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JUBA, South Sudan | South Sudan plans to build new capital in former game park

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan’s government said it is planning to construct a new state capital in a central location in what was a wildlife park, to make the seat of government more accessible. Government spokesman Michael Makuei said the new capital will be named Ramciel and will be located in Lakes State. He … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | South Sudan plans to build new capital in former game park

SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ accuse coaches of derailing team

SEOUL, South Korea— The Garlic Girls, South Korea’s hugely popular Olympic silver medalist curlers, accused their coaches Thursday of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year’s feel-good sports stories. The women’s claims, if confirmed, suggest a familiar tale of abuse, corruption and nepotism that has regularly … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ accuse coaches of derailing team

SINGAPORE | The Latest: Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year

SINGAPORE — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says another U.S.-North Korean summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely after the beginning of the year. Pence said … Continue reading SINGAPORE | The Latest: Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year

US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

The number of foreign students heading to U.S. colleges and universities fell again last year, the second straight decline after more than a decade of growth, a new report finds. Enrollment of new international students dropped by about 7 percent in fall 2017, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the State Department and … Continue reading US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea ships tangerines to North, which sent mushrooms

SEOUL, South Korea  — South Korea has airlifted thousands of boxes of tangerines to North Korea in return for the North’s large shipments of pine mushrooms in September. South Korea says it will send 200 tons of tangerines to North Korea by Monday afternoon. Seoul’s Defense Ministry says military planes flew to Pyongyang twice on … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea ships tangerines to North, which sent mushrooms

SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed, shrugging off risks after US midterms

SINGAPORE — World markets were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections quelled fears of a drastic shift in policies. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX fell back, losing 0.3 percent to 11,548.69 and the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.2 percent to 5,127.63. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.2 percent to 7,128.18. Wall Street … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed, shrugging off risks after US midterms

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian economies grateful for reprieve on Iran oil imports

SEOUL, South Korea — Japan, South Korea and other major oil importers welcomed Tuesday the decision by the Trump administration to let them continue to import Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products despite the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran. The risk of excessive disruption to world markets was a key factor behind the decision … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Asian economies grateful for reprieve on Iran oil imports