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U.S. says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

15 May 2019

SINGAPORE The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve.

U.S. says China's focus on its South China Sea ops unwarranted

15 May 2019

SINGAPORE The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve.

Singapore passes fake news law amid freedom-of-speech fears

09 May 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's parliament on Wednesday passed an anti-fake news bill that has been criticised by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over fears it could be used to clamp down on freedom of speech.

Singapore PM promotes expected successor to deputy

23 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was promoted to deputy prime minister on Tuesday, strengthening expectations he will take over as the next leader of the wealthy city-state.

Singapore central bank stands pat on monetary policy as growth slows

12 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank on Friday kept its monetary settings unchanged after two consecutive rounds of tightening, underscoring policymakers' concerns about a cooling economy and rising risks to the outlook from slackening global demand.

Singapore central bank seen keeping policy on hold amid trade woes

05 Apr 2019

Singapore's central bank is expected to keep monetary policy unchanged next week, amid pressure from slowing global growth and softening domestic demand, according to a Reuters poll.

The Philippine journalists taking the rap in Duterte's latest war

30 Mar 2019

MANILA When Filipino journalist Pia Ranada fell into a ditch and injured her leg on election day, May 9, 2016, the presidential candidate she was reporting on drove her to hospital and sat with her as she was treated.

Iranian fuel oil cargo sits off Malaysia as U.S. urges sanctions compliance

29 Mar 2019

DUBAI/SINGAPORE A tanker of Iranian fuel oil was sitting offshore Malaysia, ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon showed, as a top U.S. sanctions official visiting Singapore on Friday urged local governments to comply with oil trading restrictions on Iran.

INSIGHT-The Philippine journalists taking the rap in Duterte's latest war

29 Mar 2019

* Battle has sparked global concern over press freedom (Updates with Facebook removing social media network)

Singapore central bank to end tightening run as economy sags: Reuters poll

29 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank is likely to keep its monetary policy stance on hold in the first of its semi-annual meetings due next month, a Reuters poll of economists found, as inflation eases and the growth outlook for the export-reliant economy dims.

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