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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) talks with France’s President Emmanuel Macron prior the start of the EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, on July 18, 2020. Francisco Seco - POOL - AFP

Berlin, Rome, Paris threaten sanctions on states interfering in Libya

France, Italy and Germany are “ready to consider” sanctions on foreign powers violating an arms embargo in Libya, a joint statement by their leaders said Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with Juventus in Turin on Tuesday after an absence of over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cristiano Ronaldo back training at Juventus after two months

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with Juventus in Turin on Tuesday after an absence of over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel agree €500 billion coronavirus recovery plan for Europe

France and Germany proposed Monday a 500-billion-euro ($542-billion) fund to finance the recovery of the European Union’s economy from the devastation wrought by the coronavirus crisis.
Inter have confirmed all medical tests carried out on its playing, coaching and management staff returned negative results.

Inter confirm all players, coaches returned negative coronavirus tests

Inter have confirmed all medical tests carried out on its playing, coaching and management staff returned negative results.
Italian Serie A club Sampdoria on Friday said four of its players have tested positive for coronavirus, one day after forward Manolo Gabbiadini was also confirmed to have caught the virus.

Serie A to resume full training on Monday

Serie A clubs will resume full squad training on Monday after permission was granted by Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte.
Chief of the Cuban medical brigade, Doctor Carlos Perez Diaz (L), speaks to fellow Cuban doctors who came to Italy two months ago to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, during a morning briefing prior working at the Maggiore Hospital of Crema, the camp hospital or the Cremaschi benefactors foundation in Crema, southeast of Milan, on May 15, 2020 during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

Italy to reopen borders on June 3 to restart tourism

Italy will reopen to tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period, the government said Saturday, as it quickened the country's exit from the coronavirus lockdown.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attends a session of the lower house of parliament on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rome, Italy April 21, 2020. REUTERS-Remo Casilli-File Photo

Italian premier says training can start in May, no date for Serie A re-start

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gave the go-ahead on Sunday for professional sports teams to start training again in May following the novel coronavirus outbreak but did not set a date for soccer’s top-flight Serie A championship to resume.
People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walk to a train, one of the stops being Wuhan, at a station in Shanghai on March 28, 2020. – The Chinese city of 11 million people that was Ground Zero for what became the global coronavirus pandemic partly reopened on March 28, after more than two months of almost total isolation. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

Back to school in China as lockdowns start to ease worldwide

Children in China’s two most important cities went back to school Monday after more than three months at home, as coronavirus restrictions eased and governments around the world began charting a path out of the pandemic lockdown.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Italian Serie A training to resume in May

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has confirmed that the country will move into phase two of their Coronavirus response, meaning Serie A training can resume in May.
A coffin is taken out of the hospital in the presence of two relatives and a funeral home employee in Venice, Italy [Marco Di Lauro-Getty Images]

Italy’s virus death toll exceeds 10,000 despite lockdown

The 889 new fatalities reported in the world’s worst-hit nation came a day after it registered 969 deaths on Friday — the highest single toll since the COVID-19 virus emerged late last year.
In this Handout photo made available by the University Hospital in Bonn (UKB) medical staff transport one of two Italien patients who are infected with Covid-19 upon arrival at the University Hospital in Bonn, western Germany from Bergamo, Italy on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Felix Heyder / University Hospital in Bonn (UKB) / AFP)

Italy’s virus death toll shoots past 10,000

The 889 new fatalities reported by the civil protection service came a day after the nation of 60 million registered a world record 969 deaths on Friday.
Roma has officially announced that tomorrow’s Europa League clash between Sevilla and Roma will not take place.

Two Europa League games postponed due to coronavirus

Two more Europa League matches have been postponed after travel restrictions were put in place between Spain and Italy.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League players could soon call for football to be suspended

Premier League players could be about to follow their counterparts in Spain and Italy by calling for football to be suspended amid the coronavirus crisis.
Simeon Nwankwo has signed a three-year contract extension with Italian Serie B side Crotone.

Coronavirus: Gervinho, Simy Nwankwo react to suspension of football games in Italy

Parma star Gervinho and Crotone forward Simy Nwankwo have urged football fans across Italy to be united and remain strong as the world battles the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday he will ask the European Commission to give Italy’s poorer south a special status to help boost employment and tackle organised crime.

Coronavirus: Italy suspends all sports including Serie A

All sporting events in Italy are to be suspended until April 3 due to the growing spread of the coronavirus, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Serie A players threaten to strike as coronavirus causes chaos in Italy

Serie A players are reportedly threatening to strike as coronavirus causes chaos in Italy with an estimated 16 million people in quarantine.

EU sees trade as bridge to solve perennial problems with Africa

The European Union is adjusting its Africa policy to focus on strengthening trade even as it targets solving the perennial problems of illegal migration and insecurity.
Fighters of a battalion loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar pictured in the eastern city of Benghazi in December 2019. Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire, January 1, 2020. AFP

Libyan sides agree ceasefire after nine months of fighting

Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting, following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.

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Egypt calls for suspension of Nile dam talks

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