The Latest: Norway wins 2 gold, Canada and Germany share 1

Pyeongchang Olympics-8

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:40 p.m....


Myanmar bulldozes what was left of Rohingya Muslim villages

Myanmar Bulldozing History

BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar’s government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation’s ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority....


UN to vote Saturday on humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

UN Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria until Saturday in hopes of closing a gap over the timing for a halt to fighting. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia has called an immediate cease-fire...


Trump Jr. 'loves' Indian media covering his business visit

India Trump Jr-1

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. president’s son heaped praise on the Indian media and complained of coverage at home, 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 Friday that life since his father’s...


Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn's Olympic career is over

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic career is done. “Whenever I hear anybody say something about this,” Shiffrin said Friday, “it’s like, ‘most likely,‘ ‘probably,‘ ‘maybe,‘ ‘we’ll see,‘ ‘not sure.‘ I’m like, ‘Knowing Lindsey, I don’t...


'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits dog meat farm, adopts puppy

South Korea Kenworthy Korean Dog Rescue

SIHEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Gus Kenworthy stood stone-faced, a shivering black puppy curled in his arms and more scurrying around him on the dirty, uneven cement floor. A few feet away, the pups’ mother barked and paced, eyeing the 2014 Olympic silver medalist while trying not to trip over the...


Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution


BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400. At the United Nations, last-minute negotiations were underway ahead of...


What we know about the shadowy Russian mercenary firm behind an attack on US troops in

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. One of the most complicated episodes in Syria’s ever-twisting war took place on the night of February 7. In that incident, U.S. troops and their Syrian allies near the town of Deir al-Zour were attacked by hundreds of fighters loyal to the Syrian regime. The Americans...


Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea, but Seoul says no meeting with North planned

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SEOUL, South Korea - Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea on Friday night to attend the closing of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with the progressive government in Seoul pulling out all the stops to fete “Assistant Ivanka” - and by extension her father, as well. But...


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

South Korea Ivanka Trump

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...


Nigerians are demanding answers after another potential Boko Haram kidnapping

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It’s been more than three years since Nigeria’s government declared victory over Boko Haram, the Islamic militant group, but that assertion has been put to the test several times in the last few months. In November, Boko Haram terrorists conducted bombings in Nigeria...

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