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Macron hosts 140 CEOs in pre-Davos charm offensive

PARIS, France – President Emmanuel Macron's campaign for a "French Renaissance" kicks into overdrive Monday, January 22, as he welcomes 140 multinational business leaders before this week's jamboree of the rich and powerful in Davos. The business-friendly president will host executives at the Versailles chateau near Paris for an event ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 22nd, 2018

China hosts Saudi King, pursues charm offensive

China hosts Saudi King, pursues charm offensive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 16th, 2017

CEO optimism booms despite increasing anxiety over threats to growth

(Second of two parts. The first part was published 26 January 2018.) We continue this week the other key findings of PwC’s 21st survey of almost 1,300 CEOs around the world, launched at the recent World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Jobs and digital skills: headcounts to increase; leaders concerned about availability of digital [...] The post CEO optimism booms despite increasing anxiety over threats to growth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Kim Jong Un invites S. Korea s Moon to Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (2nd UPDATE) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang on Saturday, February 10, Seoul said, even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang's Olympic charm offensive. The invitation, delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim Yo Jong , said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement

SEOUL: South Korea’s president held landmark talks with the North’s ceremonial head of state and the sister of its leader Kim Jong Un Saturday, even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang’s Olympic charm offensive. Moon hosted the elderly Kim Yong Nam — technically the highest-level Northern official ever to go to the South… link: Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Kim invites Moon to Pyongyang

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited the South’s President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang on Saturday, Seoul said, even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang’s Olympic charm offensive. The invitation, delivered by Kim’s visiting sister Kim Yo Jong, said Kim was willing to meet the South’s leader “at the [...] The post Kim invites Moon to Pyongyang appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's president Moon Jae-in held landmark talks with the North's ceremonial head of state and the sister of its leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, February 10, even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang's Olympic charm offensive. Moon hosted the elderly Kim Yong Nam – technically ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

North Korea holds military parade on eve of Games

SEOUL: North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday, in a show of strength just a day before the Winter Olympics open in the South. The nuclear-armed North is on an Olympics-linked charm offensive—sending a troupe of performers, hundreds of female cheerleaders, and the sister of leader Kim Jong Un to South Korea. [...] The post North Korea holds military parade on eve of Games appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Dodging bad headlines and boos, Trump tries to charm Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (UPDATED) – President Donald Trump on Friday, January 26, reached out to the global business elite and foreign governments in Davos with a sales pitch extolling America's appeal, but attracted boos for attacking the media.  In a 15-minute speech at the climax of his debut appearance at the World ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Billionaire investor Soros to Google and Facebook: Your days are numbered

DAVOS, Switzerland – Billionaire investor George Soros launched a scathing attack on tech giants at the Davos summit on Thursday, calling them monopolies that could be manipulated by authoritarians to subvert democracy. During an annual dinner he hosts at the World Economic Forum, held this week in the Swiss ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Merkel Could Join Macron in Davos for Epic Clash with Trump

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of compet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with US President Donald Trump. Source link link: Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

South Korea’s Moon tries K-Pop and TV stars in China charm offensive

By Christian Shepherd and Joyce Lee BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in will unveil an array of TV talent and K-Pop celebrities at events, including a state dinner,The post South Korea’s Moon tries K-Pop and TV stars in China charm offensive appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

Hood scores 18, Jazz beat Sydney Kings 108-83

em>By Kareem Copeland, Associated Press /em> SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rodney Hood scored 18 points as the Utah Jazz defeated the Sydney Kings 108-83 in their preseason opener Monday. Sydney was visiting from Australia’s National Basketball League in the first game between the two leagues in an NBA preseason game. The Jazz began a new era for the franchise without All-Star Gordon Hayward, who spent his first seven seasons with the team. Hayward signed with Boston as a free agent. Second leading-scorer George Hill went to Sacramento as a free agent. Newly acquired Ricky Rubio and Joe Ingles started in place of the pair alongside second-team All-NBA center Rudy Gobert, Hood and Derrick Favors. Gobert finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Hood knocked down four 3-pointers as he attempts to pick up the scoring slack left by Hayward. “Just coming in and being aggressive,” Hood said. “My teammates are constantly preaching that to me. We’re going to go as Ricky goes, and we’ve got to be open for him. We’ve got to cut hard for him. We’ve got to get to open spots.” Former Kansas star Perry Ellis scored a game-high 19 for Sydney while teammates Kevin Lisch and Jason Cadee added 13 apiece. The Jazz led by 19 at the end of the first quarter and never trailed. Sydney did cut the lead to single digits much of the second quarter, to the chagrin of Jazz coach Quin Snyder. “Awful,” Snyder said about the second-quarter defense. “It’s like anything, even something you think you can be good at, if you’re not attentive to it and you don’t honor it, you won’t be good at it. They got a couple open looks that we didn’t contest and they made them. And they got a couple offensive rebounds ... and suddenly they got confidence. Pretty soon they’re hitting some tougher shots.” strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Kings: /strong> /em> Sydney coach Andrew Gaze faced Snyder when Gaze played for Seton Hall and Snyder was at Duke. ... Sydney outscored the Jazz 31-23 in the second quarter. em> strong>Jazz: /strong> /em>The 2017 No. 13 overall pick Donovan Mitchell was the first guard off the bench for the Jazz and scored 11 points. ... Alec Burks had a strong, though short, night with six points and three assists after missing 40 games due to ankle and knee injuries last season. strong>QUOTABLE /strong> “It was like a wet bar of soap,” Gaze said of practicing with the leather NBA ball. The NBL uses a synthetic ball. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Kings: /strong> /em> Sydney returns to NBL play on Saturday against the Adelaide 36ers. em> strong>Jazz: /strong> /em>Utah hosts Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Unexpected losses by solid favorite host teams in NFL Week 4

em>By Barry Wilner, Associated Press /em> The two most recent Super Bowl teams were at home against big underdogs. So the Patriots and Falcons lost. Dallas held the Rams to two touchdowns in Jerry's Palace. That seems like a sure bet. Nope, should have taken Los Angeles, which got a career-high seven field goals from Greg The Leg. Baltimore rarely loses at home to archrival Pittsburgh. On Sunday, the Steelers cruised in the NFL's most physical rivalry. Throw in Minnesota falling to visiting Detroit — we'll ignore the Bengals winning in Cleveland because the Browns rarely win anywhere — and it was a strange Week 4. It's not unusual for visitors to have happy trips in the NFL, particularly early in the schedule when weather doesn't play much of a role. Seeing top-level hosts play so poorly at home is hard to fathom, though. Take the Ravens, who have dominated the Steelers at M& T Bank Stadium, winning four straight in the series, plaguing Ben Roethlisberger so much that he was 2-7 in Baltimore. Well, he's now 3-7, and in the 26-9 victory the Steelers' points were the most they've scored in Baltimore with Roethlisberger at quarterback. 'They've owned us here, and it's no secret. I take that personally,' Roethlisberger said. 'When you feel like you can't come to this place and win a football game, it bothers you.' Late Sunday afternoon, Big Ben was wearing a huge smile. 'It's here. It's hostile. My goodness, that's fun,' he said. 'It's fun to come win this football game, here especially.' Why did Pittsburgh basically romp in a den of horrors? Maybe the Steelers are just a whole lot better than the Ravens. They have a more efficient offense, particularly on the line and with the trio of Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. And while Baltimore's defense normally is staunch and stingy, it was the Steelers' developing unit that held sway. To say the Panthers are better than the Patriots would seem a stretch, particularly at Foxborough. New England lost its opener to Kansas City, collapsing in the fourth quarter, so another home defeat in the first month of the schedule was absurd. Except that, right now, the Patriots can't stop anyone. Sure, Tom Brady and Co. can pile up points galore: New England has scored an AFC-high 129 points. It's also surrendered a league-high 128. Had Houston converted a late third-and-1 last week, the Patriots would be 0-3 at Gillette Stadium. Teams see the Chiefs putting up 42, the Texans and Panthers getting 33 apiece, and the intimidation factor lessens. Or disappears entirely. 'I thought their attitude, their effort and the way they prepared was what you have to do to give yourself a chance to win the game,' coach Ron Rivera said. 'And we talked about it and we talked about it last night, that you shouldn't come here hoping, you should come here expecting. And that's what I think our guys did. They expected good things to happen today.' The Rams apparently felt the same way in Dallas. Each time the Cowboys appeared ready to take control, Zuerlein slammed through another field goal. Or Jared Goff, looking more and more like a worthy choice as the top overall draft pick in 2016, completed a big pass. Or Todd Gurley, resembling his Offensive Rookie of the Year self of 2015, broke off a huge run. All of a sudden, the Cowboys were falling 35-30, another example of a road team feeling right at home. With the Rams, it might simply be a case of their being too young and inexperienced to recognize how uncomfortable another team's stadium can be. Could be a lot of that going on. 'Big,' Goff said. 'To finish this quarter 3-1 and having them be with big road wins with our defense on the field needing to make a stop and they do. It's been a lot of fun so far and we look to continue it.' It just might continue for a while because, with the exception of Denver, saying there's no place like home doesn't fit the NFL this season. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2017

Crackdown and charm offensive: Saudi prince shores up power – The Manila Times

Crackdown and charm offensive: Saudi prince shores up power – The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 29th, 2017

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 29th, 2017

France s Macron hosts Italy s Gentiloni ahead of G7 meeting

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron is holding talks with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Paris ahead of next week's G-7 meeting in Sicily......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Hosting Saudi king, China pursues Mideast charm offensive

Hosting Saudi king, China pursues Mideast charm offensive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2017

Pence takes charm offensive to EU, NATO

Pence takes charm offensive to EU, NATO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2017