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Vietnam threatens to deport Kim & Trump lookalikes, bans public stunts ahead of US-N. Korea talks

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A Kim Jong-un lookalike who recently wandered around Hanoi with a Trump impersonator says Vietnam has demanded that he stop performing stunts that may cause “disturbances” ahead of an upcoming US-North Korea summit. Tensions are running high in the Vietnamese capital, where this year’s first meeting of the US and North Korean leaders is set Read More

Venezuela crisis: US threats, border tensions & humanitarian aid provocations

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While the White House is applying maximum pressure on Maduro to force ‘humanitarian’ convoys into Venezuela, Juan Guaido sneaked into a concert in Colombia in hopes of returning to his supporters with a shipment of US aid. The US-backed, self-proclaimed leader of Venezuela set February 23 as his flashpoint date for a showdown with the Read More

Trump and Kim pretenders promise peace as they turn heads in Vietnam

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promised peace after meeting in Vietnam on Friday. Well, at least their lookalikes make that pledge. The two doppelgangers were swamped by media and onlookers as they strolled around the streets of Hanoi ahead of the real Kim-Trump summit in the city, on February 27 Read More

Warm winter pushes LNG to 17-month low in biggest market

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By Stephen Stapczynski on 2/22/2019 SINGAPORE (Bloomberg) — Liquefied natural gas prices in North Asia, the world’s biggest market for the fuel, have slumped to the lowest in 17 months as the peak demand season ends with a whimper.  Benchmark LNG Japan/Korea Marker futures have tumbled 31% since the start of the year as a Read More

VietJet to sign major Boeing deal during Trump-Kim summit: sources

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HANOI (Reuters) – Fast-growing Vietnamese budget airline VietJet Aviation JSC is expected to sign a major jet deal with Boeing Co on the sidelines of next week’s Trump-Kim summit, according to sources familiar with the matter. Boeing Co’s logo is seen above the front doors of its largest jetliner factory in Everett, Washington, U.S. January Read More

Blown away by innovation or price? Samsung's foldable phone opens new frontier

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SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has wowed the smartphone industry with the first foldable screen, burnishing its innovation credentials, banishing “fast follower” criticism and, at nearly $2,000, setting a new standard in premium pricing. The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Unpacked event in Read More

Sony to beef up chip business with new engineers

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The Sony logo is seen on a building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp said on Thursday it will assign 40 percent of its new engineer hires in Japan over the next two years to the chip business which includes Read More

SK Hynix plans to spend $107 billion building four memory chip plants

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc on Thursday said it would spend $107 billion building four factories, as the memory chip maker seeks to maintain its competitiveness in the face of Chinese efforts to become a leading chipmaking nation. The logos of SK Hynix is seen at its headquarters in Seongnam, South Korea, Read More

Blown away by innovation or price? Samsung's foldable phone opens up debate

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(Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has wowed the smartphone industry with the first mainstream foldable screen, accompanied by a nearly $2,000 price tag that generated heated debate as to whether it may prove too expensive to revive slumping sales. The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Read More

Samsung announces Galaxy Fold phone with apps from Facebook, Google

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FILE PHOTO : The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday said it will release a pricey folding smart phone in April, with specially adapted applications from Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc Read More