Canada hopes to claim ice dance gold at Pyeongchang Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Ice Dance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who already have helped Canada win...


Doctors in besieged Syrian enclave treating new wounds while waiting on cease-fire

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - As the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Saturday on a 30-day cease-fire to stem spiraling bloodshed in Syria, medics in hospitals across a besieged Damascus enclave said they were treating fresh wounds and waiting for a miracle. More than 500 people...


Rescued from Korean War by US ship, now Olympic volunteers

Pyeongchang Olympics Ship of Miracles

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Their nicknames, bestowed upon them long ago: “Kimchi 1” and “Kimchi 5,” babies born aboard a ship that was helping them flee a war and a regime that, thanks to their rescuers, they’d never have to face. Sohn Yang Young says he owes his life to the U.S. military. So...


French customs stumbled upon a stolen $1 million painting in an unlikely place

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The 1877 monotype “Les Choristes” (The Chorus Singers) by Edgar Degas is distinctive for at least two reasons. First, the French impressionist depicted dancers so often that this work is the only operatic scene he painted that omits them. Second, it was stolen in a...


At Flag Day ceremony, Mexico's 'tri-color' flies upside down

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Flag Day ceremony in Mexico has gone awry, with troops flying the country’s red, white and green “tri-color” upside down. Local media show images of the giant flag fluttering over Mexico City’s Campo Marte parade ground Saturday with its iconic eagle inverted. President Enrique...


As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world’s people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event. The lack of news at home is a stark contrast with how North Korea’s made-for-...


Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby

Ukraine Manafort

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. The U.S. indictment handed up Friday by a grand...


Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire


BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a...


The Mueller indictment mentioned the 'Hapsburg group.' Now European ex-politicians are

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In an indictment updated Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller accused Paul Manafort and Rick Gates of secretly retaining “a group of former senior European politicians to take positions favorable to Ukraine, including by lobbying in the United States.” These former...


Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

Trump Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP...


Anti-government protests now look like an opportunity for Iran's president

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - When Iran’s worst unrest in years broke out in December, the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, saw a rare chance to push for reform. Rouhani had won a second term last year campaigning on a platform for change. But he faced stiff resistance from the...

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