Pacific Headlines

  • Sri Lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 military personnel

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Nineteen people including 12 military personnel were injured on Wednesday in an explosion on a bus in Sri Lanka, said the military, adding they do not know the cause but suspect it may be a bomb or grenade.

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  • Moncler bids farewell to catwalk with eight new collections

    MILAN (Reuters) - The traditional catwalk show is dead and the way forward is to attract customers with new products each month, the chairman of Moncler said, as the luxury group kicked off Milan fashion week by revealing not one, but eight new collections.

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  • Moncler bids farewell to catwalk with eight new collections

    MILAN (Reuters) - The traditional catwalk show is dead and the way forward is to attract customers with new products each month, the chairman of Moncler said, as the luxury group kicked off Milan fashion week by revealing not one, but eight new collections.

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  • New Zealand says Pacific trade deal will boost GDP 1 percent

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand estimates a Pacific trade deal would boost its economy by up to 1 percent as exporters would face reduced tariffs...

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  • South Korean 'Garlic Girls' savour overnight fame

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean women curling team, nicknamed "Garlic Girls" to go with their other monikers, have become overnight internet sensations following their stellar performance and cool-headedness at the Pyeongchang Games.

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  • Vonn gone? Don't bank on it just yet

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn's bronze medal run in Wednesday's downhill was billed as her final bid for Olympic gold in the sport's marquee event but those who know her best say they wouldn't rule out a fifth attempt in Beijing in 2022.

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  • Figure skating: Zagitova in first with new world record, Medvedeva close behind

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Alina Zagitova took the lead in women's singles figure skating on Wednesday with a brilliant free skate that set a world record, giving her nation a strong shot at its first gold of the Pyeongchang Games.

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  • Bobsledders, snowboarders rule Tinder at Pyeongchang

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The most popular athletes on Tinder at the Olympics in Pyeongchang are male bobsledders and female snowboarders, the dating app said on Wednesday.

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  • North Korea cancelled planned meeting with U.S. VP Pence

    WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans cancelled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

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  • 'Samurai' Goggia denies Vonn to win downhill gold

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope "like a Samurai" to win the women's downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing.

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  • Olympics: Bobsledders, snowboarders rule Tinder at Pyeongchang

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The most popular athletes on Tinder at the Olympics in Pyeongchang are male bobsledders and female snowboarders, the dating app said on Wednesday.

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  • Olympics: Bobsledders, snowboarders rule Tinder at Pyeongchang

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The most popular athletes on Tinder at the Olympics in Pyeongchang are male bobsledders and female snowboarders, the dating app said on Wednesday.

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  • Figure skating: Zagitova breaks world record for short program

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Alina Zagitova set a world record in figure skating's women's singles short program on Wednesday, breaking the previous record set barely 15 minutes earlier.

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  • Text of revised Pacific trade deal released

    Details of a revamped cross-Pacific pact aimed at slashing trade barriers were released Wednesday amid a renewed push for the United States to rejoin the...

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  • 'Samurai' Goggia denies Vonn to win downhill gold

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Italian Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope "like a Samurai" to win the women's downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing.

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  • 'Samurai' Goggia denies Vonn to win downhill gold

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Italian Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope "like a Samurai" to win the women's downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing.

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  • Medvedeva sets world record in short program

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Evgenia Medvedeva set a world record in figure skating's women's singles short program on Wednesday, breaking the previous record she had set almost two weeks ago.

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  • Olympics: You are free to leave if you don't like it here, IOC tells Pound

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday told its longest-serving member, Dick Pound, he was free to leave the organisation after the Canadian labelled fellow members 'old farts' for not being tougher on Russia over doping.

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