Alethea Toh Yi Rui

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19 Places You Should Never, Ever Propose Marriage

Just no.<p>There’s nothing more romantic than hearing the words “Will you marry me?” Unless, of course, those three words are uttered at McDonalds or some place similarly uninspired. Sorry, but no amount of Chicken McNuggets can redeem <i>that</i> situation.<p>What other proposal locations should be avoided? …

Because of the emoluments clause, the electoral college would be fully justified in concluding that he is unsuited to the presidency<p>When Donald Trump swears at the inauguration that he will “faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, …

Donald Trump

American people will stand up for ideals of humanity, from lawyers and tech workers to the Californian senate<p>The time when you don’t need hope is when your hopes have been fulfilled. Hope is for when you don’t have what you need and for when things are not OK. It is the belief that liberation might …

Human Rights

The U.S. Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands will *pay you* to take a vacation …

Caribbean

The president-elect plans to surround himself with enemies of the environment, billions of dollars in net worth and people who are against their own agencies<p>Related: Trump's cabinet picks: here are all of the appointments so far<p>Barack Obama’s original cabinet was chockablock with historic firsts. …

Donald Trump

Taiwanese Are Tuning Out As China Squeezes Their Foreign Relations

China bought off Sao Tome and Principe, last week to end the African country’s 19-year alliance with Taiwan, according to the government here. Beijing is negotiating now with the Vatican, Taiwan’s most influential of a remaining 21 diplomatic friends who speak for it in the United Nations where it …

U.S.-Venezuela relations will probably deteriorate under Trump. Ask ExxonMobil why.

President-elect Donald Trump recently nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. That company and Venezuela have been hostile toward each other over the past decade — which means Tillerson’s nomination suggests that the United States and Venezuela have a tense relationship …

What it means if Trump names China a currency manipulator

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to name China a currency manipulator on his first day in the White House.<p>There's only one …

Top lawyer warns withdrawal of countries and limiting of funding threaten future of tribunal – and entire post-1945 settlement<p>Six months after the international criminal court’s new Dutch palace of justice was formally opened on windswept sand dunes beside the North Sea, a tide of nationalist …

Africa

Giant Trump-rooster statue appears in China in case you forgot about Trump for one second

Donald Trump is like a rooster in many ways. He has a tousle of red-orange hair at the top of his head, his orange coloring is attention grabbing and …

China

British plan to force voters to show ID provokes a backlash

LONDON — The British government said Tuesday that it would begin rolling out mandatory identity checks for voters, prompting a backlash from those who say the move could effectively disenfranchise millions.<p>The controversy, with strong echoes of one that played out across the United States this …

Outsourced: In A Twist, Some San Francisco IT Jobs Are Moving To India

In San Francisco, companies will pay six-figure salaries to entry-level tech workers from all over the world. So this might come as a surprise: A public university there is laying off some of its own IT staff and sending their jobs to a contractor with headquarters in India.<p>Until recently, Hank …

San Francisco