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  • Global News Blog The simple pleasures of a South Korean ski slope

    Skiing in China is potentially life threatening, but Muju, Korea, couldn't be more different: courteous customers, organized chairlifts, staff who bow at the waist.  

  • Tour de France celebrates 100 years in the Alps with highest-ever finish

    Tour de France celebrates 100 years in the Alps with highest-ever finish

    The French Alps have always been the holy grail of cycling. But this year the quest is even tougher: Tour de France cyclists will set a new record for the highest finish.

  • South Korea's Olympic effort to win an Olympic bid

    South Korea's Olympic effort to win an Olympic bid

    South Korea is pulling out all the stops in its third bid to host a Winter Olympics. Can it beat out iconic, Alps-filled Germany and France for the 2018 Games?

  • In Pictures Baby Doc returns

    Police officers take ex-dictator Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier out of his hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 18. Mr. Duvalier returned to Haiti on Jan. 16 after nearly 25 years in exile, a surprising move that comes as Haiti struggles with a political crisis and the stalled effort to recover from last year's devastating earthquake.

  • Tour de France 2010 delivers drama – without the doping

    Tour de France 2010 delivers drama – without the doping

    After a lackluster 2009 edition, this year's Tour de France was filled with action, from the cementing of Contador and Schleck's rivalry to Armstrong's bumpy exit from the sport he dominated in unprecedented fashion.

  • Contador's Tour de France win caps off banner summer of sports for Spain

    Contador's Tour de France win caps off banner summer of sports for Spain

    Alberto Contador's Tour de France win – with only a 39-second lead over rival Andy Schleck, who finished second – is the latest triumph in an amazing summer of sports for Spain.

  • Lance Armstrong, beaten, resigned to Tour de France defeat

    Lance Armstrong, beaten, resigned to Tour de France defeat

    Lance Armstrong conceded that his ambitions of an eighth Tour title were at a premature end.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/19

    A man pushes his scooter through a flooded street in the southern Indian city of Chennai (formerly Madras) on Wednesday.

  • In Pictures Ready for the World Cup

    Ivory Coast's defender Kolo Toure (c.) heads the ball next to Japan's forward Takayuki Morimoto (r.) during a friendly match between the national soccer teams of Ivory Coast and Japan at the Stade de Tourbillon in Sion on June 4 ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Ivory Coast will play in group G and Japan will play in group E.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/21

    A worker passes by the statue of Vladimir Lenin, abandoned in the backyard of the Mogosoaia Palace in Romania, on Monday. The statue was removed from a square in Bucharest in 1990. This week Romanians commemorate 20 years since communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu fled Bucharest during an uprising on Dec. 22 after ruling Romania for 25 years. More than a thousand people are reported to have lost their lives during the Romanian revolution.