Maduro: Digital currency puts Venezuela on tech vanguard

Venezuela Virtual Currency

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Cash-strapped Venezuela on Tuesday became the first country to launch its...


China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

China Politics

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country’s president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. The party’s Central Committee proposed to remove from the...


Column: Americans over-promise, under-deliver in SKorea

Pyeongchang Olympics Paul Newberry-Falling Short

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They had their moments, without a doubt. From a nerve-wracking victory in women’s hockey to the fun-loving guys over at the curling sheet to Shaun White’s spiraling run of redemption, the American athletes gave the folks back home some compelling reasons to stay up to...


With no flag or anthem, Russians end Olympics with gold

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They weren’t allowed to fly their flag or play their anthem. That didn’t mean there were no celebrations for the Russians in Pyeongchang. A drought-breaking hockey victory on Sunday and a women’s figure skating title provided a prestige boost for a team of athletes who...


North Korean delegation arrives for Olympics closing show

South Korea Koreas Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrived in South Korea to attend Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and hold meetings with top South Korean officials. Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and adviser,...


Bjoergen dominates in last Olympic race, wins 5th medal

Pyeongchang Olympics Cross Country Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Marit Bjoergen has left a legacy that will be hard to top. In her final Olympic race, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Winter Games obliterated the field, winning the 30-kilometer mass start cross-country ski race by 1 minute, 49 seconds over silver...


Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

Pyeongchang Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It began with politics. It ends with ... politics. In between, humanity’s most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely — from favorites like Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn...


Russian men win hockey; Bjoergen, Norway get gold again

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Russians won the gold in men’s hockey — without a flag to salute or a national anthem to listen to. So, they sang it instead to celebrate their 4-3 victory over underdog Germany on Sunday while playing as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.” “You play for your country,...


AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 16 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Norway’s Marit Bjoergen closed out a remarkable Olympic career in dominant fashion, winning the gold medal in the women’s 30-kilometer mass start at the Pyeongchang Games. The Russian men’s hockey team captured the gold over Germany with a 4-3 win in overtime. And...


Bach: Russian doping scandal didn't stain Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Russian Doping Dcision-1

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The massive, state-linked Russian doping scandal didn’t stain the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday. It was, however, the subject of the vast majority of the questions Bach fielded as the IOC tried to shake the stigma of Russian...


Oodles of oohs and ughs in the Pyeongchang Games

Pyeongchang Olympics Curling Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore. The American men’s so-called Miracurl on Ice. Alina Zagitova. Ester Ledecka. Chloe Kim. The U.S. women’s hockey team. There were also several not-...

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