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UEFA unveils ‘fans first’ Euro 2020 ticket policy

A ‘fans first’ policy at next year’s Euro 2020 football tournament will make more affordable tickets available than at previous editions, a UEFA official said Sunday.
UK’s Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer arrives at the informal meeting of the Eurogroup gathering EU Finance ministers on April 5, 2019 at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest. – The two-day meeting takes place in the context of the Romaniaís mandate at the Presidency of the EU Council. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)

UK government open to Brexit compromise with opposition – minister

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday the government had “no red lines” in talks with the main opposition party to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit.

EU foreign ministers meet in Bucharest to discuss Venezuela, Iran

The Speaker of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly declared himself interim president during nationwide protests against the rule of Nicolas Maduro a week ago.
Handout picture taken on January 29, 2019 and released by the Venezuelan Presidency on January 30 shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaking at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said he was prepared to hold negotiations with the US-backed opposition and added he would support early parliamentary elections, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. (Photo by Francisco BATISTA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO – Venezuelan Presidency / Francisco BATISTA” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Venezuelans demand President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation

Venezuelans on Wednesday took to the streets around Caracas in a fresh round of protests to press President Nicolas Maduro to step down and the army to allow the entry of humanitarian aid from the U.S.
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Euro 2020 draw offers unique incentive for 12 host nations

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has heralded the kick-off of #EURO2020 – "the pinnacle of the European national team football calendar" – with the qualifying round draw in Dublin.
France's defender Samuel Umtiti (top) heads the ball to score the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

All you need to know about the Euro 2020 qualifying draw

A unique European Championships in 2020 that will be hosted in 12 cities across the continent will begin to take shape when the qualifying draw takes place in Dublin on Sunday at 1100GMT.
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EU wants Romania to halt judicial overhaul

The European Union sought on Tuesday to increase pressure on Romania to freeze disputed judicial reforms and prevent any move away from democratic values as Bucharest prepares to take over the bloc’s rotating presidency.
Protesters scuffle with police during a demonstration in Bucharest, Romania, August 10, 2018. Inquam Photos-Liviu Florin Albei via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. ROMANIA OUT.

Romania charges police chiefs over violence against protesters

The head of Romania's riot police and three senior officials have been charged over the use of violence to break up an anti-government protest in Bucharest that left hundreds of people hurt, prosecutors said Friday.
People shout slogans during an anti government protest in front of the Government headquarters in Bucharest on August 12, 2018. Thousands gathered Sunday in Romania's capital for a third night of protest against the government after Friday's mass demonstration left hundreds injured. Singing the national anthem and waving national flags, protesters again amassed at Victory Square in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Romania to probe alleged police violence at protest

Romania has opened an enquiry into alleged police violence at a mass anti-corruption protest against the leftwing government last week where hundreds were injured, military prosecutors said Monday.
People wave Romanian national flags as they chant slogans during a demonstration to protest against the government on August 11, 2018, in Bucharest.Romania' s capital Bucharest was bracing for another big demonstration on Saturday, only a day after more than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested in a huge anti-corruption protest. Hundreds of people -- some carrying Romanian flags -- started gathering around a central square in Bucharest for a second day of protest, with the crowd expected to grow as the evening progresses./ AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Second night of Romania demos after hundreds injured

Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday in the Romanian capital Bucharest for a second straight day, after more than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested in a huge anti-corruption protest.

Romanian health workers protest over cuts to income

Thousands of Romanian healthcare workers from across the country protested in the capital Bucharest Thursday against recent cuts to their income.

Tens of thousands protest against corruption in Romania

Tens of thousands of people rallied against anti-corruption legislation in Romania's capital Bucharest, braving heavy snow, as well as a large police presence.

What next for Atletico Madrid after Champions League exit

Twice finalists in the last four seasons, Atletico Madrid’s Champions League campaign came to an abrupt end this time round as they failed to reach the last 16 for the first time in five seasons.

Foreign ministry budgets N762 million for uniforms in 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has earmarked N762.4m for the purchase of uniforms and clothing in the 2018 budget.

Dublin to host Euro 2020 qualifiers draw

Dublin will host the draw for qualifying groups for the 2020 European football championships on December 2, 2018, UEFA announced Thursday.

Wales bid to stage Euro 2020 matches

The Football Association of Wales has been invited to bid again to stage matches at the 2020 European Championships.

Romania stops Black Sea boats carrying 200 migrants

Romania's coastguard has intercepted two fishing boats in the Black Sea that had more than 200 migrants onboard, border police said Saturday.

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Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran ‘threats’

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