Kim Jong Un turns to his wife and sister to soften his image

Apr 18, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be testing out a new strategy to shake up the image of his authoritarian regime _ he's putting the spotlight on the women in his life

Japan coach Nishino says timing of promotion a challenge

Apr 12, 2018

Japan coach Akira Nishino says he faces a difficult challenge in taking over from Vahid Halilhodzic with only two months to go before the World Cup

2020 torch relay to highlight Japan's recovery from disaster

Apr 10, 2018

Tokyo Olympic organizers say the torch relay for the 2020 Games will help showcase Japan's recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami

Japan fires Halilhodzic as coach; replaced by Akira Nishino

Apr 9, 2018

Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic two months before the World Cup and immediately replaced him with Akira Nishino

Trump, Kim summit may boost recovery of US Korea War remains

Apr 6, 2018

The repatriation of remains of thousands of U.S. troops missing in the Korean War may finally advance with the Trump-Kim summit

Lillehammer ruling out bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Mar 30, 2018

No Lillehammer return in 2026; bid seems more likely for 2030

Tokyo Olympic CEO promises clean games for Japan

Mar 28, 2018

A Tokyo Olympic official promised a clean games, pledging to improve water quality in the venue for marathon swimming and triathlon, and to ban four large Japanese construction companies that have been charged with colluding on bids

National Olympic committees get glimpse of Tokyo 2020 venues

Mar 27, 2018

A dozen national Olympic committees have been given a quick look at Tokyo's venue preparations for the 2020 Summer Games

Malaysia's push to outlaw fake news, jail offenders decried

Mar 27, 2018

Malaysia's government has proposed legislation to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail term, a move slammed by critics as an attempt at silencing dissent ahead of an election

Return to the Future: Lillehammer explores another Olympics

Mar 23, 2018

The Norwegian ski resort of Lillehammer, host of 1994 Olympics, looks at another possible Winter Games bid for 2026 or 2030

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