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United Kingdom

John Geddie

Facing biggest downturn, Singapore's virus relief reaches 20% of GDP

26 May 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore rolled out its fourth multi-billion-dollar stimulus package in as many months on Tuesday, as it forecast a deeper recession than previously expected with the COVID-19 pandemic battering the bellwether economy.

Death of 'Mr Big' stirs memories of Singapore's gangland past

26 May 2020

SINGAPORE Early one October morning in 1969, Singapore police officers found the body of a man dumped in a storm drain. He had been stabbed to death, police said, in what became one of the country's most notorious gang killings.

Man sentenced to death in Singapore on Zoom call

20 May 2020

SINGAPORE A judge in Singapore has sentenced a man to death via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal, one of just two known cases where a capital punishment verdict has been delivered remotely.

Man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom call

20 May 2020

SINGAPORE, May 20 A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal, the city-state's first case where capital punishment has been delivered remotely.

Singapore's Temasek joins Facebook-backed Libra project

15 May 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has joined the Facebook-backed Libra digital currency project which has faced intense scrutiny from global regulators worried its launch could erode national control over money.

Singapore's Temasek joins Facebook-backed Libra project

15 May 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has joined the Facebook-backed Libra digital currency project which has faced intense scrutiny from global regulators worried its launch could erode national control over money.

Eyeing lockdown exit, Singapore to test all nursing homes

08 May 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore plans to test all 16,000 elderly residents of its nursing homes for the coronavirus over the coming weeks, as it edges towards exiting a nationwide lockdown next month.

Singaporeans who break quarantine for food pay hefty bill

30 Apr 2020

SINGAPORE A Singaporean man who broke his coronavirus quarantine with 30 minutes remaining to buy prata flatbread worth a few dollars was fined $1,000 (£803), the latest in a string of tough punishments for those who breach the city-state's COVID-19 containment rules.

Singapore says its COVID-19 cases may be higher than official tallies

28 Apr 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore said on Tuesday that the number of migrant workers infected with coronavirus in the city-state may be higher than official tallies as symptomatic patients had been isolated in dormitories with mass outbreaks before testing.

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