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Sick tricks! Big Air bounds into Olympics on a high note

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From the gold medalist down to the last-place finisher, what the...

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Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ivanka Trump told South Korea’s president on Friday that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program. The daughter of President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. delegation at this weekend’s closing...


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Russians get 1st gold, Germany tops Canada in Olympic hockey

Pyeongchang Olympics Medals Ceremony Figure Skating

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Russians finally won a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Canadian men’s hockey team won’t even get the chance after losing to Germany. Alina Zagitova edged training partner Evgenia Medvedeva on Friday in figure skating, giving the Russians a reason to...


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After outcry, Trump Jr.'s foreign affairs speech changed to 'fireside chat'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - Donald Trump Jr. backed off a planned speech on regional affairs Friday, opting instead for a cozy “fireside chat” on pressures of work and family amid questions over possible conflicts on a trip to promote Trump properties. Trump Jr. arrived in India...


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Pakistan said to be added on terror-financing list from June

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Pakistan will be placed back onto an international terrorism-financing watch list from June, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, a move that may hinder the country’s access to financial markets. The move follows a push from the U.S., U.K., France and...


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A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee’s executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday’s closing ceremony. Russian Bobsled Federation president Alexander...


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With elections to win, one NAFTA team may prefer to keep talking

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Few people are cheering the prospect of several more months of NAFTA talks. Mexico’s ruling party may be among that small group. The country is cranking into campaign mode at the same time as it prepares to host the latest round of trade wrangling next week. That means Mexican...


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Trump Jr: "I love" Indian media, but US media? Not so much

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NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. president’s eldest son heaped praise on the Indian media Friday, and accused American journalists of unfair criticism, as he neared the end of a whirlwind trip across India promoting Trump-brand luxury real estate. Donald Trump Jr. said at an Indian business summit that...


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Pakistan said to be added on terror-financing list from June

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Pakistan will be placed back onto an international terrorism-financing watch list from June, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, a move that may hinder the country’s access to financial markets. Following a push from the U.S., U.K., France and Germany,...


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AP Exclusive: Medal haul well short of USOC projections

Pyeongchang Olympics Medal Projections

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen slide and presented to leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee in a meeting last year. Sports executives in America targeted athletes on Team USA to win 37 medals at the Pyeongchang Games. Heading into the...


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The 'Garlic Girls': South Korean curlers a global sensation

Pyeongchang Olympics Curling Garlic Girls

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Forget Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon. The real rock stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics are a humble group of Korean curlers who have no idea they’ve become a global sensation. They are called the “Garlic Girls,” the South Korean women’s curling team with the fairy-tale...


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