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North Korea willing to hold talks with US, says South Korea

North Korea is willing to hold talks with US, South Korea says. The announcement came after Gen Kim Yong-chol met South Korean President Moon Jae-in ahead of the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka is attending the ceremony. US officials have ruled out meeting the North Korean delegation. The US says North Koreans pulled out of a meeting with Vice-President Mike Pence during the opening ceremony. The Korean rapprochement has been seen as a move by the North to drive a wedge between the…

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Winter Olympics: Sweden outclass South Korea to win gold in women's curling

Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Sweden outclassed hosts South Korea to regain the women’s curling Winter Olympic title in Pyeongchang. They won 8-3 to win gold for a third time and improve on the silver medal the nation won in Sochi four years ago. Anna Hasselborg’s rink led from the third end and scored a crucial three…

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma resigns

Media playback is unsupported on your device South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned from his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament. The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC’s new leader. Mr Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, faces numerous allegations of corruption. His resignation…

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