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UAE, Bahrain normalize ties with Israel, sign peace deal

The United Arab Emirates hopes the accord to normalize ties with Israel being signed Tuesday will ease tensions that have proved “disastrous” for the region, an Emirati official said. The minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, held a virtual media conference ahead of the signing ceremony in Washington, where Bahrain and Israel were […] The post UAE, Bahrain normalize ties with Israel, sign peace deal appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 16th, 2020

Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE peace ceremony

US President Donald Trump will host a ceremony Tuesday where Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations with Israel, redrawing the Middle East's diplomatic map---and boosting the Republican's reelection hopes......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Turkish parliament approves Israel deal

ANKARA: The Turkish parliament on Saturday approved a deal to normalize ties with Israel after a delay caused by last month’s attempted coup, state-run media reported. Lawmakers ratified the agreement to restore relations after a six-year rift befo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 20th, 2016

Israel establishes full ties with Bahrain, UAE at White House

Israel normalized relations with long-time foes Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at the White House on Tuesday as President Donald Trump said similar US-brokered deals were close between the Jewish state and several other nations, including Saudi Arabia......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

WASHINGTON D.C., USA– United States (US) President Donald Trump said Sunday, February 23, he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan. "Yes," he told reporters at the White House as he prepared to depart on a trip to India. "I would put my ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Philippines-South Korea sign 4 agreements during Duterte visit

The Philippines and South Korea have signed four agreements and a joint statement on a proposed free trade deal to further enhance their bilateral ties......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2019

Kansas City Royals being sold in deal expected to fetch $1B

By Dave Skretta, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — David Glass and his family had a very specific set of qualities they were searching for in a potential owner when they decided to put the Kansas City Royals on the market. They wanted an astute and successful businessman, someone with local ties who, perhaps most importantly, had a deep love for baseball. John Sherman fit that description perfectly. So on Friday, the Glass family announced the sale of the two-time World Series champions to an ownership group led by Sherman in a deal expected to be worth about $1 billion. Sherman and his local co-investors will become only the third owners since Ewing Kauffman founded the club in 1969. "The decision to sell the Royals was difficult for our family," said Glass, whose son Dan has served as the Royals' president. "Our goal, which I firmly believe we've achieved, was to have someone local, who truly loved the game of baseball and who would be a great steward for this franchise going forward. In John Sherman we have found everything we were looking for in taking ownership. The 64-year-old Sherman has lived in Kansas City for more than four decades, even after he bought an interest in the Cleveland Indians. He founded, built and then sold a series of energy companies, and he has remained an influential local businessman, dabbling in agriculture and biosciences. Sherman, who played quarterback at nearby Ottawa University, is also a well-respected civic leader, even though he keeps a low profile. He has given time and money to the Truman Presidential Library in nearby Independence, the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City, and several local schools. He and his wife, Marny, also work with Teach for America and other programs serving underprivileged youth. "I am enormously grateful to David and the Glass family for this extraordinary opportunity," Sherman said in a statement, "and am humbled by the chance to team up with a distinguished group of local investors to carry forward and build on this rich Kansas City Royals legacy. "Our goal will be threefold: to compete for a championship on behalf of our fans; to honor their passion, their experience and their unwavering commitment; and to carry their hopes and dreams forward in this great Kansas City region we all love for decades to come." Sherman will need to divest his interest in the Cleveland Indians, believed to be about 30 percent of the franchise, and the deal is subject to the approval of Major League Baseball. Those hurdles should be cleared before owners vote on the sale at their meeting Nov. 21. "There's no way that Mr. Glass and the Glass family would entertain selling this team unless they could find what they believe to be the perfect owner who represents everything they stand for, and would go on and represent what baseball means to Kansas City," Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. Sherman was introduced to Dolan by Steve Greenberg, the son of Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg. His financial involvement allowed the Indians to push their payroll over the years, including in 2016, when they acquired All-Star reliever Andrew Miller from the Yankees before the trading deadline. The Indians proceeded to reach the World Series for the first time since 1997. "We're very supportive of John and his group reaching an agreement to acquire ownership of his hometown Kansas City Royals," Indians president Paul Dolan said. "His acquisition of the Royals is good for the game of baseball and I wish him nothing but the best." Before the Indians broke through, the Royals had represented the American League in the previous two Fall Classics, winning their second World Series title when they defeated the New York Mets in 2015. But the back-to-back pennants, and the accompanying rise boom in fan interest, came after a long period of dismal performances that left Glass with a mixed legacy in Kansas City. On one hand, the 83-year-old longtime Wal-Mart executive and his family kept the club in town following Kauffman's death in 1993. Glass helped serve as caretaker of the organization until April 2000, when he purchased sole ownership for $96 million — considered a strong bid at the time. On the other hand, Glass was derided during the Royals' many 100-loss seasons for being unwilling to spend money on payroll, something he rectified in more recent years. Many fans also viewed him as an absentee owner whose family was more committed to northwest Arkansas than Kansas City. "He's one of the most unique people I've ever met," countered Royals manager Ned Yost. "Probably starting in 2012, my whole focus was to win a world championship for him. I didn't have any understanding or inkling what it would mean to win a championship for the city. I found that out later. But I wanted to win a championship for him. Every waking moment was meant with him in mind." Yost said watching Glass raise the World Series trophy at Citi Field in 2015 was "one of the top three highlights of my baseball career, because we had accomplished it for him." Glass has reportedly been in declining health, increasing the urgency to find a new owner. The goal all along was to identify someone with ties to Kansas City who would keep the club in town. "I will never forget the thrill of seeing over 800,000 people of this community come together on one sunny November day to salute the newly crowned world champions. It's been a fantastic ride," Glass said, "and I want to thank our great fans for supporting us through the years. But now it's time for someone else to oversee this franchise into its next championship." The sale comes at an opportune time for other reasons, too. Their local television contract expires after this season, and the Royals are expected to sign a new deal that would double annual rights fees to about $50 million. They also have just 12 years left on their lease at Kauffman Stadium, meaning the push for more renovations or a new ballpark — potentially one in the revitalized downtown area — is expected to begin in the next few years. On the field, the club is in the midst of a massive rebuilding effort while barreling toward another 100-loss season. But the Royals have a bevy of young prospects rapidly rising through the minors, and the front office is hopeful the Royals will contend within the next two years. "I heard he's a former season-ticket holder, so that's nice to have someone who's had some love for this city and wants to do what's best," said outfielder Alex Gordon, the Royals' longest-tenured player and a part of both AL championship teams. "This is a great town with great fans. We haven't been giving them a lot the last few years. Hopefully this is just the start of turning things around." ___ AP Sports Writer Tom Withers and AP freelance writer David Smale contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2019

Palestinians reject U.S.-Bahrain peace plan as Israel advises surrender

MANAMA, Bahrain – The Palestinians on Monday, June 24, vowed to reject a US-led peace initiative to be presented in Bahrain that dangles the prospect of $50 billion as an Israeli envoy bluntly told them they should "surrender." Finance chiefs from the United States, oil-rich Arab states and international development ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Moroccans protest against U.S.-led Mideast economic plan

RABAT, Morocco – Thousands protested Sunday, June 23, in Morocco against a planned conference in Bahrain where the economic component of a US-led plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians is set to be unveiled. Demonstrators gathered in the capital Rabat burned an Israeli flag near Morocco's parliament and shouted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Israel to attend U.S. Mideast peace conference – minister

JERUSALEM – Israel will attend an upcoming conference on the economic aspects of Washington's peace plan aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Minister Israel Katz has said. "Israel will be represented at the Bahrain economic workshop in a way that will be decided later on," Katz wrote on Twitter late ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

NDF not ready to sign final peace deal before 2020

NDF not ready to sign final peace deal before 2020.....»»

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NDF not ready to sign final peace deal before 2020 - Rappler

NDF not ready to sign final peace deal before 2020 - Rappler.....»»

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Reds see Philippine-US ties troubling peace deal

Reds see Philippine-US ties troubling peace deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2016

Colombia to sign revised peace deal

Colombia to sign revised peace deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 24th, 2016

Malaysia follows Duterte’s pivot to China

Malaysia’s prime minister began yesterday an official visit to China where he will sign a “significant defense deal,” in a potential strategic shift as his ties with the United States fray over a corruption scandal......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

Israel’s Shimon Peres dies

Former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the signing of an interim peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, has died at the age of 93, the Israeli government said Wednes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 28th, 2016

Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace deal

Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace deal

CARTAGENA, Colombia: Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord with the government Monday and apologized to the countless victims of the country's half-century civil war. In an emotional open-air ceremony, President Juan Manuel Sa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Colombian gov't, FARC leaders to sign historic peace deal

Colombian gov't, FARC leaders to sign historic peace deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2016

Colombian, FARC leaders to sign historic peace deal

CARTAGENA: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebels, Timoleon &'8220;Timochenko&'8221; Jimenez, are due to sign a historic peace deal Monday to end a five-decade war. The former enemies will sign the accord at 5:00 pm (2200.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2016