Posts Tagged Government and politics

Irish jockey banned 6 months for cocaine positive

LONDON (AP) — An Irish flat-racing jockey has been banned for six months after testing positive for traces of cocaine he says were contained in herbal tea that he bought to soothe a skin condition.

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Irish football chief sorry for nationalist song

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Football Association of Ireland chief executive apologized on Tuesday for any offense caused by singing an Irish nationalist song in a pub.

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Israeli president cancels pop star’s appearance

This May  29, 2013 photo, shows Israeli singer-songwriter Amir Benayoun during a concert at the port city of Ashdod, Israel. Israel's President Reuven Rivlin canceled the appearance of Benayoun at a high-profile public event following the star's release of a new song focusing on a fictional Arab who gets his kicks by stabbing Jews, it was announced Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish activists bent on gaining greater access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site should not visit there, Israel’s police chief said Tuesday.

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Israelis said to search Palestinian soccer group

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced Tuesday by the head of Asia’s soccer federation.

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Israeli search of Palestinian footy HQ condemned

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced by Asian Football Confederation president Sheik Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa on Tuesday.

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