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UEFA punishes Serbia and Albania after brawl

UEFA punishes Serbia and Albania after brawl
Serbia's Football Federation revealed they will appeal against the three-point penalty handed out by UEFA for their role in the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania 10 days ago. UEFA on Friday awarded the match to Serbia 3-0 but then penalised the winners with the points deduction while fining each federation $NZ155,000. The October 14 match in Belgrade had to be called off after home fans invaded the pitch and attacked Albania players when a drone carried a pro-Albanian flag (3news.co.nz)

Berisha's hat trick gives Victory win in A-League - Yahoo News Malaysia

SYDNEY (AP) — Albania striker Besart Berisha scored a hat trick to outshine Spanish star David Villa as the Melbourne Victory beat Melbourne City 5-2 in the third round of Australian football's A-League.The Victory twice came from behind in the first half as the 32-year-old Villa failed to score for the first time in three matches. Villa scored City's only goals in their opening matches against Sydney FC and Newcastle, both of which ended in 1-1 draws.Saturday's match was the 13th (yahoo.com)

Saturday, October 25. 2014

MOSCOW — The UEFA disciplinary committee will announce a rematch of the 2016 Euro qualifying game between Serbia and Albania at a neutral site; the Serbian team will be sanctioned with home matches without supporters until the end of the qualifying competition, reported Serbian newspaper "Politika" Friday. The sanctions follow the disrupted qualifying game between Serbia and Albania when fans invaded the pitch on October 14 in Belgrade.The game was called off during the 41st minute (zambotimes.com)

Pope Denounces Religious Justification of Violence During Albania Visit: Reports

MOSCOW, September 21 (RIA Novosti) - Pope Francis received a warm welcome in his first trip to Albania, a Muslim-majority country which he complimented for its religious harmony on Sunday while making reference to conflicts in the Middle East including Islamic State (IS) attacks, the Associated Press (AP) reported. "The climate of respect and mutual trust between Catholics, Orthodox and Muslims is a precious gift to the country," the Pope was quoted as saying by the news agency. "This (en.ria.ru)

After drone stunt and football row, Serbia says Albania not mature enough to join European union

After drone stunt and football row, Serbia says Albania not mature enough to join European union
A remote-controlled plane trailing a flag of 'Greater Albania' - which includes Kosovo and parts of Serbia and other Balkan states - flew over Belgrade's football stadium, provoking a brawl between players and a pitch invasion during the Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday. Serbia said on Thursday Albania was "not mature enough" to join the European Union, escalating a war of words provoked by a drone stunt at a soccer match that stirred resentments just as the Balkan neighbours were (dnaindia.com)

Serbia to appeal UEFA fine and docked points

Serbia to appeal UEFA fine and docked points
Serbia will appeal UEFA's decision to dock them three points and fine them €100,000 for their part in the abandoned fixture with Albania.The Euro 2016 Group I qualifier between the two sides in Belgrade took place among a fractious political backdrop, and was abandoned shortly before half-time when a drone carrying a flag featuring Albanian national symbols entered the stadium and hovered over the pitch. Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic attempted to pull the flag down, which sparked (fourfourtwo.com)

Serbia to appeal Uefa decision

Serbia to appeal Uefa decision
The verdict delivered by European football's governing body has angered the FSS who claim there are "contradictions in the decision-making process" Serbia will appeal Uefa's decision to dock them three points and fine them €100,000 for their part in the abandoned fixture with Albania. The Euro 2016 Group I qualifier between the two sides in Belgrade took place among a fractious political backdrop, and was abandoned shortly before half-time when a drone carrying a flag featuring (goal.com)

UEFA punishes both Serbia and Albania

UEFA punishes both Serbia and Albania
Serbia's Football Federation revealed Friday they will appeal against the three-point penalty handed out by UEFA for their role in the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania 10 days ago.UEFA on Friday awarded the match to Serbia 3-0 but then penalised the winners with the points deduction while fining each federation E100,000 ($A150,000).The October 14 match in Belgrade had to be called off after home fans invaded the pitch and attacked Albania players when a drone carried a pro (sportsfan.com.au)

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder

Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.The European Championship qualifier in Belgrade was abandoned last week after an Albanian nationalist banner was flown in by a remote-controlled device, sparking fighting among players and fans.Although the source of the banner remains unclear, UEFA ruled that Albania forfeited the Oct. 14 match because its (newstimes.com)

Serbia punished over drone incident

Serbia punished over drone incident
Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore. The Group I clash between the two eastern European nations ended in bizarre circumstances when an unmanned drone trailing a pro-Albania flag over the Partizan Stadium resulted in a melee between the two sets of players as well as some Serbian fans. The (bournemouthecho.co.uk)

Serbia awarded 3-0 win over Albania and deducted three points for abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier | Football News | ESPN.co.uk

Violence erupted after Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic jumped up to take the flag © AP UEFA has awarded Serbia a 3-0 walkover for their abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania in Belgrade but have also deducted the Serbians three points and ordered their next two home qualifiers to be played behind closed doors. Serbia had been charged with the throwing of missiles and fireworks, crowd disturbance, invasion of the pitch by supporters, insufficient organisation and use of a (espn.co.uk)

Serbia get walkover v Albania, three points docked - Yahoo News India

By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week's abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been docked three points, UEFA said on Friday. Serbia have been ordered to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined 100,000 euros ($126,900), European soccer’s governing body added. Both sides said they had been treated unfairly and would appeal the decision. The match, (yahoo.com)

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder
Friday October 24, 2014 11:02 AM ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writer   Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.The European Championship qualifier in Belgrade was abandoned last week after an Albanian nationalist banner was flown in by a remote-controlled device, sparking fighting among players and fans.Although the source of the banner remains (readingeagle.com)

Serbia get walkover v Albania, three points deducted - Yahoo Sports Canada

By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week's Euro 2016 qualifier, abandoned following a brawl on the pitch, but also had three points deducted, UEFA said on Friday. Serbia have also been ordered to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined 100,000 euros (78,912.2 British pounds) following the chaotic scenes at the match in Belgrade, European soccer’s governing body (yahoo.com)

Serbia and Albania Penalized by UEFA For Belgrade Soccer Brawl

Serbia and Albania were both penalized by European soccer’s governing body UEFA after their European qualifying match was abandoned because of violence. The match, which was played in Belgrade on 14 October, was declared as forfeited, UEFA said in a statement on its website today. As a result, the Football Association of Albania was deemed by UEFA to have lost the match 3-0. UEFA also decided to deduct the Football Association of Serbia three points for the current European (bloomberg.com)

Euro 2016 - Serbia awarded win over Albania then docked three points - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Euro 2016 - Serbia awarded win over Albania then docked three points - Yahoo Eurosport UK
Serbia have been ordered to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined 100,000 euros ($126,900), European soccer's governing body added.Both sides said they had been treated unfairly and would appeal the decision.The match, played on Oct. 14 with no away fans permitted, was interrupted when a flag depicting so-called Greater Albania, an area covering all parts of the Balkans where ethnic Albanians live, was flown over the pitch by a (yahoo.com)

UEFA award Serbia walkover victory over Albania in drone-brawl game Add to ...

UEFA award Serbia walkover victory over Albania in drone-brawl game
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Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week’s abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been docked three points, UEFA said on Friday.Serbia have been ordered to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined 100,000 euros ($126,900), European soccer’s governing body added. Both sides said they had been treated unfairly and would appeal the decision.The match, played on Oct. 14 with no away fans (theglobeandmail.com)

Albania to appeal UEFA punishment over Serbia fracas

Albania to appeal UEFA punishment over Serbia fracas
Friday, 24 October 2014 14:44 Posted by Parvez Jabri TIRANA: Albania's football federation will appeal UEFA's decision to award their aborted Euro 2016 qualification match to Serbia by a 3-0 scoreline.The October 14 match in Belgrade had to be called off after home fans invaded the pitch and attacked Albania players when a drone carried a pro-Albanian flag over the stadium."The UEFA commission's decision does not give justice," blasted Albania coach Gianni De Biazi. "The three points (brecorder.com)

Serbia and Albania punished by UEFA after drone brawl

(CNN) -- It was a night which evoked hatred of years past -- now both Serbia and Albania have been punished for their part in dramatic night of violence in Belgrade.Last week's Euro 2016 qualifying match was abandoned after 41 minutes following a brawl sparked by the arrival of a drone carrying a flag emblazoned with the insignia of 'Greater Albania.'European football's governing body UEFA ruled that the European Championship game be awarded 3-0 in Serbia's favor but also deducted (valleynewslive.com)

Serbia, Albania punished over drone incident

Serbia, Albania punished over drone incident
Updated: Friday, 24 Oct 2014 10:52 | Drone appearance sparked melee between the two sets of players Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore. The Group I clash between the two eastern European nations ended in bizarre circumstances when an unmanned drone trailing a pro-Albania flag over the (rte.ie)

Serbia awarded win after Albania abandonment

Serbia have been awarded a walkover 3-0 win following the abandonment of their Euro 2016 clash with Albania earlier this month. UEFA have also deducted three points from Serbia for their involvement in the abandonment, after the match was cut short when a drone flew onto the pitch and fighting broke out. Serbia will have to play their next two qualifiers behind closed doors, the Serbian FA have announced. Albania are set to appeal the decision, their coach Gianni De Biazi told AFP: " (itv.com)

Serbia punished over drone incident

Serbia punished over drone incident
Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore.The Group I clash between the two eastern European nations ended in bizarre circumstances when an unmanned drone trailing a pro-Albania flag over the Partizan Stadium resulted in a melee between the two sets of players as well as some Serbian fans.The (breakingnews.ie)

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania after Euro 2016 qualifier violence

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania after Euro 2016 qualifier violence
UEFA awarded Serbia a 3-0 win over Albania in its Group I European Championship qualifier played Oct. 14 in Belgrade but deducted three points reserved for a win after violence that broke out during the match, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body announced Friday. The nine-member disciplinary panel of soccer’s governing body in Europe also ordered Serbia to play their next two home qualifiers behind closed doors without fans. The next home qualifier for Serbia is Nov. 14 (soccer.si.com)

Serbia and Albania punished by UEFA after drone brawl

updated 5:05 AM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014 Follow us at @WorldSportCNN and like us on Facebook (CNN) -- It was a night which evoked hatred of years past -- now both Serbia and Albania have been punished for their part in dramatic night of violence in Belgrade. Last week's Euro 2016 qualifying match was abandoned after 41 minutes following a brawl sparked by the arrival of a drone carrying a flag emblazoned with the insignia of 'Greater Albania.' European football's governing body UEFA (cnn.com)

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Serbia get walkover v Albania, three points deducted - Yahoo Sports Canada

(Adds details) By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week's Euro 2016 qualifier, abandoned following a brawl between the players after a flag stunt, but also had three points deducted, the Serbian FA said on Friday. Serbia have also been ordered to play their next two home games in Group I behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined 100,000 euros (126,410 US dollar) following the chaotic scenes at (yahoo.com)

World Cup seeds Switzerland slide out of FIFA top 10

World Cup seeds Switzerland slide out of FIFA top 10
LONDON Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:29am BST LONDON (Reuters) - Switzerland, who were among the top seeds for the World Cup finals this summer, have dropped out of FIFA's top 10 world rankings after a poor start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Portugal, who surprisingly lost 1-0 at home to Albania in their opening European qualifier, have moved back into the top 10 for the first time since July and are in ninth place in the listings published on Thursday.Switzerland, who lost to (reuters.com)

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia - Yahoo Sports Singapore

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City's poor have zero chance of being heard

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Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl

A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, authorities said Sunday, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl.Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Serbian premier's office."The two prime ministers agreed that they must (miamiherald.com)

Serbia get walkover versus Albania, three points deducted - Yahoo Sports Singapore

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Officials from Albania, Kosovo visit rival Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Kosovo's foreign minister traveled to Serbia on Thursday for the first time since Kosovo declared independence in 2008, describing the visit as a historic event. Also in Belgrade, the Serbian capital, was Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, who arrived amid diplomatic tensions between Albania and Serbia after last week's brawl at a soccer game between them. The two senior officials were attending an EU-sponsored conference of Balkan foreign ministers (beloitdailynews.com)

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia
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Albania PM Seeks to Ease Tensions With Serbia

Albania's prime minister has told The Associated Press that the heated spat with Serbia over the use of a drone at a soccer match should not derail both countries' efforts to seek European Union membership. Edi Rama had been expected to make a landmark visit to Serbia on Wednesday, as part of an effort to ease tensions left over from wars fought following the breakup of Yugoslavia. But the trip was postponed until Nov. 10, after the two nations competed in a soccer match last week (abcnews.go.com)

Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues

(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). A drone with an Albanian flag banner flies over Partizan stadium during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (newschannel6now.com)

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl - Beloit Daily News: World News

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, authorities said Sunday, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Serbian premier's office. "The two prime (beloitdailynews.com)

UEFA awards Serbia 3-0 win over Albania following violence in Belgrade

UEFA awards Serbia 3-0 win over Albania following violence in Belgrade
WATCH ABOVE: The Albanian Football Association (AFA) on Friday condemned a UEFA decision to award Serbia a 3-0 win over Albania following a violent riot on the pitch during their European Championship qualifier in the Serbian capital Belgrade last week.Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium. The European Championship qualifier in Belgrade was (globalnews.ca)

Serbia and Albania punished by UEFA after drone brawl

Serbia and Albania punished by UEFA after drone brawl
Follow us at @WorldSportCNN and like us on Facebook (CNN) -- It was a night which evoked hatred of years past -- now both Serbia and Albania have been punished for their part in dramatic night of violence in Belgrade. Last week's Euro 2016 qualifying match was abandoned after 41 minutes following a brawl sparked by the arrival of a drone carrying a flag emblazoned with the insignia of 'Greater Albania.' European football's governing body UEFA ruled that the European Championship game (cnn.com)

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl - Beloit Daily News: World News

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, authorities said Sunday, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Serbian premier's office. "The two prime (beloitdailynews.com)

Serbian, Albanian PMs Delay Meeting After Soccer Row

Thomson ReutersPrime Minister of Albania Edi Rama is interviewed by Reuters at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in CambridgeBELGRADE (Reuters) - The prime ministers of Serbia and Albania said on Sunday they had agreed to postpone a meeting scheduled for this coming week following a diplomatic row over a soccer game between the two nations. Albania's Edi Rama had been due to visit Belgrade on Oct. 22 -- the first such trip by an Albanian leader in 68 years that was (businessinsider.com)

Albania prime minister's visit to Serbia postponed following soccer brawl that fueled tensions

Serbian riot police officers clash with Serbian national team supporters during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania at the Partizan stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The 2016 European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday after skirmishes broke out on the pitch involving players and fans over an Albanian flag that was flown above the stadium by a drone. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic) (The Associated (foxnews.com)

Albania Prime Minister's Visit to Serbia Postponed

A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. A statement issued by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's office says he and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone Sunday and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday. The statement adds the two have pledged "to not let go of the opportunity to (abcnews.go.com)

Albania prime minister's visit to Serbia postponed

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. A statement issued by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's office says he and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone Sunday and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday. The statement adds the two have pledged "to not let go (bigstory.ap.org)

´No bad blood´ - Djordjevic

18 October 2014 01:34 Lazio striker Filip Djordjevic said there is no tension between himself and Albanian team-mates Lorik Cana and Etrit Berisha.The Euro 2016 Group I qualifier between Balkan rivals Serbia and Albania was abandoned in Belgrade on Tuesday after a drone flying over Stadion Partizana sparked an on-field brawl.With scores locked at 0-0 in the 41st minute, a drone flew over the pitch carrying a banner that appeared to feature an Albanian flag and slogan in the Serbian (soccerway.com)

1 Detained for Attacks on Albanian Shops in Serbia

Serbian police say they have detained one person suspected in a spate of attacks on Albanian-owned businesses in northern Serbia after a soccer brawl this week at a game between Serbia and Albania. Police said Friday they are searching for other suspects involved in several attacks on bakeries, fast-food stands and other businesses owned by the country's minority ethnic Albanians. Senior official Aleksandar Nikolic says the attacks "will not be tolerated." Serbia has a history of (abcnews.go.com)

Serbian, Albanian PMs delay meeting after soccer row

BELGRADE Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:33pm EDT BELGRADE (Reuters) - The prime ministers of Serbia and Albania said on Sunday they had agreed to postpone a meeting scheduled for this coming week following a diplomatic row over a soccer game between the two nations. Albania's Edi Rama had been due to visit Belgrade on Oct. 22 -- the first such trip by an Albanian leader in 68 years that was widely seen as a chance to reset ties after a long history of tensions between the Balkan nations. He (reuters.com)

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl
New military medical team to help with Ebola in USNew military medical team to help with Ebola in USUpdated: Sunday, October 19 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-10-19 17:45:13 GMTDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the...Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support (kswo.com)

Albania, Serbia postpone visit after soccer brawl

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A planned visit this week by Albania's prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, authorities said Sunday, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Serbian premier's office. "The two prime (hosted.ap.org)

Albania prime minister’s visit to Serbia postponed

BELGRADE, Serbia — A planned visit this week by Albania’s prime minister to Serbia, the first in nearly 70 years, has been postponed for next month, after political tensions soared between the two Balkan rivals following a soccer brawl. A statement issued by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s office says he and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama spoke on the phone Sunday and agreed to meet on Nov. 10 instead of Wednesday. The statement adds the two have pledged “to not let go (washingtonpost.com)

Serbia and Albania FAs face severe fines - Repka - Yahoo Sports Singapore

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Police detain 1 after attacks on Albanian-owned shops following soccer brawl

BELGRADE, Serbia –  Serbian police say they have detained one person suspected in a spate of attacks on Albanian-owned businesses in northern Serbia after a soccer brawl this week at a game between Serbia and Albania. Police said Friday they are searching for other suspects involved in several attacks on bakeries, fast-food stands and other businesses owned by the country's minority ethnic Albanians. Senior official Aleksandar Nikolic says the attacks "will not be tolerated." Serbia (foxnews.com)

Albania's PM 'disappointed' but undaunted by drone incident

By Scott Malone CAMBRIDGE Mass. Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:47pm EDT CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) - Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said he was "disappointed" at Serbian officials' comments following a drone stunt at a soccer match this week but vowed on Thursday to push ahead with plans to meet his counterpart in Belgrade next week. Relations between the two countries have been tense since a Tuesday incident in which a drone bearing a flag representing "Greater Albania," an area covering (reuters.com)

Serbia awarded 3-0 win but docked three points after Albania abandonment

Serbia awarded 3-0 win but docked three points after Albania abandonment
The Serbian FA has confirmed it has received its punishment from Uefa following the ugly scenes which brought an early end to their Euro 2016 qualifier Uefa has confirmed that Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory for the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania, yet simultaneously docked three points and handed a stadium ban.The match was abandoned with the scores tied at 0-0 after a drone carrying a pro-Albania flag was flown into the stadium, with Serbia's Stefan Mitrovic (goal.com)

Asylum Applications up by 50 Percent

Asylum Applications up by 50 Percent
Keflavík International Airport. Photo: Geir Ólafsson. Applications for asylum in Iceland have increased by 50 percent every year since 2009 when 35 individuals requested asylum in Iceland. According to the Directorate of Immigration’s annual report, 172 people applied for asylum in Iceland in 2013. Seventy-four percent of asylum seekers in Iceland in 2013 were male, 15 percent thereof boys. Albania and Croatia were the countries from which the largest number of individuals (icelandreview.com)

The only ones

The only ones
Qais Iwidat is a senior, but he has only gone home once since coming to Penn. “We don’t have Starbucks. But we have ‘Stars and Bucks,’” Qais said of his home in the West Bank, Palestine, as he sipped a grande iced coffee from the Starbucks at the Penn Bookstore. He misses his homemade Arabic coffee, usually thicker and darker than what he can get from a Starbucks. The “Stars and Bucks Café,” located in the city of Ramallah, offers Italian cappuccinos, Arabic coffee (thedp.com)

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    Cuomo: Ebola quarantine may be hard to enforce

    Dave Barry (Mondays) Don't miss Dave's newest column or weblog post. Health & Fitness (Tuesday) Eat and exercise the South Florida way. Weekend...

  • 2014-10-26 04:16:33

    KC computer event seeks to close digital gap for urban core kids

    The Kansas City Computer Olympics had a few missteps in its inaugural run.For example, somehow the olympic torch was lost before it was delivered to...

  • 2014-10-26 04:12:00

    No. 15 Arizona beats Washington State 59-37

    Washington State fell behind No. 15 Arizona 31-0 early in the second quarter, and coach Mike Leach said his team then tried to do the impossible."I...

  • 2014-10-26 04:11:56

    Jim Mora doesn't want to discuss penalties against UCLA

    UCLA was called for 14 penalties for 141 yards in a 40-37 two-overtime victory over Colorado on Saturday.Asked about the number of flags, Coach Jim...