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New photos show China is nearly done with its militarization of South China Sea

Aerial photographs obtained by Inquirer.net from a source show that China is almost finished transforming seven reefs claimed by the Philippines in …

China

More than 13% of the homes in these states are worth more than $1 million

Where are the million-dollar property listings? Odds are high you’ll find them in Washington, D.C., California and Hawaii, all where more than 13% of …

18 stocks that could rise 25% in 2018

If Bitcoin's too crazy a ride for you, here are 18 stocks that analysts say could enjoy their own personal bull runs in 2018.<p>The "18 stocks for '18" list includes oil and natural gas drillers and drug makers. It also spotlights an internet travel company and high-tech firms that make the digital …

4 Up-and-Coming Real Estate Destinations to Keep an Eye on in 2018

From Canada to Spain, these real estate markets are heating up.<p>In 2018, prospective home buyers and investors alike will be trying to answer the …

Comparison Of Strategies Of China And US In South China Sea

Globalization has also played a vital role in integrating the world and economic dependence of countries for instance, in case of China and the US …

China

Hotbed Of War III: South China Sea And Asia’s Cauldron – Analysis

By Osama Rizvi*<p>South China Sea is one of the most important regions of the world, geopolitically, strategically and economically. With an annual …

China

Why Tensions Are Rising Between Vietnam and China

In a sign of escalating tensions in Southeast Asia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi just canceled a bilateral meeting with his Vietnamese …

How China Plans to Win a War in the South China Sea

Last year China’s defense minister, General Chang Wanquan, implored the nation to ready itself for a “people’s war at sea.” The purpose of such a …

China

As World Watches Kim, China Quietly Builds South China Sea Clout

As Kim Jong Un’s antics in North Korea capture global attention, China is quietly moving to bolster its grip on disputed territory in the South China …

China

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Indonesia ASAP

Indonesia is a truly bucket list worthy destination: a land of towering mountains, unspoiled reefs, and amazing food. Here's why you should visit …

Asia Travel

5 ways to start investing in real estate — even if you've never invested before

But done right, real estate investment can be lucrative, if not flashy. It can help diversify your existing investment portfolio and be an additional income stream. And it doesn't always require showing up at a tenant's every beck and call.<p>The trouble is that many new investors don't know where or …

Real Estate

Bikini Airline Had to Promise Their Flight Attendants Will Go Fully Clothed On New Route

VietJet’s CEO became Southeast Asia’s first self-made female billionaire last year.<p>The airline is a discount carrier flying narrowbody aircraft …

Ho Chi Minh City

This is the best free thing to do in every state in America

There’s nothing like the feeling of doing something thrilling without ever opening your wallet. Whether it’s hiking a trail to a hidden hot spring or …

Can the US get a foot in Vietnam’s door? - DN - Defence Notes

If US Army leaders get their way, service modernisation coffers will see an infusion of fiscal year 2018 dollars in the near future. Earlier this …

Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm

A year after the supposedly game-changing arbitral tribunal ruling on the Philippines’ South China Sea case against China, the region appears to have …

China

14 Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Should Know

And you don't need Amazon Prime to use them.<p>You already know about all the secret perks that come with a Prime membership, but some of these …

The 50 best travel websites

The experts:<p><i>Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk</i><p><i>Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com</i><p><i>Srin</i> …

Falkland Islands

Opinion: Value investing isn’t dead — but it has gotten harder

For quite some time, traditional value investing has not seemed to work.<p>There are many theories, but the most popular one was recently voiced by …

Amazon launches Prime Reload, offering 2% back on purchases funded through debit cards

Amazon today is launching a new perk for Prime members that will give them cash back on purchases – even if they’re not paying for items using an Amazon cashback credit card. Through a new rewards program called Amazon Prime Reload, Prime members can receive 2 percent back on purchases when they …

This is the richest city in each state in America

Wealthy people stick together<p>Ain’t that rich.<p>Affluent people are more likely to live near other people who are just as rich as them, according to …

S&P 500 Stocks Farthest Above And Below 200-DMAs

The direction of a stock's 200-day moving average (DMA) is a good way to gauge its long-term directional trend. If the 200-day moving average is …

5 Countries Where Your Dollar Goes the Furthest: $10 Hotel Rooms, $1 Dinners and More Crazy-Cheap Travel Finds

Summer is approaching, and the cost of travel is starting to rise. Airline and hotel prices will continue to increase along with the temperature, and …

Asia Travel

65 Places to Sell Your Stuff Online for Extra Money

Before the Internet, if you wanted to sell new or used items, you were limited to local garage sales, flea markets, bazaars, or consignment. Today, …

America’s Broken Democracy

The rest of the world urgently needs to understand America for what it has now become. Behind the Potemkin-like façade of a functioning democracy is …

U.S. Politics

What Vietnam Can Offer America

When Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc travels to the United States later this month, he will be the first national leader from Southeast …

The World's Next Coffee Powerhouse Is Not What You Think

On the coffee farms that hug Vietnam’s lush Lang Biang Mountain, there’s not a bearded hipster or Starbucks addict in sight. Rolan Co Lieng, who …

Coffee

Why Don't More People Wait to Claim Social Security at 70?

Delaying Social Security benefits isn't a popular option. Find out why.<p>Social Security provides tens of millions of Americans with much-needed money …

9 FinTech Startups to Watch in 2017

The list of fintech startups — companies that combine the financial and technology industries — to keep an eye on this year is impressive. The …

Buy And Hold These +4% Yielders Forever

Many investors are looking to invest in high yield stocks, but could end up investing in un-proportional risk/reward.<p>Many sectors are experiencing …

The 3 Best Real Estate Stocks to Buy in 2017

Real estate, dividends, and growth can make for a powerful combination.<p>Want to invest in real estate but hate the hassle of being a landlord? You've …