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South Korea considers partially lifting sanctions on North Korea

South Korea is considering lifting some of its sanctions against North Korea as the relationship between the two countries improves.
[Fil] International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach- AFP PHOTO - Fabrice COFFRINI

Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics

Indonesia unveiled surprise plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics on Saturday as it rides high from its successful staging of the Asian Games.
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Vladimir Putin to meet IOC’s Thomas Bach at World Cup final

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympic Committee, at the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, TASS news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the Kremlin's spokesman.

Singapore: Trump-Kim Summit may extend to Wednesday

Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said that the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, slated for Tuesday, may proceed into Wednesday.

Kim Jong Un lookalike questioned in Singapore before summit

A Kim Jong Un lookalike said Friday he was questioned on arrival in Singapore ahead of a historic US-North Korea summit and told to stay away from sites linked to the event.

Kim Jong Un lookalike set to make impression at summit

As the world awaits the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, one man who has risen to prominence for his impressions of the North Korean leader is preparing for his own appearance in Singapore.

Koreas hold high-level talks ahead of Trump-Kim summit

North and South Korea held high-level talks Friday to discuss their ongoing efforts to improve ties ahead of a landmark meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Support for South Korea’s Moon hits record high after summit

President Moon Jae-in is enjoying record support from the South Korean public in the wake of a historic summit with his North Korean counterpart, pollsters said Thursday.

Donald Trump: Deal with Kim Jong-un ‘in the making’

US President Donald Trump has said a deal with North Korea's Kim Jong-un is "very much in the making," a day after he revealed he agreed to meet the North Korean leader for face-to-face talks.

Donald Trump accepts invitation to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

US President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to meet North Korea's Kim Jong-un, following months of diplomatic standoff that saw the two leaders exchange fiery military threats and personal insults.

Two Koreas to hold summit, North ready for denuclearisation talks

The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a historic summit in the Demilitarized Zone next month after Pyongyang expressed willingness to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, Seoul said Tuesday.

South Korea sends envoys to North Korea

A team of special envoys from South Korea will depart from Seoul to North Korea on Monday to push for talks between Washington and Pyongyang on nuclear weapons.

North Korea lambasts US for attatching preconditions for talks

North Korea on Saturday lambasted the US for attaching preconditions to any dialogue between the states, as Seoul prepares to send an envoy to Pyongyang to help open talks on easing the nuclear stand-off on the peninsula.

IOC reinstates Russian Olympic Committee

Russia was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday after the remaining tests of the country’s athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were all returned negative.

No Russian flag at Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Russian athletes will not be able to march behind their flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony later Sunday after the IOC voted unanimously to keep the country’s ban for mass doping.

Russia’s Nadezhda Sergeyeva kicked out of Olympics for doping

The court said that she tested positive for the heart medication trimetazidine and admitted the offense, the fourth doping case to hit the Pyeongchang Olympics and second from Russia.

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky was stripped of his Pyeongchang Winter Olympics bronze medal Thursday after admitting doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

Winter Olympics: South Korea spent $223,237 on sister of Kim Jong Un, entourage

South Korea spent around 240 million won ($223,237) on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their three-day visit for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a government official said on Thursday.

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President Buhari congratulates Etsu Nupe on double celebrations

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