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Olympic dream turns to nightmare for S. Korea's 'Garlic Girls'

Seoul - The South Korean women's curling team were the unexpected heroines of last year's Winter Olympics, but since their impressive run to the final they have endured a nightmare year.

After World Cup, Russians flock to matches

Moscow - Many thought the football craze in Russia would not last and the shiny new stadiums built for the World Cup would rapidly become "white elephants" the country could not afford.

Our oceans have never been hotter than they were in 2018

A number of recent studies have been published highlighting just how significant global ocean warming has become. The vast majority of global warming heat ends up deposited in the world’s oceans, and ocean heat content change can be measured.

Renewables overtake coal as main power source in Germany

Frankfurt - Renewable energy became Germany's dominant source of electricity in 2018, beating coal for the first time in history, experts from the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute said on Thursday.

A look back at the top electric vehicle news of 2018

As we reach the end of 2018, there has been an increased focus on global climate change, while electric vehicle manufacturers have been developing policies and EV targets that will be in line with tighter fuel emissions standards across the globe.

Highest-paid YouTuber of 2018 is seven-year-old boy

Seven-year-old Ryan, the host of the Ryan ToysReview YouTube channel, has earned more than $22 million this year and was named Forbes' highest-paid YouTube star.

Review: Jordan Wilimovsky wins big at 2018 Winter National Championships Special

Greensboro - World champion swimmer Jordan Wilimovsky emerged as a big winner at the 2018 Winter National Championships, which took place at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina.

Argentina's hooligans: the endless cycle of football violence

Buenos Aires - The embarrassing postponement of the Copa Libertadores final thrust Argentina's hooligan problem back into the spotlight, as well as society's acceptance that it is part of football fan culture, analysts say.

Boxer carries host Argentina's hopes of gold in Youth Olympics

Buenos Aires - Brian Arregui has made his way through life with his fists. Now 18, he's punched his way into contention for a gold medal as Argentina hosts the Youth Olympics this week.

Ryder Cup fan blinded by tee shot takes legal action against organisers

Paris - A Frenchwoman blinded in one eye after being hit by a wayward tee shot at the Ryder Cup is taking legal action against the event's organisers, she said Tuesday.

Pussy Riot activist 'poisoned' with large dose of medical drugs: report

Moscow - A Pussy Riot activist who took part in a pitch invasion during the 2018 World Cup has been hospitalised suffering from apparent poisoning from medical drugs, his partner told Russian media Friday.

Op-Ed: Bret Michaels, Poison put on best concert for the summer of 2018

Wantagh - With the summer of 2018 coming to a close, it is safe to say that Bret Michaels and the rock group Poison put on the best live rock show in New York.

German FA boss admits Ozil needed more support over 'racist attacks'

Berlin - The under-fire president of the German Football Association (DFB), admitted on Sunday that he should have given Mesut Ozil more support when the midfielder was the target of "racist attacks".

Northern soul: United Korea smash hosts in Asian hoops

Jakarta - A joint Korean women's basketball team marked their Asian Games debut Wednesday by pulverising hosts Indonesia 108-40, roared on by giddy fans waving unified Korean flags.

Turks in Berlin rally around Ozil in racism row

Berlin - "He did the right thing," said 63-year-old Abbas Haydin, as Turks in Berlin on Monday rallied around football star Mesut Ozil and praised his decision to quit the Germany team over perceived racism."He has set an example.

Turks in Berlin rally around Ozil in racism row

Berlin - "He did the right thing," said 63-year-old Abbas Haydin, as Turks in Berlin on Monday rallied around football star Mesut Ozil and praised his decision to quit the Germany team over perceived racism."He has set an example.

Streaming services earn multiple 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations

Top streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu earned multiple nominations for the upcoming 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Ozil defends controversial picture with Erdogan

Berlin - Footballer Mesut Ozil said Sunday he had no regrets about his controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's national squad ahead of the World Cup.

Ozil defends controversial picture with Erdogan

Berlin - Footballer Mesut Ozil said Sunday he had no regrets about his controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's national squad ahead of the World Cup.

Multi-racial French World Champions draw praise, controvery

Paris - Former US President Barack Obama chose celebrations to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth to laud the benefits of diversity by holding up France's World Cup success by way of example.

French fans sentenced for World Cup robberies, violence

Paris - A French court gave two men suspended sentences Wednesday and fined a third for robbery and violence on the sidelines of France's World Cup victory celebrations.

Paris police urge women to report World Cup sexual assaults

Paris - Paris's police chief urged women on Wednesday to report any cases of sexual assault during the celebrations of France's World Cup win, after dozens of accounts by victims were posted on social media in recent days.

'Paris won't die': Scenes of joy at Paris bar targeted by terror

Paris - Striking images of World Cup celebrations at a Paris bar targeted in the deadly November 2015 attacks ricocheted around social media Monday, potent symbols of France's resolve to not live in fear despite a persistent terror threat.

Macron basks in World Cup glow, hoping to capture feel-good factor

Paris - For a president who has travelled the globe for a year telling audiences that "France is back" under his leadership, the country's World Cup victory couldn't come at a better time for Emmanuel Macron as he confronts growing challenges on multiple front...

Russia targeted by almost 25 million cyber-attacks during World Cup: Putin

Moscow - Russia was the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks.

France set for heroes' welcome after thrilling World Cup win

Paris - The World Cup-winning French team were travelling home on Monday for a victory parade on the Champs Elysees following their triumph in Moscow that sparked wild celebrations nationwide.

Clashes, road accidents mar French World Cup partying

Paris - Dozens of youths shattered windows at a popular store on the Champs Elysees avenue Sunday while hundreds of thousands of fans celebrated France's World Cup victory, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.

Macron cheers from the stands — then 'dabs' in the changing room

Moscow - President Emmanuel Macron was pictured cheering from the stadium, got drenched in the rain on the pitch, then attempted to "dab" with the players in the changing room Sunday after France's victory in the World Cup.

Putin 'proud' of Russia's handling of World Cup

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin said Russia could be "proud" of its hosting of the football World Cup, judging it a success "in every respect" after Sunday's final.

Paris's emblematic Champs Elysees, place of jubilation

Paris - The Champs Elysees avenue is the beating heart of Paris, a magnet for millions of tourists but also a place of mass gathering when the French want to celebrate.
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