Government and politics

From front row left, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife, Kim Jung-sook, and Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, watch the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics along with Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, standing third from back row left, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 25, 2018 - 10:19 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path...
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Noble Peace Laureate from Yemen Tawakkol Karman, right, holds a Rohingya refugee child during her visit to Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Three female Nobel Peace Laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women who have been tortured, raped and even killed by Myanmar soldiers amid a delayed repatriation process. (AP Photo/Suzauddin Rubel)
February 25, 2018 - 8:16 pm
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless. But six months after their horrors began, the Rohingya Muslims who fled army attacks in Myanmar...
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Ultra orthodox Jewish men carry the body of Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach during his funeral in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews are attending the funeral of the influential rabbi who died on Saturday in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
February 25, 2018 - 2:29 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews on Sunday attended the funeral of an influential rabbi in Jerusalem, bring parts of the city to a standstill. The city's entrance was closed to accommodate the funeral procession for Shmuel Auerbach, who died Saturday at the age of 86...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2017 file photo, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa, center, walks with Christian clergymen on Easter Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem. In a joint statement, the leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, that they are closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for several hours to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The churches responsible for the site bemoaned a "systematic campaign of abuse" against them that they compared to anti-Jewish laws issued in Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
February 25, 2018 - 2:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, for several hours on Sunday to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The Christian leaders responsible for...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, front row fourth from right, his wife, Kim Jung-sook, and Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, watch the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics along with Kim Yong Chol, back row right, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 25, 2018 - 8:15 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said Sunday that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year of North Korean missile and nuclear tests and direct threats of war from...
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Athletes from various nations including Pita Taufatofua, of Tonga, at left, United States' Lindsey Vonn, third from left, and Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, fifth from left, pose for photos during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
February 25, 2018 - 8:00 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10 p.m. The IOC president, Thomas Bach, says that by marching together at the Winter Games, athletes from South and North Korea showed they both believe in "a peaceful future." In his wrap-up speech at the...
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Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'afari, far right, addresses the United Nations Security Council Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at U.N. headquarters after the council voted on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved the resolution, demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
February 25, 2018 - 6:34 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is denouncing the "inhuman" violence in Syria and is backing a U.N. Security Council-demanded cease-fire so food and medicine can reach desperate Syrians and the sick and wounded can be evacuated. Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in praying...
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Marissa Brandt signs a proclamation naming her an honorary ambassador for adoptee birth family searches by Neunghoo Park, right, South Korean minister of health and welfare, during a lunch in Gangneung, South Korea. Brandt, adopted as a baby by Greg and Robin Brandt of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, played for South Korea’s historic combined women’s team under her birth name, Park Yoonjung. (AP Photo/Teresa M. Walker)
February 25, 2018 - 4:56 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Marissa Brandt isn't quite sure what her new position will require, and she's only had a couple of days to start getting used to the idea of being an honorary ambassador. The Korean-American hockey player is more than happy to do whatever she can. "It's going to be...
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