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Rival Koreas gear up for talks this week to ease tension

Rival Koreas gear up for talks this week to ease tension

SEOUL – North and South Korean military officers will meet this week at a truce village on their heavily fortified border in a test of a pledge by the North to ease tension after a major security crisis last year. Regional powers have nudged the rivals to defuse the crisis and restart international talks over the North’s nuclear programme. The two Koreas are still technically at war because an armistice not a treaty ended the 1950-53 Korean War.
The meeting will be the first

Inter give Leonardo flying start, Milan ease clear

ROME – Inter Milan gave new coach Leonardo a flying start to his San Siro career with a 3-1 win at home to Napoli on Thursday as neighbours AC Milan moved five points clear at the top with a 1-0 win at Cagliari. Former Milan boss Leonardo, who replaced Rafael Benitez, saw Thiago Motta grab a brace while Esteban Cambiasso added the other to sink Napoli, who replied through Michele Pazienza.
Inter are still 13 points behind Milan in seventh but they do have two games in hand.

Cole double sinks Fulham to ease pressure on Grant

LONDON – Carlton Cole scored his first ever Premier League double as West Ham eased the pressure on boss Avram Grant with a crucial 3-1 win at Fulham on Sunday.
Grant has been edging closer to the sack in recent weeks as West Ham struggled to climb off the bottom of the Premier League, but the former Chelsea manager earned a stay of execution thanks to Cole’s heroics.
The England striker, recalled as one of Grant’s five changes for the crunch clash, cancelled out an early

Villa sink Albion to ease pressure on Houllier

BIRMINGHAM: Stewart Downing and Emile Heskey eased the pressure on Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier as their goals clinched a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Downing’s first half strike set Villa on their way to only their second win in 11 matches and helped boost Houllier’s popularity levels after his Liverpool love-in.
And Heskey notched a fortunate second ten minutes from time at Villa Park to secure a memorable end to a nightmare seven days for the

Krumm, Mirza ease into quarter-finals

GUANGZHOU: Japanese veteran Kimiko Date Krumm, the 40-year-old top seed, and Indian golden girl Sania Mirza both reached the Asian Games women’s singles quarter-finals on Friday.
Date Krumm, who was the gold medallist at the 1994 Games in Hiroshima, brushed past Hong Kong’s Zhang Ling 6-3, 6-3 while Mirza knocked out Chinese hope Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-2. The unseeded Mirza’s world ranking has slumped to 166 following a series of injuries and she was forced to miss the women’s team

Three-star Brazil ease past Iran

A much changed Brazil from the one that disappointed at the World Cup finals cruised to a 3-0 victory over Iran in an international friendly here on Thursday.
Goals by Daniel Alves, Alexandre Pato and Nilmar were enough to see the Brazilians to an easy win on what was their second appearance in the United Arab Emirates – they walloped the UAE 8-0 in 2005.
Brazil – now under the management of Mano Menezes after Dunga was sacked following their exit in the World Cup