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North Korea withdraws from Asian qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

ANKARA The North Korean national football team on Sunday pulled out of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. "The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed the withdrawal...

Spotify co-founder's offer to buy Arsenal rejected

ANKARA The head of audio streaming app Spotify said his offer to buy Arsenal has been rejected by the owners of the English football club. "This week an offer was made...

Basketball: UMMC Ekaterinburg win EuroLeague Women trophy

ANKARA Russian basketball club UMMC Ekaterinburg won the EuroLeague Women trophy after beating Perfumerias Avenida of Spain 78-68 in the final held in Istanbul on Sunday. Emma Meesseman was the highest...

F1: Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

ANKARA Red Bull-Honda's Dutch driver Max Verstappen won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in the second round of the 2021 Formula 1 season on Sunday. Verstappen secured his first victory of...

UEFA vows to use legal measures to bar 'Super League'

ANKARA UEFA, European football's governing body, and major three leagues along with their federations warned over the "so-called Super League," and said they will take all measures "to stop this...

Fenerbahce claim 1-0 narrow win over Denizlispor

ANKARA  Istanbul powerhouse Fenerbahce on Monday secured a narrow 1-0 victory over struggling Yukatel Denizlispor to jump to second place in the Turkish Super Lig. Neither side was able to break...

Istanbul Half Marathon: Kenyan athletes claim victory

ISTANBUL Kenyan runners Ruth Chepngetich and Kibiwott Kandie clinched the 16th edition of the Istanbul Half Marathon, an annual road running event that hosted thousands of athletes this year. Chepngetich, 26,...

Italy: Police raid Juventus players' house party

ROME  Italian security forces fined Juventus players for a house party as the football players violated the coronavirus measures. Sports daily Corriere dello Sport reported on Thursday that Italian carabinieri police...

FIFA president lists 11 reforms to fight corruption

ISTANBUL The head of world football's governing body announced 11 key reforms to combat corruption in football. Addressing the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group on the last day of a videoconference summit...

Limited fans to be allowed in Turkey vs Latvia game

ANKARA Turkey's World Cup qualifiers match against Latvia in Istanbul will be played with 15% fans in the stadium, the Turkish Football Federation announced Sunday. All health protocols determined by UEFA...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...