Albania

American cars a sign of status, admiration in Kosovo

The United States is held in high regard in Kosovo because of its role in supporting the former Serbian province's bid for independence. So, for many Kosovars, having a beefy American muscle car is a high sign of status. So much so that Kosovars living abroad, even in the U.S., often bring their cars home with them on vacation.

Global Politics

Norman Wisdom big in Albania

British comic actor Norman Wisdom has died. His portrayal of bumbling characters won fans not only in Britain but in the unlikeliest of places. Bill Hamilton was the first BBC correspondent to get into Albania during the Communist regime.

Monitoring Afghanistan’s elections

Glenn Cowan, the founder of Democracy International, has monitored elections in more than three dozen countries and he says Afghanistan’s was the most difficult he’s seen in terms of security.

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Monitoring Afghanistan’s elections

Glenn Cowan, the founder of Democracy International, has monitored elections in more than three dozen countries and he says Afghanistan’s was the most difficult he’s seen in terms of security.

American cars a sign of status, admiration in Kosovo

The United States is held in high regard in Kosovo because of its role in supporting the former Serbian province's bid for independence. So, for many Kosovars, having a beefy American muscle car is a high sign of status. So much so that Kosovars living abroad, even in the U.S., often bring their cars home with them on vacation.

Global Scan

Remember WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange? If not, he's got a T-shirt for you

Julian Assange has been staying in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for months, largely out of the spotlight. But he's trying to put his face back in front of people — literally. On T-shirts. Meanwhile, we take your questions about Ebola and, in Canada, the dollar has fallen to a new five-year low, making Canadian goods inexpensive. All that and more in today's Global Scan.