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By Kim Tong-Hyung The Associated Press

South Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture.

South Korea’s Olympic committee announced the decision after a meeting Monday in which Seoul received 34 of 49 votes, edging out the southern port city of Busan.

Olympic flame arrives in South Korea for 2018 Winter Games

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday where it will be passed throughout the country by thousands of torchbearers on a 100-day journey to the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

South Korean figure skating prospect You Young will kick off the 2,018-kilometre (1,253-mile) trip from Incheon on Wednesday.

US bombers fly over South Korea after North’s 2nd ICBM test

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. The U.S. also said it conducted a successful test of a missile defence system located in Alaska.