Nuke talks remain hanging

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFP) — US President Joe Biden said Friday it was too early to know whether indirect talks underway with Iran would succeed in reviving a nuclear accord. Biden said the United States does “not think that it’s at all helpful” that Iran this week ramped up uranium enrichment, a move taken in response […] The post Nuke talks remain hanging appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneApr 17th, 2021

Slumping Eduard Folayang still brushes off retirement talks

Struggling since 2019, Folayang has won only one bout of his last six, but the former ONE lightweight champion believes there is still time to make another run before hanging up his gloves......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Philippines eyes 148 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in January, but talks hanging on global supply

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr.'s pronouncement came as government seeks to allay criticism that it is lagging behind in the race among countries in securing possible jabs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Prince Charles champions post-Brexit ties on German visit

Britain's Prince Charles on Sunday said bonds between his country and Germany would "remain strong" as he visited Berlin against a backdrop of increasingly tense Brexit talks......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Not in my vocabulary : Eduard Folayang dismisses retirement talks

The two-time former ONE Lightweight World Champion, already at 35-years-old, has long been considered close to hanging up his gloves......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Peace talks to resume, but challenges remain

“Back to negotiations for the GRP and NDFP?” I wrote last week in this space, and answering my own question, I said that we may have to wait for the outcome of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III’s mission to Utrecht to talk with the NDFP peace negotiators......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2019

Peace talks unlikely but hopes must remain

  PRESIDENT Duterte was speaking at the 122nd anniversary of the Philippine Army last March 21, 2019, when he declared: “I am officially announcing the permanent termination of our talks between the government panel and the Communist Party of the Philippines…. I am no longer entertaining any intervention or persuasions in this democratic state of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

Trade hopes lift Asia markets

Hong Kong, China (AFP) — Optimism over the China-US trade talks kept Asian markets buoyant on Friday, with investors betting the two will eventually sign a partial deal, though they remain nervous as next week’s deadline for fresh tariffs draws closer. Sentiment across trading floors has ebbed and flowed through the week as observers try […] The post Trade hopes lift Asia markets appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

North Korea fires 2  ‘unidentified projectiles’ – Seoul

SEOUL: North Korea fired two “unidentified projectiles” on Thursday — the Thanksgiving holiday in the US — Seoul said, as nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked. The brief statement from the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Pyongyang fired two projectiles eastwards from South Hamgyong province which came down in the Sea […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 28th, 2019

North Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles on Thanksgiving

SEOUL, South Korea (UPDATED) – North Korea fired two "unidentified projectiles" on Thursday, November 28, – the Thanksgiving holiday in the US – Seoul said, as nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked. The projectiles were fired eastwards from South Hamgyong province and came down in the Sea of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2019

NKorea ready for nuke talks

The Foreign Ministry of North Korea called for a direct dialogue with the United States at any place and at any time in response to a new US proposal. In a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim Myong-gil, roving ambassador of the Foreign Ministry, said he could not understand why […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 17th, 2019

NKorea warns US not to exploit ‘close’ Trump-Kim ties

SEOUL: North Korea said Sunday the United States must not exploit the “close personal relations” between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump as negotiations over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal remain deadlocked. Talks between Pyongyang and Washington have stalled since a second summit between Trump and Kim in Hanoi in February broke down without an agreement. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 27th, 2019

FIFA inviting some non-champions to enlarged Club World Cup

By Rob Harris, Associated Press Based on qualification procedures seen by The Associated Press, teams can qualify for FIFA's expanded Club World Cup without having to win a regional competition — even at the expense of some champions. The FIFA Council on Thursday is set to approve China as host of the inaugural edition of the 24-team club competition in 2021 and review the qualification procedures, people with knowledge of the decision making told AP. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss FIFA's plans ahead of the meeting in Shanghai. A document sent to council members seen by the AP shows the outcome of the initial talks between the FIFA administration and the six regional confederations to determine the criteria for securing one of the slots. The revamped Club World Cup is due to be staged every four years, replacing the current annual format that features the six champions of continental competitions and the host nation's domestic title winner. But caps on the number of representatives from a single country in the new format raises the prospect of even winners of continental competitions missing out. EUROPE With eight slots, Europe will be the best represented continent at the Club World Cup even after rejecting four additional places, helping FIFA drive ticket sales and broadcast revenue. All the Champions League and Europa League winners from 2018 to 2021 are set to qualify — although that could be dependent on UEFA determining the maximum number of slots per country. Clubs from England and Spain have dominated those competitions in recent years. Should a team enjoy multiple wins across the competitions, the free slot is due to go to the most recent Champions League runner-up. Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2018 when Atletico Madrid triumphed in the Europa League. English clubs swept last season's trophies, with Liverpool victorious in the Champions League and Chelsea in the second-tier competition. SOUTH AMERICA While South America will get six slots, only the process for distributing four of them has been settled. They will go to the 2019 and 2020 winners of CONEMBOL's two competitions: The Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. The document shows no plan for determining the route to securing the remaining two berths or the limits on national representation. ASIA The three Asian places will to go the winners of the 2019 and 2020 Asian Champions League and the runners-up will have a playoff for the third entry into the Club World Cup group stage. Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal will play Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan in this season's final next month. If the title is defended in 2020, the runners-up from both years will complete Asia's FIFA lineup. But Asia only wants a maximum of two teams from one country. So, if the winners and runners-up in 2019 and 2020 are all from the same country, the two losing Asian Champions League semifinalists in 2020 would contest a playoff for a route into the global tournament. NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League finalists will qualify but a process for deciding the third slot was left hanging in the FIFA Council document. Mexican teams have won all 11 titles since the regional competition was rebooted as the Champions League. Only three of the finals have not been an all-Mexican lineup. But a cap of two teams per country from this region will exist at the Club World Cup. AFRICA The simplest qualification will be from Africa, with the places going to the 2021 Champions League finalists and the winner of a playoff between the two semifinalists. The plan is complicated by a cap on two teams per country. OCEANIA Oceania is the only one of FIFA's six confederations not guaranteed a place at the Club World Cup. To make one of the eight groups of three, the Oceania Champions League winner will face a playoff against the Chinese champions. TOURNAMENTS DATES A previous FIFA plan seen by the AP in March proposed the Club World Cup running from June 17 through July 4 in 2021, taking the slot originally set aside for the Confederations Cup competition that is no longer due to be contested. For some players from Africa and the CONCACAF region it could be a busy summer, with their regional national competitions proposed to start on July 9. The final two editions of the seven-team annual Club World Cup are being staged in Qatar this December and in December 2020......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2019

Govt pushes for local peace engagements

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) -- Peace talks remain contrary to what others perceived that it has ended, National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr stated Monday, October 14 in a press confer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 16th, 2019

Govt pushes for local peace engagements

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) -- Peace talks remain contrary to what others perceived that it has ended, National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr stated Monday, October 14 in a press confer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 16th, 2019

Netanyahu faces graft hearing with Israeli coalition talks at dead end

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a hearing into corruption allegations against him Wednesday, October 2, while at the same time plotting how to remain premier following an election stalemate, with unity government talks at a dead end. The hearing came as deadlocked results from a September 17 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

NoKor warns U.S., talks ‘disappearing’

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — North Korea Saturday lashed out at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments on Pyongyang’s “rogue behavior” and warned its expectations for nuclear talks with Washington are “gradually disappearing.” Pyongyang’s angry words come as working-level talks with Washington remain gridlocked, despite an agreement in June between North Korean […] The post NoKor warns U.S., talks ‘disappearing’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 31st, 2019

PBA: Phoenix still hoping to rise again come quarterfinals

Phoenix may very well be on the outside looking in when the next round of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup rolls along. Dealt a lopsided loss by San Miguel on Wednesday, the Fuel Masters dropped to 4-6 in the standings - hanging on for dear life as the elimination round comes to a close. "Wala naman tayong magagawa. Talagang talo kami kanina," head coach Louie Alas told reporters following their 20-point defeat. "These negativities, we'll just have to turn them into positives by Friday kasi pwede pa rin naman kaming mag-number eight and pwedeng ma-upset namin yung number one. Yun ang importante - pumasok muna kami sa quarterfinals." Two days from now, coach Louie and his wards take the floor once more opposite NLEX. That is a must-win game if they are to have a shot at the next round. Unfortunately for Phoenix, reinforcement Richard Howell incurred an injury in the second quarter and still needs to undergo tests. "Medyo nag-shake daw yung knee niya, pero kanina naman, binigyan ng test ng (physical therapist) namin and positive namin. Kailangan lang ng peace of mind ba so x-ray mamaya then basa tomorrow," their mentor shared. He then continued, "We have to take care of business sa NLEX so hopefully, makalaro siya." This, while they are already dealing with the absence of mercurial, but impactful Calvin Abueva. Whatever happens, coach Louie said the Fuel Masters remain upbeat. "With or without (Howell), pwede pa naman. Ang hinahabol na lang naman namin is makapasok talaga," he said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 10th, 2019

Sudan mediators propose 2 transition councils – protest leader

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudanese mediators facilitating talks between the army rulers and protest leaders have proposed the country have two transition councils, with one led by generals overseeing security, a protest leader said Sunday, May 5.  The mediators' apparent proposal comes as talks over forming an overall governing council remain deadlocked, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

UAAP Season 81 Final Four: Ilalaban ko na ‘to -- Laure on playing in pain

Rookie Eya Laure showed great heart and dedication to help University of Sto. Tomas’ cause, playing through pain in three sets for a heroic outing on Sunday that helped the Tigresses break an eight-year Finals drought. The freshman highlighted her career-game with an inspiring outing to rally the Tigresses to a dramatic 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 15-10, win over dethroned three-time champion De La Salle University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball Final Four at the MOA Arena. Laure, who scored a personal-best 25 points including 21 from attacks, hurt her left knee early in the third set after a bad landing following an attack. She was called for a net touch in the said play and was obviously in pain, dragging her left leg and played with diminished explosiveness.             The Lady Spikers took advantage of UST’s struggles in the next two sets to force a decider. With the chance of advancing to the Finals – their first of two tries as the no. 2 seed in the Final Four – hanging in the balance, the top Rookie of the Year candidate ignored the pain and played her heart out.   “’Yun lang naman ang sinabi ni coach (Kungfu Reyes) eh, ‘Mamaya mo na yan iinda laruin mo muna kung kaya mong laruin,’” said Laure. “Sabi ko sa kanya mamaya ka na umaray,” added Reyes during the postgame interview. Reyes said that he tried to sub out Laure in the third frame but the rookie insisted to remain inside the court and fight alongside the Tigresses.    “Sabi ni coach, ‘Mamaya mo na iaray kung nasa dugout ka na. Ngayon kung kaya mong ilaban…’ Paulit-ulit niya akong tinatanong noon kung ‘kaya mo pa ba?’” continued Laure. “Sa loob-loob ko nandito na ako eh, aalis pa ba ako? Malay mo kailangan din ako ng mga teammates ko. Papaano kung be-babyhin ko itong nararamdaman ko, ano ang parang naitulong ko sa kanila?” Laure will not just sit on the bench, she wanted to be in the thick of the action, even in pain. “’Dun na lang ako sa side na ilaban ko na ‘to kaysa naman na lumaban sila, na nakikita ko sila na sila lang ang lumalaban. Siyempre, gusto ko na nakikita ko sila na kasama ako na lumalaban para sa UST, na kasama sila,” she said. Laure, with all the remaining strength in her in an exhausting match that went the full distance, delivered one of her most memorable shining moments. The young gun scored five points in the fifth set and fueled the Tigresses to one last push when DLSU closed in at 11-10. Setter Alina Bicar scored back-to-back points before Laure asked the veteran setter for the ball.    “Hiningi ko na kay Ate Alina ‘yun,” she recalled. “Kasi may instructions sa akin si coach nun na, ‘Paluin mo pero sa dalawang direksyon lang kung down the line o crosscourt.’ So alin dun eh nakikita ko na nu’ng nagbaligtad na ng place ng court, natsi-check na ako sa crosscourt kaya tinry ko na down the line. Kaya puro down the line.” Laure hammered the match point before ending her magical night with the championship berth-clinching down the line hit.      --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

Ronaldo nets 600th club goal as goalscoring race heats up

By Daniella Matar and Andrew Dampf, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's unrelenting hunger for goals is plain to see. The Juventus forward netted his 600th club goal on Saturday and celebrated with typical joy. But his desire to score was far more evident in the first half against Inter Milan when he fired over the bar and showed anguish and frustration. That appeared to spur Ronaldo to the equalizer after the break as Juventus came back to draw with bitter rival Inter 1-1 in Serie A. "Ronaldo is lethal, I have him, and I'm happy," Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "It's important to have a player like him. After he missed a chance he got very angry, then he played a different game." Ronaldo already plays a different game to most. And after alreading clinching a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title, Ronaldo could become the first player to win the top goalscorer award and the Serie A title in his first season in Italy. The 34-year-old Ronaldo has 20 league goals for Juventus, three less than league leader and Sampdoria forward Fabio Quagliarella. He could also become the first player to win the top goalscorer award in three of Europe's top five leagues, having claimed the prize in Spain (three times) and England. There are four rounds remaining. Ronaldo has been playing and scoring regularly, even while being accused of raping a woman in 2009 in the United States — something the Portugal star denies. The strike against Inter Milan was his 27th for Juventus in all competitions. Ronaldo scored 450 for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United and five for Sporting Lisbon. "With him you always start in front, we are lucky to have him with us," Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini said. "He will help Juventus win more." Earlier in the season, Ronaldo became the first player to net 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues. CONTE CRAZINESS Roma fans are starting to believe the reports that Antonio Conte could become the club's next coach. With Claudio Ranieri in a caretaker role following Eusebio Di Francesco's firing, speculation is rampant that Roma is in talks with Conte about taking over the team for next season. When Conte, the former Juventus, Italy, and Chelsea coach, was spotted at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci Airport on Sunday, Roma fans stopped him for selfies and spread the word on social media — even though it appeared Conte was merely traveling to his home in Turin. While the Roman-born Ranieri has said he would like to remain with Roma, even he acknowledged the club would do well to hire Conte. "I would love to see him on the Roma bench, but I don't know anything: I would be the last to know," Ranieri said with a smile following Roma's 3-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday. "I would be super happy if Conte came in. I would go and collect him from the airport." Retired Roma captain Francesco Totti, who has a position in Roma's management, called Conte "one of the best coaches in Europe." "Wherever he's gone he's won. Any squad would do something crazy to get him," Totti said, adding that there are also reports that Inter Milan and Bayern Munich are interested in Conte. "There are a lot of squads chasing him." ATALANTA STADIUM Fresh off qualifying for the Italian Cup final, Atalanta has announced plans for a complete overhaul of its Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium. Work on the 40 million euro ($45 million) project will begin following Atalanta's game against Udinese on Monday, meaning the team will play its final two home matches of the season in Reggio Emilia at Mapei Stadium, Sassuolo's ground. The three-phase project should be completed in time for the 2021-22 season, at which time the stadium will be renamed Gewiss Arena. Atalanta beat Fiorentina on Thursday to advance to the May 15 Cup final against Lazio. ___ Dampf reported from Rome......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019