TEHRAN Men's Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit Shoes Military Blue , April 6 (Xinhua) -- Iran national soccer team will face Mozambique in a friendly match in World Cup preparations, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday.
Iran, which have been drawn in Group F of the 2014 World Cup along with Argentina, Nigeria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, will play Mozambique on May 7 but the place of the match has yet to be announced.
The Asian football team will also take on Belarus Men's Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit Shoes Orange White , Montenegro, and Angola in their pre-tournament camp in Austria in May.
Iran will face Trinidad and Tobago in their final preparation for the 2014 World Cup. The match will be held in Sao Paolo, Brazil on June 8.
Iran will play their first 2014 World Cup group match against Nigeria in Curitiba on June 16.
China beat Australia 3-0 in the Fourth Asian Cup men's volleyball tournament which kicked off in the South Kazakhstan city of Almaty on Monday.
Volleyball players from eight countries participate in the tournament. Group A includes teams of Kazakhstan, Japan, South Korea and India. In Group B there are teams of China, Iran Men's Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit Shoes Electric Lime Black , Australia and Thailand. The quarter-finals will be held on August 22, semi-finals will be held on August 23 and on August 24 there will be the final.
On the first day of competition the Chinese team had a convincing victory over their Australian rivals with a score of 25-21, 25-22, 25-22. On Tuesday, China will take on Iran.
by Xinhua writers Gao Pan, Shi Yingshan
MAUI Men's Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit Shoes Royal Blue White , the United States, July 27 (Xinhua) -- The United States and 11 other countries in the Asia Pacific region are expected to tackle the most difficult outstanding issues for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and substantially conclude the controversial trade talks this week, a leading U.S. trade expert said.
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"Doing so is only the first part of the process, because then they have to go home and have the agreement ratified and approved by their legislatures," said Schott, who is leading the PIIE's work on TPP and watching the trade talks closely.
Talks on the TPP had been stuck for months as other participating countries were reluctant to make major concessions needed to close a deal before the U.S. Congress granted the trade promotion authority, also known as the fast-track authority, to President Barack Obama.
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With the fast track authority in hands by the end of last month following weeks of tough fight in Congress, the Obama administration is stepping up efforts to push for an early conclusion of the Asia-Pacific trade pact.
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said earlier this month that he hoped to finalize the TPP trade deal "in the near term" and send it to Congress for ratification before the end of this year.
"That would be a very ambitious schedule, and more likely it would fall over into early 2016," said Schott.
The TPP, covering about 40 percent of global economy and believed to be the biggest trade agreement in the world in the past two decades, is central to the Obama administration's policy of advancing economic engagement in Asia and writing the rules for international trade in the 21st century.
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One of the highlights of the upcoming four-day trade ministers' meetings is whether the United States and Japan, the two biggest players in the TPP, could complete their bilateral market access negotiations of agriculture and autos, which had stalled overall TPP trade talks.
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One of the sticking points remaining to be resolved in U.S.- Japan bilateral talks is the U.S. demand for an increased access to Japan's rice market. "The expectations is that the Japan will agree to increase the import of rice, perhaps under tariff-free quotas," said Schott, noting that "both sides expect a deal to come together very soon."
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