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Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed as China unveils 5% economic growth target for 2024

Shares are mixed in Asia after China's premier said the country's target for economic growth this year is around 5%, in line with expectations
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FILE - A trader looks over his cell phone outside the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in the financial district of Manhattan in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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What you should know from the opening of China's legislature

China’s Premier Li Qiang promoted an image of confidence as he announced modest economic growth goals for the country at one of its most important political gatherings
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Chinese Premier Li Qiang arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Thousands of Korean doctors face license suspensions as Seoul moves to prosecute strike leaders

Thousands of striking junior doctors in South Korea are facing proceedings to suspend their medical licenses Tuesday
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Doctors stage a rally against the government's medical policy in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 3, 2024. South Korean officials said Tuesday they are seeking to get the leaders of thousands of striking junior doctors to face police investigations as part of legal repercussions for their walkouts that have disrupted hospital operations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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AI pervades everyday life with almost no oversight. States scramble to catch up

Lawmakers in at least seven states are taking big legislative swings to regulate bias in artificial intelligence
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FILE - The ChatGPT app is seen on an iPhone in New York, May 18, 2023. Lawmakers in at least seven states are taking big legislative swings to regulate bias in artificial intelligence. As AI has quietly spread through everyday life, filtering job resumes, rental apartment and home loan applications, studies and lawsuits have found they can discriminate based on race, gender or more. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
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A Vietnamese property tycoon accused of embezzling $12.5 billion begins her trial

Real estate tycoon Truong My Lan faces the death penalty for allegedly embezzling $12.5 billion
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People stand before Vietnamese real estate tycoon Truong My Lan enters a courtroom in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Lan faces the death penalty in a trial that began Tuesday over alleged fraud amounting to $12.5 billion, nearly 3% of the country’s 2022 GDP. (Phan Thanh Vu/VNA via AP)
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Miami Beach is breaking up with spring break — or at least trying to

Miami Beach is trying to break up with spring break, but it’s not yet clear whether spring break will take the hint
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A group plays beach volleyball along Ocean Drive Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Miami Beach, Fla. Miami Beach officials have announced a series of measures for the month of March that include parking restrictions for non-residents, closing sidewalk cafes on busy weekends and scanning vehicles with license plate readers. The aim is for spring breakers to take their business elsewhere. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
March 04

China sets an economic growth target of around 5% but acknowledges it will not be easy to achieve

China’s economic growth target for this year is around 5%, in line with last year’s performance despite forecasts for a slowdown
March 04
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, talks with Chinese Premier Li Qiang during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 04

Chinese premier says country will seek to provide stable, transparent and predictable policies

Chinese premier says country will seek to provide stable, transparent and predictable policies
March 04
March 04

Chinese premier says the economic growth target for 2024 is about 5%, on par with last year’s rate

Chinese premier says the economic growth target for 2024 is about 5%, on par with last year’s rate
March 04
March 04

Former Twitter executives sue Elon Musk over firings, seek more than $128 million in severance

Former senior executives of Twitter are suing Elon Musk and X Corp., saying they are entitled to a total of more than $128 million in unpaid severance payments
March 04
FILE - Computer monitors and a laptop display the X, formerly known as Twitter, sign-in page, July 24, 2023, in Belgrade, Serbia. Former senior executives of Twitter filed suit against Elon Musk and X Corp. on Monday, March 4, saying they are entitled to more than $128 million total in unpaid severance payments. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
March 04

How major US stock indexes fared Monday, 3/4/2024

Stocks edged lower on Wall Street at the start of a busy week
March 04
March 04

DeSantis names Disney World district administrator to run elections in Democratic Orange County

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has a new job for the longtime supporter who has led Walt Disney World’s government since his allies took it over
March 04
FILE - Central Florida Tourism Oversight District board administrator Glen Gilzean listens to chairman Martin Garcia, left, during the board's meeting in the headquarters of the former Reedy Creek Improvement District at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Aug. 23, 2023. Less than a year after being picked to lead Walt Disney World's government after it was taken over by Gov. Ron DeSantis' allies, the district's administrator was appointed by the Florida governor on Monday, March 4, 2024 to run elections in the county that is home to the Disney theme park resort and other theme parks. Gilzean was appointed by DeSantis to be supervisor of elections in Orange County, Florida's fifth largest county. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
March 04

Puerto Rico's power company holds a massive debt. A key hearing to restructure it has started

A key hearing over the future of Puerto Rico’s crumbling power company and its staggering $9 billion debt has begun following years of acrimonious talks between the U.S. territory’s government and creditors seeking to recover their investments
March 04
FILE - A worker from the Puerto Rico Power Authority works to restore power in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, July 12, 2018. A key hearing over the future of Puerto Rico’s crumbling power company and its $9 billion debt began on March 4, 2024, in federal court following years of talks between the U.S. territory's government and creditors seeking to recover their investments. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo, File)
March 04

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for April delivery fell $1.23 to $78.74 per barrel Monday
March 04
March 04

One Tech Tip: Change these settings on X to limit calls and hide your IP address

Elon Musk’s social media platform X has made audio and video calling capabilities available to all users, not just those with paid accounts
March 04
A visitor tests Ray Neo X2 Lite AR glasses during the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. The Mobile World Congress kicked off Monday in Barcelona, Spain, with mobile phone makers showing off new devices and telecom industry executives perusing the latest networking gear and software. (AP Photo/Pau Venteo)
March 04

AI chatbot rivalry accelerates again with new Claude chatbots from Anthropic, an OpenAI rival

The race to build the smartest artificial intelligence chatbot completed another lap Monday when startup Anthropic unveiled a new AI model it says is more than advanced than those before it
March 04
March 04

Federal safety officials say Boeing fails to meet quality-control standards in manufacturing

Federal regulators say they have found multiple instances in which Boeing and its key supplier lack adequate measures to control for quality in the manufacturing of jetliners
March 04
FILE - The Boeing logo is seen, Jan. 25, 2011, on the property in El Segundo, Calif. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday, March 4, 2024, that its audit of manufacturing at airplane-maker Boeing and its key supplier turned up “multiple instances” of them failing to make sure manufacturing met quality standards. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
March 04

Mining company can't tap water needed for Okefenokee wildlife refuge, US says

A federal agency is asserting legal rights to waters that feed the Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge, setting up a new battle with a mining company seeking permits to withdraw more than 1.4 million gallons per day
March 04
FILE - The sun sets over water lilies and cypress trees along the remote Red Trail wilderness water trail of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, April 6, 2022, in Fargo, Ga. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asserting legal rights to waters that feed the Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge, setting up a new battle with a mining company seeking permits to withdraw more than 1.4 million gallons daily for a project that critics say could irreparably harm one of America's natural treasures. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
March 04

Boeing now facing $1 billion lawsuit

Meanwhile, JetBlue has called off its merger with Spirit Airlines and Apple is facing a $1.9 billion lawsuit.
March 04
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Macy's, United Rentals rise; Apple, Spirit Airlines fall Monday, 3/4/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Monday: Macy’s, United Rentals rise; Apple, Spirit Airlines fall
March 04
March 04

EA Sports announces over 10,000 athletes have accepted NIL deal for its college football video game

EA Sports has announced that more than 10,000 athletes have accepted its offer to have their likeness featured in its upcoming college football video game
March 04
Oklahoma fans celebrate a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, in Dallas. The ESPN “College GameDay” analyst Kirk Herbstreit and the network's broadcaster Chris Fowler announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, on social media they will be voices in EA Sports' upcoming college football video game. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
March 04

First over-the-counter birth control pill in US begins shipping to stores

The first over-the-counter birth control pill will be available in U.S. stores later this month
March 04
This image provided by Perrigo Company shows boxes of Opill, the first over-the-counter birth control pill available later this month in the United States. Manufacturer Perrigo said Monday, March 4, 2024 that it has begun shipping the medication, called Opill, to major retailers and pharmacies. (Perrigo Company via AP)
March 04

Ohio foundation begins process to distribute millions in opioid settlement money

Ohio is ready to begin doling out hundreds of millions of dollars in opioid settlement money to community and government organizations
March 04
FILE - This Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet, in New York. Ohio is ready to begin distributing millions of dollars in opioid settlement money to community and government organizations, an influx eagerly anticipated since the first sums were secured in 2021. The OneOhio Recovery Foundation, which has been tasked with distributing over $860 million of settlements reached with drugmakers and pharmaceutical companies for their roles in the national opioid crisis, plans to release its formal request for proposals Monday, March 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
March 04

American Airlines to buy 260 planes from Airbus, Boeing, Embraer amid growing demand

American Airlines is ordering 260 new planes to meet growing travel demand and increase the airline’s supply of premium seats
March 04
FILE - American Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, Jan. 11, 2023, in New York. American Airlines is raising bag fees and pushing customers to buy tickets directly from the airline if they want to earn frequent-flyer points. American said Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, that checking a bag on domestic flights will rise from $30 now to $35 online, and it'll be $40 if purchased at the airport. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 04

Do AI video-generators dream of San Pedro? Madonna among early adopters of AI's next wave

Making instant videos is the next wave of generative artificial intelligence, much like chatbots and image-generators before it
March 04
FILE - Madonna speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Making instant videos is the next wave of generative artificial intelligence, much like chatbots and image-generators before it. And the pop star Madonna is among the early adopters. Madonna's team used an AI text-to-video tool to make moving images of swirling clouds featured in her ongoing Celebration Tour.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 04

Thousands of flights and trains will be canceled again this week in Germany with new strikes

Thousands of flights and trains are expected to be canceled again this week in Germany after two unions called for more strikes over wages and working conditions
March 04
FILE - A Lufthansa aircraft is parked at the airport in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. Two German unions on Monday again called on their members — German airline Lufthansa's ground staff and German rail operator's Deutsche Bahn train drivers — to go on strike this week following ongoing negotiations over wages and working conditions. Thousands of flights and trains are expected to be canceled Thursday and Friday — the two days that German train drivers’ union GDL and Ver.di called for the strikes. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
March 04

3 Red Sea data cables cut as Houthis launch more attacks in the vital waterway

Three cables under the Red Sea that provide global internet and telecommunications have been cut as the waterway remains a target of Yemen’s Houthi rebels
March 04
This undated photo released Sunday, March 3, 2024, by the U.S. military's Central Command shows the Belize-flagged vessel Rubymar sinking in the Red Sea. The Rubymar, earlier attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels, has sunk in the Red Sea after days of taking on water, officials said Saturday, March 2, 2024, the first vessel to be fully destroyed as part of their campaign over Israel's war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. (U.S. military's Central Command via AP)
March 04

JetBlue, Spirit ending $3.8B deal to combine after court ruling blocked their merger

JetBlue and Spirit Airlines are ending their proposed $3.8 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, ruling it would hurt competition
March 04
FILE - A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320, left, passes a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 as it taxis on the runway, July 7, 2022, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. JetBlue and Spirit Airlines are ending their proposed $3.8 billion combination after a court ruling blocked their merger. JetBlue said Monday, March 4, 2024 that even though both companies still believe in the benefits of a combination, they felt they were unlikely to meet the required closing conditions before the July 24 deadline and mutually agreed that terminating the deal was the best decision for both. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 04

JetBlue Airways, facing pushback from antitrust regulators in US, ends bid to buy Spirit Airlines

JetBlue Airways, facing pushback from antitrust regulators in US, ends bid to buy Spirit Airlines
March 04
March 04

An online protest movement exposes corruption in Uganda. Officials and others are rattled

An online protest campaign exposing corruption has rattled government officials and others in Uganda, where street protests are practically outlawed
March 04
A view of a local scrolling on the X app formerly known as Twitter on a smartphone, in Kampala, Uganda Monday, March 4, 2024. An online protest campaign exposing corruption has rattled government officials and others in Uganda, where street protests are practically outlawed. The campaign, which relies on leaks of official documents, has been presented on the social media platform X as an “exhibition” — in a sequence of postings — about controversial issues, from failing hospitals to potholes in the streets of Kampala, the Ugandan capital. (AP Photo/Ajar Nalwadda)
March 04

Apple gets fined nearly $2 billion by the EU for hindering music streaming competition

The European Union has fined Apple nearly $2 billion by forbidding rivals like Spotify from telling users how they could pay for cheaper subscriptions outside of iPhone apps
March 04
EU Commission vice president Margrethe Vestager addresses the media on Apple Music streaming services at EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, March 4, 2024. Vestager addressed the media after the 27-nation bloc slapped a massive 1.8 billion fine on Apple for allegedly abusing its dominant position when it comes to music streaming services. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
March 04

A soccer star and a savvy businessman: Mbappé leads Messi and Ronaldo in registered trademarks

The fight between Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the honorific title of “best player in the world” is a tight one
March 04
Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi (10) dribbles the ball under pressure from Orlando City midfielder Martín Ojeda (11) and Orlando City defender Rafael Santos (3) during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, March 2, 2024, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
March 04

European Union fines Apple nearly $2 billion for unfairly favoring its own music streaming service over rivals

European Union fines Apple nearly $2 billion for unfairly favoring its own music streaming service over rivals
March 04
March 04

What's next for South Korean doctors who face license suspensions because of walkouts

South Korea’s government is pressing ahead with its vow to suspend the licenses of thousands of junior doctors who ignore its repeated demands to end their collective walkouts
March 04
Joo Sooho, a spokesperson at the Korea Medical Association, speaks during a briefing in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 4, 2024. South Korea’s government is pressing ahead with its vow to suspend the licenses of thousands of junior doctors who ignore its repeated demands to end their collective walkouts. (Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap via AP)
March 04

Malaysia's prime minister resists US pressure and says Malaysians don't have a problem with China

Malaysia’s prime minister has spoken up in defense of his administration's ties with China and complained over alleged pressure by the United States and its allies on regional nations to take sides in the West’s strategic rivalries with Beijing
March 04
The Prime Minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim, third right, stands with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the Governor of Victoria, Margaret Gardner, right, and the official party during a ceremonial welcome at Government House ahead of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, March 4, 2024. An increasingly assertive China and a humanitarian crisis in Myanmar are likely to be high on the agenda when Southeast Asian leaders meet in Australia for a rare summit March 4-6. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)
March 04

Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed as China unveils 5% economic growth target for 2024

Shares are mixed in Asia after China's premier said the country's target for economic growth this year is around 5%, in line with expectations
March 04
FILE - A trader looks over his cell phone outside the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in the financial district of Manhattan in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
March 04

China seeks ways to revive slowing economy and salvage property market

China's efforts to restore confidence and rev up the economy will top the agenda during this month’s meeting of the ceremonial national legislature
March 04
Chinese job seekers hold brochures is reflected on a mirror as they look for job vacancies at a job fair in Beijing on Feb. 23, 2024. China's efforts to restore confidence and rev up the economy will top the agenda during this month’s meeting of the ceremonial national legislature. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 04

China in a surprise announcement says it is eliminating annual news conference by premier

The Chinese government says it is eliminating an annual news conference by the premier that was one of the only times a top Chinese leader took questions from the news media
March 04
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left and Chinese Premier Li Qiang at right prepare to leave after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, March 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 04

How Chinese retailers can offer Americans steep bargains on clothes and why that could change

The flow of millions of small parcels into the U.S. from China thanks to the explosive growth of online shopping has caught the attention of Congress
March 04
Counterfeit American currency is displayed at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection overseas mail inspection facility at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Feb. 23, 2024, in Chicago. The explosive growth of cross-border e-commerce involving major China-backed players such as Shein and Temu has caught the attention of the U.S. lawmakers amid a bitter U.S.-China trade war and cast a spotlight on a tax rule that critics say has allowed hundreds of millions of China-originated packages to enter the U.S. market each year without duty and without reliable information for lawfulness. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 04

Black women struggle to find their way in a job world where diversity is under attack

With attacks on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives raging, Black women looking to climb the corporate ladder face a more hostile landscape than ever
March 04
Charity Wallace, left, and Chassity Coston pose in Harvard Yard at Harvard University, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, in Cambridge, Mass. With attacks on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives raging on, Black women looking to climb the work ladder are seeing a landscape that looks more hostile than ever. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
March 03

South Korea takes steps to suspend licenses of striking doctors after they refuse to end walkouts

South Korea’s government has begun steps to suspend the medical licenses of thousands of striking junior doctors, days after they missed a government-set deadline to end their joint walkouts, which have disrupted hospital operations
March 03
Doctors stage a rally against the government's medical policy in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 3, 2024. Thousands of senior doctors rallied in Seoul on Sunday to express their support for junior doctors who have been on strike for nearly two weeks over a government plan to sharply increase the number of medical school admissions. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 03

Stock market today: Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000, as investors await China political meeting

Asian stocks are mostly higher ahead of China’s top annual political gathering, while Japan’s benchmark surpassed the 40,000 level for the first time
March 03
A person walks in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Monday, March 4, 2024, in Tokyo. Japan's Nikkei 225 share benchmark has topped 40,000 for the first time as strong demand for technology shares keeps pushing the index higher.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 03

Japan's Nikkei 225 share index has topped 40,000 for the first time, lifted by buying of tech stocks

Japan's Nikkei 225 share index has topped 40,000 for the first time, lifted by buying of tech stocks
March 03
March 03

Arkhouse and Brigade up Macy's takeover offer to $6.6 billion following rejection of previous deal

Arkhouse Management and Brigade Capital Management are upping their offer.
March 03
FILE - Shoppers enter a Macy's department store in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, Dec. 12, 2023. Arkhouse Management and Brigade Capital Management announced Sunday, March 3, 2024, that they are upping their offer to acquire Macy's in a deal now valued at $6.6 billion. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
March 03

OPEC+ production cuts deepen with extensions from Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil giants

Some members of oil cartel OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, and allied producers like Russia are again deepening their voluntary crude supply cuts
March 03
FILE - The logo of the Organization of the Petroleoum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen outside of OPEC's headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 3, 2022. Some members of oil cartel OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, and allied producers like Russia are again deepening their voluntary crude supply cuts. Announcements from several OPEC+ countries extend reductions of some 2.2 million barrels a day, the secretariat for the multinational organization noted Sunday, March 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Lisa Leutner, file)
March 03

Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing marker plastic

More than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe’s are being recalled for possibly containing hard plastic, according to U.S. regulators
March 03
FILE - People stand in line waiting to enter Trader Joe's to buy groceries in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on March 24, 2020. More than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe's are being recalled for possibly containing hard plastic, U.S. regulators announced Saturday, March 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
March 03

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case

A court in Bangladesh has granted bail to Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus in a $2.3 million embezzlement case
March 03
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus speaks to the media after he was granted bail by a court in an embezzlement case, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Mar. 03, 2024. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
March 03

The former chairman of the state-owned Bank of Beijing is being investigated for alleged corruption

The former chairman of the state-owned Bank of Beijing is under investigation for corruption, the latest in a series of graft investigations focused on the country’s financial sector
March 03
FILE - A Chinese man uses his mobile phone near the logo for the Bank of Beijing in Beijing Jan. 29, 2005. The former chairman of state-owned Bank of Beijing is under investigation for corruption, according to an official notice Friday, March 1, 2024, the latest in a series of graft investigations focused on the country's financial sector. (AP Photo, File)
March 03

South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan

Thousands of senior doctors have rallied in the South Korean capital to express their support for junior doctors who have been on strike for nearly two weeks over a government plan to sharply increase the number of medical school admissions
March 03
Doctors stage a rally against the government's medical policy in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 3, 2024. Thousands of senior doctors rallied in Seoul on Sunday to express their support for junior doctors who have been on strike for nearly two weeks over a government plan to sharply increase the number of medical school admissions. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 03

What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway

One burning issue dominates as the 2024 session of China’s legislature gets underway this week: the economy
March 03
FILE- Ethnic minority delegates leave after the closing ceremony for China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, March 13, 2023. The National People's Congress is largely ceremonial in that it doesn't have any real power to decide on legislation. The deputies do vote, but it's become a unanimous or near-unanimous formalizing of decisions that have been made by Communist Party leaders behind closed doors. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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