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Aleksandar Vucic, the president of Serbia, center, prepares to speak during a session of Serbia's parliament in Belgrade, Serbia Monday, May 27, 2019. Vucic addressed the Serb parlamentarians during a session devoted to the situation in Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Serbian troops placed on alert after Kosovo police arrests

Serbia has ordered its troops to full alert as tensions soar in the Balkans amid reports that heavily armed Kosovo police entered Serb-populated regions of the former Serbian province and made several arrests.
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Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate challenges England to live up to the hype

England manager Gareth Southgate called on the Three Lions to live up to the expectation they have created in reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup and Nations League by delivering on home soil at Euro 2020.

Germany, Netherlands to meet in Euro 2020 qualifying as England given clement draw

Former champions Germany and the Netherlands will meet each in qualifying for Euro 2020 after being paired together in Sunday’s draw in Dublin, but World Cup semi-finalists England will not complain about their group.
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.
Super Eagles’ Ahmed Musa has criticised the criteria used in the selection of the BBC African Player of the Year nominees and has termed it all politics.

Nigeria now fifth in Africa, retain 44th in the world in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria is now placed fourth in Africa and retains its 44th spot in the world with 1427 points as against October’s 1431 points in the FIFA/Coca Cola Rankings on released on Thursday.

Man United’s Matic explains why he won’t wear poppy

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says he cannot wear a red poppy to remember Britain’s war dead because it reminds him of the trauma of a NATO bombing campaign on his home country when he was a young child.

Xherdan Shaqiri excluded from Liverpool’s squad to face Red Star Belgrade

Liverpool have excluded Xherdan Shaqiri from their Champions League squad travelling to face Red Star in Belgrade.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has inaugurated a massive new airport project in Istanbul, which, once complete, is expected to become one of the world's largest.

Recep Erdogan inaugurates Istanbul Airport, one of world’s largest

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has inaugurated a massive new airport project in Istanbul, which, once complete, is expected to become one of the world's largest.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks at the start of a plenary session at the European Parliament on October 2, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. The Parliament is due to debate on next October 18 and 19 European Council and consider legislation on curbing CO2 emissions from new cars. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN

EU chief Juncker raises spectre of new Balkans war

European Union Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday warned of a new war in the Balkans if Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo do not feel the EU is serious about offering them future membership.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: Why we insist on Biafra

The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on–going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.
Russian MiG-29 fighter jets

Serbia takes delivery of 2 Russian fighter jets

Serbia’s air force has taken delivery of two Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in the Balkans and increase Moscow’s influence in the region. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic...
Students hold up banners in support of their teacher, Turkish school director Veysel Akcay, at the airport in Ulaanbaatar on July 27, 2018.Mongolian authorities grounded a Turkish air force jet on July 27, 2018 after unidentified assailants attempted to abduct Akcay, who was associated with a religious group Ankara has branded as terrorists. / AFP PHOTO / BYAMBASUREN BYAMBA-OCHIR

Mongolia grounds Turkish plane after suspected kidnap attempt

Mongolian authorities grounded a suspected Turkish air force jet Friday after witnesses said assailants snatched a Turkish man associated with a religious group Ankara has branded as terrorists.

Ekiti guber: Kayode Fayemi Urges Governor Fayose, Olusola Kolapo to accept defeat

The newly elected governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has told Governor Ayodele Fayose and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, to accept the electoral defeat in good faith.
Liverpool sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City

Liverpool sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City

The Switzerland international has been a player on Liverpool's radar since 2014 and had his heart set on a move to Anfield when the club's interest first emerged this summer.
Switzerland's midfielder Blerim Dzemaili (hidden) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Switzerland and Costa Rica at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Dimitar DILKOFF /

Switzerland bid to summon spirit of 1954 World Cup

Switzerland have made headlines in Russia for their players' controversial goal celebrations but the team stands on the verge of matching their best-ever run at a World Cup.
Switzerland's midfielder Valon Behrami arrives to give a press conference at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, on June 26, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Switzerland and Costa Rica. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE

Valon Behrami: ‘Case closed’ over eagle goal celebrations

Switzerland vice-captain Valon Behrami promised Tuesday there would be no further controversial goal celebrations nor politically contentious incidents from his team at the World Cup.
Xhaka and the Switzerland players celebrated scoring against Switzerland | Reuters

Switzerland fans start crowdfunding appeal to pay fines

Switzerland fans have started a crowdfunding appeal to pay the fines imposed on three Swiss players at the World Cup in Russia.
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World Cup: Kosovo raises money to pay FIFA fines of Swiss players

Kosovo was collecting money Tuesday to pay FIFA fines of Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner for celebrating goals with a pro-Kosovo double eagle gesture in their World Cup win over Serbia.

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