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  • Kim Jong Un turns to his wife and sister to soften his image

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be trying out a new tactic to boost the image of his authoritarian regime — he’s putting the spotlight on the women in his life. Over the past few months, Kim has increasingly shared the stage with his younger sister, who became an instant […]
  • US-South Korean military exercises to begin April 1

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At a potentially pivotal moment of diplomacy with North Korea, the Pentagon said Monday that annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises that had been postponed for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will begin April 1. In a brief statement, the Pentagon said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his South Korean counterpart, Song Young-moo, agreed […]
  • Evictees from SKorea’s 1st Olympics recall harsh clearings

    BUCHEON, South Korea (AP) — When South Korea previously held the Olympics in 1988, Kim Paolo and some 150 other poor urban residents spent months that year hiding in huge graves of their own making. They were the last among thousands ousted from host city Seoul after losing years-long, pre-Olympic battles against officials, police, construction […]
  • Russia says reinstated by International Olympic Committee

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia says the IOC has reinstated the country to the Olympic movement despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Russia was banned from the Olympics because of a massive doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Games. In quotes carried by the TASS news agency, […]
  • Former UN chief scheduled to speak at Boston College

    NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is making an appearance at Boston College. Ban was South Korea’s foreign minister before serving 10 years as U.N. chief. He’s scheduled to speak Tuesday on “human welfare and global citizenship.” Ban told the U.N. Security Council last week that the “current reconciliatory atmosphere” between North […]
  • Ivanka Trump believes father’s denials of sexual misconduct

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump says she believes her father’s denials of sexual misconduct, arguing that questions to her on the topic are “pretty inappropriate.” Trump serves as a senior adviser in President Donald Trump’s administration and just led the U.S. delegation at the closing ceremony for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. She made the comments […]
  • The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women’s hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy. Seven years after a successful Olympic […]
  • The Latest: Bach hails Koreas cooperation at Olympics

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10 p.m. The IOC president, Thomas Bach, says that by marching together at the Winter Games, athletes from South and North Korea showed they both believe in “a peaceful future.” In his wrap-up speech at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang […]
  • AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 16 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Norway’s Marit Bjoergen closed out a remarkable Olympic career in dominant fashion, winning the gold medal in the women’s 30-kilometer mass start at the Pyeongchang Games. The Russian men’s hockey team captured the gold over Germany with a 4-3 win in overtime. And the Swedish women took home gold in […]
  • Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity’s finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path away from conflict. Senior North Korean […]