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Senior Macedonia official in Greece for name dispute talks

ATHENS — Macedonia's deputy prime minister is visiting neighboring Greece in an effort to resolve a long-standing dispute over the tiny Balkan republic's nam.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 9th, 2018

BSP eyes third tenor for term deposit offerings

THE CENTRAL BANK is looking to introduce a new tenor for its weekly term deposit auctions, a senior official said, at a time of tepid demand for month-long instruments. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Diwa C. Guinigundo said the monetary authority is in talks with banks as it considers adding a new maturity […] The post BSP eyes third tenor for term deposit offerings appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Six Asian banks in talks with BSP for establishment of local offices

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter SIX ASIAN BANKS are in talks with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to venture into the local market, a senior official said, signalling mounting interest towards the Philippines as it continues to enjoy robust growth. BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier said several Asian lenders have “signified […] The post Six Asian banks in talks with BSP for establishment of local offices appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

NoKor tells UN envoy it wants to prevent war but offers no commitment

  A senior United Nations (UN) official returning from Pyongyang said on Tuesday, Dec. 12, that North Korean officials had told  him it was important to prevent war but offered no concrete proposal for talks. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

N. Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks

    North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons program following rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organization, state media said Saturday.   Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing Saturday after wrapping up a five-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States.   His trip---the first by a UN diplomat of his rank since 2010---saw him meet Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho and vice foreign minister Pak Myong-Kuk as well as medical facilities supported by ...Keep on reading: N. Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

North Korea blames U.S. for tensions in rare UN talks

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons program in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organization, state media said Saturday, December 9. Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing Saturday after wrapping up a 5-day visit to Pyongyang aimed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

UN envoy meets North Korean foreign minister

PYONGYANG, North Korea — A senior United Nations official on a rare high-level visit to North Korea held talks with the North's foreign minister on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

U.S. wants talks on Rohingya crisis but sanctions possible

DHAKA, Bangladesh – The US wants a diplomatic solution to the Rohingya crisis but is not ruling out sanctions to pressure Myanmar if needed, a senior State Department official said Sunday, November 5, in Bangladesh. Thomas Shannon, undersecretary of state for political affairs, said solving the humanitarian crisis through dialogue with Myanmar ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

No progress on aid, refugee return in UN-Myanmar talks

UNITED NATIONS – A senior UN official on Tuesday, October 17, returned empty-handed from 5 days of talks in Myanmar where he appealed for the safe return of Muslim Rohingyas sheltering in Bangladesh and access for aid workers. Jeffrey Feltman, the UN under-secretary-general for political affairs, discussed the plight of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Greek bailout impasse needs more talks, eurozone chief warns

BRUSSELS — The eurozone's top official said yesterday that next week's meeting between Greece and its international creditors will not yet provide a full bre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2017

Manila-Beijing ‘formal’ talks next, Ramos ends Hong Kong visit

HONG KONG/MANILA -- Former President Fidel V. Ramos said Friday he had met with a senior Chinese official during a trip to Hong Kong aimed at improving ties between Manila and Beijing, with both sides working towards formal discussions......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 12th, 2016

Economy: China brushes off calls for PHL goods boycott

A SENIOR Chinese official on Tuesday brushed off calls for a boycott of the Philippines after an international arbitration court found for Manila in its dispute with Beijing over the South China Sea......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016

Pampanga town police chief arrested for extortion

A POLICE chief in Pampanga was arrested for alleged extortion, according to a task force in charge of monitoring erring policemen. The police official was identified as Senior Inspector Romeo Bulanadi of the Sasmuan Municipal Police Station. Bulanadi was accused of allegedly extorting P30,000 from the operators of a community fair or “perya” on Tuesday… link: Pampanga town police chief arrested for extortion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Pampanga town police chief arrested for extortion

A POLICE chief in Pampanga was arrested for alleged extortion, according to a task force in charge of monitoring erring policemen. The police official was identified as Senior Inspector Romeo Bulanadi of the Sasmuan Municipal Police Station. Bulanadi was accused of allegedly extorting P30,000 from the operators of a community fair or “perya” on Tuesday [...] The post Pampanga town police chief arrested for extortion appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News4 hr. 24 min. ago

Resilient Vikings have taken their cue from Zimmer

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Mike Zimmer was already smiling more than usual, sporting a relaxed look of satisfaction rarely revealed in public during the NFL season, when he really let his guard down a few minutes into his postgame news conference deep inside Minnesota's still-buzzing stadium. "Hey, let's open these things up!" Zimmer blurted out mid-sentence, prodding a Vikings official to push the button that removes the window shades and allows the premium ticket-holders in an adjacent lounge to peer in the room. His wish to interact with the customers who cheered the Vikings on to a last-play divisional round victory was granted. Zimmer then proceeded to slowly and rhythmically clap above his head, dignifying the ritual "Skol" chant performed by the purple-clad fans at each game honoring the area's Scandinavian heritage and the team's nickname. "You deserve it!" Zimmer said, again interrupting his own answer to acknowledge the crowd. From peers around the league to players in the locker room to people up and down the organization, there's a strong sentiment that Zimmer has earned this, too, pulling within one win of a Super Bowl appearance. The way the Vikings finished their 29-24 victory over New Orleans on a last-chance 61-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs suggested they're on some kind of charmed path, an uncharted territory for this championship-deprived franchise. Zimmer, for his part, has experienced his own share of painful setbacks. "I just think he was so proud of us," tight end Kyle Rudolph said. "Proud of us for fighting until there were zeros on the clock." Zimmer is only here, preparing the Vikings for the NFC title game in Philadelphia on Sunday, because he himself resisted the urge to quit. After being passed over for so many head coach vacancies during a six-year run as Cincinnati's defensive coordinator, Zimmer nearly canceled a second interview in Minnesota in 2014 after a different team that considered him chose a different candidate. He ignored the discouragement in his head, instead accepting the offer to become the ninth head coach in team history at age 57. "Sometimes you wonder, but I have a lot of confidence in myself," Zimmer said at his introductory news conference at team headquarters. "I feel like I was destined to do this." That first season, the Vikings improved by two wins to finish 7-9 with rookie Teddy Bridgewater forced into action ahead of schedule at quarterback and running back Adrian Peterson absent for all but one game because of the child abuse case and subsequent NFL discipline dispute he was involved in. In 2015, they went 11-5 and ended Green Bay's four-year hold on the NFC North title. The potholes in the road were waiting, though. Blair Walsh's 27-yard field-goal try went wide left at the end of the one-point wild-card round loss at home to Seattle. The 5-0 start in 2016 was washed away by a torrent of season-ending injuries, including Bridgewater, Peterson and several offensive linemen. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner resigned the day after Zimmer had the first of eight eye surgeries to address a torn retina. The third procedure forced him to miss a game for the first time in his career . The first quarter of the 2017 season brought knee injuries to quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Dalvin Cook, who needed reconstructive surgery to repair a torn ACL. The Vikings didn't blink, though, particularly with the experience of 2016 so fresh. Case Keenum deftly took over for Bradford, and Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray became a productive backfield tandem. All of these on-field hurdles have paled next to the pain Zimmer has endured in his personal life. His wife, Vikki, died suddenly in 2009. His father and former high school coach, Bill, passed away during training camp in 2015. Zimmer was hired by the Vikings because of his acumen as a defensive strategist and teacher, having started his 24-year NFL career as the defensive backs coach for Dallas before a promotion to defensive coordinator in 2000. Calling plays has been his forte, a responsibility he has yet to give up despite his duty as the main man on the staff on game day, but his ability to mold a disciplined, selfless unit from a collection of alpha males and high draft picks helped the Vikings' defense rank first in the league in 2017 in both fewest yards and points allowed. Beneath the gruff exterior is a deep affection for his players, an emotion that has caused his voice to crack and his eyes to well up several times over the years in various public discussions of their development or character. He's a football coach just like his father, though, and the critical eye and demanding approach are always quick to come out. "We can't make these mistakes in playoff games or we'll be going home," Zimmer said on Monday, reflecting on the reality of the performance after the euphoria of the winning play had worn off. Now the Vikings must go on the road to face a team with a 14-3 record just like theirs, the last and biggest obstacle looming before they can experience a Super Bowl. "We've got a bunch of fighters on this team," Zimmer said. "They've been a resilient bunch all year long. I expect it to continue to be that way.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News10 hr. 24 min. ago

BoI targets fresh investment record

The Board of Investments (BoI) is aiming to approve P680 billion worth of investments this year, 10 percent higher than last year’s record P617 billion, a senior Trade department official said on Monday. “We are targeting P680 billion [in]investments this year. We continue to collaborate and monitor those investors who have expressed interest to invest… link: BoI targets fresh investment record.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

BoI targets fresh investment record

The Board of Investments (BoI) is aiming to approve P680 billion worth of investments this year, 10 percent higher than last year’s record P617 billion, a senior Trade department official said on Monday. “We are targeting P680 billion [in]investments this year. We continue to collaborate and monitor those investors who have expressed interest to invest [...] The post BoI targets fresh investment record appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Tarlac bgy chief held for drugs

Tarlac bgy chief held for drugsarangay captain Sherwin Manalac Samson was arrested by the police last Friday in Barangay San Sebastian, Tarlac City for possession of shabu and hand grenade. Tarlac acting police director Senior Supt. Richie Medardo Posadas said the barangay official was arrested in his house by members….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Man accused of raping drinking buddy nabbed by Bulacan cops

BULACAN policemen on Monday arrested and jailed a man accused of allegedly raping his 15-year old drinking buddy in Norzagaray town, Bulacan Police Provincial Office director, Senior Superintendent Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said yesterday. The official identified the suspect as Allan Caña, a 23-year old jobless resident of Curvada, Barangay….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Scare tactic

SEOUL -- US President Donald Trump’s notoriously threatening rhetoric towards nuclear-armed North Korea — which has drawn comparisons with Richard Nixon’s “madman theory” of diplomacy — may deserve some credit for bringing Pyongyang to talks, analysts have said. The two Koreas held their first official dialogue in more than two….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Petition vs tax reform law, Malacanang on comfort woman statue, Trump on NoKor talks | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Leftist lawmakers ask the Supreme Court to strike down the tax reform law. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has declined the invitation to testify in the House justice committee hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.  Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte will not ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018