South and North Korea discuss joint women’s ice hockey team for Olympics

The two countries have also talked about having their athletes march together at the Pyeongchang Games opening ceremony agreed to send a large delegation to the Games. South Koreas vice-minister for sport, Roh Tae-kang, said […]

North Korea reopens hotline with South hours after Trump button boast

Move raises hopes of diplomatic thaw after Kim Jong-un said he would consider sending athletes to Winter Olympics Kim Jong-un said he would consider sending his countrys athletes to next months boast about the size […]

Israeli minister forces NBA website to remove phrase ‘occupied territory’

NBA deletes phrase after Miri Regev says it is at odds with Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital Israels far-right sports and culture minister has taken credit for forcing the US National Basketball […]

Chinese mall unveils #TrumpDog statue to celebrate year of the dog

The canine statue sports a frown, an index finger pointing straight up and Trumps signature hairstyle, rendered in gold As China prepares to ring in the Lunar New Year, one shopping mall has declared it […]

Fifa trial: two ex-soccer officials found guilty on multiple charges of corruption

Juan Angel Napout and Jos Maria Marin both found guilty, after corruption was revealed to have spanned decades and resulted in $150m in bribes Two former South American football officials were found guilty on multiple […]

Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for Today programme guest slot

Teaser released by Kensington Palace for show on 27 December shows prince and former president joking together If youre set to guest edit a nations flagship morning radio show, it probably helps to have the […]

Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on cinemas

Move forms part of social reforms by the crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom Saudi Arabia is to allow cinemas to open for the first time in 35 years as it continues […]

South Korea Winter Olympics: doubts raised over American athletes taking part

Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations, says the situation with North Korea has to be watched closely to ensure safety of sports stars The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has […]

Giro d’Italia backs down in Israel row over calling start ‘west Jerusalem’

Israeli ministers had threatened to drop backing for cycling race, scheduled to begin in Israel, if wording did not change The Giro dItalia appears to have backed down in a row with Israeli ministers over […]

Not Yeti: scientists say abominable snowman is a bear

New report pours cold water on the legend of the half-human beast, saying three different bears are to blame for sightings Scientists on Wednesday dismantled the myth of the abominable snowman, the towering yet furtive […]