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Trump Not 'Dangerous' Enough On North Korea [-0.07]

Posted on Aug. 13, 2017, 4:01 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

America, President Trump said on Friday, is ready for war. So far, the American leader is not doing nearly enough to force Kim in better directions.

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These past few days, you might be forgiven for thinking we’re all living in a Chris Morris sketch. Chris Morris:Misunderstanding it certainly is.

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I gotta tell everybody to get out of the market,” says Bobby Kim mid-interview as he frantically posts to his Twitter page and Naver Band chat rooms about the looming downturn of Bitcoin. The market gets increasingly tricky to read when banks swoop in to buy big on the dip, he says.

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I spoke to Norah O’Donnell, a co-host of “CBS This Morning” and contributor to “60 Minutes”, about her interview with President Moon of South Korea, the feeling she had returning to South Korea, what she's learned from Charlie Rose and Gayle King, and her best career advice.

Since joining “CBS This Morning,” which has become the Network’s most successful morning newscast in more than two decades, O’Donnell has interviewed President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden for 60 MINUTES and some of the world’s most notable figures, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and the Dalai Lama.

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PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA—It doesn’t take long after arriving in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to realize that you’re not in Kansas anymore. That doesn’t mean they deserved punishment, of course, but suggests Pyongyang wasn’t trolling for hostages, as suggested by some.

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Dongbei holds a special place in modern China. Made up of the three provinces Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang, Dongbei was both the military launching point for the communist takeover of the country beginning in late 1948, as well as the industrial base of Maoist China.

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We have the news that the United States is to try to renegotiate, rethink, the free trade agreement with South Korea, Korus, the complaint seeming to centre on the fact that Robert Lighthizer, the trade representative, and Donald Trump, the President, don't in fact understand the point of trade.

Lighthizer., the head of United States Trade Representative (USTR).

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It’s not often that a foreign film breaks through in South Korea and draws moviegoers away from the usually excellent selection of locally-made movies available to them in their cinemas.

By Sunday the action comedy will have earned a cumulative total of some $25 million, a big number for any release in the country, Korean or foreign.

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The $15 Minimum Wage Movement has long way to go before it matches Venezuela President’s “generosity” to the working class.

In trying to write the last chapter of the Bolivarian Socialism, President Nicolas Maduro announced a 50 percent hike in the minimum wage.

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Time For U.S. To Sanction Largest Chinese Banks? [0.09]

Posted on July 3, 2017, 12:28 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

As such, Treasury proposed prohibiting all U.S. financial institutions from “maintaining correspondent accounts” for or on behalf of that bank.

Treasury maintains that Bank of Dandong “acts as a conduit for North Korea” and that it has been “facilitating millions of dollars of transactions for companies involved in North Korea’s WMD and ballistic missile programs,” including entities designated by the U.S. and U.N. either as proliferators or front company for proliferators.

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China Weaponized N. Korea. Will It Now Disarm It? [0.18]

Posted on June 25, 2017, 4:01 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Beijing has always maintained it supported North Korea’s “denuclearization,” but the statement, echoing the position of the administration of George W. Bush, is nonetheless surprisingly strong.

What motivated Beijing to join in announcing such a strong position?

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What Comes After Kim Jong Un? [0.00]

Posted on June 8, 2017, 4:52 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Daneil DePetris writes in The National Interest against the forced removal of Kim Jong Un from power because “North Korea is such a black-hole in terms of human intelligence, the U.S. intelligence community wouldn’t be able to confidently assess that the man or woman (Kim’s sister, for instance) who replaces Kim wouldn’t be just as vicious or unpredictable.” Historical parallels from the USSR and China, I argue, suggest that Kim would be followed by a milder form of collective rule.

As the leaders of Japan, South Korea, the United States, and other affected countries fumble around for responses to Kim Jong Un, they lack good options.

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The New Cold War: Democracy Vs. Autocracy [0.07]

Posted on May 22, 2017, 1 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Over the past 8 days, North Korea successfully tested two nuclear-capable missiles, making a mockery of President Trump’s tough approach on North Korea. He has meanwhile opened his arms of friendship to Russia and China, the biggest global threats to democracy.

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Each month, we book time with some of our company’s top financial brain power to answer questions about investing and your finances. This month we’re talking about political risk and your investments.

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Samsung, Shame, and Corporate Atonement [-0.03]

Posted on May 17, 2017, 2:05 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

South Korean political leaders are more determined than ever to correct the country’s reputation for being too lenient on the country’s family-controlled business dynasties known as chaebol. In guilt cultures, which exist generally in Western countries, redemption derives from executives serving jail time and company fines and settlements.

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—Another day, another North Korean missile test it seems. But the new South Korean leader, Moon Jae-in, may prove to be a bigger problem for President Donald Trump than North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.

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Introduce Mom to K-Beauty This Mother's Day [0.30]

Posted on May 5, 2017, 1:51 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Why not get mom something a little different this year and introduce her to the super funky (and effective) world of K-beauty. These products combine South Korea’s high-tech expertise with natural ingredients to create a whole new approach to skin care.

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North Korea is not abandoning its nuclear ambitions, as proven by Saturday’s failed ballistic missile test. However, neither is the United States abandoning its plan to pressure North Korea into submission.

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One of the favorite phrases used by U.S. officials is “all options are on the table.” It was a barely veiled threat of war favored by the Obama administration when talking about Iran. Now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is using it overtime against North Korea.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un tests missiles so regularly that you’ve got to start wondering whether the odd totalitarian state’s neighbors flinch as much now as they used to. The missiles could reach Japan, possibly the United States and definitely the north’s closest neighbor South Korea but never do.

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