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Why Myanmar, North Korea are keeping their own time

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The North Korean women's soccer team returns to a warm welcome in Pyongyang on Aug. 10 after beating South Korea to win the Women's East Asian Cup in China.   © Kyodo

The U.S. has for decades lumped North Korea and Myanmar together as East Asian foreign policy problems. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice specifically underscored that connection when she included both North Korea and Myanmar -- formerly known as Burma -- as "outposts of tyranny" in her Senate confirmation hearings.

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