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North Korea may choose to follow Vietnam’s economic model

The Southeast Asian nation’s gradual path to development is intrinsically appealing to Kim, Fitch Solutions said in a January report. Vietnam began receiving assistance from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in the 1990s after it began enacting reforms. That was followed by significant foreign investment in the …

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An internet split between China and USA

“It’s (China) arguably ahead of U.S. in some areas behind in others, maybe neck and neck. But at the current trajectory, China will probably be ahead of U.S. in five years,” Lee said. “China has more data, more users, more usage per data. And there’s very pro-AI government policies. So …

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Australia banks, Japan markets, currencies in focus

Asia markets were mixed on Monday morning, with shares in Japan and Australia rising while stocks in Hong Kong slipped. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, which will close earlier at 12:00 p.m. HK/SIN today with the eve of the Lunar New Year holidays, slipped 0.1 percent in early trade. Over …

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Qatar’s Asian Cup win shows that possession could be poison in international football

Pedro Correia

Qatar carved out a piece of footballing history for themselves on Friday, winning the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in a 3-1 upset win over four-time winners Japan in Abu Dhabi, UAE . From the universality of Total Football to the Petrosian-like stoutness of Jose Mourinho, it has …

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South Koreans march with coffin in ‘comfort women’ protest at Japan embassy By Reuters

© Reuters. People march during the funeral of a former South Korean “comfort woman” Kim Bok-dong in Seoul By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean protesters marched alongside the coffin of a ‘comfort women’ campaigner to the Japanese embassy on Friday in a protest over Japan’s use of forced …

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Japan’s Asian Cup exploits highlight Shinji Kagawa’s sharp decline

Shinji Kagawa

Japan booked their place in the final of the Asian Cup with a 3-0 semi-final win over Iran. Qatar cruise to the AFC Asian Cup final for the first time with a comfortable 4-0 win over the United Arab Emirates. The last time Borussia Dortmund won the Bundesliga back in …

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More Missile Defense Ships, New Ground Deployments « Breaking Defense

Aegis cruisers and destroyers. WASHINGTON: A top Pentagon official on Tuesday said major upgrades being made to dozens of Navy destroyers to give them new missile defense capabilities will continue, even as Navy leadership bristles at having so many ships tied up hunting for missile launches. The comments by James …

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The Navy Has Had Enough of Missile Defense And Sees Its Chance « Breaking Defense

Navy Aegis ships WASHINGTON: The Navy is looking to get out of the missile defense business, the service’s top admiral said today, and the Pentagon’s new missile defense review might give the service the off-ramp it has been looking for to stop sailing in circles waiting for ground-based missile launches. …

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Japan December services sector PMI shows weakest growth in 3 months By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Employees work an assembly line at a factory of Glory Ltd., a manufacturer of automatic change dispensers, in Kazo, north of Tokyo TOKYO, (Reuters) – Growth in Japan’s services sector slipped in December to the slowest in three months on some reduction of momentum in …

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