Alice Wu

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What newlywed George Clooney needs to know about married life

George Clooney and I have an awful lot in common. Like me, George has spent a portion of his life writing newspaper articles. Like George, I would be heavily tempted by a big-money offer to front a series of terrible television commercials for a range of adequate coffee machines that would air …

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney marry in just 14 minutes

Actor and barrister follow up weekend of celebrations with quick ceremony in Venice city hall<p>In pictures: Clooney and Alamuddin’s wedding<p>It only took 14 minutes. After four days of lavish closed-doors celebrations, frantic waterborne paparazzi chases and seemingly endless global media speculation, …

What an Economist Brings to a Business Strategy

Although many business executives sat through one, or perhaps several, courses in economics while in school, most probably took away little more than the supply and demand graphs to which they were introduced early in their first course. Ask them if they apply much else from else from economics in …

Spoils of bruising Scottish referendum battle could go to Gordon Brown

"Are we," asked a senior Whitehall official, "witnessing the return of Gordon Brown to the big political stage?" And that was the day before the Thursday speech that had them rocking in the isles and the deepest recesses of the Conservative party were lost in a mixture of admiration and …

Should You Put World of Warcraft on Your Resume?

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are famous for their love of and prowess in bridge. Harvard has used high-stakes poker as a real-world game theory laboratory for strategic thinking. For sheer bonhomie and bonding, golf remains a global opportunity for American, Asian, and European executives to mix …

Networking for Introverts

The night before a conference where I was scheduled to speak, I found myself in a crowded bar just south of Greenwich Village. The organizers had arranged a VIP reception, and — having just moved to New York — I figured I should attend. Indeed, I had good conversations with four interesting people …

Case Study: Do Business and Politics Mix?

As soon as Harold Leeson, the CEO of Natural Foods, pulled into the parking lot of his company’s headquarters, his phone rang. It was Kenneth King, one of his board members. Harold braced himself before answering.<p>“This is a total mess,” Ken said immediately.<p>“I know,” Harold replied, exhaustion …

Technocrats’ creative ways of obtaining patents indicate latest form of corruption

CHINESE bureaucrats are sometimes referred to in Western press as dull technocrats. Indeed, some of them appear exceptionally worthy of the term …

Israel weighing how to deal with UN war probe

Asia shares up as investors bank on more stimulus | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares pushed higher on Thursday after a flood of soft economic data led investors to wager on a ceaseless fountain of stimulus from major central banks, sending bond yields tumbling across the globe.<p>Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average …

The future of Christianity in China: Sino-theology and the pope

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Detentions, the kidnapping of bishops, tearing down churches -- these are the actions against Christians China has been guilty of.<p>Even the pope has not been welcome in Chinese airspace in the last few decades.<p>So when Pope Francis was given permission to fly over China on Thursday …

China says planned property database won't be open to public | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese public cannot access a planned property database that has been seen by some as a vital tool for tackling the country’s deep-rooted problem with corruption, preliminary rules released by the government showed on Friday.<p>The database has been in the works since 2010 and …

Assault, suicide and neglect: The reality of children behind bars

At night, the shouting starts. When the lights go out at Hindley, the young offenders institute, you can hear the intimidating shout-outs, the …

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Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

Malaysian Ringgit Rallies to Ten-month High as GDP Data Strengthens Case for Further Rate Hike

Malaysia's ringgit has soared to a near ten-month high as the second quarter GDP numbers surprised on the higher side, strengthening the case for …

What’s in Trey’s Bag?

What’s in my camera bag?<p>I have all the gear listed here: http://www.stuckincustoms.com/camera-equipment/ — and all my Camera Bag stuff there ! 🙂<br>– …

Mogadishu hit by intense gun battles

At least 14 people were killed and more than 20 injured as heavy fighting broke out in Mogadishu after government troops launched a dawn attack on a house belonging to a former militia leader as part of a disarmament campaign, residents and officials said.<p>Explosions and gunfire were heard on Friday …

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Loads of new images from Lucy featuring Scarlett Johnasson

Ahead of its UK release on August 22nd, Universal has just dropped a load of new images for <b>Lucy</b>, director Luc Besson’s (<b>The Fifth Element</b>) latest …

Gaza Strip: Islamic Jihad Says Long-Term Israel Truce Will Be Signed After End of Five-Day Ceasefire

A long-term truce agreement between Palestinians factions and Israel will be signed following the conclusion of the current five-day ceasefire, …

Gazans return to ruined homes as truce holds

Many Palestinians living close to the Israeli border have returned to piles of rubble where their homes once stood, as a fragile five-day ceasefire extension between Hamas and Israel entered its second day.<p>Calm held on Friday morning as the two sides in the Gaza conflict pondered Egyptian-mediated …

Iraq crisis: Arming Kurds on EU agenda in Brussels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1101000/1101073_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526954705_2be51ff207cbe59647eabf5600f0c4ac<p><b>EU foreign ministers have condemned "atrocities and abuses" against religious minorities in Iraq, with Germany warning it cannot stand by and watch</b> …

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