The ambassador – probably better that he remain nameless – questioned the correspondent’s integrity and credibility, accused him of ignorance, declared him persona non grata, said his actions were mala fide (in bad faith) and concluded, rather undiplomatically: “I do not advise you even to contemplate visiting Cyprus (with the objective of visiting the occupied part) … The CY Authorities have been informed of your actions. This is not a threat, since I am not in the habit of threatening people. Just a piece of friendly advice.” Indeed. Then, in June 2018, The Budapest Times received an invitation from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to visit ... Not having been there before, and having been threatened – sorry, advised – by the blue-in-the-face ambassador, we naturally accepted the invitation without a second thought. Anyway, his “friendly advice” must have been referring not to flying in directly, as your … [Read more...] about Fearlessly into the ’forbidden’ land
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As England's 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia draws to an end, the Three Lions have united the nation with their success on the field. Fan parks, bars and pubs in Sheffield and across the country have been packed out as supporters cheered Gareth Southgate's men on at home.And, thanks to changes from UEFA, fans won't have to wait too long to see England in action in a competitive game again.The Three Lions will compete in the inaugural UEFA Nations League - but how does it work and when does it all get underway?Here's everything you need to know.- The draw for the newly-formed competition took place at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday, January 24.Teams were split into four leagues based on their UEFA ranking at the end of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.And Gareth Southgate' side were paired with Spain and Croatia - who ended their dreams in Russia with a 2-1 extra-time victory.They will play in Group 4 of League A.The other draws were as … [Read more...] about UEFA Nations League: Everything you need to know as England’s World Cup comes to an end in Russia
The 2018 World Cup in Russia has reached its climax. And the attention is quickly shifting towards qualification for Euro 2020. Teams will have the added bonus of the UEFA Nations League which offers an additional chance of qualifying for the next European Championships. But how exactly does the Nations League work and when does it all get underway? Here's everything you need to know. What's happened so far? The draw for the newly-formed competition took place at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday, January 24. Teams were split into four leagues based on their UEFA ranking at the end of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. And Ryan Giggs' side were paired with Republic of Ireland - the side who ultimately ended Wales' 2018 World Cup hopes - and Denmark. They will play in Group 4 of League A. Which teams are in the other groups and leagues? The other draws were as follows: League A Pot 1: Netherlands, France, Germany Pot 2: Iceland, Switzerland, … [Read more...] about When is the UEFA Nations League and how does it work?
San Sebastián's La Concha beach (first picture) – so-called because of its shell (concha, in Spanish) shape had some tough competition in a list topped by Grace Bay in Providenciales, in the idyllic Caribbean island nation of Turks & Caicos, followed by the Bahia do Sancho in Fernando de Noronha in north-eastern Brazil, Varadero beach in Cuba, Eagle beach in Aruba and Seven Mile beach in Grand Cayman. In fact, the top 10 is dominated by beaches in the Caribbean, with Seven Mile beach in Jamaica eighth, Bávaro beach in the Dominican Republic ninth and the north beach in México's Las Mujeres Islands 10th – the only one outside of this area, aside from Bahia do Sancho and La Concha, is Clearwater beach in Florida, USA. Lower down the list and in descending order are the beach in Elafonissi, Greece; Falesia beach in Olhos de Agua, Portugal; Fig Tree Bay in Protaras, Cyprus; Bournemouth in the UK; Anse Lazio beach on Praslin Island in the Seychelles; Manly … [Read more...] about La Concha and El Prado in world top 10 beaches and museums lists
UK By Laura Lea BBC News 9 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44767587 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel You may have heard a rumour that football is coming home, but many England fans are desperately leaving home to get to Russia in … [Read more...] about The mad dash to Moscow