Photographs of Albanian priests killed during the former Communist regime hang in the main boulevard of Tirana, Albania, yesterday, ahead of a one-day visit to Albania by  Pope Francis tomorrow. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

Sitting at the fashionable Taiwan Bar in front of his three mobile phones and his iPod, 16-year-old Toni looks like a lot of his contemporaries in the(...)

The body of Gjon Gjoni, who was shot in an exchange of gunfire yesterday close to a polling station in Lac, about 50km northwest of the Albanian capital Tirana. Photograph: AP Photo/STR

Albania’s general election was marred yesterday by a shooting at a polling station, which killed one opposition party activist and injured a candidate(...)