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  • Japan's Atsuto Uchida (2) scores a goal against Cyprus during a friendly soccer match in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Japan will play against Ivory Coast, Greece and Colombia in Group C of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    Japan beats Cyprus 1-0 in World Cup tuneup

    Defender Atsuto Uchida scored late in the first half on Tuesday as Japan beat Cyprus 1-0 in the team's final match on home soil before departing for the World Cup.

  • Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the Obama administration's job-driven training agenda at the Change the Equation’s National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Summit, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Arlington, Va. Change the Equation is a non-profit dedicated to mobilizing the business community to improve K-12 education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

    Biden's Cyprus stop will honor slain ambassador

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden will travel to a Mediterranean country this week to pay his respects to a U.S. ambassador killed during an attack on the American diplomatic facility. No, Mr. Biden won't be honoring Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed with three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012. Instead the vice president will attend a brief ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the slaying of Ambassador Rodger Davies in Cyprus.

  • FILE - In this file photo dated July 25, 1974, Turkish troops in position on the frontline some 500 yards form the outer perimeter and 400 yards from Greek position at the Nicosia Airport, Cyprus.  Europe's top human rights court on Monday May 12, 2014, ordered Turkey to pay 90 million euros ($123 million) to Cyprus over the 1974 invasion of the island and its subsequent division, in one of the largest judgments in its history, saying that the passage of time did not erase responsibility in the case. The judgment comes as the Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities are engaged in renewed efforts to reunite the island. (AP Photo/Max Nash, FILE)

    Court orders Turkey to pay Cyprus over 1974 invasion

    Europe's top human rights court in its largest ever judgment ordered Turkey on Monday to pay 90 million euros ($123 million) to Cyprus for its 1974 invasion and the island's subsequent division.

  • European court orders Turkey to pay 90 million euros over 1974 Cyprus military operation

    European court orders Turkey to pay 90 million euros over 1974 Cyprus military operation.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Solution to Cyprus dispute is no 'mistake'

    In blasting the U.N. peace initiative undertaken by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan by claiming that "everybody recognizes now that it was a mistake," Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis shows he is out of touch with the views of Washington, Brussels and Turtle Bay.

  • Cautious: "We are still stuck in the beginning of the process," Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis says about unification talks. (Associated Press)

    Negotiator says U.S. was wrong to back U.N. plan for Cyprus in 2004

    NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The U.S. erred in backing a U.N. plan for unifying Cyprus as a federation of two states instead of allowing the Turkish and Greek camps to work out an agreement on their own, the Greek Cypriot negotiator told The Washington Times.

  • Peacekeeping force on idyllic Cyprus hits 50 years

    Cyprus has long touted its pristine beaches as the perfect holiday escape. It can also boast hosting the world's longest-serving U.N. peacekeeping force.

  • Libya tanker seized by US Navy SEALs forces

    U.S. Navy SEALs seized an oil tanker off the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, stopping an attempt by a Libyan militia to sell the shipload of crude in defiance of the Libyan government. Supporters of the militia, which calls for autonomy for the eastern half of Libya, vowed Monday to try again to export oil again from the ports they control.

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    In covert operation, Navy SEALS take control of tanker carrying stolen oil from Libya

    U.S. Navy SEALs have engaged in a sensitive four-day mission in the Mediterranean Sea to steer a rogue tanker full of illegally obtained Libyan oil back toward waters controlled by the Libya's government, the Pentagon revealed Monday.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    NAMI: Long-standing Cyprus dispute nears possible resolution

    At a time when regional crises appear ubiquitous, there is one decades-old flash point in the world where the chances of reconciliation and a lasting peace are steadily improving: the 50-year old Cyprus dispute.

  • Ozdil Nami, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times

    Minister sees breakthrough 'in months' for long-split Cyprus

    NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The top diplomat from the Turkish-controlled side of Cyprus says the core differences between the divided island's Turkish and Greek communities could be resolved in a "matter of months," putting Cyprus' reunification in reach for the first time in four decades.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Turkey not committed to Cyprus peace

    Turkey's 1974 invasion of the Republic of Cyprus occurred in two phases. The first of these, on July 20, involved the illegal use of U.S.-supplied arms and equipment in violation of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the U.N. Charter, the NATO treaty and customary international law.

  • Juergen Klinsmann, coach of the US American national soccer team, leads a training session of his team  in Frankfurt Germany, Monday March 3, 2014. The US team will face Ukraine on Cyprus on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/dpa,Boris Roessler)

    Ukraine soccer team praises U.S. support ahead of Wednesday match

    The match in Cyprus is among five remaining warmups for the United States ahead of this year's World Cup. For Ukraine, the highest-ranking nation that failed to qualify for the tournament in Brazil, it will serve as preparation for 2016 European Championship qualifying.

  • Juergen Klinsmann, coach of the US American national soccer team, leads a training session of his team   in Frankfurt Germany,  Monday March 3, 2014. The USA will face Ukraine on Cyprus on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/dpa,Boris Roessler)

    Ukrainian team united despite turmoil at home

    With the country in turmoil, Ukraine's national football team says it is a symbol of the country's unity.

  • Cyprus FA postpones matches after ref attack

    The football association in Cyprus on Friday postponed all first division matches this weekend after a bombing damaged the car of a top referee in the country.

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