Tag Archives: Albania

REPORT: Bill Clinton Moved To Tears After Waiter Gets On Knees To Thank Him Saving His Life In Kosovo

Politico reports: “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband President Bill Clinton were drawn to tears while dining [on Friday night] at Sea Fire Grill in New York City. After enjoying a dinner of salads, smoked salmon and branzino with a close friend, one of the wait staff dropped to his knees and said, ‘Sir, I want to …

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Albania Passes Hate Crimes Law

Gay Star News reports that Albania’s legislature has approved a broad hate crimes bill that extends coverage to crimes committed on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill also outlaws the publication of homophobic and racist materials, including on the internet. Albania’s parliament amended Section 50/j of its criminal code to strictly punish a crime ’when the …

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Eurovision 2012: Albania’s Rona Nishliu

When she was 17, Rona Nishliu, now 25, finished fourth in the 2004 season of Albanian Idol. As for this video, I have no idea what’s going on. She’s singing in a box? The lower half of her body IS a box? And of course, there are creepy kids, the hallmark of any serious music video. I’ll admit to giggling …

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Eurovision: Albania’s Aurela Gaçe

Here it is in Albanian. I really liked last year’s Albania entry.

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Eurovision 2010: Albania’s Juliana Pasha

The 2010 Eurovision Song Contest takes place in May in Oslo. Here’s Albania’s entry for this year, Juliana Pasha. I like this. The remix should be great.

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Albania Gets LGBT Rights Law

Albania’s parliament has passed a comprehensive LGBT rights law, but the bill does not include marriage equality as had been promised by the president. Albanian rights groups and the Alliance against the Discrimination of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) welcomed the law as a powerful legal tool to protect against any kind of discrimination. Approved by the ruling …

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Albania Goes For Gay Marriage

Perhaps to bolster its campaign to join the European Union, the government of Albania has proposed legalizing same-sex marriage. Prime minister Sali Berisha told a cabinet meeting yesterday that the law was an important move against discrimination. Albania is deeply secular but is also one of only two countries in Europe which is predominantly Muslim. Religion was banned during the …

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Tick, Tock, Dick Docked

The big story blowing up the blogosphere today is whether Dubya had his watch stolen when he dove into that rare adoring crowd in Albania. Watch the video between 0:50 and 1:10 and see Dubya’s watch disappear in what some are calling “the pickpocket of the century.” The White House is claiming that Bush merely removed his watch and handed …

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