• Tensions with North Korea, China hurt ticket sales for South Korean Olympics - organizer
    Reuters46 minutes ago

    Tensions with North Korea, China hurt ticket sales for South Korean Olympics - organizer

    By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's political tensions with North Korea and China are depressing ticket sales for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang, leaving hundreds of thousands of tickets unsold, the organiser said on Friday. France said on Thursday its

  • Olympics Poet Caroline Bird: I was fighting drug addiction when I started this book
    Evening Standard1 hour ago

    Olympics Poet Caroline Bird: I was fighting drug addiction when I started this book

    A poet who wrote for the 2012 Olympics has revealed that she started her latest collection when she was in rehab for drug addiction. Caroline Bird, daughter of Southbank artistic director Jude Kelly, told the Standard she had been “on her knees” fighting her addiction while studying at Oxford a decade

  • Reuters1 hour ago

    N.Korea may consider H-bomb test in Pacific, Kim calls Trump "deranged"

    (Adds Chinese foreign ministry comments; paragraphs 14, 15, 21) * Kim says Trump's comments confirm nuclear path is the right one * Kim promises "highest level of hard-line countermeasure" * Trump orders fresh U.S. sanctions on North Korea * North may consider Pacific hydrogen bomb test

  • Reuters4 hours ago

    Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday, Sept 22

    Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday: OLYMPICS Winter Olympics security concerns for France PARIS - France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said, raising the first major doubts

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