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The walls of Vienna trembled on 27th of September, 1529, as strange music echoed close by. The sound of hundreds of drums stopped the heartbeats of the Austrian defenders. Also, the loud horn-like noise of the zurna pierced their souls, bringing fear of the unknown; of a distant menace coming from afar – The Janissaries.
Greek police say they have arrested two Albanian men in a border region for allegedly illegally harvesting herbs growing wild on the mountainside.
A police statement Tuesday said the men aged 20 and 22 had gathered 16 kilos of ironwort, a herb used for a traditional tea. They were also charged with illegally entering Greece from Albania, in the Krystallopigi area.
Leaders of Balkan countries are sending messages of support to Great Britain after a suspected terror attack killed 22 persons, some of them children, and injured 59 at a concert in Manchester on Tuesday.
Albanian foreign minister Ditmir Bushati said he was "saddened by the horrific Manchester attack."
BRUSSELS - The W. Balkans is a priority for the EU, which is working together with international partners to support all countries of the region on their European path, Brussels says.
A sudden, almost simultaneous resolution of political crises in Albania and Macedonia is seen by the European Commission as a result of such joint engagement.
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The leaders of six Western Balkan countries are scheduled to meet with the European Union's top diplomat on May 24 to discuss ways to overcome rising tensions and further their bids to join the EU, EurActiv.com reports.
Renowned Russian internet portal Izvestia.ru warns that after the early elections on June 11, extreme nationalists will reach the authorities in Pristina and they will begin the process of creating a "Greater Albania" and that war criminal Ramush Haradinaj will get one of the most important functions in the new government.
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says the opportunity has presented itself to "rewrite history on the basis of objectivity and scientific accuracy."