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Russia's hidden world of North Korean labor
CNN
St. Petersburg, Russia (CNN) In pre-fabricated buildings, down a muddy track on the outskirts of St. Petersburg lies a world of hidden North Korean labor in Russia. On a construction site near their shabby living quarters, a group of laborers building ...

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Space.com

What in the World Is Metallic Hydrogen?
Space.com
The materials that surround us in our normal, everyday world are divided into three neat camps. Heat up a solid cube of water (aka ice), and when it reaches a certain temperature, it changes phases into a liquid. Keep cranking the heat, and eventually ...




Bloomberg

Bitcoin Can't Save World's Autocrats From the Sanctions Squeeze
Bloomberg
Vladimir Putin's finance ministry wants to let cryptocurrencies trade on official Russian exchanges. Kim Jong Un's hackers are stealing digital cash. Nicolas Maduro hopes a cryptocurrency backed by oil will lure investment back to Venezuela. All three ...

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Bloomberg

Chile Weighs Impact of Controversy Over World Bank Ranking
Bloomberg
“In light of the concerns expressed by World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer in the media and our commitment to integrity and transparency, we will conduct an external review of Chile's indicators in the Doing Business report," the bank said in a ...
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Edible insects: Do insects actually taste any good?
BBC News
Like other crops, most edible insects are highly seasonal, with many celebrations of the coming harvest held around the world - including wasp festivals in Japan and caterpillar festivals in Burkina Faso and the Democratic Republic of Congo. So, while ...

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Bloomberg

The World's Top-Selling Video Game Has a Cheating Problem
Bloomberg
Tencent is the $530 billion entertainment behemoth behind smashes such as Honour of Kings that it uses to draw users to WeChat and other social media platforms. But it needs a marquee title to anchor a nascent line-up of Battle Royale-style shooters ...

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Forbes

Why Is Asia Home To The World's Biggest Banks?
Forbes
Out of the five biggest banks in the world (all of which are in Asia), four of them belong to China. Asian banks are attracting investors from around the world thanks to their all-time high returns. However, it's the governments that drive the growth ...

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CNN

The least racist person in the world doesn't talk about being the least racist person in the world
CNN
(CNN) Imagine a friend of yours came to town for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. He stayed with you at your home and over the course of watching football, going out to eat and just loafing around, he said the following things: "And I know ...

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CNBC

Here's what the world was like last time a barrel of oil cost this much
CNBC
Oil prices rose to their highest in more than three-years on Monday, held up by an ongoing output cut led by OPEC and Russia. Brent crude futures were trading close to $70 per barrel, while the U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were hovering ...


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