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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 23, 2018 - 5:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets slipped in Europe on Friday, but Wall Street was expected to rise on the open and Asian indexes closed higher. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX index edged almost 0.1 percent lower to 12,458 and France's CAC 40 lost 0.2 percent to 5,299. London's FTSE 100 was off 0.1...
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Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 23, 2018 - 5:52 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony. Russian Bobsled Federation president Alexander...
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Flanked by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, Ivanka Trump, advisor to and daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks as she arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Ivanka will lead her country's delegation to the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Sunday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool)
February 23, 2018 - 5:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ivanka Trump received a red-carpet welcome in South Korea on Friday as head of the U.S. delegation to this weekend's closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The daughter of President Donald Trump made a brief statement, broadcast live on TV, at the airport...
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February 23, 2018 - 5:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — BMW Group said Friday it is talking with China's biggest SUV maker about a possible partnership to produce electric versions of its MINI as automakers ramp up electric development under pressure from Beijing to meet sales quotas. BMW said it signed a letter of intent with Great Wall...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky practices ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Krushelnitsky was stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation at the Pyeongchang Games. Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium, which is believed to help blood circulation, after winning bronze in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
February 23, 2018 - 4:54 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics says a bobsledder tested positive for a banned substance called trimetazdine. Russian Bobsled Federation President Alexander Zubkov told The...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017 file photo, South Sudanese soldiers accused of gang-raping five foreigners, murdering a local journalist and looting a hotel, are led to their prison van after attending a hearing of their trial in the capital Juba, South Sudan. The latest report on human rights abuses in South Sudan's five-year civil war, released by a United Nations commission Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 says it has identified more than 40 senior military officials "who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes." (AP Photo/Bullen Chol, File)
February 23, 2018 - 3:18 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find they had blinded his mother, gouging out her eyes with spears. She had tried to defend her 17-year-old daughter from being raped by more than a dozen...
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President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU-Sahel meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. European Union leaders meet Friday with counterparts from Africa's Sahel in a show of support for the impoverished region fallen prey to extremists and a key transit point for migrants heading to Europe. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
February 23, 2018 - 3:14 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union pledged an additional 50 million euros ($61 million) to a joint counterterror force in West Africa's vast Sahel region, as leaders gathered Friday in a show of support for the impoverished nations. The 5,000-strong Sahel force for Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali,...
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February 23, 2018 - 3:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has reported its first profit in a decade but warned that its 2018 results may be hit by a pending settlement with U.S. officials. RBS, bailed out by the British government during the 2008 financial crisis, reported Friday a 752 million pound ($1...
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This chart obtained by The Associated Press shows the U.S. Olympic Committee's medal projections for the 2018 Winter Games in a slide presented last year to the USOC board. The USOC targeted 37 medals for Team USA in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo)
February 23, 2018 - 2:39 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen slide and presented to leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee in a meeting last year. Sports executives in America targeted athletes on Team USA to win 37 medals at the Pyeongchang Games. Heading into the...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, a small island is seen above and below the water in the Seychelles. The tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors, designating nearly a third of its ocean waters as protected areas and aiming to ensure its unique biodiversity. (The Ocean Agency via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 2:26 am
CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. In an agreement described as the first of its kind, the Indian...
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