Posts Tagged International relations

Beckham’s influence grows as former soccer star turns 40

In this Saturday, May 18, 2013 file photo, Paris Saint-Germain's midfielder David Beckham, center, waves at supporters surrounded by his sons, Brooklyn, second from left, Cruz, left, and Romeo James, right, as he celebrates PSG's French League One title and his final match before retirement, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris.  Beckham turns 40 on Saturday May 2, but since retiring, England’s former captain continues to prosper off the field, where his multi-faceted life centers on celebrity and fashion, but also ambassadorial roles and an ambitious project to create a Miami team in the increasingly popular Major League Soccer. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

PARIS (AP) — David Beckham turns 40 on Saturday and while memories of his playing days with England, Manchester United and Real Madrid fade, he remains a captivating figure of worldwide interest.

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State dinner offers new chef _ and chopsticks for the brave

President Barack Obama introduces Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, as he host him and Abe's wife Akie Abe, right, at the State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s state dinner for the prime minister of Japan offered guests a haiku, some R&B and the specter of chopsticks — for those brave enough to go there.

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