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associated press “What matters is not how good you are, but who you know,” laments Maria Adele Carrai of Italy, who has moved to Hong Kong to study for a doctorate. She has master degrees in economics and Asian languages from Italian universities. In much of Europe, a personal connection is often the main ticket to economic opportunity.

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Best combat rifles of all time

A combat rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge, a mainstay of every modern army in the world. See the best combat rifles ever made.