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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

Kim Jong-un charm offensive overshadows N. Korea rights abuses

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Kim Jong-un's charm offensive and his historic summit with US President Donald Trump have overshadowed a more sinister side of his regime – widespread human rights abuses, activists say. The meeting in Singapore offered a dramatic image makeover for Kim, previously known for his apocalyptic threats of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

With Sereno for charm offensive, opposition projects strong front

MANILA, Philippines – Tindig Pilipinas held a general assembly on Tuesday, June 12, Independence Day – its biggest yet since it launched in September 2017 as a coalition that will resist the Duterte administration. The purpose was to send a message that the opposition is alive and strong. It was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

North Korean military may benefit from Kim’s charm offensive

TOKYO --- While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's newly found focus on diplomacy comes with an ironic flipside: It could be a godsend for his generals. Kim's thinking on how his military fits in to his plans to foster detente on the Korean Peninsula and negotiate security guarantees from Washington may become clearer when he sits down with President Donald Trump next week in Singapore. But one thing is already clear. Kim cannot survive without his loyal troops. Whatever grand strategy he has in mind will strongly reflect their interests --- and that includes the ability to make lots of money. ...Keep on reading: North Korean military may benefit from Kim’s charm offensive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Mending fences: Will China succeed in its charm offensive?

THE world—in particular China’s neighbors—has been anxiously watching Beijing’s increasing assertiveness over the past decade, especially since the rise of Xi Jinping. Quite a few countries are taking steps to enhance their own security by linking up with others in a similar situation. Their concern was heightened last October when the Chinese leader announced that [...] The post Mending fences: Will China succeed in its charm offensive? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Duterte hopes for more graduation rites with my lady Robredo

MANILA, Philippines – Was it part of a charm offensive?  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia's crown prince lands in Egypt on Sunday, March 4, on the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne, a diplomatic charm offensive that follows his stunning rise to power. Prince Mohammed bin Salman's two-day visit to Cairo comes ahead of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

North Korea general wraps up controversial visit to South

SEOUL, South Korea – A powerful North Korean general Tuesday, February 27, wrapped up his visit to the South as part of an Olympics charm offensive by Pyongyang that has drawn angry protests calling for his arrest. General Kim Yong Chol, who is in charge of inter-Korean affairs for the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

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