The 18-year-old could be eligible to play for a number of countries - with the battle for his services well under way
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Friday 16 November 2012
It's the Government's responsibility to fund regional theatre; plus are Albanians the last Europeans about which TV producers can be rude?
Giovanni Trapattoni looks ahead following redemption for the Republic of Ireland against the Faroe Islands
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Faroe Islands 1 Republic of Ireland 4
Sunday 26 August 2012
Truly, the dinner party from hell
Wednesday 22 August 2012
The death of Meles Zenawi, the prime minister of Ethiopia, at the relatively young age of 57, is a grave blow not just to the country which he rescued from the brink of recurring famine. It is a blow to the whole African continent and to the wider international community.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey has sold more than 5.3m copies making it the best-selling British book of all time, according to figures released by its publisher.
Thursday 07 June 2012
The Globe's season of foreign-language Shakespeare offers insight into different cultures, but there is still something missing, says Christina Patterson
Tuesday 01 May 2012
What are the qualities that, for the third year running, have put a former salted-herring warehouse on the Copenhagen waterfront at the top of the world's best restaurants?
Wednesday 11 April 2012
An Albanian man accused of multiple murders in his home country has been arrested in the UK after 15 years on the run, Scotland Yard said.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
A waiter at a golf club who beheaded his manager with a cheese knife has been jailed for life under the Mental Health Act. Jonathan Warg Limani will serve a minimum of 19 years for the killing of his boss Christopher Varian at The Oxfordshire Golf Club in Thame on 21 August 2010.
Saturday 25 February 2012
The address was a side street in central Athens, behind the Cathedral. It felt like a special day – I had put on a nice dress, and my husband brought along his camera. After many years of involvement with Greece, this should have been the culmination of a love story. As a student, I had done anthropological research in the Peloponnese and later, I met my Greek husband in Russia. Now, in 2004, having moved to Athens three years earlier, we were bringing up our two daughters in their father's country and sending them to Greek school.
Saturday 04 February 2012
Goldman Sachs handed its chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein, a bonus of $7m (£4,4m) in shares for his work last year, down from $12.6m in 2010 in line with the investment bank’s slipping profits.
Friday 16 December 2011
I'll intercede," promises Roly in "A Welcome for the River God" as the Lithuanian narrator is abused by passing yobs in a Mazda. The fifteen linked tales of Robert Minhinnick's collection have an intercessive quality, mediating the voiceless condition of migrants in lands far from home. Minhinnick's powerful work has an epic quality. While each short story is an individual fragment of testimony, in a minor key, the geographical range encompasses every continent - Albania, Mexico, China, Iraq, Israel, the United States, Britain. Perspectives challenge habitual norms: in the eyes of a Polish visitor to Bridgend, Wales, the writer's native land, is "the fag end of Europe". Minhinnick's twelve characters arouse in the reader a rising sense of dismay at the sheer variety and yet the lonely monotony and ubiquity of their plight.
Thursday 08 December 2011
Police are searching for a former Albanian intelligence officer wanted for torture and kidnapping who jumped bail last week, failing to appear at his extradition hearing in London on 1 December.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Leka of Albania was one of the most colourful and controversial characters on the 20th century Balkan scene, and one of the last links with the pre-Second World War Zogist monarchy. He was born in 1939 into a world of deep political crisis, with the government of his father, King Zog, Albania's first king, about to be snuffed out by Mussolini's forces. When Leka was one day old, his father held a great military parade in the capital, Tirana, a great provocation to the Duce in Rome.
Sunday 27 November 2011
This is the absolute top pick of 10 years of world-wide trawling by Radio 3's tireless World Routes team, and it makes a lovely sampler.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
- 1 The political parties aren't all the same – which means 2015 will be a 'big-choice' election
- 2 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum