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Australia mulling embassy move to Jerusalem – PM

SYDNEY, Australia – Australia is considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Tuesday, October 16, following the lead of US President Donald Trump . Morrison called a press conference to say he was "open-minded" to proposals to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of ........»»

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Italy leaves it late to earn 1st competitive win in a year

By Andrew Dampf, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Cristiano Biraghi's goal in stoppage time earned the Azzurri a much-needed 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Playing in Group 3 of League A, Poland became the first team to be relegated in the new European competition. Italy also hit the crossbar twice in the first half, first with Jorginho then with Lorenzo Insigne. Still, the match appeared headed for a scoreless draw until Biraghi slid in to redirect a corner inside the far post two minutes into injury time. "We dominated the game completely and should have scored earlier," Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. "A 0-0 would have been an unfair result. We played very well but we can still improve a lot. In football you only need time and hard work; magicians do not exist." It was the first national team goal for Biraghi, a full back at Fiorentina. Biraghi celebrated by making a No. 13 with his fingers, a dedication to former Fiorentina captain and Italy defender Davide Astori, who died from cardiac arrest in March. Astori wore the No. 13 shirt. "Astori is a part of me," Biraghi said. "I dedicate my goal to him because if I'm here it is only thanks to him and all the things he taught me when we played together." It was Italy's first competitive victory in more than a year, since beating Albania 1-0 in World Cup qualifying last October. It also ended a five-match winless streak in all competitions and gave Italy a slim chance to catch group leader Portugal. Portugal leads with six points, two ahead of Italy, while Poland is last with one. Italy hosts Portugal in its next and final match but then Portugal has another game at home against Poland. RUSSIA RISING World Cup quarterfinalist Russia needs only one more point to be promoted into League A following a 2-0 win over visiting Turkey in Sochi with goals in the Group 2 game from Roman Neustadter and substitute Denis Cheryshev. Turkey will be relegated from League B if it loses to Sweden on Nov. 17, while Russia can move up with a draw in Sweden three days later. GOALKEEPER ASSIST A long pass from goalkeeper Ariel Harush set up Israel's first goal by Tomer Hemed in a 2-0 win over visiting Albania in League C. Harush also made a series of saves before Israel got its second from Dia Seba. Israel is three points ahead of Scotland and Albania atop Group 1. Also in League C, Romania played the entire second half with 10 men and still drew 0-0 with Serbia. Serbia, which had captain Dusan Tadic miss a penalty, stayed atop Group 4, one point ahead of Montenegro, which won 4-1 in Lithuania. Romania is two points back. UNBEATEN KOSOVO Kosovo held on for a 1-1 draw in the Faeroe Islands to remain unbeaten atop Group 3 in League D. After Milot Rashica's early opener, Rene Joensen equalized after the break for the Faeroes. In the same group, Azerbaijan and Malta also played to a 1-1 draw, with Araz Abdullayev's second-half equalizer canceling out Rowen Muscat's opener for Malta......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Israel approves 31 settler homes in flashpoint Hebron – minister

JERUSALEM – Israel's government Sunday, October 14, approved the construction of 31 settler homes in Hebron, the first such green light for the flashpoint West Bank city since 2002, a cabinet minister said. Construction permits were agreed in October last year but needed the government's approval, according to the Peace Now ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

U.N. envoy no longer acceptable for Palestinians

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories – The Palestinian leadership will no longer work with the UN peace envoy, a senior official said Thursday, October 11, accusing him of overstepping his role by seeking a deal between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas. Ahmed Majdalani, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Portugal keeps winning in Nations League without Ronaldo

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem. European champion Portugal sparkled on Thursday despite the absence of its star forward, defeating Poland to move a step closer to the last four of the UEFA Nations League. In two friendly games, Kylian Mbappe scored late to salvage a 2-2 draw for the world champions at home to Iceland, while two-goal Paco Alcacer helped Spain rout Wales 4-1 in Cardiff as the team claimed a third win in a row under new coach Luis Enrique. With young Sevilla striker Andre Silva scoring again, Portugal won 3-2 in Chorzow to take control of Group 3 of the top-tier League A in Europe's newest competition. Portugal now has six points from two games, five points ahead of Poland and Italy. Only the group winner advances to June's last four. A draw between Poland and Italy in Chorzow on Sunday will guarantee Portugal as the group winner. Portugal plays a friendly in Scotland the same day. "Overall we dominated," Portugal coach Fernando Santos said. "Poland started well and scored, but we were able to take control and were deserved winners." It was Portugal's third straight game without Ronaldo, who hasn't played an international since his transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer. Ronaldo has also been the recent subject of rape allegations. The 33-year-old forward denies any wrongdoing. Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, Serie A's leading scorer, gave Poland an 18th-minute lead with his first international goal. The visitors equalized with a close-range effort from Silva after a pass from Pizzi Fernandes in the 32nd. It was his seventh goal in Portugal's last six competitive away games. Portugal made it 2-1 just before halftime with an own goal from defender Kamil Glik. "The two goals we conceded in the first half damaged our confidence and heavily influenced the game," Poland coach Jerzy Brzeczek said. Bernardo Silva added the third goal with a long-range shot in the 52nd minute before Jakub Blaszczykowski marked his record 103rd cap for Poland by pulling one back with a low volley in the 77th. Blaszczykowski has now eclipsed Michal Zewlakow on the all-time list of Poland appearances. Robert Lewandowski made his 100th appearance but was unable to add to his tally of 55 Poland goals. "It's not the result we were looking for," Poland defender Jan Bednarek said. "We wanted to make our fans proud. We had good moments in the game but bad ones too." RUSSIA STAYS TOP In the only game of the night in the second-tier League B, Russia drew 0-0 with Sweden in Kaliningrad. Russia, unbeaten against the Swedes since 1994, stayed ahead in Group 2 with four points, one more than Turkey and three ahead of Sweden. All the teams have played two matches. Russia hosts Turkey on Sunday in Sochi. ALL EVEN Israel's 2-1 home win against Scotland left all three teams in Group 1 of the third-tier League C tied on three points after two matches. Scotland is ahead on goal difference, followed by Israel and Albania. Israel hosts Albania on Sunday. In Group 4, Serbia stayed ahead with a 2-0 win in Montenegro, while Romania remained second with a 2-1 victory in Lithuania. LOWER LEAGUE In Group 3 of League D, Kosovo is top after a 3-1 home win against Malta, while Azerbaijan jumped to second with a 3-0 victory in the Faroe Islands......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 11th, 2018Related News

2,000-year-old inscription spells Jerusalem as Israel does today

Israel unveiled Tuesday a stone pillar engraved with an ancient inscription showing that the spelling of Jerusalem in its present-day Hebrew form was already in common use some 2,000 years ago. During construction work in February in Jerusalem, archaeologists unearthed the pillar with the inscription "Hananiah son of Dodalos of Jerusalem," written in Aramaic with Hebrew letters. The Hebrew spelling of the city, pronounced Yerushalayim, is the same today. The name of the city in that form appears only rarely from the period of the second Jewish temple (first century AD) and usually in religious and political contexts, said David Mevorach of the Israel Museum, where ...Keep on reading: 2,000-year-old inscription spells Jerusalem as Israel does today.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 10th, 2018Related News

Mindanao could learn from Israel

A trip to the Holy Land had always been a key item in my bucket list (the things I need to see or do before I leave this world). But my wife had serious reservations, perceiving Israel as a country constantly in a state of war and threatened by terrorists. The post Mindanao could learn from Israel appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceOct 9th, 2018Related News

Duterte orders soldiers: ‘Shoot first, don’t worry’

As the Armed Forces of the Philippines recklessly and irresponsibly continued to drum up its canard of a “Red October” plot to oust President Duterte (which he first disclosed after returning from official visits to Israel and Jordan last month), he took to visiting three military camps to further woo the support of the soldiers, whose pay he had recently doubled......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 6th, 2018Related News

Desert sojourn

I didn’t realize trekking through the desert was part of our Israel tour; which was just as well, so there was no chance to back out......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 3rd, 2018Related News

DOF explores exchange program with Israel

The Department of Finance (DOF) is exploring a possible exchange program between the Philippines and Israel to provide its finance personnel learning opportunities in the fields of agricultural economics and finance......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceSep 30th, 2018Related News

U.N. calls on Israel, Hamas to prevent further deaths

JERUSALEM – The UN called on Saturday, September 29, for Israel and Hamas rulers to rein in violence a day after border clashes in which the Gaza health ministry said 7 Palestinians were killed. "I am deeply saddened by reports that 7 Palestinians, including two children, were killed, and hundreds of others ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 29th, 2018Related News

Israel gives Bedouin villagers until end of month to leave

JERUSALEM – Israeli authorities issued a notice to residents of a Bedouin village in a strategic spot in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, September 23, informing them they have until the end of the month to leave. The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn international concern, with European countries calling ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte handled Trillanes fiasco from Israel, Jordan - Rappler

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte handled Trillanes fiasco from Israel, Jordan - Rappler.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte handled Trillanes fiasco from Israel, Jordan

MANILA, Philippines – As President Rodrigo Duterte took off for official visits to Israel and Jordan on September 2, he left behind a big surprise for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and the public. But it turned out that the most surprised was the President's own ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Syria s Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

DAMASCUS, Syria – President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, September 19, blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane , which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike. "This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli arrogance and depravity," the Syrian leader said, offering his condolences in a letter ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 20th, 2018Related News

Putin seeks to defuse Israel crisis after downing of Russian jet – Al Jazeera

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the downing of a Russian military plane by Syrian air defences was the result […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2018Related News

TERRIFIC 12: Howell doubtful for iECO s next game due to knee injury

MACAU --- Top import Richard Howell will be doubtful for iECO once the Green Warriors return to action in the Terrific 12 Thursday against the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. Howell injured his left knee three and a half minutes into iECO's Tuesday loss to the Ryukyu Golden Kings at the Studio City Event Center here. The former PBA Best Import was going for a block in transition when he slipped and hurt his knee. Howell slipped while going for a block. It appears his left knee is hurt and he’s been stretchered off the court #TheTerrific12 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/donhu5K4zf — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 18, 2018 He was stretchered out of the court but he later returned to the iECO bench in the second half to finish watching the game. Richard Howell is back in the iECO bench after hurting his knee in the first quarter #TheTerrific12 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/q0pBMNxj4e — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 18, 2018 "I pray that he can play but it's not only his knee, it's his knee and his ankle. He can't put any weight on his left foot," iECO head coach Ariel Vanguardia said of Howell. "We hope it's nothing serious, this is a short tournament and he's got a good career ahead of him. He's gonna play for Israel in FIBA so I wish him all the best," he added. The Green Warriors simply fell apart the moment Howell went down early in the opening period. iECo gave up 17 straight points to start the game, trailed by as many as 35, and ended up losing by 28 to Japan's Ryukyu Golden Kings. "We lost our heart and soul whic is really Rich Howell," Vanguardia said. "We pray for him that his injury is not that serious," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Weevil Empire

Notice how the Philippine Republic finds it irresistible to join the fad of fascist revival, as exemplified by settler-colonialist Israel and imperialist US. The marginalized classed of the “third” world bears the brunt of the excesses of the first ones that need to consolidate powers......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2018Related News

Israeli arms factory to put up plant in Philippines

UNKNOWN TO MANY, months before the Presidential visit to Israel and Jordan, a leading arms manufacturer in Israel had frequented […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2018Related News

Israel Offers More Military Equipment to PH

Israel is offering more military equipment to sell to the Philippines, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Monday. This is aside from the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), radars, protective vests, which the country has already acquired from the said country, he added. “You know we are buying a lot of equipment from Israel like uavs, radars, […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2018Related News