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Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips Asia summit

11 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea.

Singapore PM Lee hints at early election next year

11 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong suggested on Sunday a general election may be called next year, more than a year before his government's mandate ends, as the city-state braces for growing economic uncertainty amid global trade tensions.

Facebook refuses Singapore request to remove post after critical website blocked

10 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Facebook has rejected a Singapore government request to remove a post of an online article that the government said was "false and malicious", prompting its Law Ministry to say the case illustrated the need to introduce legislation to stop fake news.

CORRECTED-Facebook refuses Singapore request to remove post after critical website blocked

10 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE, Nov 10 Facebook has rejected a Singapore government request to remove a post of an online article that the government said was "false and malicious", prompting its Law Ministry to say the case illustrated the need to introduce legislation to stop fake news.

Oxfam rejects Singapore defense of low taxes

10 Oct 2018

SINGAPORE Oxfam on Wednesday rejected Singapore's defense of its low taxes after the NGO ranked the wealthy city state among the 10 worst-offending countries in fuelling inequality with its low-tax regime.

Oxfam rejects Singapore defence of low taxes

10 Oct 2018

SINGAPORE, Oct 10 Oxfam on Wednesday rejected Singapore's defence of its low taxes after the NGO ranked the wealthy city state among the 10 worst-offending countries in fuelling inequality with its low-tax regime.

North Korea, U.S. spar over nuclear deal at Singapore forum

04 Aug 2018

SINGAPORE North Korea and the United States on Saturday sparred over an agreement reached at a landmark summit in June for the Asian country to end its nuclear program, as Washington called for maintaining sanctions pressure against Pyongyang, which in turn said it was alarmed by U.S. intentions. | Video

North Korea alarmed by U.S. attitudes but committed to nuclear deal

04 Aug 2018

SINGAPORE North Korea's foreign minister said on Saturday he was increasingly alarmed by U.S. attitudes toward the isolated state but said it remained firm in its determination to implement the nuclear deal it reached with Washington in June.

North Korea alarmed by U.S. attitudes but committed to nuclear deal

04 Aug 2018

SINGAPORE North Korea's foreign minister said on Saturday he was increasingly alarmed by U.S. attitudes towards the isolated state but said it remained firm in its determination to implement the nuclear deal it reached with Washington in June.

U.S. hopes spat with Turkey over pastor resolved 'in coming days'

04 Aug 2018

SINGAPORE U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he hoped Americans detained in Turkey would be released "in coming days", following a meeting with his Turkish counterpart in Singapore which both sides said was constructive.

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