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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 Korean working on Russian World Cup stadium dies

ST. PETERSBURG — A North Korean man has died while working on a stadium for the 2018 World Cup, a Russian official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2016

SKorean law on NKorea human rights in effect

SEOUL: A South Korean law aimed at improving human rights in North Korea came into force on Sunday, days after reports that the regime in Pyongyang had executed a top official. The bill, proposed in 2005 but shelved for more than a decade by bickering bet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 4th, 2016

Opisyal ng NoKor, binitay na

KAMATAYAN ang naging hatol ng North Korea sa pamamagitan ng firing squad sa mataas na education official nito. Si Kim Yong Jin ay tinaguriang ng North Korean Government bilang 'anti-party and counter revolutionary member' kung saan hindi naging maganda an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 1st, 2016

North Korea calls diplomat defector ‘human scum’

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that a senior North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea is a criminal and "human scum," in its first official response to the defection......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 20th, 2016

Fire diverts N. Korea Air Koryo flight report

BEIJING, China A fire forced a flight from North Korean flag-carrier Air Koryo to land in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang on Friday, July 22, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.In a brief dispatch from Pyongyang, Xinhua said the sc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2016

Trump cool on NKorea missile tests - The Manila Times Online

Trump cool on NKorea missile tests The Manila Times WASHINGTON, D.C.: North Korean missile launches over the past week have not affected Donald Trump's relationship with Kim Jong Un, the US presi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 12th, 2019

US seizes North Korean ship amid tense moment in relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US said on Thursday (Friday in Manila) that it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that was used to violate international sanctions, a first-of-its kind…READ The post US seizes North Korean ship amid tense moment in relations appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 10th, 2019

‘Long-range strike’ ipinag-utos ni NoKor Lider Kim – state media

North Korea – Ipinag-utos ni North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ang mas malayong pagkasa ng missile strike, Ito ay ayon sa ulat ng Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) na news agency ng estado, ilang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMay 10th, 2019

COMELEC Turnovers Official Ballots to Cebu Treasurer’s Office

Commission of Elections (COMELEC) representatives officially turned over the official ballots for the 2019 National and Local elections to Cebu City Treasurer’s Office Officials. The official ballots arrived at the Cebu City Hall on Monday, May 6, 2019. COMELEC North District Election Officer Atty. Marchel Samo said that they are 90% ready while the 10% […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 8th, 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

New round of U.S.-Taliban talks to start in Doha

KABUL, Afghanistan – A new round of peace talks between the Taliban and the US starts Wednesday in Qatar, an official for the insurgents said, as the foes seek an end of America's longest war. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told AFP that "the sixth round of talks between Islamic Emirate and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

U.S.-China trade talks nearing decisive moment – official

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Trade talks between the world's dominant economies are in the decisive phase that will determine whether a final agreement is possible, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday, April 29, of negotiations with China. Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer travel to Beijing this ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019

Jr. NBA PH completes NTC Roster with Metro Manila participants

Jr. NBA PH press release Nine boys and 20 girls topped the final Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska held April 27-28 at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati, which will also serve as the venue for the National Training Camp on May 17-19.  The young athletes, selected by Jr. NBA Coaches Rob Newson and Alaska’s Jeffrey Cariaso, Tony dela Cruz and Willie Miller, stood out from the 591 participants, exhibiting fundamental skills and core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect (S.T.A.R.) throughout the two-day event.  They will join top players from the Regional Selection Camps in North Luzon (Benguet), South Luzon (Lucena), Visayas (Dumaguete) and Mindanao (Butuan) and a select group from the Alaska Power Camp and vie to be named as 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars comprised of five boys and five girls. New this year, the Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars will be sent to the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long camp in June that includes top youth players from the Asia-Pacific region excluding China.  In addition, the Asia-Pacific regional competition will form a team of 10 boys and 10 girls that will represent the region at the Jr. NBA Global Championship on Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida that will feature youth players from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific. Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe, Panasonic, Rexona and Vivo as official partners. ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the official broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines. Participants can register for the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, and follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter. Fans can visit www.alaskamilk.com to learn more about Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports. The following is a complete list of participants selected from the Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila advancing to the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp:.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019

Cop in kidnapping says he was duped

A police official dragged into the killing of a Korean businessman last October said that he was duped and threatened by the prime suspect who is now under the custody of the Philippine National Police......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017
Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsJan 12th, 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

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer br /> ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament which is likely to be held in North America. President Gianni Infantino's favored plan — for 16 three-team groups with the top two advancing to a round of 32 — was unanimously approved Tuesday by the FIFA Council. It meets Infantino's election pledge of a bigger World Cup, and should help fund promised raises for FIFA's 211 member federations. With 80 matches instead of 64, FIFA forecasts the equivalent of $1 billion extra income at current rates from broadcasting and sponsor deals, plus ticket sales, compared to $5.5 billion revenue forecast for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. FIFA projects an increased profit of $640 million despite some extra operating costs and prize money for teams. FIFA's six continents should find out by May how many extra places they will each get. UEFA wants 16 European teams at the tournament, which is strongly favored to be played in North America. The CONCACAF region has not hosted the World Cup since the 1994 tournament in the United States. American, Canadian and Mexican soccer leaders have had informal talks about a co-hosting bid. Africa and Asia could be winners in a bigger World Cup with up to nine places each. They had only five and four teams, respectively, at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Still, FIFA said it expects the standard of soccer to drop compared to the 32-team format locked in for the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar. The 'absolute quality' of play, defined by high-ranked teams facing each other most often, is achieved by 32 teams, FIFA acknowledged in a research document sent to members last month. It made 10,000 tournament simulations to reach that conclusion. Instead, Infantino wants to create fervor and months of anticipation back home in the 16 extra nations which would qualify, some probably making their World Cup debut. FIFA has pointed to Costa Rica, Wales and Iceland as examples of teams which overachieved at recent tournaments. FIFA must break with soccer tradition to make its new format work after an original 48-team plan — with an opening playoff round sending 16 'one-and-done' teams home early — was unpopular. Instead, three-team groups will replace the usual groups of four to create simple progress to a knockout bracket. However, it leaves one team idle for final group games and could risk collusion between the other two teams. FIFA said it could guard against result-rigging by introducing penalty shootouts after group games that end in draws. Despite the 16 extra games, FIFA believes the current maximum of stadiums needed will stay at the 12 used by Brazil and Russia. However, the demand for more training bases and hotels means developed countries would be better equipped to win future hosting contests. North America is the strong favorite for 2026 because European and Asian countries are blocked by a FIFA rule excluding continents which hosted either of the two previous tournaments. Russia will host the World Cup next year and Qatar in 2022. South America has been focused on a centenary tournament including original 1930 host Uruguay, and African nations are seen as lacking existing capacity and unlikely to fund multi-billion dollar infrastructure spending. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017