Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold Medal in PyeongChang

American ski athlete Mikaela Shiffrin won a gold medal in the women's individual giant slalom number on Thursday at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Shiffrin defeated Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by a time difference of nearly four-tenths second on his final slide and won his second Olympic gold medal, following his slalom victory at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Italian skier Federica Brignone finished third in the bronze medal.

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The women's giant Slalom number on Thursday (14/2) was held after strong winds and cold temperatures forced officers to postpone the race earlier this week.

 Aksel Lund Svindal ( Norway) in action in the Downhill Putra game number at Jeongseon Alpine Center, Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 15, 2018.

Aksel Lund Sv (Norway) in action in the number of Downhill Putra games at Jeongseon Alpine Center, Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 15, 2018.

In another arena, Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal made history twice in winning the gold medal at number ski downhill (down the slope) man. At 35, he was the oldest ski champion in the history of the Winter Olympics, and he was the first Norwegian athlete to win the event. His compatriot Kjetil Jansrud won a silver medal while Swiss world champion Beat Feuz came third with a bronze medal.

In the women's cross-country ski number, Ragnhild Haga took home a gold medal in the 10,000 meters race, and Charlotte Kalla from Sweden won the silver medal. Meanwhile, Mart Bjoergen and Krista Parmakoski of Norway both won bronze medals at the same time of 25 minutes, 32.4 seconds.

In the ice rink, Germans Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot won the gold medal at event figure skating beautiful on an ice rink) in pairs with stunning looks and a lot of fun audiences. [lt]

US Win the First Gold Medal at the South Korean Olympics

A teenager has won America's first gold medal at the PyeongChang Olympics.

The 17-year-old Redmond Gerard of Silverthorne, Colorado, in his first Olympic Games, won the men's slope-style snowboarding race.

"My feelings are amazing, "he said after winning. "[I'm] very excited to be a champion and able to advance to the podium to receive a medal … I'm very happy."

In the last race on Sunday (2/2), Gerard won over Max Parrot of Canada, who won silver and Mark McMorris also from Canada, which won its second bronze after Sochi four years ago.

Strong winds have forced the PyeongChang Olympic committee to suspend the men's downhill skiing or ski down the slopes that were originally planned for today or Sunday.

72 kilomter per hour. Today's match will be held on Thursday. [gp]

Pope Francis Give Erdogan Medal of 'Satanic Devil's Angel Angel'

Vatican City
 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis. Outside the meeting place, police dispels protesters protesting Turkish action against Kurdish militants in Syria.

The meeting took place in Vatican City on Monday (5/2) local time.

 Pope Francis Give Erdogan Medal of 'Angel Satanic War of Satan' Pope Francis (REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

During the 50-minute meeting, the Pope gave Erdogan a medal carved by a form of angel who strangled the 'demon war'. This is a symbol of peace and justice.

Erdogan hopes to extend his gratitude to the Pope for the Pope's stance against US President Donald Trump's decision. Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

"We support the status quo and we have a desire to protect it," Erdogan said in an interview published on Sunday.

Meanwhile during a meeting of Pope and Erdogan, a small group of Kurdish led a protest that clashed with police. Its location is not far from the Vatican. Two people were arrested by the police.

Erdogan's visit is the first time a Turkish leader has made over the last 60 years. They discussed the refugee side and the situation in the Middle East.

"Also a matter of specific reference concerning the status of Jerusalem," said a statement from the Vatican.

Before Erdogan arrived on Sunday, the Italian authorities had deployed 3,500 police personnel and banned 24-hour demonstrations. But it did not stop protests by 30 people from the Kurdish association in Italy.

On 20 January, Turkey launched a military operation titled 'Olive Branch' against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection militia (YPG) militia. Ankara sees YPG as a terror group threatening Turkish territory.

Turkey's military and Ankara-backed alliance of Syrian rebels are trying to drive YPG from the western border in Afrin. But the operation of the Olive Branch reaps fierce opposition.

"In Afrin, a new humanitarian crime is under way," said the Kurdish association.

"Every family has lost two or three children, but what is wrong with Kurds? "said Rasho Mohammed, a Kurdish citizen of Syria.

Mohmad argued that the Pope should not meet Erdogan. The Kurds consider Erdogan a murderer.

(dnu / dnu)

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Former Republican Senator Accepts US Congressional Gold Medal

Former US Senator and Republican Bob Dole says that he is "very honored" awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

The 94-year-old from Kansas, received the highest honor of Congress for civilians in a ceremony in the building Congress, Capitol, was attended by many friends and former colleagues, including American President Donald Trump.

The medal is the highest expression of national appreciation for outstanding achievements and contributions to the nation and state.

The award was given to Bob Dole for his services to the United States as soldiers, legislators and statesmen. [lt]