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Shiffrin skis again and men's figure skating gets underway

Pyeongchang Olympics Medals Ceremony Alpine Skiing Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American Mikaela Shiffrin is set to compete in the women’s slalom...

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Venezuela's Maduro just invited Trump to hang out over Twitter

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Relations between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and President Donald Trump have been pretty frosty of late. So Maduro tried something new to get Trump’s attention: Twitter. Tuesday morning, the Venezuelan leader jumped online to ask for talks between the two...


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Latvian ECB official won't resign, rejects bribes report

Europe Latvia Corruption

LONDON (AP) — Latvia’s official on the European Central Bank’s top policymaking council rejected calls to resign Tuesday amid suspicions of bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations of extortion and connections to money laundering. Ilmars Rimsevics, who was detained Saturday and...


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AP Explains: Syria's starved, rebellious suburb under attack

Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The airstrikes came at a rate of one a minute, with horrible results: civilians fleeing collapsing buildings, children trapped under slabs of concrete, paramedics grimly rushing the bloodied victims away on stretchers. At least 100 people were killed in one day. The government’s...


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Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

Russia Trump Probe

MOSCOW (AP) — A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems blasting out during the nightshift. The U.S. indictment centered on a Russian troll farm only scratches the surface of the St. Petersburg...


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Britain warns EU it won't pay Brexit bill without good trade deal

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Britain has warned that its promise to pay the Brexit bill depends on getting good trade terms from the European Union, as British Prime Minister Theresa May’s team draws up plans to hold back money if the bloc backslides on a deal. Senior British officials have privately...


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Police name Netanyahu aides, Bezeq officials in graft probe

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Israeli investigators identified seven people linked to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s largest telecommunications company who have been arrested in a new probe of alleged influence-trading that’s moved close to the Israeli leader. Two officials who...


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The Europeans invited to this week's CPAC conference are running out of steam

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BERLIN - When American conservatives assemble for the high-profile Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) later this week, in addition to the newly powerful luminaries of America’s right wing, they will also hear a number of European speakers. These stars of...


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The Latest: Erdogan: Pro-Syrian forces pushed back in Afrin

Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Turkey’s president says Turkish artillery fire has pushed back a convoy of pro-Syrian government forces from an enclave in northern Syria. Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested Tuesday that the Shite fighters who entered the...


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Senior Polish lawmaker calls for pause on Holocaust law

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. One of Poland’s most senior lawmakers said it’s time to back away from a new law criminalizing suggestions that the nation was in any way responsible for the Holocaust following an international outcry. Stanislaw Karczewski, the speaker of Poland’s upper house of parliament...


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Venezuela launches the 'petro,' its cryptocurrency

Special To The Washington Post. CARACAS, Venezuela - Crisis-ridden Venezuela is launching an oil-backed cryptocurrency Tuesday that it hopes will help circumvent U.S. financial sanctions and resurrect the country’s moribund economy. The pre-sale of the “petro,” which will represent a barrel of...


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