Ban welcomes Lebanons increased support for Special Tribunal

1 December 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today Lebanon’s decision to increase its financial support for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), which was set up to try those alleged to be responsible for the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri. During a phone call with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Mr. Ban expressed his gratitude for the Government’s decision to take on 49 per cent of the 2011 budget for the tribunal.According to his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said the decision was a very positive step that would allow the tribunal to continue to uncover the truth about the former leader’s assassination, and said he was confident that the Government would continue to respect Lebanon’s international obligations and cooperate with the STL.Today Mr. Ban also visited Bongha, the home town of the late former president of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Roh Moo-hyun, where he paid his respects at a memorial and met his widow. Mr. Ban served Mr. Roh as foreign minister and earlier as diplomatic adviser. Later on, Mr. Ban also visited Seoul, where he met former president Kim Young-sam at his residence.Mr. Ban’s visit to his native country this week included his address to the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan. The forum brought together representatives of governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world to discuss how to make aid more effective and helpful to those in need. read more

Veszprem in trouble – Laszlo Nagy is out for a month

Laszlo Nagyveszprem ← Previous Story Nikola Cvijetic leaving Swiss NT: My dream is to play for Serbia! Next Story → Gudmundson calls Danes for EHF EURO 2016 qualification start Hungarian MVM MKB Veszprem head-coach Antonio Carlos Ortega hardly waiting for the break at EHF Champions League. The reason is injury of one of the biggest strentgh of his team, Laszlo Nagy, who has a rupture of the muscle (1.5 cm) and won’t be able to help his team-mates at least in the next four weeks.Nagy will miss the next match of his team in Slovenian Celje, but also EHF week with the new Hungarian head-coach Talant Dujshebaev.It is still early to say whether Nagy will be ready for the important clash against Vardar on November 15 in Skopje.Another right back Christian Zeitz suffered back injury, but he will be ready for the upcoming challenges… read more