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Climate change challenges authoritarian China: experts

Shanghai (AFP) – The gleaming towers of Shanghai belie the Chinese commercial hub’s vulnerability to climate change, and the city is spending billions to try to protect itself, but experts say the country’s authoritarian system…



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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BANGKOK (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce…




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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In an extraordinary display of abject apology during a moment of supreme crisis, South Korean President Park Geun-hye took sole blame last week for a “heartbreaking” scandal amid rising suspicion that she allowed a mysterious…


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Michelin names two 3-star eateries in first Seoul guide

Seoul (AFP) – The Michelin food guide unveiled its first Seoul edition on Monday, with two upscale Korean restaurants receiving the coveted three stars, but recognition also for a more humble diner serving up vegetarian…



Government to respond to High Court Brexit ruling

Image copyright PA The government is to give its official response later to the High Court’s decision that Parliament should vote on the formal process of leaving the EU. Ministers lost their case last week,…