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Updated On: Saturday, August 19 2017
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In North Korea, Rise of Consumer Culture is the Real Revolution

Content by: Voice of America PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA — Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un’s father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart.

At NAFTA Talks, Businesses Eager to Say: Do No Harm

Content by: Voice of America WASHINGTON — Steps away from this week’s NAFTA trade negotiations, business unified in hopes of sending a singular message: do no harm. Representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico convened behind closed ...

Women Slowly Break Barriers in Bangladesh

Content by: Inter Press Service DHAKA, Aug 18 2017 (IPS) - When one thinks of Bangladesh, its political leadership naturally comes to mind as the leaders of the country’s major parties are women, including the Prime Minister, the Opposition ...

Pakistan Railway Revival Clashes With Shanty Towns

Content by: Voice of America KARACHI, PAKISTAN — After many false starts, plans to resurrect a railway in Pakistan’s teeming metropolis of Karachi are moving ahead with the help of Chinese cash. Not everyone is happy.

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