UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria “without delay” to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. The vote was delayed for two days to try to get support from Russia, which said repeatedly that an immediate cease-fire was unrealistic. Sponsors Kuwait […]

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‘There’s not one path’ — Ester Ledecka charts her own course to ski, snowboard gold medals

BONGPYEONG — Don’t ask Ester Ledecka if she is the best athlete at the Pyeongchang Olympics. She’ll stare through her polarized goggles and recoil at what she considers a preposterous notion. “Uh, what?” she responded Saturday afternoon. No, seriously. “I don’t think so, no,” she insisted. “There are the greatest athletes in the world here.” […]

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