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Global shares advance as investors' jitters ease

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Shares were higher in Europe and Asia on Monday following last week's gains on Wall Street. Investors' jitters appear to be subsiding after recent wild swings, eased by strong corporate earnings and other indicators. Many major markets were closed for lunar new year holidays....

As athletes struggle, Kim Jong Un dreams of Olympic glory

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Jong Un wants to turn his country into an international sports power - think East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. The North Korean leader is pouring resources into training and infrastructure, athletes are getting more recognition than ever and the country now even has an all-sports television channel, though it's not clear how many citizens are able to actually watch it....

Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police said Sunday they arrested senior officials from the country's national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses. Israeli media said among those arrested were close associates of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is fighting for his political life after being accused of taking bribes from billionaire supporters....

Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

QAIM, Iraq (AP) -- From their outpost on Iraq's westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed, families returning to liberated homes, a hopeful sign of increasing stability....