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Swiss footballer Shaqiri tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA  Swiss footballer Xherdan Shaqiri has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Swiss Football Association said in a statement on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Liverpool winger has been kept in isolation,...

Football: Results in top 5 European leagues

ANKARA  Defending champions Liverpool drew 2-2 with Everton in the Merseyside derby in the English Premier League. Liverpool also faced a huge blow after Virgil van Dijk suffered a serious knee...

Football: France stunned by Finland in friendly

ANKARA  The French national football team lost to Finland 2-0 in Wednesday's friendly match at home. Finland secured the win at Stade de France with the first half goals. Finnish forward Marcus...

Besiktas beat Fenerbahce, break 15-year Kadikoy spell

ANKARA Istanbul's Besiktas won against city rivals Fenerbahce 4-3 in Sunday's Turkish Super Lig derby to end their 15-year-jinx in Kadikoy. Visitors Besiktas last beat Fenerbahce in the Yellow Canaries' home,...

Superbike: Turkey's Razgatlioglu eyes 2021 world title

ISTANBUL  Turkish motorcyclist Toprak Razgatlioglu targets the 2021 title in the FIM World Superbike Championship next year. PATA Yamaha's Razgatlioglu told Anadolu Agency on Monday that they made a flying start...

Turkey comes first in Karate 1 Premier League

ISTANBUL The Turkish karate team on Sunday dominated a Karate 1 Premier League tournament with three gold medals. Competing in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul, Turkey finished in first place with a...

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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...