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Philippine news site Rappler ordered to shut down

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — A Philippine news site co-founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa has been ordered to shut down, the company said Wednesday, a day before President Rodrigo Duterte — its arch-nemesis — leaves office. Ressa has…

Philippines’ Marcos in nuclear plant revival talks with S.Korea

(AFP) — Philippine president-elect Ferdinand Marcos signalled his determination to adopt nuclear power Monday, holding talks with South Korea’s envoy on possibly reviving a mothballed $2.2 billion plant built during his father’s dictatorship. The 620-megawatt Bataan Nuclear Power Plant was…