Colombian president sworn in for second term
BOGOTA Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Shoes , Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was sworn in for a second four-year term here on Thursday.
Smiling throughout, Santos took the oath before President of Congress, Jose David Name, who presented him with the presidential sash.
At the ceremony, the president said, "I firmly believe that Colombia should establish a goal in which we can all compromise. What would it be? To be a country in total peace by 2025, a country with more equity and the most educated in Latin America."
The president Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes , in his speech, reiterated that he would seek to end the 50-year-long internal armed conflict.
He asked for goodwill from Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in the ongoing peace talks and expressed the hope to initiate a negotiation with another rebel group National Liberation Army (ELN).
In regard to the talks with FARC, the Colombian president said that both sides had agreed on three of the five points on the agenda, and now were moving to the fourth: the conflict victims.
But he warned the FARC's recent attacks might jeopardize ongoing talks in Havana. "The violence reported in recent weeks are an unacceptable contradiction and compromises the peace process," he said.
In terms of education Cheap Air Max 2018 Shoes , he revealed his goal to make Colombia the most educated country in Latin America by 2025.
"The first decision I took is that the budget for education will be the largest of all in the national budget starting from next year, even above that for defense and security," Santos said.
More than 500 dignitaries attended the ceremony, including Latin American leaders, diplomats and Spain's former King Juan Carlos, who abdicated the throne to his son in June.
Santos, 62 Cheap Air Max 2017 Shoes , who took office in 2010, won a presidential runoff on June 15.
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HO CHI MINH CITY, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam targets the quarterfinals of the 2016 Asian U-23 Football Championships, local media on Thursday quoted head coach Toshiya Miura from Japan as saying.
"The Vietnam Football Federation has not set any targets for us Cheap Nike Air Max 2018 Womens , but we have set our own target of playing in the quarterfinals of the Asian U-23 Football Championships in Qatar" , online newspaper VnExpress quoted Miura as saying.
U-23 Vietnam, which is set to leave Vietnam for Qatar on Thursday night, will clash with Jordan, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates in Group D on Jan. 14, 17 and 20 Cheap Nike Air Max 2017 Womens , respectively.
"U-23 Vietnam has been regarded as the weakest team in Group D, but we will spare no efforts to realize our target," said Miura.
The finals of the 2016 Asian U-23 Football Championships is scheduled to run from Jan. 12-30, with the participation of 16 teams. Vietnam and Thailand are the only two Southeast Asian squads at the tournament.
The top three finishers will represent Asia to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
BEIJING， Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- The powerhouse Beijing， led by former NBA star Stephon Marbury， were stunned by Qingdao 84-74 in the 21st round of the 2016-2017 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) action on Sunday.
With two three-pointers from Tian Jiafu， Qingdao established a 18-1 lead and Beijing called two timeouts in the first seven minutes.
Zhang Qingpeng and Sun Yue contributed three-pointers in the second quarter， helping Beijing narrow the gap from 22 points to 13 points.
The difference came to 20 points in the third quarter， as Dominique Joes and Loukas Mavrokefalidis of Qingdao staged nice teamwork.
Beijing managed to cut the deficit to 10 points only one minute left in the last quarter.
Mavrokefalidis， a center from Greece， got a game-high 27 points and nine rebounds， and Joes contributed 15 points. For Beijing， Zhang Qingpeng grabbed 17 points and Marbury added 11 points.
"We lost to Tianjin with big deficit last round. Our players were eager to win tonight， and they did have strong defense and patient teamwork，" said Qingdao coach Gong Xiaobin.
"Mavrokefalidis， who just joined us， did an excellent job and contributed a lot for the team，" Gong added.
In Sunday's other games， Tianjin overwhelmed Bayi 92-80， Liaoning trounced Jiangsu112-97， Jilin defeated Guangzhou 90-81， Shanghai beat Tongxi 117-108， Sichuan smashed Guangsha 123-91， Zhejiang tamed Fujian 120-112， Shandong edged Shanxi 107-104， Guangdong won over Shenzhen 107-100 in overtime， and Xinjiang hammered Aolong 131-99.
MUNICH, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- There is no Chinese citizen killed or injured in the train collision Tuesday in Bad Aibling in the southern German state of Bavaria, officials from the Chinese General Consulate in Munich said Thursday.
Chinese consuls told Xinhua that they have received confirmed information from local police of Rosenheim that not a single Chinese citizen was reported in the incident.
So far, there were 11 dead Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens , whose identities have all been confirmed. Another 82 people were injured, 20 of whom seriously, local police announced Thursday.
At the moment, the incident scene is still being cleared. Passengers of the trains are allowed to get their belongings back, according to an announcement of the police.
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