Moscow has interfered in more than two dozen countries since 2014 by bankrolling candidates and political parties in bid to gain influence, a declassified intelligence assessment claims.
Albania, a NATO member, has cut diplomatic ties with Iran and expelled its embassy staff over a cyberattack in July that temporarily shut down numerous government digital services and websites.
The US says the Iranian ministry is behind the attack, which Tirana says mostly failed and caused no lasting damage.
Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama orders Iranian diplomats and embassy staff to leave within 24 hours following an investigation into a cyberattack in July.
As winter approaches and energy and food security become common challenges, there is no solution but solidarity, says Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Türkiye had issued an international arrest warrant for Faruk Fatih Ozer after he fled with a reported $2 billion in investors' assets last year.
Tirana says it is cautious to talk about the motive of the intruders but indicated geopolitical developments.
The foreigners "suspected of espionage" were trying to enter Gramsh factory in central Albania, which is used for dismantling derelict weapons, officials say.
EU Commission head Ursula von der Leyen hailed the “historic moment” at a joint news conference with Albanian Premier Edi Rama and North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski.
In the largest attack of its kind, Albania's online government services were knocked offline after a massive cyberattack, according to officials.
North Macedonia's foreign minister hails the "historic opportunity" at the signing event, while his Bulgarian counterpart says the agreement contains measures to sort out unresolved bilateral issues.
The decision paves the way for the Bulgarian government to unblock the start of talks in exchange for EU guarantees that North Macedonia will meet Bulgaria's demands on historical and linguistic disputes.
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