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Olympics diplomacy could solve the Korea crisis

Olympics diplomacy will get its day, even if it comes beneath the shadow of the North Korean nuclear program.

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Aside from Trump limelight, Davos discreetly pushes peace talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will hog the limelight at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos next week, but behind the scenes some of the world's leading diplomats will be working on some of humanity's knottiest conflicts.

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Canada's Virtue and Moir named flag bearers for Pyeongchang Olympics

TORONTO (Reuters) - Olympic gold medal ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will carry Canada's flag into the opening ceremonies of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)announced on Tuesday.

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Olympics: A level playing field, with pebbles

MAUCHLINE, Scotland (Reuters) - Mark Callan recoils at the idea of a Zamboni ever being driven out onto one of his curling sheets.

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Palestinians see Gaza peace dividend pass them by

GAZA (Reuters) - Life began to look up for Gaza's Palestinians when reconciliation between its Hamas Islamist rulers and the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority in October brought a drop in crippling prices.

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Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government’s peace-making plans.

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Olympics: Norwegian biathlete Bjoerndalen misses out on Games selection

(Reuters) - Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time, will not take part in this year's Games in Pyeongchang after missing out on selection for the team, the Norwegian Biathlon Association said on Monday.

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North Korean orchestra to perform in South during Olympics amid easing tensions

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea agreed during rare talks on Monday to send a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, Seoul said, amid easing tensions after a months-long standoff over the North's weapons programs.

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Will Kim Jong Un's favorite band attend the Olympics?

Two weeks ago, the two Koreas weren't even talking.

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Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul's unification ministry said, as months-long tensions over the North's weapons programs ease.

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North Korea requests talks on Olympics with South on Jan. 17: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has requested working talks on sending its athletes to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics be held on Jan. 17 at the truce village of Panmunjom, the South's unification ministry said in a mobile text message.

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Peace efforts can only resume under international mediation: Abbas

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a U.S. role in such a panel.

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Figure skating: Chan and Daleman win at Canadian titles as Olympics loom

(Reuters) - Patrick Chan won the Canadian figure skating championships men's title for the 10th time on Saturday, while Gabrielle Daleman celebrated her 20th birthday by winning the women's competition.

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Causes of False Missile Alerts: The Sun, the Moon and a 46-Cent Chip

Every decade since the dawn of the nuclear age has seen its share of erroneous alarms, experts said. We revisit a few of them.

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Olympics Officials Discuss a Potential First: A Unified Korean Hockey Team

South Korea proposed that the two Koreas field a joint women’s hockey team at the Pyeongchang Games next month. North Korea wouldn’t say whether it supported the idea.

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South Korea says North Korea suggested talks to send performance group to winter olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unification ministry said on Saturday that North Korea has proposed working-level talks on the prospects of sending its performance 'art' group to the winter olympics held in the South.

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Factbox: Mascots at Winter Olympics through the years

(Reuters) - A list of the mascots for the Winter Olympics from 1968-2018:

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South Korea proposes talks on North Korea's participation in winter Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has proposed holding working-level talks with North Korea on the latter's participation in the winter Olympics set for next month, the south's unification ministry said on Friday.

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South Korea eyes combined women's ice hockey team with North for winter Olympics: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is seeking to form a united women's ice hockey team with North Korea to participate in next month's Winter Olympics being hosted by the South, a senior Seoul official told Yonhap news agency on Friday.

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A Blue Sky in Beijing? It’s Not a Fluke, Says Greenpeace

The advocacy group says air quality has drastically improved in several northeastern Chinese cities, but regions far from the capital have not seen the same results.

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Russians may be planning hack to cast shadow on Olympics: researchers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Virginia-based cybersecurity firm said on Thursday it had found early indications that Russia-based hackers may be planning attacks against anti-doping agencies in retaliation for Russia's exclusion from next month's Winter Olympic Games.

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NBC expects ad sales record with Super Bowl, Olympics

(Reuters) - U.S. broadcaster NBC said on Thursday it expected to hit ad sales records for the Super Bowl and Olympic Winter Games, both of which it will air next month, showing that advertisers are hungry for live events that draw viewers on a real-time basis.

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Olympics: Canada sends out NHL castaways to chase gold hat-trick

(Reuters) - Canada unveiled a mostly unknown collection of National Hockey League castaways on Thursday as the men's national team that will try to bring home a third consecutive Olympic gold medal from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

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Olympics: United States embraces technology to bridge funding gap

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States may have claimed at least nine gold medals in each of the last four Winter Olympics, yet remarkably, all of this success has been achieved without government funding.

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China's Xi supports progress in inter-Korean talks: South Korea's Blue House

SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday welcomed recent progress in inter-Korean talks during a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's office said.

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Last-minute North Korean visit sends Olympics planners scrambling

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's late announcement it will send a large delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea has eased concerns over any Pyongyang threat during the games, but it does create headaches for planners over accommodations and security.

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Olympics: Pyeongchang favorite Kingsbury sets moguls record

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic moguls favorite Mikael Kingsbury continued his terrific run of form on Wednesday by sealing a record 47th career World Cup title at Deer Valley.

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PM to Trump: Don't miss good opportunity

President Trump told reporters he still supports his decision to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement, while the Norwegian Prime Minister told the President that environmental regulations are one of the reasons for the US economic surplus.

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Vice President Pence to lead U.S. delegation to Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.

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The challenge of turning inter-Korean thaw into longer-term detente

SEOUL (Reuters) - A day of smiles and jokes at the first inter-Korean talks in two years quickly evaporated Tuesday night when the North's chief negotiator threatened to walk out after the South Korean side brought up Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.

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North Korean Olympics representative arrives at IOC headquarters

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - North Korea's representative on the International Olympic Committee arrived at IOC headquarters on Wednesday, a day after Pyongyang said it would send a large delegation to next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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Winter Olympics medal predictions

Look away now Russia.

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South Korea's Moon says Trump deserves 'big' credit for North Korea talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued.

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South Korea's Moon says can never give up goal of denuclearizing Korean peninsula

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday denuclearizing the Korean peninsula is an aim that cannot be abandoned, but also that he did not want the immediate reunification of North and South Korea.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Winter Olympics, Macron, H&M: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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In rare inter-Korean talks, North pledges 'invaluable' gift

SEOUL (Reuters) - The last North Korean to cross this heavily militarized border was shot by his own comrades, and barely escaped with his life.

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South Korea says will consider temporary lifting of sanctions against North Korea to facilitate Winter Olympics participation

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Tuesday it will consider a temporary lifting of sanctions against North Korea if it is necessary to facilitate the visit of North Koreans to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.

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North Korea to send athletes to Winter Olympics

North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, the first notable breakthrough to come out of a face-to-face meeting Tuesday between North and South Korean officials.

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Look Who’s Coming to the Olympics

North Korea has agreed to send athletes to the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, but the Olympics have long been a window into geopolitics between the two sides.

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North Korea to send athletes, cheer squad to Winter Olympics: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, according to a senior South Korean official.

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North, South Korea begin talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea kicked off their first formal talks in more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics helps break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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Olympics: IOC extends North Korea deadline for Pyeongchang Games

BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has extended the deadline for registration of North Korean athletes for the Pyeongchang winter Olympics and is planning more talks with all sides, it said on Monday

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Big air snowboarding looks to thrill on Olympics debut

LONDON (Reuters) - The newest Olympic sport should prove to be a crowd-pleaser straight away.

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Olympics: Figure skating-Chen, Rippon and Zhou make U.S. team

(Reuters) - Twice national champion Nathan Chen will lead America's men's figure skating team at next month's Winter Olympics, U.S. Figure Skating announced on Sunday.

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Queen of the Luge, Geisenberger eyes more Olympics gold

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Four years on from her double Olympic gold medal success in Sochi and German luger Natalie Geisenberger shows no signs of slowing down.

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Swede Samuelsson sets sights on biathlon team medal at Olympics

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - After winning rookie of the year honors in his first season, biathlete Sebastian Samuelsson has set his sights on winning a medal in the relay with the Swedish team at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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Biathlon aiming to woo more fans in Pyeongchang Olympics

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - With a record number of viewers having watched some thrilling action the 2017 World Championships, the sport of biathlon is in rude health and aiming to win even more fans during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Olympics: Japan seek to recreate Sapporo ski jump joy

TOKYO (Reuters) - With a total of 11 medals, including three golds, ski jumping has provided rich pickings at the Winter Olympics for Japan, and the Games in Pyeongchang will provide another chance for them to excel in front of a prime-time Asian audience.

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Olympics: Langton looks for glory after Holcomb death

(Reuters) - United States bobsledder Steve Langton, a double Olympic bronze medalist in Sochi four years ago, thought his success in Russia was the perfect way to bow out of the sport.

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North Korea official says likely to participate in Winter Olympics: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's representative at the International Olympic Committee said the country expects to send a figure skating pair to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month, Japan's Kyodo News reported on Saturday.

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U.N. to investigate deaths of Tanzanian peacekeepers in Congo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations will investigate an attack in Congo last month that killed 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement on Friday.

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Freestyle Skiing: Williams hoping for last chance at Olympics, yet heart remains in backcountry

LONDON (Reuters) - While many athletes dream of competing at successive Winter Olympics, American freestyle skier McRae Williams knows that at the age of 27, next month's Games in Pyeongchang could be his first and last shot at Olympic glory.

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The supermoon caused the perfect celestial storm

Call it the perfect storm.

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Olympics: Dutch IOC member Eurlings resigns over assault claims

LONDON (Reuters) - Dutchman Camiel Eurlings has resigned as his country's representative on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following allegations of domestic violence in 2015.

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Olympics: Figureskating - Virtue and Moir continue to shine on second coming

TORONTO (Reuters) - Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took ice dancing gold at their first Olympics in Vancouver eight years ago and silver in their second at Sochi in 2014 before hanging up their skates, certain they had achieved all they could.

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US, South Korea to suspend military drills during Olympics

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to delay their regular joint military drills during the Winter Olympic Games in February, Korea's presidential office said Thursday.

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South Korea's President Moon meets former 'comfort women'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday met women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels, days after their plight again cast a shadow over relations with Japan.

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Nobel peace laureate Ebadi urges Iranians to keep up protests

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has urged the people of Iran to engage in civil disobedience and press on with nationwide protests that are posing the boldest challenge to its leaders since pro-reform unrest in 2009.

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South Korea's President Moon to meet former 'comfort women'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will on Thursday meet women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels, days after their plight has again cast a shadow over ties between South Korea and Japan.

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Poland's far-right: opportunity and threat for ruling PiS

WARSAW (Reuters) - When activists from eastern Poland traveled to Warsaw to join a far-right march, the local mayor from the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) paid for some of their travel.

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North Korea to open hotline with South to discuss Olympics

North Korea says it will open its hotline to South Korea for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday at 3.00 p.m local time (1:30 a.m. ET).

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On Olympics: Nathan Chen Has Taken the Quad to a New Level. Is It Good for Figure Skating?

Chen, the 18-year-old American sensation, is the first to complete the difficult jump five times in a four-and-a-half-minute routine, but some worry it is dulling the sport.

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Rocket Launches and Trips to the Moon We’re Looking Forward To in 2018

The launch of a new rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and moon landings by India, China and private companies could occur this year, but no one is sure when.

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South Korea offers talks with North ahead of Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs, a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with "mass producing" nuclear warheads.

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South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs, a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with "mass producing" nuclear warheads.

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Moon: Olympics an opportunity for inter-Korean peace

Paula Hancocks asks South Korea President Moon Jae-in about the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics and how they can provide an opportunity for inter-Korean peace.

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Israel raises threshold to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians, who want the eastern part of the city for a future independent state.

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South Korea's Moon says better inter-Korean relations linked to resolving North Korea nuclear issue

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the improvement of inter-Korean relations was linked to resolving North Korea's nuclear program, a day after the North offered talks with Seoul but was steadfast on its nuclear ambitions.

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2018 kicks off with 'wolf moon'

According to NASA, January's first full moon -- nicknamed a wolf moon -- will take place on January 1 and it will be a supermoon. During these events, the moon generally appears to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon.

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Don't extinguish migrants' hopes, Pope says on World Day of Peace

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis described migrants and refugees as the world's "weakest and most needy" on Monday, using his traditional New Year's address to "give voice" to people he has urged leaders to do more to help.

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On Olympics: Where Are the American Women in Olympic Figure Skating?

Once dominant, they have not won a medal in the singles competition since 2006. Expectations are low that they will win any at the Games in February.

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BRIEF-FC Global Realty- On Dec 22 Entered Into A Securities Purchase Agreement With Opportunity Fund I-SS

* FC GLOBAL REALTY- ON DEC 22 ENTERED INTO A SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH OPPORTUNITY FUND I-SS, LLC - SEC FILING

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Olympics: Ice hockey without borders, Canada gives Korea an assist

SEOUL (Reuters) - What does it mean to represent your country at the Olympics? For Brock Radunske, the question has some nuance given the towering, blond-haired Canadian will be suiting-up for South Korea at the 2018 Winter Games.

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Three women set to make Olympics history

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First supermoon of 2018 on New Year's

There will be more than just fireworks lighting up the night sky this New Year's.

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South Korea's Moon says 2015 'comfort women' agreement with Japan 'flawed'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that a 2015 agreement with Japan over South Korean "comfort women" was seriously flawed and urged follow-up measures to resolve the contentious issue.

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Olympics: Evacuation plans in place for U.S. skiers, boarders

(Reuters) - United States Ski & Snowboard have emergency evacuation plans in place for athletes, coaches and officials should a "nightmare scenario" unfold during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the head of Global Rescue told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The 2018 Winter Olympics Are Already Tainted

With the Olympic committee’s weak punishment against Russia, asterisks might apply to medals at the Games.

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Get used to drills, China tells Taiwan; Taipei says it seeks peace

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will gradually get used to Chinese air force drills that encircle the island, China said on Wednesday, while Taiwan's premier reiterated the self-ruled island's desire for peaceful relations with its giant neighbor.

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Liberian Runoff Could Mark First Peaceful Transition of Power Since 1944

In a presidential runoff, voters are choosing between a soccer star, George Weah, and Vice President Joseph Boakai, to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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On Christmas Day, Pope Francis Prays for Peace in an Uneasy World

The pope’s Urbi et Orbi address read like a litany of global conflicts, with remarks noting tensions in the Middle East, Europe and beyond.

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Trump's Christmas wish: 'We've got prosperity. Now we want peace'

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - On Christmas Eve, U.S. President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from Santa, and revealing what was on his own wish list.

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Congo Republic signs peace accord with 'Ninja' rebels

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - The government of Congo Republic on Saturday agreed a ceasefire with rebels in the southeast region of Pool, halting a 15-year conflict that rights groups say has cost dozens of lives and forced tens of thousands to flee.

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Franciscan monks put baby Jesus on bed of bullets to press for peace

ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) - Franciscan monks have put the baby Jesus in a crib made of bullet shells in a yearly "provocation" nativity scene designed to draw attention to those suffering in the world.

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South Korea weighs support for tougher sanctions on North as it seeks Olympics peace

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean officials signaled support for a U.S.-drafted U.N. resolution designed to toughen sanctions on North Korea, even as Seoul seeks to delay joint military exercises with the United States to attract the North to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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South Korean city cancels Olympics celebration as it mourns blaze victims

SEOUL (Reuters) - The small South Korean city of Jecheon was reeling Friday, a day after a fire ripped through an eight-storey building, killing at least 29 people, mostly women trapped in a sauna, on what should have been a day of celebration ahead of the Winter Olympics.

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Peace on Earth? Not during New York suburbs' Christmas light wars

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. homeowners festooning their front lawns with thousands of twinkling lights, massive inflated Santas, candy canes and reindeer to spark smiles are instead igniting ornament wars, enraging neighbors over traffic, pollution and safety concerns.

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U.N.'s de Mistura: Next Syria peace talks in Geneva in January

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.N. special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he planned to organize a next round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva in the second half of January.

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Olympics: Speelman keeps Pyeongchang dream alive

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Sive Speelman is more determined than ever to become South Africa’s first black alpine skier at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year having been prevented from competing in Sochi by his own Games Committee.

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Olympics: Bobsleigh - The push for Pyeongchang starts on concrete

BATH, England (Reuters) - The push for Winter Olympic glory becomes concrete right from the start for Britain's aspiring bobsleigh and skeleton athletes.

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Russia's Bosco wants brand disassociated from Winter Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bosco, the exclusive supplier of clothing to the International Olympic Committee from next year, will ask the IOC not to use its brand at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Mikhail Kusnirovich, board head for the group, told Reuters.

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Russia's Bosco, official clothes supplier to International Olympic Committee, wants brand disassociated from Winter Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bosco, the exclusive supplier of clothing to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from next year, will ask the IOC not to use its brand at the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Mikhail Kusnirovich, board head for the group, told Reuters.

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South Korea says delay in military drills aimed only at ensuring peaceful Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean officials said on Wednesday a proposed delay in military drills with the United States was aimed at ensuring a peaceful 2018 Winter Olympics, not ending the North Korean missile crisis, as relations with China suffered new setbacks.

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Olympics: IOC sanctions Slovenian from Vancouver Games re-tests

BERLIN (Reuters) - Slovenian biathlete Teja Gregorin was sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after re-tests of samples showed she had used banned substances during the 2010 Vancouver winter Olympics.

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U.S. seeks ship ban over North Korea violations, Moon postponing drills

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has called on the U.N. Security Council to blacklist 10 ships for circumventing sanctions on North Korea, documents showed on Tuesday, while South Korea's President suggested delaying military exercises with Washington to ease tensions ahead of next year's Winter Olympics.

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U.S. seeks ship ban over North Korea violations, Moon proposes curtailing drills

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has called on the U.N. Security Council to blacklist 10 ships for circumventing sanctions on North Korea, documents showed on Tuesday, while South Korea's President suggested curtailing military exercises with Washington to ease tensions ahead of next year's Winter Olympics.

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Assad says France sponsors terrorism, cannot talk about peace

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al Assad attacked France on Tuesday, accusing it of supporting bloodshed in his country making it unfit to talk about a peace settlement.

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Russian bobsledder Voevoda banned for life from Olympics

ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian bobsledder Alexey Voevoda has been given a life ban from the Olympics for anti-doping violations at the Sochi Games where he won two gold medals, the International Olympic Committee IOC) said on Monday.

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South Sudan rebels accuse army of attack as peace talks restart

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels accused the government army of attacking one of their bases overnight as a new round of peace talks between the warring sides opened in the Ethiopian capital on Monday.

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Germany ties Iraq aid to peaceful resolution of conflict with Kurds

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants to continue support for Iraq and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government, but that aid depends on peaceful efforts to solve the conflict between the two sides, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday.

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From life as thugs to baking, El Salvador's ex-gang members seek peace

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Gang life in the poor Central American country of El Salvador is hard, but for a dozen former members of the feared 18th Street Gang, building a new life outside is no less difficult.

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U.N. calls Syria talks a 'big missed opportunity', seeks new ideas

GENEVA (Reuters) - A round of Syria peace talks that ended on Thursday was a big missed opportunity but there may more talks next month if ideas can be found to encourage President Bashar al-Assad's government to engage, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said.

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UPDATE 2-South Korea's Moon tries K-Pop and TV stars in China charm offensive

* Charm offensive includes K-Pop and TV stars (Adds memorandum on trade agreement)

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South Korea's Moon tries K-Pop and TV stars in China charm offensive

SEOUL, Dec 14 (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will unveil an array of TV talent and K-Pop celebrities at events, including a state dinner, in China on Thursday as he attempts to smooth out a year of difficult diplomacy with a star-laden charm offensive.

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Putin must nudge Syria into U.N. peace deal, mediator says

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura urged Russia on Wednesday to convince its ally the Syrian government of the need to clinch a peace deal to end the nearly seven-year-old war.

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Ice Hockey: Russia's hockey league gives blessing for players to compete as neutrals at Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) said on Wednesday it was in favor of its players competing at the Pyeongchang winter Olympics after Moscow agreed to let Russian athletes take part as neutrals.

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Palestinian leader says Trump's Jerusalem 'crime' prevents U.S. peace role

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks.

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Pakistani court summons police in case of missing peace activist

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani court on Wednesday summoned a police officer investigating the case of a missing peace activist who is believed to have been kidnapped by unidentified men this month.

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Doping: Russia backs athletes wanting to take part in Winter Olympics

Russian athletes wanting to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea will have the unanimous support of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the body said Tuesday.

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Russian Olympic Committee proposes backing Russian athletes to attend Winter Olympics: draft

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Olympic Committee proposes supporting Russian athletes to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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South Korea's Moon, China's Xi to talk North Korea, trade in Beijing summit

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Reining in North Korea's nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in's agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a furious row with China over Seoul's deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.

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Trump Announces That the Moon Is Astronauts’ Next Destination

The presidential directive called for partnership with other nations and commercial companies but did not offer details about schedule or cost.

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Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

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Trump starts process of sending Americans back to moon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

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Trump wants US to go back to the moon

President Donald Trump wants to send astronauts where no man has gone before.

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Olympics: Don't underestimate me, Vonn warns young athletes

(Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is warning young athletes in next year's Pyeongchang winter Olympic Games not to underestimate the older competitors.

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Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said.

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ITU launches mixed relay triathlon series ahead of Olympics

(Reuters) - The International Triathlon Union (ITU) launched a mixed relay series on Monday to give athletes more ways to earn qualification points for the mixed relay at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and broaden the sport's appeal.

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Russians want to compete at Olympics, even as neutrals, says official

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Most Russian athletes want to go to next year's Winter Olympic Games even though they would have to compete as neutrals, an official of the country's Olympic committee said on Monday.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Bitcoin, Nobel Peace Prize: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Nikki Haley on Jerusalem decision: This will move ball forward for peace

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital would "move the ball forward" in the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Nobel peace laureate group urges nuclear powers to adopt ban-the-bomb treaty

OSLO (Reuters) - The leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday urged nuclear nations to adopt a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent "the end of us".

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Nobel peace laureate group tells U.S., North Korea to negotiate

OSLO (Reuters) - A survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and the leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday urged the United States and North Korea to tone down their rhetoric and negotiate together to avoid a nuclear strike.

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Olympics: USOC says all systems go for Pyeongchang

(Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee on Friday said it will send a full team to compete at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February despite mixed messages this week from the White House about whether the U.S. would participate.

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Rebels kill 15 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organization in recent history.

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Despite furor over Jerusalem move, Saudis seen on board with U.S. peace efforts

BEIRUT/RIYADH/AMMAN (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia pulled no punches when it condemned President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But Palestinian officials say Riyadh has also been working for weeks behind the scenes to press them to support a nascent U.S. peace plan.

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At Least 12 U.N. Peacekeepers Are Killed in Congo

The killings of peacekeepers from Tanzania on Thursday night was one of the deadliest assaults against the organization’s forces.

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Rebels kill 14 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Rebels killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in Congo and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday the attack that targeted troops from Tanzania was the worst in recent history.

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Fourteen peacekeepers, five Congo soldiers, killed in Congo attack: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Suspected militiamen killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and five Congolese soldiers in an attack on a United Nations base in eastern Congo on Thursday night, the U.N. mission said on Friday.

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14 UN peacekeepers killed in Congo attack

At least 14 United Nations peacekeepers were killed and 40 others were wounded in an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to two UN officials. The incident took place in North Kivu, located in the eastern part of the country.

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'Large number' of peacekeepers killed and wounded in Congo: U.N. official

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A "large number" of U.N. peacekeepers were killed or wounded in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province late on Thursday, a senior U.N. official said on Twitter on Friday.

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Russian speaker says lawmakers should shun Olympics if no national flag: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers should not attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics to support athletes unless they are competing under the Russian flag, the Interfax news agency quoted Russian parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin as saying on Friday.

Jerusalem (Israel) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: There Was No Peace Process for Trump to Destroy

The president’s Jerusalem statement was reckless but better than peace-talk blather.

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Japanese shares rally, bitcoin shoots for the moon

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as investors awaited major economic data from China and the United States while marveling at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Japanese shares rally, bitcoin shoots for the moon

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as investors awaited major economic data from China and the United States while marvelling at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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U.S expects to participate in Winter Olympics - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday said the United States looks forward to participating in the Olympics Winter Games in South Korea in February, after questions arose about security in the neighbor to North Korea, which has recently ramped up weapons testing.

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Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Warren Moon denies harassment claim

(Reuters) - Professional football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon denied accusations of sexual harassment by a woman who was an executive assistant to the former National Football League player at the sports marketing firm he co-founded.

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Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Warren Moon accused of sexual harassment

(Reuters) - Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked for the former National Football League player's sports marketing firm.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Nikki Haley Calls U.S Presence at South Korea Olympics an ‘Open Question’

The American envoy to the United Nations expressed concerns about whether tensions on the Korean Peninsula could pose a threat to athletes.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can Trump Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Probably not — but that’s because for the foreseeable future, no one can.

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Syrian govt delegation to return to Geneva on Sunday for peace talks: SANA

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's negotiating team is set to arrive in Geneva on Sunday to participate in peace talks, Syria's state news agency SANA reported on Thursday, quoting a foreign ministry source.

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PLO calls move a death knell for the peace process

Top Palestinian officials condemned US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the decision would bolster extremists' calls for holy wars and delegitimize the United States as an arbiter in the peace process.

Nobel Prizes nytimes.com

Right-Wing Populist Is Blocked From Joining Nobel Peace Prize Committee

The politician, Carl I. Hagen, opposes immigration and Islam, denies climate change and supports President Trump.

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Haley: Open question if US athletes can attend Olympics

Whether US athletes will be able to attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remains an "open question," US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday night.

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Analysis: For Palestinians, Trump's move ends the peace process

At the UN General Assembly in September, US President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a joint appearance before the world's media.

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Roche to seize leap-frog opportunity in lung cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - After lagging rivals in cancer immunotherapies, Swiss drugmaker Roche hopes to leap-frog into the lead in the biggest market, tackling previously untreated lung cancer.

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UPDATE 1-Roche to seize leap-frog opportunity in lung cancer

* Roche CEO sees shake-out in crowded cancer R&D field (Adds sales forecasts, further details)

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Tillerson takes tough line on Russia, open to peacekeepers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday there could be no normal relations with Russia until Moscow ended its support for separatists in Ukraine and returned Crimea, in comments likely to reassure Western allies.

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U.S., France urge Russia to "deliver" Assad delegation to Syria peace talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and France called on Russia on Wednesday to deliver the delegation of President Bashar al-Assad to Syria peace talks in Geneva after discussions on ending the six-year war resumed with no sign of the government attending.

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Tillerson: Good opportunity for peace

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Trump administration still believes there's a very good opportunity for peace in the Mideast.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Tillerson Says Trump Remains Committed to Mideast Peace

Before an announcement expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed reassurances about the consequences of the decision.

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Assad's delegation stays away from Syria peace talks

GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Talks on ending the six-year war in Syria resumed on Wednesday with no sign of President Bashar al-Assad's delegation returning to the negotiations in Geneva after they walked out last week.

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Britain urges U.S. to come forward with Mideast peace plan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on the United States on Wednesday to present its proposal to revive the Middle East peace process "as a matter of priority."

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Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Says Russia Meddled in the Olympics — and the Election

Mr. Meyers and other late-night hosts took on the news that Russia had been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Games because of doping.

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Russia ban adds to South Korea's Winter Olympics woes

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Olympics: Russia doping culture will take years to change - whistleblower

(Reuters) - Russia's doping "culture" will take years to change, regardless of the nation's ban from the Winter Olympics, whistle-blower Vitaly Stepanov said on Tuesday.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Does President Trump Want to Negotiate Middle East Peace?

Moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem is almost certain to anger the Palestinians and most Arab nations.

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Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of suspensions for the country's athletes in recent months.

Doping (Sports) nytimes.com

On Olympics: Did Russia Get Off Easy in Olympic Ban? Read the Fine Print

The I.O.C. declined an outright ban and provisions to invite athletes “clean” of doping, and permitting a uniform with the Russia name, show key concessions.

Olympic Games nytimes.com

Banned From Winter Olympics, Russia Faces Greatest Sports Crisis Since Soviet Era

The decision carries the whiff of history, although back then the conflicts were rooted in political ideology rather than performance-enhancing drugs.

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Olympics, Jerusalem, John Conyers: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Olympics: Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of bans for the country's athletes in recent months.

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Olympics: Russia banned from Pyeongchang Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Winter Olympics, Yemen: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

The country’s extensive, state-backed doping program results in penalties without precedent. The Russian Federation will not participate, though individual athletes may.

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Olympics: IOC sees more than 20,000 drugs tests in Pyeongchang lead-up

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - More than 20,000 doping tests will have been conducted by the start of next year's Pyeongchang winter Olympics as the International Olympic Committee's pre-Games testing program hopes to root out cheats in advance, it said on Tuesday.

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Pakistani peace activist reported missing, police say

Karachi, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani peace activist has been reported missing over the weekend from eastern city of Lahore, police and one of his friends said on Tuesday.

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Russia banned from Winter Olympics

"Clean" Russian athletes will be "invited" to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year, though they will be required to compete under the Olympic flag.

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Olympics: Flourishing ESports eye Games link for extra boost

BERLIN (Reuters) - Booming eSports do not need the Olympics to maintain their explosive growth but a link with the world's biggest multi-sports event would validate gaming worldwide and give the Games a much-needed younger audience, industry leaders said.

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

On Olympics: I.O.C.’s Dilemma: What Would the Winter Games Be Without Russia?

The novelistic saga of Russia’s systematic doping at the Olympics will reach a climax with a decision Tuesday on its participation in the 2018 Winter Games.

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Olympics: Pyeongchang should be Russia-free, says Tallent

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Having felt "angry" to have to compete with Russian dopers, Australia's race walking champion Jared Tallent hopes the International Olympic Committee will heed calls from clean athletes to exclude the nation from the Winter Games.

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Sierra Leone "Peace Diamond" sells for $6.5 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sierra Leone sold one of the world's largest uncut diamonds for $6.5 million at a New York auction on Monday to raise funds for development projects in the West African country.

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Somalia's peacekeeping mission could be hurt by cut in force size: mission chief

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The African Union's plan to trim its Somalia peacekeeping force (AMISOM) will hurt the mission unless extra equipment is found to offset the troop decrease, the mission's leader told Reuters on Monday.

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Micro-lender China Rapid Finance spots opportunity in new rules

BEIJING (Reuters) - China Rapid Finance will make any adjustments needed to its business practices and the fees it charges in response to Bejing's new requirements to clean up fast-growing online micro-lenders, its chief executive Zane Wang said on Monday.

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Russia says no plan to boycott Olympics after doping scandal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has no plan to boycott the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) imposes restrictions on the country's participation over alleged state-sponsored doping, the Kremlin said on Monday.

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Kremlin says no plan to boycott Olympics because of doping scandal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday it is not discussing a possible boycott by Moscow of the 2018 Winter Olympic in Pyeongchang if the International Olympic Committee decides to ban Russia from the Games over alleged state-sponsored doping.

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Photos: 2017 supermoon around the world

Palestinians nytimes.com

Talk of a Peace Plan That Snubs Palestinians Roils Middle East

A plan that the Saudi crown prince was said to foist on the Palestinians would offer them limited sovereignty and deny them Jerusalem as the capital.

Kushner, Jared nytimes.com

Jared Kushner Calls Mideast Peace ‘Achievable’ as Jerusalem Debate Simmers

At a Middle East policy conference, Mr. Kushner said he was optimistic, despite tension over President Trump’s reported plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Biles ready for new role at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

(Reuters) - Simone Biles recently resumed training for the first time in over a year with her eyes set squarely on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where one of the greatest gymnasts of all time expects to be a mentor on the U.S. team.

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The only supermoon of 2017 is coming

On Sunday, stargazers, astronomers and curious sky-watchers will get a chance to witness the first and only supermoon of 2017.

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UPDATE 1-Slim's America Movil acquires some 2018-2024 Olympics TV rights

MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Mexican telecommunications firm America Movil said on Thursday that it had acquired the rights to show the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024 in some Latin American countries, marking the company's latest bid to boost its presence in television.

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Unstoppable Venus sets sights on 2020 Olympics

(Reuters) - Evergreen American Venus Williams has dismissed any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon, saying she is eager to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Pope calls for peace in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on the people of Myanmar on Wednesday to embrace peace and reconciliation as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic conflicts and communal strife.

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Syrian government team to arrive in Geneva for peace talks on Wednesday

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - A Syrian government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday, a day later than expected, to attend peace talks being held there this week, Syrian state news agency SANA said.

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In Myanmar, Francis Calls for Peace but Doesn’t Say ‘Rohingya’

Rights advocates had hoped the pope would specifically denounce the military’s campaign of violence against the Muslim ethnic group.

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Colombia's congress approves peace tribunals for ex FARC rebels

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's lower house of congress late on Monday backed a bill to regulate transitional justice under the nation's peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels, including special tribunals that will try guerrilla leaders for war crimes.

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U.N. asks Brazil for peacekeepers for Central African Republic

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United Nations has asked Brazil to send troops to join its peace mission in the Central African Republic, said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the U.N.'s head of peacekeeping operations, in an interview on Monday.

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Little prospect of Syria peace progress seen in Geneva talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A breakthrough in U.N.-backed Syria peace talks in Geneva this week seems hardly more likely than in seven failed earlier rounds as President Bashar al-Assad pushes for total military victory and his opponents stick by their demand he leave power.

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Little prospect of Syria peace progress in Geneva talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A breakthrough in U.N.-backed Syria peace talks in Geneva this week seems no more likely than in seven earlier rounds as President Bashar al-Assad pushes for total military victory and his opponents stick by their demand he leave power.

Ledecka, Ester nytimes.com

On Olympics: Skiing or Snowboarding? Ester Ledecka Chose Both

Ledecka, a 22-year-old Czech, is attempting to become the first athlete to compete in skiing and snowboarding at the Olympics.

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Militants kill Egyptian U.N. peacekeeper in Central African Republic

DAKAR (Reuters) - Suspected Christian militias killed an Egyptian U.N. peacekeeper and wounded three others in an attack in southern Central African Republic on Sunday, the United Nations said in a statement.

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Strikes kill 57 in Syria before peace talks

Airstrikes and shelling killed at least 57 people Sunday in two separate towns in Syria, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR).

Moon nytimes.com

If No One Owns the Moon, Can Anyone Make Money Up There?

Ambiguities in the 50-year-old Outer Space Treaty may be getting in the way of entrepreneurs seeking opportunities elsewhere in our solar system.

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Trump to speak with Turkey's Erdogan on peace efforts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he will speak with President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey later on Friday to discuss Middle East peace efforts.

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Three U.N. peacekeepers, one Malian soldier killed in joint operation

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Three United Nations peacekeepers and one Malian soldier were killed and several others were wounded on Friday in an attack by unidentified assailants in northeastern Mali, the U.N. mission there said.

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Philippines' Duterte ditches peace process with Maoist rebels

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated the on-again, off-again peace talks with Maoist-led rebels as hostilities have continued despite the negotiations, the president's spokesman said on Friday.

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Merkel ally calls Russia's new Syrian peace push "height of cynicism"

BERLIN (Reuters) - A top member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Thursday dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin's push to host a new Syrian peace process with the backing of Iran and Turkey, calling it "the height of cynicism."