home office...

Vehicle carrying suspected migrants crashes into a river in Albania, killing 8 people

Apr. 02, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A car crashed into a river on Tuesday in southeastern Albania, killing all eight people inside, including seven suspected migrants and a local driver, police said. The driver of the vehicle lost control and veered into the Vjosa River about 240 kilometers...

Albanian prosecutors order arrest of tourist town mayor for alleged corruption

Mar. 23, 2024 20:08 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prosecutors said Saturday they ordered the arrest of the mayor of a seaside tourist town in the country's south on corruption charges. The Special Court Against Corruption and Organized Crime, which handles cases involving senior officials, ordered...