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Albania’s PM ‘disappointed’ but undaunted by drone incident

By Scott Malone

CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said he was “disappointed” at Serbian officials’ comments following a drone stunt at a soccer match this week but vowed on Thursday to push ahead with plans to meet his counterpart in Belgrade next week.

Relations between the two countries have been tense since a Tuesday incident in which a drone bearing a flag representing “Greater Albania,” an area covering all parts of the Balkans where ethnic Albanians live, flew over a major soccer match between the Albanian and Serbian teams, prompting a brawl on the field and the cancellation of the game.

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Defense continues in trial of friend of accused Boston bomber

BOSTON (Reuters) – A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators smoked marijuana repeatedly on the day prosecutors said he visited the suspect’s dorm room, witnesses testified on Thursday.

Robel Phillipos, 21, was too intoxicated by marijuana to remember his actions on the night of April 18, 2013, when he is charged with accompanying two other men to the accused bomber’s college dorm room, his lawyers assert.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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