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Powerful quake shakes Albania, kills seven, topples buildings

TIRANA/THUMANE- At least seven people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital Tirana and surrounding region early on Tuesday, causing buildings to collapse and burying residents under rubble. Residents, some carrying babies, fled apartment buildings in the capital Tirana after the 6.4 magnitude quake struck shortly before
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Malta government chief of staff Schembri has resigned

VALLETTA- Malta government chief of staff Keith Schembri resigned on Tuesday, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters, as police continued their investigation into the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Police sources said Schembri was assisting them in the case. Schembri himself made no immediate comment. Schembri had been facing pressure to resign
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Germany – China must meet its human rights obligations

BERLIN- Germany’s foreign minister on Tuesday said China must fulfil human rights obligations as United Nations experts and activists say at least 1 million Uighurs and members of other largely Muslim minority groups have been detained in camps in Xinjiang. “China must meet its international obligations on human rights,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.
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Grigorishin’s ISL revolution making a splash

LONDON- Ukrainian energy tycoon Konstantin Grigorishin is leading a revolution in the pool and he has no doubt that swimmers will be the winners. The 54-year-old’s International Swimming League (ISL) has made a splash with a fast-paced, television-friendly two-hour format pitting teams from Europe and the United States in dynamic competition. The league took the […]