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As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the North

As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the NorthPresident Trump announced that the U.S. was imposing a new round of sanctions taking aim at North Korea, the latest effort to tighten the economic vise in response to the Stalinist regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. He announced the sanctions as Ivanka visited the Olympic Games in South Korea.



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South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games

South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from gamesGANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans are calling for two speedskaters to be expelled from the Olympics after they left their slower teammate behind in a race defined by teamwork and walked away as she quietly sobbed at the stadium in one of the most bizarre moments of this year's Winter Games.



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Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruise

Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruiseBy Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) – Carnival Corp , the world’s largest cruise operator, said on Monday it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed. The American-British company said in a statement that it was investigating “all aspects including the security response” of the incident, which was captured on video and posted on social media. The 10-day cruise to the South Pacific returned to the Australian southern city of Melbourne on Saturday, a day after 23 people were removed in the New South Wales (NSW) town of Eden for what the company described as “disruptive and violent acts”.



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Are China's South China Sea Bases Pointless?

Are China's South China Sea Bases Pointless?Are China’s South China Sea Bases Pointless? China has built some islands in the South China Sea. The islands of the SCS are conveniently located for China, but do they really represent an asset to China’s military?



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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central MexicoMEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.



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Teen to be tried as adult in South Carolina school shooting

Teen to be tried as adult in South Carolina school shootingANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A boy who was 14 when he was charged in the shooting death of his father at their home and a first-grader on a South Carolina elementary school playground will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Friday.



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Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai dies in South Africa

Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai dies in South AfricaZimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, casting his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party into the unknown less than three months after the army ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai, who died in South Africa, was 65. The family communicated this to me,” MDC vice-president Elias Mudzuri told Reuters.



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South Korea union says GM plant closure is 'death sentence', threatens strike

South Korea union says GM plant closure is 'death sentence', threatens strikeBy Heekyong Yang and Ju-min Park GUNSAN/SEOUL (Reuters) – General Motors’ workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the U.S. automaker a “death sentence”, and threatening a strike. In the city of Gunsan, where the factory with 2,000 workers is, shuttered store fronts and empty streets near the plant are a stark reminder of the depressing impact on the rural town. “Gunsan city worked really hard to rescue GM, buying GM cars produced from the factory.



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What’s the Time Difference Between South Korea and the U.S.? Here's What to Know as You Watch the Olympics

What’s the Time Difference Between South Korea and the U.S.? Here's What to Know as You Watch the OlympicsFrom every time zone in the U.S.



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ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African president

ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African presidentBy Alexander Winning and James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’. Leading members of the African National Congress now want new party leader Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Zuma as president, ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule told a news conference. There was no word from Zuma or his spokesman but Magashule said the president had promised to respond to the order by Wednesday.



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