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Johannes Rydzek, of Germany, celebrates after winning the gold medal ahead of silver medalist Fabian Riessle, of Germany, in the men's 10km cross-country skiing competition during the nordic combined event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 20, 2018 - 8:30 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Johannes Rydzek has won the Nordic combined large hill gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, leading a German sweep of the podium. Fifth after the ski jumping, Rydzek took the lead on the last lap...
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February 20, 2018 - 7:59 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela on Tuesday will become the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy. Officials say the so-called petro is backed by Venezuela's crude oil reserves, the largest in the world...
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February 20, 2018 - 7:55 am
CAIRO (AP) — The planned resumption of Russian flights to Egypt over two years after they were banned by Moscow over security concerns has been postponed until April, Cairo airport officials said Tuesday, citing delays in booking procedures and the reopening of offices of the countries' national...
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Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri speaks during a media conference in Brussels on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The European Union's border guard chief, Fabrice Leggeri, on Tuesday unveiled the agency's migration risk assessment for 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
February 20, 2018 - 7:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union's border agency says the number of migrants trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean will remain high this year, with more expected to arrive through Spain. Fabrice Leggeri told reporters Tuesday that "the irregular migration pressure on the...
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FILE - In this March 24 , 2017 file photo, a bison stands among fir trees that have been logged, in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland. The European Union’s top advocate says Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018, that Poland has infringed environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe’s last pristine forests. (AP Photo/Adam Bohdan, File)
February 20, 2018 - 7:44 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top advocate said Tuesday that Poland has broken environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe's last pristine forests. The opinion by Advocate General Yves Bot could bring a ruling from the EU's Court of Justice against Poland's...
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February 20, 2018 - 7:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper reports the European Union is drawing up a list of U.S. products to target — including orange juice and Kentucky bourbon — if Washington restricts imports of aluminum and steel. The U.S. Commerce Department last week urged President Donald Trump to impose tariffs or...
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Martin Fourcade, of France, takes off from the shooting range during the 2x6-kilometer women's + 2x7.5-kilometer men's mixed relay biathlon at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 20, 2018 - 7:33 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Biathlete Martin Fourcade has become the first athlete to win three gold medals at the Pyeongchang Games, helping France to a first-place finish in the mixed relay. Fourcade erased nearly a 38-second...
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February 20, 2018 - 7:30 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is launching Tuesday its own version of bitcoin that it hopes will provide a boost to its crippled economy. Officials say the so-called petro is backed by Venezuela's crude oil reserves, the largest in the world. Socialist President Nicolas Maduro late last year...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2014, file photo, the media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. Bangkok's Central Juvenile and Family Court on Tuesday gave Mitsutoki Shigeta sole legal custody of the children he fathered using Thai surrogate mothers, ruling that he's financially stable and showed his plans to care for them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
February 20, 2018 - 7:30 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but leaving some basic questions unanswered. Mitsutoki...
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Members South Korea's women's 3000 meters short track speedskating relay team react after winning the gold medal in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 20, 2018 - 6:58 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:55 p.m. South Korea has won the penalty-filled women's 3,000-meter short-track relay final at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Italy took silver and the Netherlands earned bronze after being elevated to the podium...
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