The Left retained its alliance with Duterte despite the president's refusal to release 130 political detainees, whom he called his 'alas' or bargaining chip
in the peace talks, and his government's rejection of the Red's demand for a withdrawal of troops in the countryside in the middle of a ceasefire.
He discovered belatedly that his bargaining chip
could be traded for something else: immunity from American attack.
Amer reportedly confessed to the crime, saying he planned to use the body as a bargaining chip
to secure the release of his brother, Nur al-Din Amer.
BEIRUT: Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun said Tuesday that he agreed to the 1960 electoral law as a "one-time law" and accused the opposition of treating the election law like a bargaining chip
for other gains.
We consider it to be an absolutely counterproductive and dangerous approach since it is unacceptable to use monitors as bargaining chips
," he added.
Khan said the government has used the issue of the reopening of NATO supply routes as a bargaining chip
for getting more money from the U.
Using these benefits as a bargaining chip
and/or reducing payments at will is disgraceful.
Summary: Analysts say North Sudan may use new currencies as bargaining chip
in divvying up oil revenues and other assets as Khartoum remains on US embargo.
Republican lawmakers have used the pact as a political bargaining chip
, threatening to block the confirmation of a new commerce secretary and hold up final passage of another deal with South Korea if the administration did not seal a deal with Colombia, as well as another pending agreement with Panama.
Analysts say the sentences appeared unusually harsh and seemed to back up views that the journalists could be used as a bargaining chip
by the North in its nuclear standoff with the US.
The Boston Globe says Russia is using Iran as a bargaining chip
as it seeks to block anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe and renegotiate several key arms deals.
Gers had hoped they could use Daniel Cousin, a former target for Hodgson, as a bargaining chip
but the manager said: "I'm not interested in him.
BTA has become an important bargaining chip
during the renewal process of many group-life programs.
Paulson theoretically believes tax increases at the highest bracket may be necessary as a bargaining chip
to achieve a bipartisan grand compromise on deficit reduction on Capitol Hill.
And the Belgian giants are ready to use their Polish defender Michal Zewlakow - a long-time Jambos target - as a bargaining chip