Tensions around Gibraltar

After that, the Spanish ship left with uncovered weapons, and manned, Reuters is reporting, citing the government of Gibraltar.

The British enclave of Gibraltar has long been the subject between London and Madrid. The latter wants the return of that territory, which Britain conquered in 1713.

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Cyprus says close to Brexit agreement with Britain on status of bases' residents

Cyprus and Britain are very close to a Brexit agreement on the status of the British bases on the eastern Mediterranean island after Britain leaves the European Union, Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides said on Tuesday.

He told state television in an interview that the negotiations have reached the "final straight," meaning they are close to the end.

Kosovo Football Team Targets Top European League Players

Kosovo's national team is eyeing ways to recruit fresh talent as it readies to start playing competitive matches in the newly established UEFA League of Nations in September.

Placed in Group 3 of League D, Kosovo will play against Malta, Faroe Islands and Azerbaijan.

The top team in Group 3 will be promoted to a higher league, playing against more difficult opponents.

Because of the Warm Weather Thousands of Migrants Tried to Escape in Europe

In the last 48 hours, the Spanish authorities saved nearly 500 refugees from drowning.

The rescue operations have saved 476 migrants in the Mediterranean sea during the last 48 hours, BTA reported, quoting Associated Press.

Migrants sailed with 15 small boats from the African coast.

Changes ahead for the national team context after World Cup elimination

Many things are about to change in the national team set-up following the elimination to Croatia from the 2018 World Cup, but manager Michael Skibbe is not one of them.

After 12 years at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, the national team will likely relocate to the Olympic Stadium of Athens and the Kaftanzoglio Stadium in Thessaloniki.

Greece defender Manolas handed World Cup playoff ban

FIFA has suspended Greece defender Kostas Manolas from a World Cup playoff match for trying to manipulate his disciplinary record.

FIFA says Manolas was judged to be guilty of "intentionally seeking a yellow card" in a World Cup qualifying game. It triggered a one-match ban which he served in Greece's final qualifier, cleaning his record for the playoffs.