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Future host cities might want to consider ephemeral stadiums, considering many former host cities are still grappling with abandoned Olympic venues.For the 2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang, South Korea is trying to do things differently — at least for one of its new stadiums.

Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa begins his commitment to support country’s poor black majority Updated Feb.21, 2018 1:37 p.

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Dow Jones, a News Corp companyNews Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services Jung Ki-joon was 52 years old Updated Feb.m.

JOHANNESBURG—South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his first State of the Nation address one day after taking office, pledging an economic and political turnaround and appealing to citizens and government to channel the spirit of antiapartheid icon Nelson Mandela.The speech, the key event in South Africa’s political year, had been delayed by a week, as the ruling African National Congress was working to force former President Jacob Zuma to make way for Mr.

The rand rallied to its highest level since February 2015 as South African President Jacob Zuma agreed to step down, ending weeks of maneuvers by the ruling African National Congress to remove him from office.More from Bloomberg.

Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to create jobs, ease unemployment and lift economic growth Updated Feb.15, 2018 7:52 a.

SEOUL—At the Winter Olympics, North Korea’s athletes, cheerleaders and performers are trying to score charm points for a regime seeking to improve its image.They are also racking up hotel bills they don’t plan to pay.

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Senior ANC members say they want the scandal-plagued president to leave so the party has time before next year’s elections to restore its image Updated Feb.m.

Dow Jones, a News Corp companyNews Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services Glow of Games enlivens mood for diplomacy, but many see North Korean outreach as a ruse Updated Feb.12, 2018 3:39 p.

is sending a tough message to thousands of South Korean workers during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying it will close a Korean factory in May and pressure union officials for additional cost cuts to stem losses.The move, announced early Tuesday by GM Korea, is the latest step in a broad global downsizing implemented by Chief Executive Mary Barra, who has closed, shrunk or sold unprofitable business units in India, Russia, Western Europe and Southeast Asia.

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un conveyed an invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang for a summit meeting, a dramatic gesture that came just hours after the two countries’ athletes marched into the Olympic opening ceremony together.Mr.

A female prosecutor speaks out, forcing the country to confront shortcomings on gender equality Feb.9, 2018 5:30 a.