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U.S. to urge N. Korea to accept COI recommendations: King

SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- The United States will continue to urge North Korea to accept recent United Nations recommendations to improve its human rights conditions, a U.S. envoy said Wednesday, calling for the international community's support in holding the country accountable for its "outrageous" violation of human rights.

Candy Crush maker King sees sour Wall Street debut

King Digital, maker of the wildly popular Candy Crush video game, got a sour welcome on Wall Street Wednesday as shares tumbled some 15 percent in their first trading day. King's initial public offering (IPO) raised $500 million from the sale of 22.2 million shares, as the British company sought to capitalize on the popularity of Candy Crush Saga, which boasts some 97 million players worldwide.

Candy Crush maker King sinks below IPO price

King Digital, the maker of the wildly popular video game Candy Crush, fell below its IPO price in initial trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. King opened at $20.50 a share, below the company's public offering price of $22.50. The shares fell as low as $19.17 before rebounding to $19.80in late morning trade, 12 percent below the subscription price. King raised $500 million Tuesday from the sale of 22.2 million shares, and the shares trade under the ticker "KING".

Candy Crush maker King opens trade below IPO price

King Digital, the maker of the wildly popular video game Candy Crush, opened trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday at $20.50 a share, below the company's IPO price of $22.50. The first trades came after King raised $500 million Tuesday from the sale of 22.2 million shares. At 1355 GMT, King shares were trading at $19.98, 11.1 percent below the IPO subscription price. jmb/pmh

Candy Crush maker King Digital raises $500 mn in IPO

King Digital Entertainment, the creator of the wildly popular video game Candy Crush, priced its initial public offering at $22.50 per share Tuesday, raising $500 million in its Wall Street debut. The British game developer sold 22.2 million shares in an offering priced at the midpoint of the $21-$24 range previously targeted. King will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday under the ticker "KING" with a market valuation of $7.1 billion.

Scientists to map genome of medieval English king Richard III

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - A year after they revealed a twisted skeleton found under a car park as the mortal remains of King Richard III, scientists in Britain plan to grind samples of his ancient bones and use them to map his genome. The project, which may alter perceptions of the last king of England to die in battle more than 500 years ago, aims to learn about Richard's ancestry and health, and provide a genetic archive for historians, researchers and the public.

Abdication doubts loom over Spanish king

Once almost taboo, Spaniards are now talking seriously about a possible abdication by 76-year-old King Juan Carlos as he battles a string of health woes and his youngest daughter fights a corruption scandal. The monarch, widely respected for guiding Spain to democracy after General Francisco Franco's death in 1975, has plunged in the polls as royal scandals accumulate and his own health comes increasingly under question.

Spanish king presides over military parade in crutches

Spain's King Juan Carlos presided over a military parade wearing crutches on Monday, his first appearance in public outside his home since undergoing hip replacement surgery in November. Wearing a brown military uniform, the king, who turned 76 on Sunday, thanked Spain's armed forces for their "commitment and hard work" in a speech at the Royal Palace following the parade. The ceremony was shortened for the second straight year because of the king's difficulty in walking following several hip operations.

King Juan Carlos praises armed forces for providing stability to Spain

Madrid, Jan 6 (EFE).- Spain's armed forces and Civil Guard should use their "exemplary" performance to "continue conveying confidence and calm" to Spain, while "continuing to work together for the security and welfare of all Spaniards," King Juan Carlos said Monday. The monarch, who turned 76 on Sunday, delivered the traditional address for the celebration of the Pascua Militar at the Royal Palace in Madrid, marking his first official act outside his residence since undergoing hip surgery on Nov. 21.

More than half of Spaniards want king to abdicate

Sixty-two percent of Spaniards want their country's scandal-hit King Juan Carlos to abdicate and fewer than half support the monarchy in general, a poll published on Sunday showed. A majority however support the king's son and heir Felipe and believe he could restore the family's prestige, according to the study by pollster Sigma Dos for El Mundo newspaper.
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