• Shuster earns 4th Olympic curling berth, Roth claims 1st

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — John Shuster earned a fourth trip to the Olympics on Saturday night, leading his team to a 7-5 victory over Heath McCormick’s team in the U.S. curling trials.

  • Hospital says N. Korean soldier’s condition stabilizing

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hospital officials say the condition of a North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea is gradually improving after two surgeries but it’s too early to tell whether he makes a recovery.

  • IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

    GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

  • WADA decision harms Russia’s hopes for Winter Olympics

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency placed Russia’s fate for the upcoming Winter Olympics on perilous ground, refusing to reinstate the country’s suspended anti-doping operation while Russia remained insistent the government is not to blame.

  • Asian stocks, oil prices steady

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly firm on Thursday and oil prices were steady, despite a second straight day of losses on Wall Street overnight. But analysts said it was too early to say risk sentiment was back after a day of heavy losses in Asia. Other than on-going worries about the prospect of the U.S. tax reform plan and the pace of the Federal Reserve’s rate hike, there were little market-moving headlines.

  • Mugabe latest leader over years taken into custody

    Zimbabwe’s army has taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody, triggering speculation of a military coup, though the military’s supporters have called it a “bloodless correction.” It wasn’t clear exactly where the 93-year-old Mugabe and his wife were, but army Major Gen. Sibusiso Moyo said they were being held by the military.

  • S. Korea to deport US man for trying to cross to North Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it will deport an American man detained for allegedly attempting to cross the mine-strewn border into North Korea.

  • 5.5 magnitude quake hits off South Korea’s coast

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook South Korea’s southeastern coastal region Wednesday afternoon, breaking some windows and crumbling walls near the epicenter. No casualties were reported.

  • Yonhap news agency says 5.5 magnitude quake has hit off S. Korea’s southeastern coast

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yonhap news agency says 5.5 magnitude quake has hit off S. Korea’s southeastern coast.

  • Colombia beats China 4-0 in friendly in Chongqing

    CHONGQING, China (AP) — Colombia rebounded from losing to South Korea 2-1 by defeating China 4-0 in a friendly on Tuesday.