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June 10, 2018 12:40 pm gmt |
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could end a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and transform the secretive, impoverished Asian country. When Trump and Kim meet on the resort island of Sentosa on Tuesday they wil...
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June 9, 2018 11:33 am gmt |
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Road blocks were put into place on Saturday (June 9) afternoon as Singapore prepared for the arrival of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of their meeting next week. Security around the St Regis and Shangri-La Hotel near the shopping area of Orchard Road was tightene...
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January 23, 2018 12:52 pm gmt |
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The Republic of Singapore and Sri Lanka have signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) — the first modern and comprehensive one for the South Asian nation — to boost commerce, trade, and investments between the two island nations, a leading Singapore newspaper, the ‘TODAY’ reported this morning. ...
In Srilanka
January 20, 2018 6:41 am gmt |
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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Shien Loong is due to visit Sri Lanka on 22nd Jan, the sources said. The Premier, who visits Sri Lanka, is expected to stay until 24th Jan. Lee Shien Loong is expected to discuss with President Maithiripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, during his visi...
In Technology
October 4, 2017 9:46 am gmt |
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An electric car-sharing service will be launched in Singapore in December, in what the company behind the scheme said Wednesday was a first for Southeast Asia. BlueSG, a subsidiary of France’s Bollore Group, said that 80 cars and 30 stations where vehicles can be picked up and dropped off would...
In America
August 21, 2017 5:09 am gmt |
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A U.S. warship was damaged after colliding with a merchant vessel east of Singapore on Monday (August 21), the U.S. Navy said, and the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months. The Navy said in a statement the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. M...
In World
July 14, 2017 8:29 am gmt |
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Singapore temporarily suspended all road and rail construction on Friday (July 14) to carry out safety checks after a viaduct under construction collapsed, killing a worker from China and injuring 10 of his colleagues. Preliminary investigations showed corbels – brackets that help support beams...
In World
April 7, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore on Friday (April 7) during his trip to the Asia-Pacific region. Ghani and Lee held a bilateral meeting and witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Technical Cooperation between Singapore and Afghanistan, a...
In Asia
October 12, 2016 8:17 am gmt |
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The Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong addressed the Australian Parliament on Wednesday (October 12) during an official three-day visit to the country. Welcomed by the House of Representatives with a standing ovation, Lee became the first Singaporean PM to ever address Australian Parliament...
In India
October 5, 2016 11:25 am gmt |
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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (October 05) called on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. The Singapore Prime Minister is on a five-day visit to India, aimed at deepening bilateral ties on a range of areas, including trade and investment. Loong is accompanied by his...
In Asia
September 28, 2016 4:25 am gmt |
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A survey conducted about who should be Singapore’s next Prime Minister and the results of the survey confirms the results of this publication’s earlier poll. Tharman Shanmugaratnam is the clear choice in both the polls. Born in 1957, Mr. Shanmugaratnam is 5 years younger than Prime Minister Lee Hsien...
In Asia
August 31, 2016 7:06 am gmt |
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Pregnant women with Zika virus symptoms in Singapore are urged to be tested. The city-state has now confirmed 82 locally transmitted cases of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus linked to severe birth defects. It has initiated a drive to wipe out mosquitoes in affected areas. On Tuesday, the US joined Austr...
In Britain
June 10, 2016 9:49 am gmt |
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Singapore’s trade minister said on Thursday (June 09) a British vote to leave the European Union would have a significant impact on the United Kingdom and do nothing positive for the global economy. Trade Minister Lim Hng Kiang is in Mexico City with Singapore President Tony Tan as both countri...
In World
June 2, 2016 10:01 am gmt |
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The remains of 33 Australian soldiers killed during the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore returned to rest in Australia on Thursday (June 2), in one of the country’s largest single repatriation operations. The soldiers, who were buried overseas under an interment policy that was ...
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June 2, 2016 5:48 am gmt |
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook buildings and caused momentary panic in the Indonesian port city of Padang on Thursday (June 2), officials and residents said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert immediately aft...
In World
May 7, 2016 10:10 am gmt |
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Australia and Singapore will jointly develop military training areas and facilities in Australia, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday (May 6), as part of a deal that expands defence cooperation between the two countries and improves economic ties. “We will jointly develop ...
In Srilanka
February 19, 2016 6:14 am gmt |
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Fugitive gangster Kumar Pillai, who is wanted in Mumbai for several cases of murder and extortion and who has also been linked to the LTTE, has been detained by the Singapore authorities. A senior Crime Branch official said Pillai of the infamous Kumar Pillai gang was taken into custody after a Red C...
In Asia
January 13, 2016 10:32 am gmt |
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Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo are expected to meet for a leaders’ retreat in the middle of this year in Indonesia, said Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. This will be the second bilateral meeting for both leaders and it marks 50 ...
In India
November 25, 2015 6:38 am gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, returned to New Delhi in the wee hours of Wednesday (November 25) after a four-day long visit to Singapore and Malaysia where he attended two key summits and signed agreements to bolster trade and attract investment to India. Modi was greeted by officials at the ...