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Players withdraw complaint in Canada over World Cup turf

...players are doing what FIFA and CSA have proven incapable of: putting the sport of soccer first," he said.FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke issued a statement saying that over the past several months he had met with players and the technical...
Russian buildup seen as fighting rages in Ukraine

...Putin pulled back many of the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed along the border.But on Thursday, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that Russia has sent a few thousand additional troops to the border, calling it "a very...
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Sierra Leone to shut down for three days to slow Ebola

...emergency on this scale, with this degree of suffering, and with this magnitude of cascading consequences."U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a 20-fold increase in aid totaling almost $1 billion to deal with the crisis.Several...
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Fall Arts Preview

...Arts & Sciences; an honorary doctorate in music from Yale University; and a Messenger of Peace award from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. She is Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Southern California, and works...
Israel withdraws most of its troops from Gaza

...killed Sunday at a U.N. school that has been converted into a shelter in the southern town of Rafah.U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the attack a "moral outrage and a criminal act" and demanded a quick investigation, while...
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Strong quake kills 381 in southern China province

...sent relief supplies.Premier Li Keqiang was en route to Yunnan to oversee quake relief, Xinhua said.U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered "his condolences to the Chinese Government and the families of those killed," according...
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Iran minister, UN chief discuss nuclear issue

...foreign minister and the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon exchanged views...S. did not attend.The secretary-general told reporters he had "a very...had a good meeting with the secretary-general, discussed various issues...
Lebanon's economy ravaged by Syria

...General Assembly in New York next week to try to raise aid to relieve Lebanon's heavy financial burden. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading the meeting.The World Bank has not yet released the report, but it was published Thursday...
Skier out of Olympics, citing violence in Ukraine

...represented at team captains' meeting on Thursday night ahead of Friday's women's slalom. Sarah Lewis, the secretary general of the International Ski Federation, told the AP that Matsotska's decision was a matter for the Ukrainian NOC...
Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin

...66 leaders - including heads of state and international organizations - are joining the games, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.The opening ceremonies will gloss over these ugly bits as they hand over the games to the men and...


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