Day: June 26, 2020

Football: Liverpool win Premier League title

June 26, 2020

Liverpool won their first league title in 30 years after their nearest challengers, Manchester City, were defeated by Chelsea 2-1 in a match late Thursday.   Christian Pulisic scored the opener for the home team in the 36th minute at Stamford Bridge.   Kevin De Bruyne netted a classy free-kick goal in the 55th minute […]

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Daniel Pancu taking helm of Rapid Bucharest

June 26, 2020

Daniel Pancu, a former player at Istanbul powerhouse Besiktas, is taking over as chairman of second-tier Romanian team Rapid Bucharest, said the club in a statement Friday.   Pancu previously worked as a manager and player for the team.   He also played for Besiktas from 2002 to 2006, helping them win the Turkish league […]

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Football: Remembering Foe and others who died for the beautiful game

June 26, 2020

On June 26, 2003, Marc-Vivien Foe stepped onto the field at the Stade de Gerland stadium in Lyon, France, for Cameroon’s FIFA Confederations Cup semifinal against Colombia.   He was determined to lift the title, playing a pivotal role in the country’s path to the last four, which included wins over heavyweights Brazil and Turkey. […]

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Fenerbahce’s goalie to stay at Westerlo for 1 more year

June 26, 2020

The Belgian football club KVC Westerlo extended Berke Ozer’s loan deal from Fenerbahce until the end of 2020-2021 season.   The deal was announced by the Turkish football club on Friday, and Fenerbahce wished success to the young goalkeeper for the next season.   The 20-year-old goalkeeper spent the 2019-2020 season on loan at Westerlo […]

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Danish premier postpones wedding for EU summit

June 26, 2020

Denmark’s prime minister has postponed her wedding due to a European Council meeting focusing on the EU budget and plans for recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.   “I’m so looking forward to marrying this man,” wrote Mette Frederiksen in a Facebook post that featured herself and her fiance Bo Tengberg.   “The Council meeting in […]

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Belgian parliament urges sanctions against Israel

June 26, 2020

The Belgian federal parliament adopted a resolution on Friday urging the government to prepare a list of countermeasures against Israel in case it annexes the occupied Palestinian territories.   The resolution was proposed by the Green party, and passed with 101 votes in favor and 39 abstentions.   The text calls the government to “play […]

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US calls on NATO allies to spend more on security

June 26, 2020

The US Defense Minister Mark Esper on Friday reiterated the US call on NATO allies to spend 2% of their GDP on security and defense.   “We’ll be discussing everything from Afghanistan to COVID response, to the important issues. Also, it means improving NATO readiness and to continue to urge all of our allies to […]

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Danish premier postpones wedding for EU summit

June 26, 2020

Denmark’s prime minister has postponed her wedding due to a European Council meeting focusing on the EU budget and plans for recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.   “I’m so looking forward to marrying this man,” wrote Mette Frederiksen in a Facebook post that featured herself and her fiance Bo Tengberg.   “The Council meeting in […]

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