Fresh from winning a historic domestic treble with Manchester City, Raheem Sterling wants to end a stellar season by winning England's first trophy for 53 years at the Nations League. Raheem Sterling has scored six goals in his last four England appearances. (AFP/Andrej ISAKOVIC) Sterling will win his 50th England cap in Thursday's semi-final against the Netherlands and may even captain his country for the first time should Gareth Southgate decide to leave out Harry Kane. The 24-year-old endured plenty of criticism for his performances on the international stage early in his career, but that has all changed of late as six of his eight international goals have come in his last four outings. And after reaching the semi-finals of last year's World Cup, Sterling believes it is time for England to finally turn that momentum into silverware. "It's a massive achievement," said Sterling on reaching a half-century of international appearances. "But with the national team now it's time … [Read more...] about Time to start winning tournaments, Sterling tells England
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The Hanoitimes - The sanctions leave direct impact on North Korean economy shown through a sharp decline in exports last year. What are visions for the denuclearization after second no-deal summit? The failure of the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi suggests sanctions remain a big issue between the US and North Korea, foreign media quoted international experts as saying. The UN Security Council votes to adopt a resolution imposing sanctions against North Korea. Photo: Getty Images North Korean nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May 2018 that Pyongyang’s shift away from weapons was “not a result of sanctions that have been imposed from outside.” But in July 2018, Seoul-based Bank of Korea estimated the North Korean economy had seen its biggest decline in two decades, with the country’s real annual gross domestic product (GDP) falling by 3.5% in 2017 while exports declined 37.2% in 2017 alone. … [Read more...] about How much do US-led sanctions hurt North Korea economy?
Players of Argentina's River Plate celebrate with the trophy after beating Argentina's Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final football match. (Source: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Boca took the lead through Dario Benedetto but Lucas Pratto equalised before Juan Quintero and Gonzalo Martinez both scored in extra time to win a fittingly dramatic contest for River. It means River prevailed 5-3 on aggregate after the first leg finished 2-2 and the club reclaim the trophy they had last won in 2015, lifting it for the fourth time in their history. "The only thing I feel is sadness for not winning the cup and giving it to the people of Boca," Boca coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto said. "It is difficult to say to people that we haven't won, especially those that made so much effort to come from Argentina." Postponed on three occasions and then relocated from Buenos Aires to Madrid, the supporters of these two great clubs showed in the Santiago Bernabeu why this fixture had been billed as … [Read more...] about River edge out Boca after extra time to win Copa Libertadores
The Hanoitimes - Choose a unique experience that you’ve always wanted to try and plan your holiday around it. Vietnam has been named among best destinations that you aren’t wasting too much time on travel, according to a list released by The Economic Times, an English-language, Indian daily newspaper. The Golden Bridge, Da Nang. Ha Long Bay limestone islands are an iconic tourist spot of the country. Apart from the picturesque Ha Long Bay, the visit to the longest dry cave in the World-Paradise Cave should be included in the list of must-go must-see spots of Vietnam. “Thereafter, head over to mountains of Cao Bang for pristine air and untouched landscape. Con Dao islands’ reef and coves, Mekong Delta’s backwaters and the national parks are some other iconic points,” The Economic Times wrote. According to The Economic Times, Vietnamese culture features an intoxicating blend of different influences; the Indian/Hindu influence in the … [Read more...] about Vietnam among Asia’s best destinations that you aren’t wasting too much time on travel
Saigon Times to hold conference on Japanese marketThe Saigon Times Daily Food made of rice flour such as rice vermicelli and pho (Vietnamese dried noodles) are favorite items of Japanese consumers. The upcoming conference held by the Saigon Times Group will help local firms gain insights on the Japanese market - PHOTO: TAM AN HCMC – Local firms will have the opportunity to gain insights on the Japanese market in preparation for deeper penetration into the eastern Asian country by attending a conference on ways to expand their businesses into Japan, which is slated to take place on November 29 at the headquarters of the Saigon Times Group in HCMC. The event, titled, “Expand Business into Japan,” will be organized by the Saigon Times Startup Supporting Group, under the Saigon Times Group, in collaboration with ChatWork company. Participants of the event will be informed of the current demands of the Japanese market, particularly the Japanese people and … [Read more...] about Saigon Times to hold conference on Japanese market