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South Korea's Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on government to help workers

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday General Motors Co's (GM) decision to shut down a factory south of Seoul will hurt that region, and called upon his administration to take measures to boost economic activity there.

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UPDATE 2-S.Korea's Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on govt to help workers

* Moon asks govt for job measures to offset GM plant shutdown move

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Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruise

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Carnival Corp , the world's largest cruise operator, said on Monday it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed.

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The South Korean training ground for assassins

CNN's Ivan Watson gets an inside look at Silmido Island in South Korea, which was used as a training ground for assassins.

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Trump says FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe, draws criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S presidential election, drawing sharp criticism for saying an excessive focus on Russia led investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly school shooting in Florida.

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Sports of The Times: Scott Hamilton Was Demoted as an Olympic Broadcaster. Don’t Feel Sorry for Him.

Hamilton is taking a back seat to the new guard of figure skating analysts, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and his competitive career and protracted battles with cancer have taught him plenty about getting up after a fall.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Iran, Russia, Olympics: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

A Russian curler who won a bronze medal in Pyeongchang has failed a preliminary doping test, complicating Russia’s efforts to move past a vast, state-backed cheating scheme.

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Ice hockey: Canadian men beat South Korea 4-0 and get bye to quarters

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's men's ice hockey team beat South Korea 4-0 on Sunday to secure a bye into the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament.

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Ski Ace Ted Ligety Bows Out of Olympics. Will It Be for Good?

Although he changed the sport, he finished 15th in the giant slalom on Sunday, well behind the gold medal winner, Marcel Hirscher of Austria.

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Tarnished? Olympic brand mints money like never before

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A long-running Russian doping scandal. Corruption scams. Major cities say 'no' to staging the Olympics Games.

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Florida, Mueller, Olympics: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Olympic Curlers Are Buff Now, and Have the Calendars to Prove It

A (sculpted) arms race has erupted as athletes in the ice sport with the brooms seek any competitive advantage. Oh, and there is a Men of Curling calendar now.

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South Korea's Ko wins Women's Australian Open wire-to-wire

(Reuters) - Ko Jin-young ignored persistent screeching by a flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos on Sunday to record an emphatic wire-to-wire victory at the Handa Women's Australian Open in Adelaide.

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On Olympics: Why the Pyeongchang Games Are Different From All the Others

South Korea has imprinted its iridescent style on the Olympics, making it a feast for the senses, with bold food, bright colors and brash graphics.

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NBA's Africa Game returns to South Africa in August

(Reuters) - NBA players will return to South Africa in August to participate in the third NBA Africa Game, officials said on Saturday.

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As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

Few in Soweto township expect change now that Cyril Ramaphosa is president. But none can imagine voting against the African National Congress.

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Why sponsors are breaking up with Olympics

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Small earthquake felt in Wales, southern England

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 struck Britain on Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said on Saturday, with tremors felt across parts of Wales and southwest England.

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South Korean filmmaker hopeful Olympics will improve ties with North

BERLIN (Reuters) - South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk said on Saturday he hoped for an improvement in relations between North and South Korea given both countries were taking part in the Olympics on the southern part of the peninsula.

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The Quietest Place at the Olympics

At the top of the ski jump tower — one of the highest elevations at these Winter Games — there is an eerie silence.

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South Korea puts brakes on hopes for quick talks with North

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday it was too early to talk about hosting a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, hinting he would not rush the matter.

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South Korea official floats idea of co-hosting Asian Games with North

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

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Chen leaps from disaster to Olympic history

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - American jumping ace Nathan Chen lived up to his reputation on Saturday, redeeming himself with quadruple jumps after a pair of disastrous skates in Pyeongchang and making Olympic history into the bargain with a brilliant free skate.

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Hanyu defends Olympic title, Uno takes silver

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu took gold in the men's singles competition on Saturday despite several mistakes in an otherwise mesmerizing programme, becoming the first man in 66 years to defend his Olympic title and giving Japan its first Pyeongchang gold.

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'America's sweetheart' Rippon has his Olympic moment

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - If Pyeongchang proves to be Adam Rippon's figure skating swan song then "America's sweetheart" will look back on the Winter Games without an ounce of regret.

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South Korea province considers plan to host Asia games with North Korea: Yonhap

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

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After Olympic finale, Chan looks forward to time at home

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Patrick Chan walked away from his final Olympic Games on Saturday with a gold medal in the team event and ninth place in the men's competition. Now, he just wants to spend time at home.

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Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics began on Feb 9, Magnus Strom and his Reuters colleague Sylvain Marchandise, both experienced skiers, spent five days on a frigid mountain, skiing to locations on the alpine skiing course. They laid hundreds of meters of cable a day so Reuters journalists can send pictures and text stories down from the slopes to editors in the media center.

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Lindsey Vonn Super-G Live Results: Back at the Olympics

Lindsey Vonn begins her 2018 Olympics in the super-G, an event she has a strong chance to medal in. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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Step Inside Johnny Weir’s Hotel Room at the Olympics

Weir, the NBC figure skating announcer, brought 13 suitcases to South Korea. So many shoes. Oh, and the jackets! “Everything has meaning,” he said. “It isn’t just a sparkly jacket.”

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7.2 earthquake jolts southern Mexico

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southeastern Mexico on Friday night, with the epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey reported. An earthquake alert was issued in Mexico City and buildings were evacuated there, CNN's Leyla Santiago said. No reports on injuries or damage were immediately available.

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South Carolina teen who fatally shot two charged as adult

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old accused of killing his father and driving to a South Carolina elementary school playground in 2016 where he opened fire and fatally wounded a 6-year-old student, will be tried as an adult, a South Carolina judge ruled on Friday.

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FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, draws anger

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it failed to act on a tip that the teenager accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the desire to kill, drawing calls from Florida's Republican governor for the FBI director to resign.

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South Africa's Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn', warns of tough decisions

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will face "tough decisions" as it works to repair its economy after years of stagnation, new President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a sober address on Friday that sought to draw a line under the turbulent rule of his predecessor Jacob Zuma.

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Uber plans to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab: CNBC

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] is preparing to sell its Southeast Asia ride-hailing business to Singapore-based Grab in return for a substantial stake in the company, CNBC reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.

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The Secret Behind Adam Rippon’s Olympic Abs

Skater Adam Rippon has a passionate social media following that includes frequent comments on his chiseled physique. Here is a look at his workout regimen.

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BRIEF-Uber Preparing To Sell Southeast Asia Unit To Grab In Exchange For Stake In Company - CNBC‍​

* UBER IS PREPARING TO SELL SOUTHEAST ASIA UNIT TO GRAB IN EXCHANGE FOR STAKE IN COMPANY - CNBC, CITING SOURCES ‍​ Source text: http://cnb.cx/2BwgfiO Further company coverage:

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People Call Lindsey Vonn the World’s Greatest Skier. Does She Need the Olympics?

A history of victory and injuries has given Vonn the happiest and saddest moments in her career. She is favored to win medals in South Korea, if she stays healthy.

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Blackface skit in China's new year gala sparks racism accusations

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A skit on China's widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online.

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Lost in translation? GM plant shutdown shocks South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors Co's international operations, Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of GM's loss-making local unit.

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INSIGHT-Lost in translation? GM plant shutdown shocks South Korea

* GM's plant closure "shock and surprise" - S.Korean officials

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South Africa's Ramaphosa set to outline priorities in key speech

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected to give more details about how he plans to tackle corruption and boost economic growth on Friday, when he delivers his first state of the nation address.

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Two Swiss Athletes Are First at Olympics Confirmed With Norovirus

The Swiss Olympic delegation, which did not identify the athletes or their sport, said they were sequestered and no longer had symptoms.

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Europe Edition: Florida, Kosovo, South Africa: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Olympics Figure Skating Live Results: Yuzuru Hanyu and Nathan Chen Coming Up

The men’s figure skating short program features several top contenders. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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Olympics Slalom Live Results: Mikaela Shiffrin Says She Was Ill Before Race

Shiffrin is a big favorite to win the slalom, her best event, at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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South Africa Sees Fresh Start for Economy, With the Same Challenges

Jacob Zuma’s ouster as president is raising hopes of better fortunes for the nation’s moribund economy, but it will not happen easily.

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Lens: A Times Photographer’s Journey Home to the Winter Olympics

Chang Lee, a staff photographer for The New York Times, recounts how he covers the drama, the spectacle and a unified Korean team at the Winter Olympics.

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Olympics: Snowboarding: Austria's Schairer to return home after breaking neck

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer is to return home for medical treatment after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall in the men's snowboard cross event at the Winter Olympics.

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Most North Koreans Can’t Actually Watch the Olympic Games

The government isn’t eager to remind them that South Korea is prosperous enough to be able to host the games.

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Asia and Australia edition: Florida Shooting, South Africa, Olympics: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Op-Ed Contributor: Jacob Zuma and the Legacy of Race in South Africa

He governed as a man distorted by the violence and oppression of white supremacy.

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Golf: Twin caddies steal the show as Southgate, Siem shoot aces

(Reuters) - A pair of twin brothers stole the limelight as caddies at the Oman Open on Thursday, playing a part as England's Matthew Southgate and Germany's Marcel Siem both shot holes-in-one.

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Your Designs: Olympic Logos for Russia and the Two Koreas

What should the Olympic Athlete From Russia logo look like? How about the Korean Unification Flag? We asked readers for their design proposals.

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Ice hockey: South Korean men fall to Czechs on Games debut

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Czech Republic men's ice hockey team edged out South Korea 2-1 on Thursday but had to come from behind against an impressive Olympic debut performance by the host country.

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Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa, vows anti-corruption fight

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress.

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Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Medals Table, Results and Schedule

The Winter Games are underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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Wily negotiator Ramaphosa takes South Africa's top job

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After weeks of tortuous discussions to convince scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state, South Africa's great negotiator, Cyril Ramaphosa, has fulfilled his long-held ambition to lead the country.

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Mandela's chosen one gets his turn as South Africa's president

It was the moment Cyril Ramaphosa wanted in 1999. The former anti-apartheid activist was Nelson Mandela's favorite to succeed him as leader of the African National Congress and South African president, but the party overlooked him in a crushing blow to his political ambitions.

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Olympic Organizers Say Tickets Are Sold, but Where Are the People?

Organizers with Pyeongchang 2018 say tickets sales are brisk and close to being sold out. Swaths of empty seats at some venues tell a different story.

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Ice Hockey: South Korean men score first goal of Games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - It took the unified Korean women's ice hockey team 149 minutes and 31 seconds of playing time to get their first Olympic goal. South Korea's men's hockey team needed only 7 minutes and 34 seconds to do it.

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An Elite South African Who Vows to Fight for the Ordinary Citizen

Cyril Ramaphosa was a protégé of Nelson Mandela before becoming one of South Africa’s richest men. As president, he vows to address gaping inequality.

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North Korean cheerleaders appear at South Korean men's game

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's cheerleading squad made an unexpected appearance at the South Korean men's hockey game against the Czech Republic on Thursday, marking their first attendance at an Olympic event not featuring a North Korean athlete.

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South Africa's parliament to elect a new President

South Africa's parliament is expected to meet Thursday to elect a new President after Jacob Zuma's late night resignation ended a protracted campaign to push him from office.

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South Africa starts walk back to post-Zuma rehabilitation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, after the scandal-plagued head of state reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

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Olympics-Discovery bets on Games to break European language barrier

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Inside a hulking five-story building at the Winter Olympics, TV production crews are working with video in 21 languages, all part of a plan by their U.S. employer, Discovery Communications , to become the top sports media brand in Europe.

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The Most Dominant Force at the Olympics? Wind

Strong gusts wreaked havoc over the first several days of the Games, postponing events and clearing out entire areas deemed unsafe.

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Olympics-Alpine skiing-Gut feeling fine after getting close-up with photographer

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Switzerland's Lara Gut crashed into a photographer after a spectacular wipeout in the women's giant slalom on Thursday but neither of them were hurt and the speed specialist said she would be fine for the super-G in two days' time.

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Olympics: Skeleton: South Korea's Yun banks on home comforts

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin is not getting distracted in his bid to win his country's first gold medal in the men's skeleton at the Pyeongchang Olympics, his team's head coach said on Wednesday.

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Zuma quits, ending scandal-plagued term as South African president

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.

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Editorial: South Africa’s Zuma Leaves Behind a Broken Democracy

Can the party of Nelson Mandela, which has had a near-monopoly on South African politics, cleanse and revive itself?

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Jacob Zuma’s Legacy Is a Weakened South Africa

Jacob Zuma’s legacy includes a series of scandals, increased corruption, few successes and a loss of faith in Nelson Mandela’s party.

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South Africa's President resigns

Jacob Zuma is quitting as President of South Africa, finally succumbing to a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from his ruling African National Congress party.

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Zuma quits as President of South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.

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Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President

Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected as the leader of the African National Congress, is in line to be the next leader of the country.

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Beyoncé Songs Come to the Olympics. But Who Pays for the Rights?

Songs with lyrics are permitted at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang for the first time. And because the Games are considered a “live event,” no special permission is required.

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai dies in South Africa

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, casting his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party into the unknown less than three months after the army ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How to Fix Olympic Ice Hockey

The N.H.L. must be forced or pressured to let its players compete.

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Olympic medalist Tom Daley, husband share baby news

Tom Daley is taking a dive into parenthood.

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What North Korea's Olympic delegation saw for the first time

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North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role on Olympic ice

They landed every jump, wooed the crowd and rose to the occasion.

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South African police raid Gupta home, ANC to sack Zuma via parliament

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ANC unveiled plans on Wednesday to sack President Jacob Zuma via a parliamentary no-confidence vote, hours after armed police raided the luxury home of his friends, the Gupta brothers, as part of an anti-corruption investigation.

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Online, a Diverse Winter Olympics. But on the Ground?

The early social media darlings have been a racially diverse group, which has contrasted with the overwhelmingly white population of athletes at the Games.

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South Korea union says GM plant closure is 'death sentence', threatens strike

GUNSAN/SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors' workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the U.S. automaker a "death sentence", and threatening a strike.

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South African police raid Gupta home, pressure cranks up on Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Heavily armed South African police raided the luxury home of the Gupta family on Wednesday as part of a probe into allegations the three brothers had corrupt links with President Jacob Zuma, who has been ordered by the ruling ANC to quit as head of state.

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South Korea union says GM plant closure move is 'death sentence', threatens strike

GUNSAN/SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors' (GM) workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the U.S. automaker a "death sentence", and threatening a strike.

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South Africa Police Raid Home of the Gupta Family, Allies of Zuma

The police action came as the embattled president faced calls from his party, the African National Congress, to step down.

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South Africa's Zuma expected to respond to 'recall' order

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma was expected to respond on Wednesday to an order from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to step down as head of state, party officials said, after nine years in office dogged by scandal and a stagnant economy.

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Europe Edition: Winter Olympics, Valentine’s Day, Benjamin Netanyahu: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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UPDATE 2-Australia's Woodside says S.Korea's KOGAS owes NWS LNG project money

* Woodside Petroleum operates North West Shelf LNG export facility

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Winter Olympics 2018: Results, Medals and Schedule

The Winter Games are underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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South Korean union protests GM plant closure move, calls it a "death sentence"

SEOUL (Reuters) - Workers at a General Motors (GM) plant in South Korea that the U.S. automaker plans to close staged a protest on Wednesday, saying the decision was a "death sentence" that had not been discussed with unions.

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Snowboarding: White wins third Olympic gold after halfpipe showdown

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time after winning a third Olympic gold medal in a spectacular Pyeongchang Winter Games halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park on Wednesday.

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The story behind South Korea's most fascinating dish

While all eyes are on South Korea's Gangwon Province for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the promise of spicy, stir-fried South Korean chicken has turned our gaze to the regional capital of Chuncheon.

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Chinese paper says UK trying to grab attention with South China Sea mission

BEIJING (Reuters) - Britain's Defence Ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned mission by a British warship to the disputed South China Sea next month, a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday.

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Leslie Jones’s Twitter Makes Her the De Facto Olympics Fashion Critic (Again)

In 2016, the “Saturday Night Live” comedian went viral (and then went to Rio) for being an Olympics superfan. Now, in 2018, she’s off to the races again.

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Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can't run for Kansas governor

(Reuters) - In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. politics, a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla in Kansas was scratching his head, and behind his ears, after being denied a chance to run for governor, his owner said on Tuesday.

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Olympic Curler’s Shoes Are Revolting, Other Olympians Say

Tyler George competes in shoes he has used for eight years. “They’re a mess,’’ says a teammate. Did we mention George might win gold?

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Cyclone hits southern Fiji islands, damage uncertain

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Fijian authorities were working to establish contact with some remote southern islands on Wednesday after powerful Cyclone Gita took down communications, though the Pacific Island nation's most populated centers avoided serious damage.

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Southwest is sued by Arabic speaker who was removed from plane

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co was sued on Tuesday by an American citizen who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee and said he was removed from a California flight after another passenger became unnerved upon hearing him speak in Arabic.

Olympic Games nytimes.com

Olympic Parents Share In the Glory and the Spotlight

They’re not hard to spot, often standing on the sidelines grinning from ear to ear.

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South Africa declares drought a national disaster

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has declared a national disaster over the drought afflicting southern and western regions including Cape Town, though the city pushed back its "Day Zero", the date when its taps are expected to run dry.

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Trying to calm investors, Wells Fargo CEO emphasizes stability, jokes about Olympics

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan tried to deliver a message of consistency and stability at an investor event on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the third-largest U.S. bank...

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UPDATE 1-Trying to calm investors, Wells Fargo CEO emphasizes stability, jokes about Olympics

Feb 13 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan tried to deliver a message of consistency and stability at an investor event on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the third-largest U.S. bank disclosed another regulatory sanction related to a long-running sales scandal.

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Lithuania's Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes said on Tuesday it had no plans to produce cheese in Russia after the local government announced it intended to do so.

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ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African president

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid 'Rainbow Nation'.

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On Olympics: In Reinvention, U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Stresses Style but Sacrifices Goals

After losses to rival Canada at the past two Olympics, the team’s coach decided to think differently about how it plays.

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South Africa's ruling party demands that Zuma resign

South Africa's ruling African National Congress has "recalled" the country's leader, Jacob Zuma, ramping up pressure on the scandal-hit President to resign.

African National Congress nytimes.com

A.N.C. Tells Jacob Zuma to Step Down as South Africa President

It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Zuma, a masterful politician who has escaped many dire predicaments throughout his career, would oppose the effort.

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South Africa's drought-stricken Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' to June 4

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's drought-stricken city of Cape Town has pushed back its estimate for "Day Zero," when residents will have to start queuing for water, to June 4 from May 11 due to a decline in water usage, the city's deputy mayor said on Tuesday.

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North and South Korea must remember Trump is watching

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South Korea's 'penis park' draws an Olympic crowd

SINNAM, South Korea (Reuters) - Even the bright red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis.

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Washington Is Willing to Talk With North Korea, the South’s President Says

The United States “has expressed its willingness to start dialogue with the North,” said a spokesman for President Moon Jae-in, who met with Vice President Mike Pence last week.

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Lotte chief and ex-president's friend jailed in South Korea scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) - The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, a Seoul court said on Tuesday.

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GM to shut one South Korea plant, decide on fate of others within weeks

DETROIT/SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it will close one of its four plants in South Korea and incur an $850 million impairment charge as part of a restructuring of its money-losing business in Asia's fourth-biggest economy.

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British defense secretary says warship bound for South China Sea: media

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A British warship will sail through the South China Sea next month to assert freedom-of-navigation rights, British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said in remarks published on Tuesday.

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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Games budget to benefit from fresh reforms

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will benefit from a fresh batch of International Olympic Committee (IOC) reforms, despite having already slashed their initial budget by roughly $2.5 billion, the IOC said on Tuesday.

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ANC decides to remove Zuma as South African President

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation'.

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South Africa's Exxaro to pay $377 mln special dividend

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 13 (Reuters) - South African miner Exxaro Resources said on Tuesday it would pay a special dividend of 4.5 billion rand ($377 million) from its income reserves after the firm sold stake in U.S. titanium products company Tronox.

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North Korea warms to South Korea after visit, volume down on border propaganda

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader said he wants to boost the "warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue" with South Korea after his high-level delegation returned from a visit to the South, as his foes reiterated the need to keep up maximum pressure and sanctions.

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Europe Edition: Winter Olympics, Aleksei Navalny, Jacob Zuma: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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GM to shut South Korean plant, more cuts could follow

DETROIT/SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it will close one of its four plants in South Korea and incur an $850 million impairment charge as part of a restructuring of its money-losing business in Asia's fourth-biggest economy.

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South Korea's Samsung Elec extends gains to more than 5 percent

SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics jumped more than 5 percent on Tuesday amid strong buying by foreign investors.

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Cooper hits Fox News over Olympic story

Fox News executive editor John Moody wrote a column saying that the US Olympic Committee apparently wants to change the Olympic motto to "darker, gayer, different." Fox News has since deleted the column.

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Cooper slams Fox News Olympics column

Fox News executive editor John Moody wrote a column saying that the US Olympic Committee apparently wants to change the Olympic motto to "darker, gayer, different." Fox News has since deleted the column.

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South Africa's ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state

PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's African National Congress party executive committee has decided to "recall" or remove President Jacob Zuma as head of state, a senior ANC source told Reuters on Tuesday, after a 13-hour meeting of the party's top leadership.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Medals, Results and Schedule

The Winter Games are underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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UPDATE 2-'Olympic Destroyer' malware targeted Pyeongchang Games -firms

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Several U.S. cyber security firms said on Monday that they had uncovered a computer virus dubbed "Olympic Destroyer" that was likely used in an attack on Friday's opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

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UPDATE 1-GM will shut a South Korean plant, more cuts could follow

DETROIT, Feb 12 (Reuters) - General Motors Co will close one of four vehicle assembly plants in South Korea, and will decide the future of the remaining operations within weeks, based on the outcome of talks with the government and labor unions, GM President Dan Ammann told Reuters on Monday.

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BRIEF-GM Korea to close one of four plants in South Korea

* ‍GM KOREA COMPANY (GM KOREA) ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL CEASE PRODUCTION AND CLOSE ITS GUNSAN PLANT BY END OF MAY 2018​

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USA's Granato takes anonymous squad on Olympic mission

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. men's hockey coach Tony Granato has come to the Pyeongchang Olympics with about the most anonymous group of players imaginable for a mission to win America's first hockey gold medal since 1980.

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Warm Welcome Home From Olympics for Kim Jong-un’s Sister

The North Korean leader sent a military band and honor guard to greet Kim Yo-jong when she returned from her “charm offensive” in South Korea.

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The Obamas, Olympic Games, Republican Party: Your Evening Briefing

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

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Why you won't see Olympics-themed McDonald's ads this year

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The delusion of a white, straight Olympics

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'Olympic Destroyer' malware targeted Pyeongchang Games: firms

(Reuters) - Several U.S. cyber security firms said on Monday that they had uncovered a computer virus dubbed "Olympic Destroyer" that was likely used in an attack on Friday's opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

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Southwest resumes Chicago operations after de-icing breakdown

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co said its operations mostly returned to normal at Chicago Midway Airport on Monday after the breakdown of one of its plane de-icing machines forced the cancellation of some 250 flights on Sunday.

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Duterte Draws Fire for Crude Threat to Female Rebels in Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines made the remarks in a speech to former rebels, expressing exasperation that some women preferred joining the militants to raising children.

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California Today: California Today: Chloe Kim’s Olympic Journey Started at Mountain High, With Her Dad

Monday: One of the world’s best snowboarders (who happens to be from Torrance), questions about Nancy Pelosi’s leadership, and five years since the hunt for Christopher Dorner.

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For Olympic Figure Skaters, a New Meaning to Morning Routine

Athletes are using sunlamps and other methods to adjust to competing in the morning instead of the evening. All to accommodate NBC’s broadcast schedule.

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White House, Winter Olympics, New York Fashion Week: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Major China regions see smog worsen, adding to fears polluters are moving south

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Yangtze River Delta region near Shanghai saw a key smog measure rise by a fifth in January, making it more polluted than Beijing and raising fears that the pollution crackdown in the north has forced heavy industries to head south.

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Figure skating: At 15, Zagitova dazzles in Olympic debut

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Floating gracefully on the ice to secure silver in the team event for the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) in Pyeongchang on Monday, 15-year-old Alina Zagitova showed she is the one to beat.

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Major China region sees smog worsen in January, adds to fears polluters moving south

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Yangtze River delta region near Shanghai saw a key measure of smog concentrations rise by a fifth in January, official data showed on Monday, raising fears that the pollution crackdown in northern China has forced heavy industry to move further south.

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North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics: analysts

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

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Europe Edition: Russia, Olympics, Syria: Your Monday Briefing

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

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The Most Dreaded Opponent at the Olympics: The Common Cold

It’s the game before the Games. Athletes coming to Pyeongchang strategize for weeks about how to overcome a foe they can’t see.

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Olympic Figure Skating: Canada Wins Team Gold; U.S. Grabs Bronze

Canada showed that sending out your best is a winning strategy, easily taking the gold medal in the team figure skating event.

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Olympics: NBC boots analyst over Japan comment at Pyeongchang Games

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Joshua Cooper Ramo, the commentator who offended locals during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of Japan-South Korean relations, has been taken off the air, U.S. broadcaster NBC said on Monday.

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South African President Zuma's fate to be decided on Monday, says ANC head

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC will decide President Jacob Zuma's fate at a special meeting on Monday, the party's new chief said, in what could be the most serious bid yet to unseat a leader damaged by corruption allegations.

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Mattis: North Korea can't drive wedge between the US and South Korea

Secretary of Defense James Mattis says "there's no wedge" between the United States and South Korea, despite recent overtures between South Korea and North Korea.

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RPT-Olympics-Toyota leaves Pyeongchang podium to Sth Korean rivals

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 11 (Reuters) - For a major new Olympics sponsor, Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp is oddly invisible at the Pyeongchang winter Games.

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North Korea heading for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

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What Ban? Patriotic Fervor Grips Russia’s Celebration House in South Korea

While Russia’s first Olympic medal winner was barred from celebrating with his nation’s flag, nationalist enthusiasm was in full effect at a nearby venue.

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Olympics: Mazdzer comes back from abyss to claim silver

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Chris Mazdzer's luge career was on a slippery slope only weeks before he put together a brilliant run to deliver the United States a long-awaited individual Olympic medal in the men's event on Sunday.

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Olympics: Canada makes point in win over OAR

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian athletes have not hidden their feelings over the Russian doping scandal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games and the women's hockey team made their point on the ice on Sunday with a 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR).

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NBC Apologizes After Japan Comment Draws Anger in South Korea

The network faced a backlash after an Olympic commentator said that “every South Korean” sees Japan as a model for their nation’s rapid development.

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South Africa's ruling ANC to finalize talks on Zuma's future

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday the party's executive body would meet on Monday to finalize discussions on the future of President Jacob Zuma, who is under mounting pressure to step down.

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North Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation completes South visit

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held "frank and candid" talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North Korean news agency said on Sunday, but it made no mention of the North's invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit.

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Toyota leaves Pyeongchang podium to South Korean rivals

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - For a major new Olympics sponsor, Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp is oddly invisible at the Pyeongchang winter Games.

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Olympics-Toyota leaves Pyeongchang podium to Sth Korean rivals

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 11 (Reuters) - For a major new Olympics sponsor, Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp is oddly invisible at the Pyeongchang winter Games.

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North Korea judged winner of diplomatic gold at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

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North Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation winds up South visit

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held "frank and candid" talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North Korean news agency said on Sunday, but it made no mention of the North's invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit.

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Ice Hockey: U.S. women edge Finland in Olympic opener

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Kendall Coyne scored a powerplay goal as the U.S. women's hockey team came from behind to beat Finland 3-1 in their Olympic tournament opener on Sunday, surviving a scare from a team that has never beaten them in Olympic play.

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Olympics-NBC apologizes to Koreans and Games for Japan comment

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 11 (Reuters) - U.S. broadcaster NBC apologized to South Korea's winter Games organizing committee on Sunday after a commentator offended locals during coverage of the opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of Japan-South Korean relations.

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Olympics, Rob Porter, Israel: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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South Africa's ANC to hold special meeting as pressure mounts on Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will convene a special meeting of its executive body on Monday, its spokesman said, amid mounting pressure on President Jacob Zuma to step down.

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South Korea Goes Wild for Short-Track Speedskating (and Its First Gold)

Like baseball in Boston, the sport is the favorite of the locals, and Saturday was the first of five nights of short-track frenzy at the Pyeongchang Games.

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United, They Fall: Korean Hockey Team Loses, 8-0, in Olympic Debut

The cheering was intense for the North and South Korean women, who were playing as one, but Switzerland was simply a much better team on the ice.

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Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Schedule and Live Results From Pyeongchang

The Winter Games are under way in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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If "diplomatic dance" were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un's little sister would be favored to win gold

If "diplomatic dance" were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un's little sister would be favored to win gold.

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In the shadow of the Olympics, a brutal trade in dog meat

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Sure-fire Dahlmeier takes first Olympic gold

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - After setting alight the biathlon world with her five golds at the 2017 World Championships, German Laura Dahlmeier used her sure-fire marksmanship to win her first Olympic title in tough conditions in Pyeongchang on Saturday.

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On paper, Russia's Olympic podium chances strong despite ban

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russia's team for the Pyeongchang Olympics could be as formidable as previous ones even though the government says it was decimated by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to bar man of its medal hopefuls.

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South Africa's ANC official urges patience during Zuma exit talks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans should be patient with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa as he holds talks with President Jacob Zuma for a transition of power, the party's national chairperson said on Saturday.

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Without NHL, Olympic Athletes from Russia are podium favorites

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The absence of NHL players and the doping scandal that has ensnared Russia will only add to the pressure facing their men's Olympic ice hockey team, who arguably have the best chance in decades to win gold.

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North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.

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What Are the Biggest Olympic Events? It Depends on Where You Are

A sport that might raise a yawn in one country will rivet audiences in another.

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Don't mention nukes: South Koreans learn how to talk to the enemy

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - When a hotel on South Korea's east coast was asked at short notice to host nearly 280 North Korean visitors, the problem wasn't finding enough rooms.

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South Korea's Moon hosts North Korean talks as Pence keeps up pressure

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister on Saturday, hoping to translate Olympics detente into meaningful progress towards resolving a tense standoff over the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

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Olympics Open and Cyberattacks Begin

Internet problems at the opening ceremony did not disrupt the show or events but officials are investigating whether hackers are to blame.

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North Korea is winning the Olympics -- and it's not because of sports

The last time South Korea hosted an Olympic Games, the North went so far in its attempt to best the attention Seoul was getting that it drove its economy into perdition and its people into starvation.

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Olympics-Alibaba kicks off sponsor deal in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a project that will create a "smarter" and more connected athletes' village and stadia and make all Olympics stakeholders "more money", its executives said on Saturday.

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Olympics: Norovirus outbreak tapers off as Games get underway

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers said on Saturday that 11 new cases of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea had been confirmed at the Games, bringing the total to 139.

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Sunday Routine: How Sasha Cohen, Former Olympic Figure Skater, Spends Her Sundays

Ms. Cohen, who won a silver medal in 2006, now works for Morgan Stanley, and like many New Yorkers, likes to slow down on the weekends, enjoying sleep, friends and nice meals.

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How to Stay Warm at a Bitter-Cold Olympics? Face Tape and a Whistle-Like Gadget

At one of the coldest Winter Games in memory, athletes from around the world are using high-tech gear and old-fashioned remedies to fight the cold.

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The Surprise Stars of Olympic Skating: Ed Sheeran and Paul Anka

The 2018 Winter Olympics are the first in which singles and pairs skaters can compete to music with lyrics. The first songs picked got mixed reviews from the internet’s judges.

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Winter Olympics sheds light on dog meat farms

CNN's Randi Kaye investigates dog meat farms in Seoul, South Korea; which have caused people to boycott the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Inside the small town hosting the Olympics

CNN's Ivan Watson takes a tour through Pyeongchang, South Korea, which is expecting around 2 million visitors during the Winter Olympics.

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Pence sits near Kim Jong Un's sister at Olympics

Vice President Mike Pence was seated feet apart from Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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World Food Programme warns of deeper hunger across southern Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Poor rains and crop infestations in southern Africa are threatening deeper hunger across the region, with millions of people, particularly children, at risk, the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

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Winter Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony: Yuna Kim Lights the Torch

We’re live in Pyeongchang for the opening ceremony of the Winter Games. Stay here for updates, photographs and analysis.

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Pence avoids Olympics encounter with North Korean official as Korean athletes march together

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event.

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Olympics Kick Off With Unified Korean Team Offering Hope for Peace

The participation of the North Korean athletes overshadowed several compelling story lines, including the participation of Russian athletes despite a doping scandal.

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Rand Paul, Stock Market, Winter Olympics: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Alpine Skiing: Vonn ready to bow out of Olympics on a high note

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The most successful woman skier in World Cup history, American Lindsey Vonn says she wants to end her Olympic career on a high when she gets her fourth Games underway next week.

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Hold the phone? Olympics organizers apologize to Iran for apparent gift gaffe

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Organizers of South Korea's Winter Olympics apologized to the Iranian team before Friday's opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung mobile phones.