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Mission accomplished? Macron’s charm offensive and the crusade to sway Trump
  • Fri, 27 Apr 2018 01:16

President Emmanuel Macron’s speech to Congress was hailed for restating France’s opposition to the ideologies of the Trump era. But it is far from...

Zuckerberg Gets a Crash Course in Charm. Will Congress Care?
  • Mon, 09 Apr 2018 02:14

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief, faces his biggest test yet: two days in the hot seat on Capitol Hill. The company has pulled out the stops to mak...

Historic 1911 Mill Valley fixer, heavy on charm, hits public market for first time ever
  • Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:34

Owned now by the grandchildren of San Francisco architect Harvey E. Harris-- who himself designed this home-- 45 Ralston Ave. is for public sale for t...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on five-day Pacific Island charm offensive
  • Sun, 04 Mar 2018 11:33

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is on a five-day charm offensive in the Pacific as Foreign Minister Winston Peters signals a ''reset'' and increased aid...

US-South Korea military drills to go on despite Pyongyang’s charm offensive: former CIA officer
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:12

South Korean government officials have offered assurances that their joint military exercises with the US, which were pre-empted by the Winter Olympic...

North Korea’s Olympics Charm Offensive Meets Skepticism
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:36

Despite a display of improved relations between North and South Korea at the Winter Olympics, many South Koreans see the rapprochement as opportunisti...

Japan says it won’t fall for North Korean ‘charm offensive’ amid detente with U.S. and South
  • Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:30

The stance risks making Tokyo appear at odds with Washington and Seoul — its two top allies in dealing with the North. Japan Times latest articles

China using economic incentives to charm tech-savvy Taiwanese youth and entrepreneurs
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:45

A startup incubator on the outskirts of Shanghai is laying out sweeteners for budding entrepreneurs: Free office space, subsidized housing rent, tax b...

Charm offensive: 200+ N. Korean cheerleaders arrive at Olympics to be followed by Kim’s sister
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:24

North Korean delegates, including around 230 cheerleaders, have arrived in the South in the run-up to the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. They ar...

Europe brings on charm and blue skies to lure Chinese tourists
  • Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:21

Chinese tourists are big spenders and with the numbers visiting Europe set to soar by nearly 70 percent over the next five years, the countries of the...

Japan warns over North Korean 'charm offensive'
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:54

Japan told an international meeting that Korean Olympics talks should not lead to reduced sanctions. BBC News - Asia

Poland's New Leader Faces Daunting Charm Offensive
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:31

New Polish leader Mateusz Morawiecki has inherited one of the potentially most explosive situations in Europe: a two-year standoff with the European U...

Mezzo marvel Tara Erraught wields Irish charm
  • Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:29

She's been blessed with a radiant, silky voice that captures the nuances of everyone from Richard Strauss to Rossini. The Georgia Straight

Macron launches China charm offensive, but will Xi be seduced?
  • Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:34

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in China Monday on a state visit aimed at boosting bilateral trade relations and clinching major commercial c...

• No more gay roles for Edgar Allan? • What is Derek’s ‘lucky charm’? • Trophy is Joanna’s gift to family
  • Sat, 30 Dec 2017 07:19

Each of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) winners has a story to tell. - Entertainment

U.S. Rebuffs China's Charm Offensive, Edging Closer to Trade War
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:20

The administration is investigating trade actions against China as it looks to fundamentally challenge Chinese trade practices and reject a tradition ...

How Charm City Cross keeps pushing cyclocross forward
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:44

BALTIMORE, Maryland (VN) — Fifteen years ago, Kris Auer brought his New England cyclocross roots to Baltimore, Maryland. After moving from Keene, Ne...

Charm City Cross: Keough, Hyde take Day 2 in Baltimore
  • Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:09

BALTIMORE, Maryland (VN) – Kaitlin Keough (Cannondale p/b doubled up at the Sho-Air U.S. Cup-CX/Charm City Cross, winning day t...

Third Time Is The Charm
  • Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:35

It’s a short one this week. This post follows my initial write-up about Zhaopin published on July 23: The Case of Zhaopin: retain, promote, or fire?...

Charm City Cross: Keough, Ortenblad take Day 1
  • Sun, 08 Oct 2017 22:34

BALTIMORE, Maryland (VN) – Kaitlin Keough ( led for nearly the entire race at the Sho-Air US Cup-CX/Charm City Cross ...

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