In China and Vietnam, where smoking rates are among the highest in the world, state control of the tobacco industry has frustrated public health campaigns.
Hours-long daily blackouts ended suddenly last October after an engineer approached the problem differently – and got the government's backing to solve it.
Walking along Cua Dai is like visiting a beach-restoration technology exhibition, with efforts ranging from stone seawalls to fiber-and-sand wave breakers.
On the campaign trail, President-elect Trump repeatedly challenged the status quo regarding key US allies, including NATO, Japan, and South Korea. But his actual intentions are unclear.
Taliban fighters launched a coordinated assault on Kunduz overnight, approaching the city from four sides and entering the city.
In remarks on Friday, President Duterte likened his war on drugs to Hitler’s crimes against Jews, drawing strong criticism abroad. At home, however, many Filipinos support his harsh tactics.