Canada hopes to claim ice dance gold at Pyeongchang Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Ice Dance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who already have helped Canada win...


As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world’s people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event. The lack of news at home is a stark contrast with how North Korea’s made-for-...


Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby

Ukraine Manafort

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. The U.S. indictment handed up Friday by a grand...


Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire


BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a...


The Mueller indictment mentioned the 'Hapsburg group.' Now European ex-politicians are

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In an indictment updated Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller accused Paul Manafort and Rick Gates of secretly retaining “a group of former senior European politicians to take positions favorable to Ukraine, including by lobbying in the United States.” These former...


Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

Trump Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP...


Anti-government protests now look like an opportunity for Iran's president

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - When Iran’s worst unrest in years broke out in December, the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, saw a rare chance to push for reform. Rouhani had won a second term last year campaigning on a platform for change. But he faced stiff resistance from the...


IOC decision on Russians to come day of closing ceremony

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has left a decision on whether to reinstate Russia to the Pyeongchang Olympics until the day of the closing ceremony. The IOC must announce by Sunday if the Russian Olympic Committee will be readmitted to the Olympic family after...


The Latest: Czech star Ledecka secures rare Olympic double

Pyeongchang Olympics Cross Country Men-14

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic won the second leg of an unprecedented Winter Olympics double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom to pair with her surprise skiing...


Italy's Berlusconi looks set to return as a kingmaker after years in political limbo

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ROME - As recently as last year, Italians had written off Silvio Berlusconi as a political relic. But onstage for a talk show this month ahead of March 4 elections, the 81-year-old media tycoon and former prime minister appeared like a man reborn. “How do I look?” he...


South Korean skater wins silver after team pursuit dispute

Pyeongchang Olympics Speed Skating Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Speedskater Kim Bo-reum has gone from being the target of an online petition calling for her to be expelled from the Pyeongchang Olympics to earning a spot on the medals podium. The South Korean skater took silver in the women’s mass start on the final night of...

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