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South Korea’s Women’s Ice Hockey Team May Include North Korean Players

As South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in early February, some South Korean athletes are pushing back against government efforts to showcase inter-Korean unity between North and South by fielding unified teams. South Korea’s women’s ice hockey team is the first to be singled …

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African Union Ambassador to US Chihombori-Quao

VOA’s Cindy Saine talks with African Union Ambassador to the U.S. Arikana Chihombori-Quao. Saine: “Ambassador, what kind of reaction has there been in Africa to the derogatory comments on immigrants from Africa attributed to President (Donald) Trump?” African Union Ambassador to the U.S. Arikana Chihombori-Quao: “Well let me start by …

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Cape Town could become first major city in world to run out of water after 90-day warning

1/46 17 January 2018 Pro-democracy activists Raphael Wong and Joshua Wong arrive at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre after they were jailed on protest related charges following their sentencing at the High Court in Hong Kong AFP/Getty 2/46 16 January 2018 Skyscrapers Oriental Pearl Tower and Jin Mao Tower (L) …

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Ex-Trump Aide Steve Bannon Subpoenaed in Russia Probe

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon refused to answer questions Tuesday from lawmakers who are investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Bannon spent hours in front of the House Intelligence Committee, one of several bodies conducting its own Russia probe. The committee responded to Bannon’s refusal by issuing …

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Nations at N. Korea Meeting Commit to Considering More Sanctions

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA —  A 20-nation meeting on North Korea agreed Tuesday to consider imposing unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang that go beyond those required by U.N. Security Council resolutions, the United States and Canada said in a joint statement. The meeting, to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, also agreed …

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