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Former Disney boss Eisner in talks to buy Portsmouth

LONDON: Former top-flight side Portsmouth, now languishing in the fourth tier of English soccer, announced on Thursday an exclusivity agreement with ex-Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner and his Tornante Company. The fan-owned south coast club said on their website (www.portsmouthfc.co.uk) that the agreement would allow a 70-day period of negotiations “regarding a possible purchase… Read More »

Pacquiao v Khan bout shelved as talks break down: Arum

REUTERS: Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao’s proposed fight against Britain’s former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has been postponed, according to the Filipino’s promoter, Bob Arum. The 38-year-old Pacquiao and Khan, who won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, tentatively agreed to an April fight in the United Arab Emirates before negotiating a… Read More »

US reviewing invitation to Syria talks in Kazakhstan – official

WASHINGTON: The United States is reviewing an invitation to attend upcoming talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital, Astana, later this month, a State Department official said on Thursday. “We did get an invitation, and it’s under review,” the official told Reuters after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying the… Read More »

Greece says Cyprus talks show progress, Turkey should drop rhetoric

ATHENS: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday progress had been made in ending the decades-old stalemate on divided Cyprus, but urged Turkey to drop ‘aggressive rhetoric’ to reach a deal. “We are optimistic but with prudence and responsibility, as this situation merits, we will continue to work hard…and hope that we have positive… Read More »

Singapore reiterates support for Israel-Palestine talks after Paris summit

SINGAPORE: Singapore has reiterated its support for talks to resume between Israel and Palestine and for a two-state solution to the conflict, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Tuesday (Jan 17). The MFA statement came after the conclusion of the Conference for Peace in the Middle East in Paris on Sunday. “Singapore reiterates… Read More »

Italian prosecutor holds talks in Egypt over probe into student's killing

CAIRO: Italian and Egyptian prosecutors discussed Egypt’s investigation into the killing of an Italian student on Tuesday and called the talks “positive”, after months of rising tension as Rome complained about a lack of cooperation from Cairo. Giulio Regeni, who was doing postgraduate research into Egyptian trade unions, was last seen by his friends on… Read More »

Japan's Nagoya, Aichi resume talks on joint 2026 Asian Games bid

REUTERS: Representatives of Nagoya city and Aichi Prefecture have visited the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) office in Tokyo and informed the governing body they intend to resume talks regarding a joint bid to host the 2026 Asian Games. Nagoya’s deputy mayor Teruo Shinkai told reporters on Monday that his city would restart “best efforts once… Read More »