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Renewed Korean Peninsula and South China Sea tensions pushed Bitcoin past $4,000, raising the hype for the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Bitcoin trade in Japanese yen accounted for close to 46 percent of global trade volume, up from about a third a day ago; trade in Chinese yuan and South Korean won accounted for about 12 percent each; and US-dollar bitcoin trade accounted for about 25 percent.

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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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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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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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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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South Korea is in need of a new browser hero. Naver, South Korea’s biggest internet company and majority shareholder in messenger maker Line, has spent six years developing its new browser Whale from scratch.

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Itaewon, a neighborhood in the South Korea’s capital, Seoul, is on the up and food is at the forefront of its renaissance from a rundown, red-light district into a bustling ecosystem of entrepreneurs opening restaurants.

Itaewon’s food pioneer is Kenny Park, a California-born and bred Korean who was the first to break ground with his famous Mexican fusion eatery, Vatos Urban Tacos.

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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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If President Donald Trump offered the country anything during last year’s campaign, it was a new and distinctive approach to government. He would bring a tough new approach to America’s dealings with the world.

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SEOUL – Tensions have been rising on the Korean peninsula as North Korea increased its provocations with over twenty missile launches and an unprecedented two nuclear tests last year.

Do your risk assessment and monitoring capabilities give you a comprehensive understanding of the current situation, the different types of conflict scenarios that could play out, and how each would impact your business, given your specific operational footprint?

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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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According to an Asian government official who prefers to remain anonymous, China continues to intimidate South Korean companies due to anti-missile batteries currently being deployed to South Korea . The batteries are called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems, and are meant to protect South Korea from North Korean missile threats.

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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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Is China Really Abandoning North Korea? [0.07]

Posted on April 17, 2017, 1:08 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Friday, Air China denied it had indefinitely suspended all flights between Beijing and Pyongyang. Earlier, China Central Television, the state broadcaster, had reported that starting Monday the flag carrier would no longer be flying between the Chinese and North Korean capitals.

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Bixby On The Galaxy S8 Is Probably Going To Flop [0.20]

Posted on April 12, 2017, 6:57 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

When Samsung unveiled its S8/S8+ late last month in New York, the company highlighted two key features: the almost bezel-less edge-to-edge design and a virtual assistant named Bixby.

Brownlee is hardly alone here, as many hands-on of the S8 mentioned the similarities between Bixby and the Google Assistant.

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The Pentagon revealed this week that U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighters are operating in South Korea for the first time, as they participate in joint training exercises with the Republic of Korea's military. The eight planes are from a squadron of F-35Bs deployed to Iwakuni, Japan in January, where they will be permanently stationed and on call to respond quickly if a crisis occurs on the Korean Peninsula.

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