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February 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
Shooting erupted Friday at a military academy in the Albanian capital where cadets reportedly were guarding a bust of the late dictator Enver Hoxha, and state television reported that at least four people were killed. Albania's Communist president, seeking to stave off more unrest amid a quickening pace of events in the Balkan nation, named a new government Friday headed by a Marxist economist. Protests by vying political groups continued around the country.
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September 19, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A member of the ruling Socialist Party shot and wounded a political rival in the parliament building, raising fears of more strife in the Balkan country racked by anarchy earlier this year. Prime Minister Fatos Nano sought to prevent the shooting from turning into a crisis at a time when Albania appeared to be returning to normal after months of unrest sparked by the collapse of pyramid investment schemes. He appealed to politicians to respect the rules.
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September 19, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A member of the ruling Socialist Party shot and wounded a political rival in the parliament building, raising fears of more strife in the Balkan country racked by anarchy earlier this year. Prime Minister Fatos Nano sought to prevent the shooting from turning into a crisis at a time when Albania appeared to be returning to normal after months of unrest sparked by the collapse of pyramid investment schemes. He appealed to politicians to respect the rules.
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June 27, 1997 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid escalating violence in the run-up to elections in Albania, gunfire forced President Sali Berisha to beat a hasty retreat from a campaign rally here Thursday. Several people were wounded after Berisha's guards turned their weapons on an unfriendly crowd. Berisha rushed from the town square, surrounded by a gaggle of his aides, after speaking for barely five minutes.
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June 27, 1997 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid escalating violence in the run-up to elections in Albania, gunfire forced President Sali Berisha to beat a hasty retreat from a campaign rally here Thursday. Several people were wounded after Berisha's guards turned their weapons on an unfriendly crowd. Berisha rushed from the town square, surrounded by a gaggle of his aides, after speaking for barely five minutes.
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August 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least 12 Albanians died trying to swim to ferries under gunfire from security forces in the Adriatic port of Durres to escape their impoverished nation, Albanian state television reported. They were among thousands who frantically tried to flee Albania in hopes of getting to Italy and Western prosperity, news reports said. A resident of Tirana, the capital, said many people drowned trying to reach craft anchored in the harbor.
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July 5, 1990 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Delicate negotiations were under way Wednesday with hard-line Communist authorities in Albania over the fate of about 200 desperate refugees holed up in foreign embassies, diplomatic sources said. Vague reports of progress in the four-day standoff were offset by word that the Albanian government had denied a landing permit for a West German plane loaded with food, beds and medical supplies for the asylum-seekers.
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June 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two Albanians were killed by gunfire and four were wounded aboard a fishing boat filled with refugees that reached Italy, port officials in Otranto, Italy, said. They quoted Albanians aboard the Delvina as saying Albanian coastal patrols fired on the boat shortly after it left for Italy. The Delvina, carrying about 30 refugees, was part of an armada of 50 fishing boats trying to make the 35-mile run across the Adriatic Sea to Italy.
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March 28, 1997 | Times Wire Services
At least 17 people died in a gun battle in central Albania on Thursday, the most violent incident in two months of unrest in the former Communist state, the official ATS news agency reported. There were differing accounts about what triggered Thursday's violence. ATS said the killings began when 16 armed people went to the village of Levan, about 50 miles south of the capital, Tirana, and assassinated the chairman of the local council of elders.
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March 28, 1997 | Times Wire Services
At least 17 people died in a gun battle in central Albania on Thursday, the most violent incident in two months of unrest in the former Communist state, the official ATS news agency reported. There were differing accounts about what triggered Thursday's violence. ATS said the killings began when 16 armed people went to the village of Levan, about 50 miles south of the capital, Tirana, and assassinated the chairman of the local council of elders.
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August 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least 12 Albanians died trying to swim to ferries under gunfire from security forces in the Adriatic port of Durres to escape their impoverished nation, Albanian state television reported. They were among thousands who frantically tried to flee Albania in hopes of getting to Italy and Western prosperity, news reports said. A resident of Tirana, the capital, said many people drowned trying to reach craft anchored in the harbor.
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June 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two Albanians were killed by gunfire and four were wounded aboard a fishing boat filled with refugees that reached Italy, port officials in Otranto, Italy, said. They quoted Albanians aboard the Delvina as saying Albanian coastal patrols fired on the boat shortly after it left for Italy. The Delvina, carrying about 30 refugees, was part of an armada of 50 fishing boats trying to make the 35-mile run across the Adriatic Sea to Italy.
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February 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
Shooting erupted Friday at a military academy in the Albanian capital where cadets reportedly were guarding a bust of the late dictator Enver Hoxha, and state television reported that at least four people were killed. Albania's Communist president, seeking to stave off more unrest amid a quickening pace of events in the Balkan nation, named a new government Friday headed by a Marxist economist. Protests by vying political groups continued around the country.
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July 5, 1990 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Delicate negotiations were under way Wednesday with hard-line Communist authorities in Albania over the fate of about 200 desperate refugees holed up in foreign embassies, diplomatic sources said. Vague reports of progress in the four-day standoff were offset by word that the Albanian government had denied a landing permit for a West German plane loaded with food, beds and medical supplies for the asylum-seekers.
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