Baku quiet as Europa League fans struggle with travel

Soccer 05/28/19, 07:32

As Arsenal and Chelsea fans scramble for flights and buses to get to the Europa League final, Baku's streets are quiet.On the main shopping street, only soccer-shaped plant pots indicate there's a game on at all. Of the foreign fans ...

Arsenal criticizes selection of Baku as Europa League host

Sports 05/16/19, 09:56

The choice of Azerbaijan capital Baku to host the Europa League final has caused "unacceptable" and "extreme" travel problems for Arsenal fans, the English club said on Thursday.Arsenal and Chelsea have been given just 6,000 tickets each by UEFA for ...

UEFA picks Italian referee for Europa League final

Sports 05/13/19, 07:40

UEFA has picked Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi for the Europa League final between English rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.The 45-year-old Rocchi was previously picked by FIFA for the 2018 World Cup. He refereed three games in Russia, including the 3-3 between ...

Bottas cruises to win in Baku as Mercedes dominates again

Sports 04/28/19, 08:48

Valtteri Bottas held off Lewis Hamilton before cruising to victory in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday to continue Mercedes' dominance of the title race.That was the fourth straight one-two finish for Mercedes, the best start to a season by ...

Rabbi leads US evangelicals in visit to Muslim Azerbaijan

Europe 03/07/19, 11:58

A group of evangelical pastors from the U.S. visited the predominantly Muslim Shiite nation of Azerbaijan to promote interfaith dialogue and highlight cooperation with Israel, with pastors saying Thursday the visit has already challenged their views about the potential for ...

Azeri opposition leader faces charges after illegal rally

Europe 11/18/18, 07:42

The head of Azeri opposition party Popular Front faces legal action after authorities arrested him in Baku for attempting to lead an unsanctioned demonstration.Ali Karimli was detained Saturday while leading a procession through Baku's Alley of Martyrs, a national cemetery, ...

Arsenal, Milan stay perfect in Europa League

Soccer 10/04/18, 16:11

Teenage forward Emile Smith-Rowe scored his first senior goal as Arsenal made the most of its longest-ever trip for a European game by winning 3-0 at Qarabag in the Europa League on Thursday.Elsewhere, substitute Patrick Cutrone netted twice in nine ...

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