Archive for June, 2014

Beckenbauer banned by FIFA for failing to cooperate

German former World Cup winning coach and captain Franz Beckenbauer was provisionally banned from football for 90 days for failing to co-operate with a FIFA ethics committee investigation, soccer’s governing body said on Friday.

Beckenbauer, who was on the FIFA …

Cypriot sailor Pavlos Kontides 4th overall in European Laser Senior Championship 2014

Cypriot sailor Pavlos Kontides is currently 4th overall in the European Laser Senior Championship 2014 taking place in Split, Croatia, from June 7 to 14.

According to the Cyprus Sailing Federation, the 2012 Olympic Games silver medalist clinched two first …

Afghans vote again in final test as Taliban threats loom

Afghans headed back to the polls on Saturday for a second round of voting to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai in a decisive test of Afghanistan‘s ambitions to transfer power democratically for the first time in its …

Taliban changing from religious group to criminal enterprise – U.N.

The Taliban’s reliance on extortion and kidnappings, along with narcotics and illegal mining operations, is transforming it from a group driven by religious ideology into a criminal enterprise hungry for profit, U.N. sanctions monitors said in a new report.

The …

Cyprus Talks cannot proceed to the next phase without submission of proposals on all chapters

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades made clear on Friday that the UN-led talks for a Cyprus settlement could not advance to the next phase without the submission of proposals on all negotiating chapters of the Cyprus problem.…

Turkish Cypriot side unwilling to discuss territory, illegal settlers, security,

Greek Cypriot negotiator, Ambassador Andreas Mavoyiannis, has referred to the Turkish Cypriot side`s unwillingness to discuss territory, illegal settlers and security aspects of the Cyprus problem in the negotiating process.
Speaking during an event at the European Policy Center think

Ministry of Education in Cyprus presents Code of Conduct Against Racism

The Ministry of Education presented Friday the “Code of Conduct Against Racism” and the “Management and Registration Guide for Racial Incidents”, which are policy documents of the Ministry of Education and Culture, aiming to prevent, identify, manage and address racist

Chile too hot for Aussies

Chile got the victory they needed if they are to have any chance of progressing from a daunting Group B when they held off a strong Australian fightback to emerge 3-1 winners in another open and entertaining World Cup clash …

Appeal for missing girl last seen in Enfield

Police in Havering are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 15-year-old girl from Romford

Charlotte Dempsey-Halliday, was last seen at 08:30hrs on Friday, 6 June, in Enfield.

She is a white female, 5ft 4ins tall, of medium …

Dutch masters destroy sorry Spain

Stunning goals from Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben fired the Netherlands to a 5-1 demolition of Spain who endured a miserable start to their World Cup defence in a pulsating Group B game on Friday.

In complete contrast to …