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China's Marshall Plan

China's ambition to revive an ancient trading route stretching from Asia to Europe could leave an economic legacy bigger than the Marshall Plan or …

23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Human Rights

CrypTech — Internet Engineers' New Open Source Weapon Against 'Creepy' Governments

Born on June 21, 1983, Edward Snowden worked as an American intelligence contractor. In 2013, he revealed the existence of massive surveillance …

What is OpenVPN? - Tech Tunes

OpenVPN is most popular and widely used VPN software. If you are unaware about VPN than read the article that covers basic concept on What is VPN. It …

Linux

The best free office software 2018

Everyone needs reliable office software, and some of the very best suites are completely free – whatever operating system you use.<p>New Windows 10 PCs …

13 Incredible Secret Alleys Around The World

Where to find pop-up restaurants, public art, and some of the tiniest bars in the world.<p>Back alleys can be some of the most unexpectedly lush, …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Helicopter money and the Japanese economic conundrum

Let me start off by saying that I'm bearish on the longer-term outlook for Japan. The combination of a shrinking population, an aging demographic and the lowest birth rate in the developed world is a toxic trifecta for economic growth. Japan has been in a structural decline since the bubble burst …

More Than Half Of China's Family Businesses Face Succession Dilemma

China’s economic reforms of the past three decades created one of the world’s wealth booms and turned the country into one of the world’s fast-growing sources of new billionaires. Non-government businesses – including those run by private-sector entrepreneurs – now account for a majority of jobs in …

Family Business

Microsoft Office Suite Alternatives and Similar Software

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It …

UK explores multi-billion pound free trade deal with China

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1253000/1253390_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534498982_8dbd4c08561ca3b59342224ceae15f42<p><b>Chancellor Philip Hammond has begun discussions with China on an ambitious free trade deal which could see greater access for major Chinese banks</b> …

European Union

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade ends on July 29th

If Microsoft's pushy upgrade notifications weren't enough to compel you to install Windows 10, then maybe a looming deadline is. Windows 10 will no longer be a free upgrade after July 29th, a year after the OS was released and shortly before its anniversary update rolls out. The company revealed …

This Week in Fiction: Joshua Ferris on the Ease of Self-Sabotage

<i>In “The Abandonment,” your story in this week’s issue, a TV actor becomes distraught when he thinks his wife has left him, so he takes refuge by ringing the doorbell of a woman, a painter, whom he’s met only once. In some ways, it’s a heavily stylized story—the man wanders the streets in linen</i> …

South China Sea: Asean avoids mention of China ruling

<b>After days of discord, South East Asian nations have released a watered down joint statement on the disputed South China Sea that avoids rebuking China.</b><p>The Philippines had pushed for the 10-member Asean group to mention an international tribunal's recent rejection of China's claims in the sea.<p>But …

China

Just Where Exactly Did China Get the South China Sea Nine-Dash Line From?

First the dotted line on Chinese maps lost two of its hyphens in 1952, when, in a moment of socialist bonhomie with Vietnam, Chairman Mao Zedong …

Save on summer travel: These 10 cities offer the best value

Many people have the same summer goal: to get away from it all on a relaxing vacation. That high demand means a lot of destinations cost top dollar, but there are still a number of hot spots where you can find good value.<p>TripAdvisor just revealed the top 10 most affordable cities to travel to this …

Travel

The Wisdom of The Hague’s South China Sea Decision

The verdict is persuasive and an important addition to international law.<p>The July 12 arbitration award in the Philippines case against China under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) isn’t only significant for East Asia and maritime law. It will also have implications for …

America Can Enforce the South China Sea Decision without Humiliating China

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague released a stinging rebuke to China in last week’s ruling on the arbitration case brought by the …

The EU wants to use Israeli-developed technology to spot 'lone wolf' terrorists

Last week's truck rampage in France and Monday's axe attack aboard a train in Germany have raised European concern about self-radicalized assailants who have little or no communications with militant groups that could be intercepted by spy agencies.<p>"How do you capture some signs of someone who has …

Metadata

China names and shames debtors on huge billboards

China is shaming debtors by putting their names, faces and addresses on public billboards, as increasing numbers of borrowers struggle to pay back loans amid an economic slowdown.<p>A total of 20 “dishonest people” had their personal information along with details of their court cases and the amount …

China Has Much to Gain From the South China Sea Ruling

There are a great many legal nuggets that can be mined from the 501 page decision released on July 12, 2016 by the Permanent Court of Arbitration …

9 Places To Enjoy Steaks Under $20 In Singapore

Posted on Jul 19th, 2016<p>by<p>We all love having a good steak, soft and juicy. But, to enjoy a good cut can sometimes burn a hole in the pocket. So, to …

Cooking

5 Things About Fishing in the South China Sea - Briefly - WSJ

The South China Sea is a vital source of protein and export revenue. Territorial disputes between six claimant countries have led to clashes between fishing fleets as governments try to establish informal possession of reefs, rocks and other features. An international tribunal ruled that China’s …

Liberal Chinese magazine folds in defiance of Beijing controls | Financial Times

The publisher of an influential liberal Chinese magazine has closed it down rather than submit to a state-mandated leadership reshuffle in the latest …

Here are the CIA’s Possible Security Guidelines For Pokémon Go

Playing America’s favorite game without compromising America’s OPSEC.<p>A wild Pinser appears in Brooklyn. (Photo: Author)<p>It’s 2016, Pokémon are …

Pokémon

The H-Bombs in Turkey

Among the many questions still unanswered following Friday’s coup attempt in Turkey is one that has national-security implications for the United States and for the rest of the world: How secure are the American hydrogen bombs stored at a Turkish airbase?<p>The Incirlik Airbase, in southeast Turkey, …

These Are Some of the Best Drone Photos in the World

"...after the drone came out from the clouds the view was spectacular and got me completely astonished and, without brea<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Francesco …

We’re Helping Deport Kids to Die

TAPACHULA, Mexico — Elena was 11 years old when a gang member in her home country, Honduras, told her to be his girlfriend.<p>“I had to say yes,” Elena, now 14, explained. “If I had said no, they would have killed my entire family.”<p>Elena knew the risks because one of her friends, Jenesis, was also …

U.S. Needs New South China Sea Strategy To Restrain Beijing

On Tuesday, the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration issued its final ruling in a landmark case between the Philippines and China over …