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The price of chasing a political solution in Syria Russia is absolutely convinced the regime can't possibly prevail by military might and the longer the fighting drags out, the lower the chances of a face-saving settlement.
MANAGER Neil Radigan is expecting Thornaby to produce a face-saving display against Darlington RA tonight after being humiliated 6-0 at home by North Shields on Saturday.
Face-saving pact Moscow has been under intense pressure to urge the leadership of its last Middle East ally to accept a face-saving agreement that would see the rebels assume gradual command as the fighting reaches Damascus itself.
But if Sunderland emerged with a face-saving point, it was the visitors who returned to Tyneside with a moral victory after playing for 65 minutes with a man down following Cheick Tiote's dismissal - the first for a Newcastle player in a competitive derby - for a foul on Steven Fletcher.
His comments are likely to dim Western diplomats' hopes that Moscow is trying to find a face-saving way to drop its support for Assad and accept that he should have no role in a power transition.
Batting first, Parkfield were in deep trouble when they were bowled out for a modest 136 and, but for a face-saving knock of 69 from their number four Kamran Hussain following his 100no on Saturday, their total would have rendered them beyond salvation.
Anthony Stokes grabbed two goals, before Charlie Mulgrew got a face-saving leveller for Celtic.
9%, but demanded face-saving concessions linked to long-term EU spending priorities - including swift talks on a direct tax on citizens to raise EU funds.
ENGLAND'S players will be reminded of the scare they endured in their last meeting with Papua New Guinea to ensure there will be no repeat in tomorrow's face-saving Four Nations clash at Eden Park.
A l e s a n a Tu i l a g i powered through for a face-saving winning try in the 77th minute to finally steer the Tigers to victory at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo.
Meanwhile, Sabine Oweis, editor of AN NAHAR's economic section, said that by accusing Israel of responsibility for Hariri's assassination, Nasrallah has offered a face-saving solution to all local factions for the crisis over the STL's impending indictment.
Trailing by three points deep into injury time and staring humiliation in the face referee Huw Griffiths awarded the Blue and Blacks a face-saving penalty try much to the derision of the huge Bedlinog support in attendance.
More plausible is a theory that it is a face-saving and/or bluffing prop for the North, which must have been humiliated when it did an about-face on declining the corn-aid offer.
Frank Gehry's exit from the project provides the Wiesenthal Center a face-saving way to reconsider its plans, APN concluded