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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Cyprus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the country in turmoil, Ukraine's national football team says it is a symbol of the country's unity.
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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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Cyprus Football Association has named Pambos Christodoulou as the new national team coach.
In a commentary piece ("Cyprus rides a troubled sea of oil and gas opportunity," Nov. 6), Daniel Pipes conjures up a fantasy that Greek Cyprus is about to be invaded, either by Turkish soldiers or Syrian refugees, or both, without offering even a scintilla of evidence.
Across the waves lie energy discoveries and deadly conflict