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Belgium confirms 2nd monkeypox case in less than 24 hours

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The Belgian health authorities held an emergency meeting on Friday following the detection of the second monkeypox case within 24 hours in the country.

Musk says Twitter deal cannot move forward until he has clarity on fake account

New York (The Times Groupe)- Elon Musk says he will not purchase Twitter for $44 billion until he knows how many accounts are fake.

G7 to provide $19.8bn in economic aid to Ukraine

World (The Times Groupe)- The Group of Seven (G7), the world largest economies agreed Friday to provide $19.8bn to Ukraine to ensure its finances do not hinder Ukraine's defense against Russia.

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China withdraws from hosting 2023 AFC Asian Cup due to COVID19

Beijing (The Times Groupe)- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Saturday that China has withdrawn from hosting the 2023 Asian Cup due to COVID19 pandemic, which was to be held in ten Chinese cities next year.

Mercedes sold world’s most expensive car for $142 million

Berlin (The Times Groupe)- Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday that it recently sold the world's most expensive car. Mercedes-Benz sold a very rare 1955 SLR coupe in its collection to a private owner for €135 million, the equivalent of $142 million. Among the most expensive cars ever sold, it is the most expensive car Hagerty has ever tracked.

Belgium confirms 2nd monkeypox case in less than 24 hours

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The Belgian health authorities held an emergency meeting on Friday following the detection of the second monkeypox case within 24 hours in the country.

Canada bans China’s Huawei Tech from 5G networks

Toronto (The Times Groupe)- Canadian wireless carriers will not be allowed to use Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks, the government announced Thursday, joining allies in banning the giant Chinese technology company.

U.S. Monkeypox case reported, as U.K., Europe report infections in growing outbreak

Europe (The Times Groupe)- In the United States, a case of Monkeypox has been confirmed in a person who traveled to Canada recently. As of yet, no one knows if the man, who lives in Massachusetts and traveled to Canada by car, is connected to the Monkeypox outbreak in Europe.

China withdraws from hosting 2023 AFC Asian Cup due to COVID19

Beijing (The Times Groupe)- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Saturday that China has withdrawn from hosting the 2023 Asian Cup due to COVID19 pandemic, which was to be held in ten Chinese cities next year.

Norwegian star Haaland set to join Manchester City

London (The Times Groupe)- Manchester City announced on Tuesday that it had reached "an agreement in principle" with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Erling Haaland.

Iran’s visa free for 2022 FIFA World Cup spectators

Tehran (Times Of Ocean)- The Iranian government announced on Wednesday it will waive visa fees for spectators of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, hoping to attract some of the football fans flocking to neighboring Qatar.

Iranian soccer team’s bank accounts blocked as it qualifies FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Tehran (Times Of Ocean)- The bank accounts of the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran have been closed due to tax debts.

France blocked streaming websites for illegal broadcasting

Paris (Times Of Ocean)- France has blocked at least 250 streaming websites since January for illicit sports activities, based on Arcom.

Turkey’s Anadolu Efes clinch a playoff spot in the EuroLeague

Ankara (Times Of Ocean)- Turkey's Anadolu Efes earned a spot in the 2022 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoffs with a 87-77 win against ALBA Berlin on Friday.

Rainbow flags may be confiscated to “protect” World Cup fans

Doha (Times Of Ocean)- Security may confiscate rainbow flags from World Cup viewers at the World Cup in Qatar in order to "protect" them from being viewed as "insulting" the society, a senior official claimed.

The new international football schedule

FIFA World Cup (Times Of Ocean)- Global Nations Leagues and the Club World Cups, as devised by FIFA, are the options that are gaining most momentum as we approach the impending change in the configuration of the world football calendar.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: England could face Scotland or Wales in group stage

London (Times Of Ocean)- Scotland or Wales may be England's opponents at the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022, after the draw for the tournament's final was made on Friday.

Italian Delusion seeks chance to play at the World Cup in Qatar as a new theory emerges

World Cup (Times Of Ocean)- The Italian media outlets claim there is still a slim chance that Italy may qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but the outcome depends on Iran national football team’s place in the competition.

Iran bans women from football stadiums once again

Tehran (Times Of Ocean)- The Iranian media reported on Monday that hundreds of ticketed fans were locked out of a football stadium after women were denied entry.

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