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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2006, file photo, Korea flag-bearer's Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee, carrying a unification flag lead their teams into the stadium during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy. North Korea plans to send a spotlight-stealing delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South Korean county of Pyeongchang. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
Column: Kim Jong Un plays the Olympics like a championColumn: Kim Jong Un plays the Olympics like a champion
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Tillerson signals deeper US military commitment in SyriaSecretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's crucial for the U.S. to maintain a military presence in Syria to prevent an Islamic State resurgence
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, Nuns on the Bus, The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) and other community members protest in Cincinnati against the deportation of Maribel Trujillo Diaz in Cincinnati. A federal appeals court is ordering U.S. immigration authorities to reconsider the case of Diaz, a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children, who was deported last year while claiming she faced targeting by a Mexican drug cartel. A three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in favor of Diaz. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)
Judges rule for deported Mexican woman threatened by cartelsA federal appeals court is ordering U.S. immigration authorities to reconsider the case of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she faced targeting by a Mexican drug cartel
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, South, wearing white uniforms, and North Korean players compete during their IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division II Group A game in Gangneung, South Korea. During South and North Korea's talks at the border in about a week Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, senior officials from the two Koreas reached a package of deals including fielding a joint women's hockey team and conducting a joint march under a "unification flag" depicting their peninsula during the opening ceremony, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic teamThe rival Koreas are planning their first joint Olympic team in a prominent step toward improved relations
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Supporters of opposition leader Merara Gudina, wait for his release, in Burayu, Ethiopia, Wednesday, Jan. 17 2018. Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and "widen the democratic space for all" after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. Gudina led the Oromo Federalist Congress party and was arrested a year ago under the country's state of emergency after he returned from Europe, where he had briefed European lawmakers on widespread and sometimes deadly anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Elias Meseret)
Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prisonEthiopia releases top opposition figure from prison after vow to free detained politicians
The Associated Press2 hours ago
American, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central NigeriaAmerican, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria; 2 policemen killed
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FILE- This Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 file photo shows a view into the control room at the European Space Agency in Darmstadt, Germany. The European Space Agency said Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, it has teamed up with China's National Space Center to conduct ground tests on two complementary devices designed to deliver high-resolution images from an orbit of 36,000 kilometers (22,370 miles). (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satelliteChina and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Refugees protest against the U.S. for withholding $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, in front of the UNRWA offices in the Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donationsThe U.N. agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants says it is launching a global fund-raising appeal in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Shamans hold a photo of Pope Francis, as they perform a welcome ritual for the pontiff one day before he arrives to Peru, off Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
The Latest: Peru indigenous ask pope to push for land rightsPeru's indigenous leaders have sent a letter to Pope Francis urging him to press for the cleanup of polluted rivers and recognition of ancestral land rights during his visit to the Amazon
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Women march to protest a plan in Poland's parliament to tighten the country's already restrictive abortion laws, in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Similar protests were also held in other Polish cities.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Women march in Polish cities to demand abortion rightsPolish abortion rights proponents, most of them women, are marching in Warsaw and other cities across Poland to express their opposition to a proposal in parliament to further tighten the country's already restrictive abortion law
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills 1212 killed, 48 others wounded in double suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri city
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Refugees protest against the U.S. for withholding $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, in front of the UNRWA offices in the Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said. Arabic reads, "Jerusalem is not for sale, not  for gold or silver."  (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Belgium counters US with $23 million for UN Palestinian fundBelgium has already stepped in to help out the UN Agency assisting Palestinian refugees with an immediate disbursement of $23 million after the Trump administration suspended $65 million in aid for the international agency
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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