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A look at the rise and fall of South Korea’s president

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who was impeached Friday, rose to power with the support of conservatives enamored of the...
Key developments in South Korean presidential crisis

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday is a stunning fall for a leader who convincingly beat her liberal opponent...
Police: Gunbattle in Kashmir ends; 2 suspected rebels killed

SRINAGAR, India — A 42-hour gunbattle ended in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday after two suspected rebels were killed in the fighting, which triggered massive...
S. Korea’s president loses power, keeps title, house, salary

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday strips her of power — but not the perks. ...
S. Korea’s interim leader was Park defender; powers unclear

SEOUL, South Korea — The man who takes over as government caretaker in the wake of President Park Geun-hye's impeachment is seen by critics...
Hong Kong leader Leung says he won’t run for another term

HONG KONG — Hong Kong's divisive Beijing-backed leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, said Friday he won't run again for the job after his current...
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TOKYO — A Japanese government panel says an estimate of the total costs to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to...
The Latest: S. Korea says no change in policy toward North

SEOUL, South Korea — The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local): ...
North Korean delegation back from paying respects to Castro

PYONGYANG, North Korea — A delegation of North Korean officials headed by one of Kim Jong Un's chief lieutenants returned to Pyongyang on Friday...
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JAKARTA, Indonesia — An international tribunal has ruled against a London-listed mining company seeking $1.3 billion in compensation from Indonesia's government for terminating coal...

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