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Sevilla sign Ukrainian winger Konoplyanka

Seville (Spain), July 4 (IANS) Ukrainian winger Yehven Konoplyanka has been signed by Spanish football club Sevilla for four seasons. Konoplyanka will make the move from Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk once he passes the medical examination, signing on contract with a unilateral termination clause of 35 million euros (around $38.7 million), Efe reported on Friday. Sevilla ha...

8 days ago
NATO appoints new chairman of military committee

Brussels, June 26 (IANS) NATO on Friday appointed Gen. Petr Pavel, previously the chief of defence of the Czech Republic, as the new chairman of the NATO Military Committee. The former chairman Gen. Knud Bartels leaves his position after a three-and-half-year term, Xinhua reported. At the farewell ceremony attended by senior NATO military officials, Gen. Bartels laid a wreath at ...

13 days ago
Poland celebrates International Yoga Day with gusto

Warsaw, June 21 (IANS) Thousands of Polish people came out to celebrate International Yoga Day, not just in capital Warsaw but in public parks and hundreds of yoga centres around the country, showing the growing popularity of the Indian lifestyle philosophy and ancient science. The Embassy of India with the help of Indo-Polish Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IPCCI), Art of Living and ...

18 days ago
Wipro to provide IT services to Polish mobile firm

Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Indian IT major Wipro Ltd on Tuesday announced it had bagged a multi-year contract to provide integrated application and infrastructure services to T-Mobile, Poland's largest mobile operator. Over the next five years, we will help T-Mobile systemise and standardise its IT architecture and operations and provide services from our delivery centre in Warsaw, Wipro ...

24 days ago
Polish PM announces resignation of three ministers

Warsaw, June 11 (IANS) Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz on Wednesday announced the resignation of three ministers of her government, Xinhua reported. Those who resigned included Bartosz Arlukowicz from the ministry of health, Wlodzimierz Karpinski from the ministry of finance and Andrzej Biernat from the ministry of sport and tourism. The vice-ministers from the relevant departme...

1 month ago
'Piku' finds success in distant Poland

Warsaw, May 30 (IANS) The worldwide success of Shoojit Sircar's Piku now has Poland within its ambit. The film is a runaway success in this Polish capital since its May 20 joint released by Yashraj Films and Anuj Sharma's Images & Worlds. It will soon be screened in other major Polish cities like Krakow, Lodz, Lublin, Wroclaw and Poznan. Poland is not only a market for Bollyw...

1 month ago
UEFA calls for postponement of FIFA presidential election

Zurich, May 28 (IANS) The FIFA presidential election scheduled for this week should be postponed for six months in view of the criminal charges announced Wednesday against two of the organisation's current vice presidents, the governing body of European football UEFA said. Today's events are a disaster for FIFA and tarnish the image of football as a whole, the UEFA executive committee sa...

1 month ago
Spanish football Sevilla lifts the Europa League trophy

Warsaw, May 28 (IANS) In a thrilling final match played at the Polish capital, Spanish football team, Sevilla defeated Ukrainian Dnipro Dniprotrovsk by 3 goals to 2. In a fast and pacy match both teams scored twice before the interval.It was after 70 minutes Colombian striker Carols Bacca scored the winning goal for Sevilla. This was his second goal of the match.Earlier Grezgorz...

1 month ago
Obama urges NATO member states to help stabilise Afghanistan

Washington, May 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama urged all NATO member countries to play a role in helping stabilise Afghanistan. Emerging from a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, Obama on Tuesday said not only the US, but also all NATO members should offer training and other support to Afghan forces following the drawdown of NATO troops, Xinhua ...

1 month ago
Emery calls for humility, hard work for Sevilla

Madrid, May 26 (IANS) Spanish football club Sevilla coach Unai Emery wishes his side would qualify for the Champions League spot which eluded them on Saturday while at the same time defend their Europa League title. Saturday saw Sevilla drop off the fourth place as a late goal for Valencia in Almeria condemned them to a fifth-place finish in La Liga. However, the side from the south of S...

1 month ago
'Europa League final in Warsaw will be memorable'

Warsaw, May 26 (IANS) Former Poland goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek said that Warsaw has everything it takes to make it a memorable final of the Europa League. The summit clash between Dnipro and Sevilla will take place here on Wednesday, reports Efe. The former Real Madrid player said that the clash at the National Stadium here is part of the legacy of Euro 2012, the experience gained fr...

1 month ago
Duda officially elected president of Poland

Warsaw, May 25 (IANS) The Polish National Election Commission announced on Monday the official results of Sunday's presidential elections. Andrzej Duda obtained 51.55 percent of the votes thus winning the election. Duda, a candidate of the Law and Justice Party, obtained 51.55 percent of votes in the second round of presidential elections held on Sunday. Current president Bronislaw Komor...

1 month ago
Conservative party's Andrezj Duda is new Polish president

Warsaw 24 May (IANS) Andrezj Duda of the PIS Conservative party has been elected the new president of Poland, defeating incumbetnt Bronislaw Komorowski. According to the preliminary reports Duda has got 53 percent votes. The sitting president conceded defeat and congratulated the 43-year-old Duda. Duda had won the first round on 10 May by only 1 percent. In the second round he co...

1 month ago
Andrzej Duda wins presidential election in Poland: exit poll

Warsaw, May 25 (IANS) The preliminary exit poll results of Sunday's second round of presidential elections in Poland indicated that Andrzej Duda from the Law and Justice Party received 53 percent of all votes, thus winning the election. Incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski, backed by the Civic Platform party, scored 47 percents of all votes, reports Xinhua. The turnout of vot...

1 month ago
President Komorowski favoured to win elections in Poland

Warsaw, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Centre-right Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski is favoured to prevail in the second round of the presidential election scheduled for Sunday, according to the latest survey released on Tuesday. Conducted by the Millward Brown institute, the opinion poll indicated that Komorowski would get 47 percent of the vote against 44 percent for his rival Andrzej Duda, t...

1 month ago
Turkish ref Cakir to oversee Champions League final

Madrid, May 19 (IANS) Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir has been appointed by European football's governing body to officiate in the Juventus vs Barcelona Champions League final, to be played in Berlin on June 6. English referee Martin Atkinson will take charge of the Europa League final between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla, to be held in Warsaw on May 27. Through his refereeing ...

1 month ago
Second round of polls to decide future Polish president

Warsaw, May 11 (IANS) The Polish presidential elections will run into a second round, pitting conservative-nationalist Andrzej Duda against incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski, according to exit polls after the first round, Efe news agency reported on Monday. The polls suggest no candidate will receive more than 50 percent of the votes in Sunday's election, paving the way for a second round o...

2 months ago
Unrest in Polish city after football fan killed by police

Warsaw, May 5 (IANS) Police from Knurow, in southern Poland, arrested nine people on Tuesday after riots broke out on Monday night following the death of a football fan, allegedly killed by a rubber bullet fired by security forces. Groups of fans attacked the police with Molotov cocktails, rocks and metal objects, Efe news agency cited police spokesman Andrzej Gaska as saying on Tuesday....

2 months ago
Real Madrid can lose at Pizjuan: Sevilla president

Sevilla (Spain), May 1 (IANS) Sevilla president Jose Castro recalled that his team has not lost a home game in 15 months, referring to Saturday's La Liga game against Spanish football giants Real Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, which 'Los Blancos' know is one of the fields where they can potentially lose. Castro assured on Thursday that the field will be packed as there are ...

4 months ago
De Boer stays on as Ajax coach

Amsterdam, Feb 28 (IANS) Frank de Boer will remain as AFC Ajax coach for another season, the 44-year-old former Dutch international confirmed the decision here. De Boer has a contract until 2017 at Ajax, but always said he was ready for a new challenge if an interesting offer from a club in the top European leagues would arrive. On the other hand he was always said to be happy at Ajax an...

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