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South Korean envoys in historic trip to meet North's Kim

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:08 PM

In the latest step in an Olympics-driven rapprochement on the divided peninsula, the most senior South Koreans travel North to meet leader Kim Jong Un

PYONGYANG BOUND. A South Korean delegation boards an aircraft as they leave for Pyongyang at a military airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, on March 5, 2018. Photo Jung Yeon-je / pool / AFP

Olympic warmth splits views on divided Korean peninsula

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Despite the sudden thaw in ties, little has changed near the DMZ, which has split the peninsula since the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty

BORDER ZONE. This photo taken on February 11, 2018 shows North Korean flags flying above a pavillion at the dividing line between North and South Korea within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), from the Goseong Unification Observatory on South Korea's northeast coast. Ed Jones/AFP

'Don't know how I'm here': Colombian roller-skater gets shock Olympic chance

Feb 07, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Gomez switches to speed skating from roller skating

ACCIDENTAL OLYMPIAN. Laura Gomez makes it to the Olympics after only speedskating for 6 months. Photo from PyeongChang 2018

Chen signals Olympic intentions with emphatic triumph at US Figure Skating Championships

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Chen is sure to head the US Olympic squad after landing 5 quadruple jumps in his free skate to continue his unbeaten 2017-18 campaign

CHAMPION. The 18-year-old Chen finished with a total of 315.23 points - 40.72 points more than silver-medallist Ross Miner. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

South Korea seeks U.S. military drill delay for Olympics

Dec 20, 2017 - 4:34 PM

South Korean President Moon Jae-In's comments are the first confirmation that Seoul is seeking to postpone the annual Key Resolve and Foal Eagle drills, which usually start in late February or early March and run until the end of April

JOINT. South Korea and US soldiers watch from an observation post during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Visa-free entry for Filipinos for 2018 Winter Games in South Korea – report

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The South Korean government says it will temporarily allow visa-free entry for tourists from 3 Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, until April 2018, if they enter through the Yangyang International Airport

The week in photos: October 21-27, 2017

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:50 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CHAT. Pope Francis (R) speaks during a video conference connection with the International Space Station (ISS), at the Vatican on 26 October, 2017. Photo by Osservatore Romeno/AFP

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May 18, 2016 - 12:14 PM

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George R. R. Martin unveils new 'Game of Thrones' chapter

Apr 04, 2015 - 11:02 AM

This chapter is from upcoming book The Winds of Winter

GRRM. He releases a new chapter from upcoming book 'The Winds of Winter.' Screengrab from YouTube

Olympian Martinez comes home to hero's welcome

Feb 24, 2014 - 10:12 PM

After an impressive figure skating stint Michael Christian Martinez receives a hero s welcome

HERO ON ICE. Michael Christian Martinez comes home to a hero's welcome after competing in the Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: Olympian Michael Martinez arrives from Sochi

Feb 24, 2014 - 11:51 AM

The Philippines lone Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez returned home to a warm welcome from fellow Filipinos

Martinez heading home after historic Winter Olympic outing

Feb 20, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Michael Christian Martinez wraps up his history making Olympics run with a short and sweet Facebook message to all his supporters

HISTORY MADE. Michael Christian Martinez may not have brought home an Olympic medal, but he still made history in his journey at the 2014 Winter Games. Photo by EPA

Russia crash out of ice hockey, Kim glides towards gold

Feb 20, 2014 - 9:13 AM

In the mountains above Sochi four time world champion skier Ted Ligety won the men s giant slalom; Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen takes record 13th medal; and a married couple both get medals

RUSSIA DOWN AND OUT. Teemu Selanne (L) of Finland scores a goal against goalie Semyon Varlamov (R) of Russia in the quarter final match between Finland and Russia at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia, 19 February 2014. Larry W. Smith/EPA

Martinez, 3 countries and the Winter Olympics

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:02 PM

UPDATED The Philippines is not the only Southeast Asian nation competing in this year s Winter Games Check out some fast facts about PH Thailand and East Timor s participation

IN PHOTOS: Filipino Winter Olympian's free skate routine

Feb 15, 2014 - 12:18 AM

Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez garnered 119 44 points in his final free skate routine for a two day total of 184 25 in the Winter Olympics figure skating finals

Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Filipino Winter Olympian Martinez competes this week

Feb 10, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Michael Martinez hopes to clinch the Philippines first ever medal at the Winter Games

PINOY HOPE. Figure skater Michael Christian Martinez leads his national delegation during the Opening Ceremony on Friday. Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP