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NKorea justifies US, SKorea deployment of Thaad system

NORTH Korea on Tuesday (July 19) fired three ballistic missiles to show its displeasure over the plan of South Korea and the US to deploy an advanced missile defense system to protect SK from threats posed by the Norths ballistic … Read more .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 24th, 2016

North Korea slams South for meddling in U.S. talks

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Thursday, June 27, warned the South to stop "meddling" in nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, denying President Moon Jae-in's assertion that dialogue was under way between the two Koreas. "The reality is the contrary," senior foreign ministry official Kwon Jong Gun said in a statement carried ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News6 hr. 3 min. ago

Trump to visit Seoul after letters with Kim

SEOUL (AFP) – US President Donald Trump will visit South Korea at the weekend after the G20 summit to discuss deadlocked nuclear talks with the North with President Moon Jae-in, Seoul’s presidential office said yesterday. Trump will fly to the South Korean capital on Saturday after attending the G20 summit in Japan, officials said, prompting […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Copa America guests Japan, Qatar still in contention

By Eric Nunez, Associated Press PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Copa America guest teams Japan and Qatar are still in contention as the last round of group stage matches begins, and some of their South American opponents aren't too pleased. Qatar and Japan, who met in the Asian Cup final in February, are in third place in their groups. The top two in each of the three groups qualifies for the quarterfinals but only the two best third-place finishers advance. If winless Argentina is prematurely eliminated, Group B rival Qatar could be responsible after being given entry to the Copa America to help preparations for the 2022 World Cup. Asian champion Qatar has so far drawn with Paraguay 2-2 and lost to Colombia 1-0. "We have come to compete, not to take pictures, even if we admire the players of the teams we are facing," Qatar's Spanish coach Felix Sanchez said on Saturday. "Our main goal is to evaluate ourselves in a tournament of this caliber, so demanding." Sanchez's team on Sunday has the chance to upset Lionel Messi's Argentina, which has only one point from two games. "It would be beautiful to qualify no matter if it is against a monster like Argentina," said Sanchez, whose contract was extended until 2022 after winning the Asian Cup. "It will be a great step, even though we know they are also trying to advance to the next stage." The Qataris have already been invited to return to next year's Copa, which is being hosted by Colombia and Argentina. Australia will be another guest side. Japan has brought an under-23 team to Brazil that is being groomed for the Tokyo Olympics next year. Japan was thrashed by Chile 4-0 but held favorite Uruguay to 2-2 after leading twice. On Monday the young Japanese can eliminate Ecuador to advance and, depending on other results, possibly face host Brazil in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel is particularly upset with Japan's decision to bring its Olympic team. "I do not agree that a guest like Japan gives due importance to its participation by coming with players that are mostly under 23," Dudamel said Saturday after Venezuela beat Bolivia 3-1 and qualified to the quarterfinals of Copa America. "I raise my voice and say Copa America needs to be only for South American teams," he added. "We have not seen South American teams be invited to the African Cup of Nations, tournaments in Europe... We have to respect the hierarchy that we have historically built." There is nothing unusual about guest teams being invited to the Copa America. Mexico, Costa Rica, United States, Jamaica, Honduras, Panama, Canada and Japan have all contested past editions. Mexico had the best result among those, reaching the final in 1993 and in 2001. Still, Paraguay coach Eduardo Berizzo said he doesn't like the idea of teams outside of the Americas being given slots. "Playing among all American teams, that is logic," Berizzo said after drawing Qatar. "We should think of a Copa America with Central and North Americas integrated. I never saw any European cup with South American teams. I strongly believe that Copa America needs to be played by American teams." Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said business was the main reason to invite teams to the Copa America. "We are few countries in South America to organize a tournament with 10 teams, even more so with four phases like in a World Cup," Tabarez said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

North Korean leader receives excellent letter from Trump – state media

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter of "excellent content" from US President Donald Trump, the country's state media said Sunday, amid a nuclear deadlock between Pyongyang and Washington. Talks have been stalled since the collapse of a second summit between Kim and Trump ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

North Korea reminds China of colonial history to strengthen ties

SEOUL, South Korea – Pyongyang's relationship with Beijing is "invincible" because the countries both endured Japanese rule, North Korea said Saturday, June 22, the day after the Chinese President's  highly symbolic visit ended. The commentary, in official North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun, comes shortly before the G20 summit in Japan where US President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

Gem-Ver captain changes stand after meeting with Piñol | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: PH boat captain changes tune after meeting with Piñol Ricardo Morales named PhilHealth president C5 South Link segment to open July 23 Xi arrives in North Korea to meet Kim ahead of Trump talks Screen legend Eddie Garcia dies at 90 Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico – Rappler.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North

SEOUL, South Korea –  South Korea said Wednesday, June 19, it will send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea via the World Food Program to help the country cope with a severe food shortage. The isolated, impoverished North – which is under several sets of sanctions over its nuclear ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Xi Jinping pens friendship letter to North Korea before rare visit

BEIJING, China – Xi Jinping will burnish China's fragile alliance with North Korea by making his first trip to Pyongyang as president this week – and on Wednesday, June 19, he sealed their friendship in ink, offering a "grand plan" for regional stability. Xi, who will be the first Chinese president ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

Sister of North Korean leader pays respects at Panmunjeom meeting

SEOUL, South Korea – The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday, June 12, delivered a condolence message for former South Korean first lady Lee He-ho, the first high-level contact between the two countries in months. Kim Yo-jong , who holds a powerful position in the reclusive state, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

North Korean leader s brother was CIA informant – Wall Street Journal

SEOUL, South Korea – Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, was a CIA informant, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, June 11. Citing "a person knowledgeable about the matter", the paper said Kim Jong-nam had met with CIA operatives ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

South Korea approves $8 million in aid for hungry North

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea approved $8 million in humanitarian aid for the impoverished North on Wednesday, June 5, authorities said, with negotiations over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal deadlocked and inter-Korean relations at a standstill. It will be the first such aid Seoul has provided Pyongyang since 2015 and follows ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

North Korea fires missiles as U.S. envoy visits Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (3rd UPDATE) – North Korea welcomed a US envoy's visit  to Seoul by firing two missiles Thursday, May 9, the South's military said, in Pyongyang's second launch in less than a week as it seeks to up the ante in deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Washington. It came after North ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2019

Kim oversees missile firing drills, tells troops to be alert

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean state media on Sunday showed leader Kim Jong Un observing live-fire drills of long-range multiple rocket launchers and what appeared to be a new…READ The post Kim oversees missile firing drills, tells troops to be alert appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

North Korea says it tested rocket launchers

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea said Sunday, May 5, it had tested long-range multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons, a day after Pyongyang appeared to have launched its first short-range missile in more than a year. The announcement on the "strike drill,” which the Korean Central News Agency ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

North Korea fires short-range missiles – Seoul

SEOUL: North Korea launched short-range missiles into the sea Saturday, the South Korean military said, in what would be Pyongyang’s first such action for more than a year as it…READ The post North Korea fires short-range missiles – Seoul appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

North Korea slams foolish and dangerous Pompeo

SEOUL, South Korea – A senior North Korean official on Tuesday, April 30, accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of having "foolish and dangerous ideas," and warned Washington of an "unwanted outcome" if it does not adjust its stance on economic sanctions. Pyongyang and Washington have been at loggerheads since the collapse ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

North Korea set to reach out for talks - Seoul

SEOUL -- Official forecast says Pyongyang will change tack in 2018, emboldened by nuclear advances North Korea is likely to explore the possibility of dialogue with the United States in 2018 as the communist state seeks recognition as a nuclear-armed country, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

North Korea has plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs – South Korea

North Korea has plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs – South Korea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

US, Mexico could team up and meet FIFA's World Cup need

GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer   ZURICH (AP) — The United States and Mexico could team up and meet FIFA's need for the biggest-ever World Cup in 2026 being staged by the most host nations. Canada has also joined the North American neighbors for informal talks about a three-way bid in a contest that FIFA will complete during American President-elect Donald Trump's first term, according to persons familiar with the talks. They spoke on grounds of anonymity because the talks are confidential. FIFA's decision Tuesday to expand the 2026 tournament — to 48 teams from 32, playing 80 games instead of 64 — increased the chances of co-hosting to share the load. 'In some regions not only does it make more sense, it's the only sense,' said FIFA vice president Victor Montagliani, who leads the Canadian soccer federation. 'I think when more countries share (hosting) it's an opportunity to grow the game.' Asked specifically about a potential three-way bid with the U.S. and Mexico, Montagliani said: 'It's definitely a possibility because the rules now allow for it. 'I also respect the fact that each country has the possibility to put on the World Cup (alone) and I think the discussions will happen quite soon as to what is our region is going to look like at this World Cup as I think it is an opportunity for CONCACAF.' U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati also took part in a unanimous FIFA Council decision. Though Mexico soccer leader Decio de Maria does not sit on FIFA's strategy-setting panel, he was also in Zurich with a top-level delegation from the regional soccer body, known as CONCACAF. The region was already favored to get its first World Cup since the U.S.-hosted 1994 edition, even before Tuesday's expansion decision. It now demands more high-quality training camps, hotels and transport for 48 teams, plus FIFA officials and hundreds of thousands of visiting fans. 'It means the number of countries that can host it without building major infrastructure and stadiums is limited,' said Gulati, adding his board has a 'fundamental decision' whether to bid. The U.S. could go alone, or bid with one or both neighbors. Uniting the U.S. and Mexico could win support from more than 20 Spanish-speaking federations among 211 FIFA members that now choose the World Cup hosts. It should also appeal to FIFA's sense of soccer having a role in society, amid tense cross-border relations caused by Trump's outspoken comments on Mexico. 'Listen, I'm a football guy, I'm not a politician,' said Montagliani, who like Gulati speaks fluent Spanish. 'The only thing I know from afar about Trump is that he's a big sports guy and he's proven that in the past ... so you would hope that football will trump politics. No pun intended.' FIFA typically looks for strong government support, and has it in the next two World Cup host nations Russia and Qatar. Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko is a FIFA Council member and attended Tuesday's meeting. FIFA has allowed co-costing at just one of 22 World Cups from 1930 through 2022, which included Mexico hosting alone in 1970 and '86. FIFA's former leaders later pledged not to repeat their 'two of everything' experience of 2002 in Japan and South Korea. Still, Infantino campaigned for the presidency last year promising an open mind about pan-regional hosting. FIFA's target is May 2020 to choose the 2026 host, though that could change during meetings being held in Bahrain in May. Asked if bidding could be accelerated if only three candidates emerged, and who all wanted to work together, Infantino said: 'It is premature to discuss about it now.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017