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01/17/2018 - 15:22

Two Koreas agree to march together at Winter Olympics opening

The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.

The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.

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01/17/2018 - 15:22

Two Koreas agree to march together at Winter Olympics opening

The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.

The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.


01/17/2018 - 15:12

Landmark Brexit bill set to clear parliamentary hurdle

British MPs are set to give the green light Wednesday to a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faces further opposition from the upper house.

British MPs are set to give the green light Wednesday to a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faces further opposition from the upper house.


01/17/2018 - 15:03

Catalan MPs elect separatist speaker as sacked leader eyes comeback

Catalan lawmakers on Wednesday elected a separatist as parliamentary speaker, the first stage of a plan by pro-independence deputies to get regional leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, back into power.

Catalan lawmakers on Wednesday elected a separatist as parliamentary speaker, the first stage of a plan by pro-independence deputies to get regional leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, back into power.


01/17/2018 - 15:02

Yabba dabba doo! Malaysian sultan gets Flintstones car

A Malaysian sultan has been given a life-size replica of Fred Flintstone's car from the classic cartoon, although the modern update has an engine so he won't tire out his regal feet.

A Malaysian sultan has been given a life-size replica of Fred Flintstone's car from the classic cartoon, although the modern update has an engine so he won't tire out his regal feet.


01/17/2018 - 14:22

Bayeux Tapestry loan 'very significant': British PM

Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday it was "very significant" that the Bayeux Tapestry will be loaned to Britain from France, more than 950 years after the Norman conquest of England it depicts.

Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday it was "very significant" that the Bayeux Tapestry will be loaned to Britain from France, more than 950 years after the Norman conquest of England it depicts.

01/17/2018 - 15:12

Landmark Brexit bill set to clear parliamentary hurdle

British MPs are set to give the green light Wednesday to a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faces further opposition from the upper house.

British MPs are set to give the green light Wednesday to a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faces further opposition from the upper house.


01/17/2018 - 14:48

Eddie Jones extends England 'dream job' until 2021

England coach Eddie Jones has extended his contract until 2021, abandoning previous plans to leave the job after the 2019 World Cup, the RFU said on Wednesday.

England coach Eddie Jones has extended his contract until 2021, abandoning previous plans to leave the job after the 2019 World Cup, the RFU said on Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 14:22

Bayeux Tapestry loan 'very significant': British PM

Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday it was "very significant" that the Bayeux Tapestry will be loaned to Britain from France, more than 950 years after the Norman conquest of England it depicts.

Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday it was "very significant" that the Bayeux Tapestry will be loaned to Britain from France, more than 950 years after the Norman conquest of England it depicts.


01/17/2018 - 14:09

Stokes available for England selection despite charge - ECB

Ben Stokes will now be considered for England selection again and is set to return next month despite being charged with affray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Wednesday.

Ben Stokes will now be considered for England selection again and is set to return next month despite being charged with affray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 13:57

Irish PM denies 'plot' against Brexit

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar denied on Wednesday that the EU was conspiring to reverse the Brexit vote after a series of top figures held the door open for Britain to change its mind.

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar denied on Wednesday that the EU was conspiring to reverse the Brexit vote after a series of top figures held the door open for Britain to change its mind.

01/17/2018 - 15:33

Israel judge orders Palestinian teen in 'slap video' held through trial

An Israeli military judge Wednesday ordered a Palestinian teenager who was arrested after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers held in custody through her trial, possibly for months, despite calls from rights groups for her release.

An Israeli military judge Wednesday ordered a Palestinian teenager who was arrested after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers held in custody through her trial, possibly for months, despite calls from rights groups for her release.


01/17/2018 - 15:31

Bitcoin slides to below $10,000

Bitcoin, the dominant digital currency, extended a slump Wednesday following a recent surge to trade below $10,000 for the first time since the start of December.

Bitcoin, the dominant digital currency, extended a slump Wednesday following a recent surge to trade below $10,000 for the first time since the start of December.


01/17/2018 - 15:22

Two Koreas agree to march together at Winter Olympics opening

The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.

The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.


01/17/2018 - 15:21

Serbia arrests 3 Australians for cocaine smuggling

Serbian police said Wednesday they have arrested three Australians and a Lebanese national in an operation to dismantle an international cocaine trafficking ring.

Serbian police said Wednesday they have arrested three Australians and a Lebanese national in an operation to dismantle an international cocaine trafficking ring.


01/17/2018 - 15:15

France to clear decade-old airport protest camp

France on Wednesday scrapped controversial plans for a new west coast airport, vowing to evict environmental activists who have occupied the huge site for almost a decade.

France on Wednesday scrapped controversial plans for a new west coast airport, vowing to evict environmental activists who have occupied the huge site for almost a decade.

01/17/2018 - 11:17

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg film

Lebanon's interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a senior official said Wednesday.

Lebanon's interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a senior official said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 07:32

'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".


01/17/2018 - 06:24

France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.


01/17/2018 - 05:18

'Jumanji' leads box office pack over US holiday weekend

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week.

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week.


01/17/2018 - 00:16

Maradona daughter's wedding fuels family drama

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.

01/17/2018 - 15:22

Two Koreas agree to march together at Winter Olympics opening

The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.

The two Koreas agreed Wednesday to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.


01/17/2018 - 14:56

Nadal dominant as big guns pull off great escapes

Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki and Grigor Dimitrov pulled off great escapes to stay in contention.

Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki and Grigor Dimitrov pulled off great escapes to stay in contention.


01/17/2018 - 14:55

Relieved Dimitrov survives huge five-set scare

Relieved world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov survived a massive scare to beat American qualifier MacKenzie McDonald in five sets and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Relieved world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov survived a massive scare to beat American qualifier MacKenzie McDonald in five sets and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 14:48

Eddie Jones extends England 'dream job' until 2021

England coach Eddie Jones has extended his contract until 2021, abandoning previous plans to leave the job after the 2019 World Cup, the RFU said on Wednesday.

England coach Eddie Jones has extended his contract until 2021, abandoning previous plans to leave the job after the 2019 World Cup, the RFU said on Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 14:09

Stokes available for England selection despite charge - ECB

Ben Stokes will now be considered for England selection again and is set to return next month despite being charged with affray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Wednesday.

Ben Stokes will now be considered for England selection again and is set to return next month despite being charged with affray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Wednesday.