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Never Mind the Minders: United Korea Team Bonds to K-pop

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA —  They sleep in separate dorms, travel in different buses and government minders watch over them, but North Korean members of the united Korean women’s ice hockey team are bonding with their team-mates from the South, thanks partly to K-pop. Before the team, the first inter-Korean side …

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Stomach Virus Creates Headache for Olympic Officials

WASHINGTON —  The Pyeongchang Olympic organizers and the Korean public health organization have created a task force to contain an outbreak of the norovirus at the winter games, where more than 100 people have come down with the dreaded stomach bug. The organizations say they are quarantining affected people, sanitizing …

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Kabul Hosts Foreign Army Chiefs for Anti-Terror, Anti-Drugs Talks

ISLAMABAD —  Military chiefs from Afghanistan’s neighboring countries, along with U.S. and NATO commanders, met Tuesday in Kabul to discuss cooperation to fight narcotics trading and terrorism. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the conference intended to find ways to jointly deal with both security challenges. Officials said delegates …

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China Charges Former Rising Political Star With Bribery

BEIJING —  A former rising star in Chinese politics has been charged with bribery, becoming the highest-level serving official to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign, now in its sixth year. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate announced the indictment of Sun Zhengcai, the former Communist Party leader of …

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