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Hansdotter wins Olympic slalom title; Shiffrin finishes 4th

Feb 16, 2018

Frida Hansdotter held off Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title at the Pyeongchang Games

Japan's Hanyu sets Olympic record in short program

Feb 16, 2018

Defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan scored 111.68 points in the men's short program, an Olympic record

Frida Hansdotter of Sweden wins Olympic gold in slalom; Mikaela Shiffrin finishes 4th

Feb 16, 2018

Frida Hansdotter of Sweden wins Olympic gold in slalom; Mikaela Shiffrin finishes 4th

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda set to serve 2nd term

Feb 16, 2018

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda nominated for second five-year term as the head of the central bank

Shares keep gaining as tech, industrial companies rise

Feb 16, 2018

Shares climb in Japan, Australia, other Asian markets closed for lunar new year holidays

Thailand's former top cop grilled over brothel owner's loan

Feb 16, 2018

Thailand's former national police chief has met with investigators to explain his financial links with a fugitive massage parlor owner wanted on charges including human trafficking

Sweet Distraction? North Korea's feminine touch at Olympics

Feb 16, 2018

With pompoms and ball gowns, North Korea uses women to soften its political message in Pyeongchang

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Feb 16, 2018

Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively prosecuted dozens of journalists and worked in other ways to suppress and discredit the media

Shiffrin skis again and men's figure skating gets underway

Feb 16, 2018

American Mikaela Shiffrin is set to compete for what would be her second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics in the women's slalom

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

Feb 15, 2018

The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their habitat and fatal conflicts with people grow