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Trump and Putin to stage long-awaited summit in Finland

Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will hold their long-awaited first summit next month in the Finnish capital Helsinki, at what could prove a historic turning point in international relations. The July 16 head-to-head between the US and Russian leaders will follow a NATO summit in Brussels that Washington’s European partners fear will serve as […].....»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJun 29th, 2018

Trump says may cancel Putin meet after Ukraine-Russia sea clash

KIEV, Ukraine – US President Donald Trump has said he may cancel a long-awaited summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after a confrontation at sea between Russia and Ukraine led Kiev to warn of the threat of "full-scale war". Trump is scheduled to meet Putin at the G20 summit in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Trump says may cancel Putin meet after Ukraine-Russia sea clash | The Manila Times Online

KIEV: US President Donald Trump has said he may cancel a long-awaited summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after a confrontation at sea between Russia and Ukraine led KievREAD The post T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Putin-Trump summit set for July 16 in Helsinki – officials

MOSCOW, Russia (UPDATED) – A long-awaited summit ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Top US, Russian diplomats to meet before Trump-Putin summit

MOSCOW (AP) --- Moscow says the top Russian and US diplomats are likely to meet to set the stage for a summit between President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is likely to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo within two weeks. Ryabkov said in remarks carried by Russian news agencies Thursday that Moscow already has made a proposal regarding the specifics of the meeting and is waiting for Washington's answer. Trump told reporters that he'll probably meet with Putin during a July trip to Europe. He mentioned Helsinki, Finland, and Vienna, Austria, as possible venues, adding that he...Keep on reading: Top US, Russian diplomats to meet before Trump-Putin summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

US agrees to suspend new China tariffs for 90 days

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The United States said Saturday that it agreed in a long-awaited summit with China to suspend new tariffs for 90 days as the two powers seek to end a trade war. The White House said a threatened increase of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 to 25 percent, which was set to take effect on January 1, would be put off for 90 days. "If at the end of this period of time, the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the 10 percent tariffs will be raised to 25 percent," a White House statement said after dinner talks between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Trump, ...Keep on reading: US agrees to suspend new China tariffs for 90 days.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Did Trump and Putin agree to anything? Only they know

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Finland feels the heat during Trump-Putin summit

Never mind the responsibility of hosting a historic summit, Finland is sweating under an unusual heatwave......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Trump attacks U.S. foolishness heading into Putin showdown

Helsinki, Finland –  President Donald Trump headed into his first summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday determined to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief, saying only "stupidity" by prior administrations had brought US-Russian ties to their present low. Hours before the Helsinki summit, Trump was asked if he would press Putin over ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Trump hails very good start with Putin at first summit

HELSINKI, Finland (UPDATED) – Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a historic summit on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

At historic summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

HELSINKI, Finland – To outrage in Washington, President Donald Trump on Monday, July 16, lent weight to Russian denials of meddling in US elections at his inaugural summit with Vladimir Putin , where the pair championed a fresh start in relations between the world's leading nuclear powers.  The US and Russian presidents came out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

What do Putin and Trump expect from the Helsinki summit?

  MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will meet in Finland on Monday, July 16, for their first one-on-one summit. With relations between their two countries at lows not seen since the Cold War, the pair will have their work cut out to bring anything ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Trump sets low outlook in Putin meet

GLASGOW, Scotland — President Donald Trump says “nothing bad … maybe some good” will come out of his summit Monday with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Finland. Trump says in a television interview that he’s going into the meeting with “low expectations. I’m not going with high expectations.” The president also tells CBS News that he […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup’s final day

MOSCOW (AP) — Here’s a look at what’s coming up at the World Cup , which is down to its final day, featuring the title match Sunday in Moscow between France and Croatia. PUTIN REAPPEARS The Russian president has kept a fairly low profile at the World Cup considering he’s more or less the man behind the tournament. Vladimir Putin attended the opening match a month ago in Moscow, a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia that kicked off a surprising quarterfinal run for the home team. That’s evidently the only soccer he’s seen in person, though he has hosted a handful of events involving FIFA officials in and around Red Square, including a Saturday evening concert at the Bolshoi Theater. Putin was to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Sunday ahead of the final, then attend the match at Luzhniki Stadium a short drive from the Kremlin before heading off to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Finland on Monday. WORLD CUP-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT If Putin is into Puerto Rican pop, he’s in for a treat. The tournament’s official song, “Live It Up,” has showed up at World Cup stadiums about as often as Putin himself. It will be showcased Sunday when Will Smith joins singers Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi in performing it during the closing ceremony. The song is innocuous enough, but that doesn’t mean some controversy couldn’t crop up. Though the three avoided anything sensitive during their news conference this week, Istrefi has ruffled feathers in the past on a topic that caused problems earlier in the tournament: An ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, she upset some conservative Serbs last year when she shot a music video inside an Orthodox Church. FIFA fined several Swiss players, also ethnic Albanians, who made pro-Albania symbols with their hands in a comeback win over Serbia in the group stage. WHO’LL TAKE HOME THE HARDWARE England’s Harry Kane has six goals to his credit, making him a near lock to win the Golden Boot , awarded to the tournament’s top scorer. The awards based on judgment calls are more up in the air. Croatia midfielder Luka Modric is a good bet to be named player of the tournament if he plays well again and Croatia wins. But the Golden Ball could just as easily go to Kylian Mbappe or Antoine Griezmann if France triumphs. Best goalkeeper? Maybe the toughest call of all. The two playing Sunday — France captain Hugo Lloris and Croatian sensation Danijel Subasic — and England’s Jordan Pickford all have strong cases in a tournament where several ’keepers have excelled. OH, AND THAT OTHER TROPHY Will France win its second World Cup, or Croatia its first? That could come down to the Croats’ stamina. No team has played three extra-time matches in the same World Cup, as Croatia has done in its past three contests. Moreover, France has had one more day to prepare because its semifinal preceded Croatia’s. “An extra 24 hours is a really big thing at this stage of the tournament,” Belgium coach Roberto Martinez noted Saturday, allowing for what edge his side might’ve had in its 2-0 win over England in the third-place match. On the other hand, Croatia has defied logic on this once already. It was faced with a fast, younger, relatively rested team in its semifinal against England, just as it is against France. After going down a goal, the Croats steadily grew stronger, controlling the game and beating opponents to the ball as if they were the ones with fresh legs, finally getting the winner in extra time. France will be favored for a lot of other good reasons , but another upset shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been watching Croatia or the rest of this upset-filled World Cup. Catch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final between France and Croatia on July 15, Sunday, 11 PM LIVE on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

HELSINKI, Finland --- A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin saying "Let's Settle This Like Adults" and "Making Lager Great Again." The beer has been in high demand since it hit the shelves nationwide a few days ago and the whole 10,000-bottle lot had been sold out ahead of Monday's summit. Samples have also been delivered to the U.S. and Russian embassies in Helsinki. CEO Samuli Huuhtanen told The Associated Press on Saturday that "a couple of good beers can help any negotiations,...Keep on reading: Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

US releases Putin list of Russians eligible for sanctions

WASHINGTON, DC, USA  (UPDATED) – The US Treasury released a long-awaited list of Russian officials and business leaders eligible for sanctions under a law designed to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the election that brought Donald Trump to power. The list published shortly before midnight on Monday, January 29, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Next Invincibles? Maybe, if rampant City can see off Chelsea

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press They've won at Wembley Stadium and Emirates Stadium. They've ground out a draw at Anfield. They've demolished their fierce local rivals at home. The barriers to Manchester City's players emulating Arsenal's from 2004 and going a full English Premier League unbeaten are gradually being removed. Avoid defeat at Chelsea on Saturday and the chances of City becoming the latest "Invincibles" will be hiked up even further. It would not just be the manner in which the team has been swatting aside most of its opponents in its 15-match undefeated start that would be pointed to. More the fact that City will have played all of its biggest rivals away from home and still kept that clean record intact. Pep Guardiola's team didn't even concede a goal in away games to Arsenal (2-0), Tottenham (1-0) and Liverpool (0-0), taking a total of seven points from those fixtures. After visiting Chelsea, City will have played all of its toughest games and almost half the league campaign will have gone. Unsurprisingly, Guardiola brushed off talk of finishing the season unbeaten. "I don't care about that," Guardiola said on Friday. "Believe me, it is the least important thing. I don't care. It's just the next game." Yet somehow, City is managing to raise the bar after a season when it broke Premier League records for most points (100), most wins (32), most goals (106), biggest goal difference (pus 79) and biggest title-winning margin (19 points). The team is averaging exactly three goals per game and has conceded only seven. All of this with probably its best player — Kevin De Bruyne — missing for the majority of the season because of injury, and playing without a genuine left back for some of it with Benjamin Mendy also having spells out. Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri as good as threw the towel in on Friday when asked if City could be stopped this season. "It's impossible to beat them in a long period, of course, in this moment," said the Italian, who described City as "maybe the best in the world. But in a match, everything can happen." A difference this season is that City has some company at the summit. Liverpool is only two points back in second place and also is unbeaten after its first 15 games. There are doubts over whether Liverpool, which hasn't won a trophy of any kind since 2012 and a league title since 1990, can last the duration of the title race but a defensive improvement in Juergen Klopp's team will make Liverpool hard to beat. An interesting aspect this weekend is that, unlike in recent rounds in the Premier League, Liverpool plays first — in a lunchtime game at Bournemouth on Saturday — so can apply some pressure with a victory at Vitality Stadium. City still has to play away to Manchester United, which it overwhelmed in a 3-1 win at home last month, while a trip to an Everton side rejuvenated under Marco Silva should also be a test. Otherwise, the rest of City's most difficult remaining matches come at Etihad Stadium where the team has won all eight of its games so far, scoring 30 goals in the process. It was a dominant win at Chelsea — albeit by a scoreline of only 1-0 — that first made Guardiola feel City would produce something special last season. In his first season in charge, City struggled in big games away from home. "That, I think, was the first day we believed in ourselves, me included, to say, 'OK, we can go away on the biggest stage and win." The fact that Chelsea has started to stutter in the league, losing two of its last three games, makes City an even bigger favorite this weekend, although Guardiola said Sergio Aguero and De Bruyne would be missing again because of injury. "How are they going to react after losing two games?" Guardiola asked of Chelsea. "I can imagine how intense, how aggressive and how committed they will be. That's why it's a good test for us. I will welcome that.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

North Korea expands long-range missile base | The Manila Times Online

WASHINGTON D. C.: North Korea has expanded a key long-range missile base in the months since a summit between the countrys leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump,READ The post North Korea ex.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

WWE star Xavier Woods had an eventful trip to Manila

MANILA, Philippines – A new day has come to Manila! 5-time WWE Tag Team Champion, Xavier Woods, of The New Day, has finally made his long awaited return to the Philippines! Arriving shortly after sunrise, Woods began his trip with a short Kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) ride through the beautiful Manila Bay. Always up for an adventure, Woods sampled Filipino street food: deep-fried calamares and orange soda, served in a clear plastic bag.      Xavier Woods began his afternoon with a special 5X5 basketball game that featured athletes from Special Olympics Philippines. The game was supervised by members of Alab Pilipinas, champions from the ASEAN Basketball League. After a showcase of drills, everyone took to the court for a fun, tag-based game of 5X5 basketball. After the event, Xavier presented the athletes from Alab Pilipinas and Special Olympics Philippines with gifts from World Wrestling Entertainment.     “It’s really fun. It’s always a good time to work with Special Olympics,” shares Xavier Woods. “Being a WWE superstar is more than just being in the ring- it’s about giving back to the communities we perform for.”   Xavier Woods’ return to Manila was marked before a passionate crowd at the SM Mall of Asia. Woods first came to Manila in 2016 where he defended the WWE Tag Team Championship in a triple threat match with teammates, Kofi Kingston and Big E.     At the event, the WWE Universe was treated to a number of surprises. Three lucky fans were given the chance to come on stage and recreate Woods’ entrance walk, complete with music and video. Once on stage, he fielded a series of questions before experiencing a number of uniquely Filipino activities. This began with Woods eating a whole Balut (hard-boiled duck embryo). “I feel the power!”, Woods exclaimed upon finishing it.     Driven by the power from Balut, Woods danced the ‘Tinikling’. The traditional Filipino folk dance involves two dancers rhythmically skipping between two moving bamboo poles. After experiencing two cultural hallmarks, Woods sat down and met the WWE Universe in the Philippines. He then finished his night at Playbook Café for a mini tournament with fans......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

U.S. agrees to suspend new China tariffs for 90 days

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (UPDATED) – The United States (US) said on Saturday, December 1, that it agreed in a long-awaited summit with China to suspend new tariffs for 90 days as the two powers seek to end a trade war. The White House said a threatened increase of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

China to label fentanyl as controlled substance

BUENOS AIRES --- China has agreed to label fentanyl a controlled substance after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The deadly synthetic opioid is responsible for tens of thousands of U.S. drug deaths annually. The White House says Xi agreed to the move, long sought by the U.S., during a dinner Saturday between the two leaders on the margins of the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. U.S. officials for years have been pressing the Chinese government to take a tougher stance against fentanyl, which is 50 times more powerful than heroin. Most U.S. supply of the drug is manufactured in China. White House press secretary Sarah S...Keep on reading: China to label fentanyl as controlled substance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018