Thousands join fresh rallies against Czech governmentThousands of protesters took to the streets of Prague Tuesday as demonstrations gather momentum against the new justice minister over concerns she could clear the prime minister of fraud allegations. Organisers from the "Million Moments for Democracy" group said turnout was in the tens of thousands, the biggest in a series of rallies to put pressure on Justice Minister Marie Benesova. Demonstrators are concerned she could clear billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who was charged last year in connection with a two-million-euro EU subsidy scam.
Brazil's gutted National Museum seeks funds in EuropeBrazil's National Museum director headed to Europe Tuesday for a two-week fundraising trip to help finance the rebuilding of the institution devastated by fire last year. Alexander Kellner told AFP he would visit Germany and France in search of support after failing to get the much-needed aid in Brazil. "Our objective is to show our reconstruction efforts and explain how institutions from other countries can contribute," Kellner said before boarding a plane in Rio de Janeiro.
Postman who tossed mail into bin issued advisory: IMDAA postman who was arrested in January for tossing unopened letters and packages into a rubbish bin in Ang Mo Kio has been issued with an advisory following investigations, said the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Spirit of sharing at RamadanMembers and leaders of the Muslim community with Minister in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli (in green shirt) having a meal of mandi rice after breaking fast yesterday at the Masjid Al-Istiqamah in Serangoon
Boon for R&D as NEA lifts licence for special microscopesLocal universities and research centres will enjoy substantial savings as licences for certain microscopes will no longer be required a decade after the National University of Singapore (NUS) first asked for the rule to be reviewed
Panel eyes having sitting judge for medical watchdog's casesA workgroup tasked with improving the medical watchdog's disciplinary process is looking at having a sitting judge and a permanent team of senior retired doctors to judge disciplinary cases, and a screener who will ensure that the system is not bogged down by frivolous complaints
Man found guilty of murdering waitressA 28-year-old man yesterday gave up his fight against a murder charge, admitting that he had flung his friend down a multi-storey carpark after a dispute over a phone she had lent him
Samsung shares surge amid Huawei's problemsSEOUL • Shares in Samsung Electronics climbed nearly 3 per cent yesterday on the back of its chief rival Huawei's mounting problems, including Google's decision to sever ties with the Chinese mobile-phone maker
Real GDP now more reflective of prevailing conditionsSingapore's real gross domestic product (GDP) is now reweighted annually instead of once every five years, in a move to make it more reflective of prevailing economic conditions, the Department of Statistics (DOS) said yesterday
PUB to replace membranes at Tuaspring for reliabilityHaving officially taken over the Tuaspring desalination plant last Saturday, national water agency PUB will start the process of replacing its poorly performing membranes to ensure that it continues to produce water reliably
S'pore's inflation trends stableEducation and healthcare costs have been the key domestic inflation drivers in recent years, but overall prices here have remained relatively low, despite turbulence and uncertainty in the global economy, say analysts
Bombs show foreign hand in Easter attacks in Sri LankaCOLOMBO • One month after the Sri Lanka suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people, investigators say the bombers used "Mother of Satan" explosives favoured by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in a new indication of foreign involvement in the strikes
Clashes reported as police act to disperse protestersJAKARTA • Minor clashes were reported in the evening yesterday as police tried to disperse about 2,000 protesters who had gathered at the headquarters of election supervisory agency Bawaslu, an independent agency tasked to oversee elections and rule on disputes
Chinese envoy warns of possible retaliationBRUSSELS • China could retaliate against the US after President Donald Trump blacklisted Huawei Technologies, according to Mr Zhang Ming, the Chinese ambassador to the European Union
Trump's tariffs will hurt US economy: ExpertsWASHINGTON • The United States' escalation of trade tensions with China - compounded by newly enacted and threatened tariffs on Chinese imports - could hurt its own economy and employment, said sources, suggesting that the administration should reverse course
Vital to stay neutral amid US-China spat: Ng Eng HenNo country should have to choose sides, Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said yesterday, even as he acknowledged that neutrality appears increasingly difficult in such areas as technology, security alliances and business partnerships
DPM Heng on 8-day visit to ChinaDeputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will visit Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong from today to next Wednesday
Will tech world of the future look like the past?Talk of a bifurcated tech world - with China's Huawei on the one side and American companies like Google and Apple on the other - echoed along the information superhighway following a decision by Google to limit the software services it provides to Huawei Technologies in the latest twist in the US-China trade war
Shhhh, your phone may be listeningWhen Ms Teh Hsiao Wei's beloved dog Kopi died last year, she decided to commission a friend to paint a picture of him to remember him by
Three ways to touch up photosThose using older versions of Adobe's Creative Cloud (CC) apps - a set of applications from American software company Adobe, which includes the popular image-editing tool Photoshop - could face the risk of being sued
Few teen mothers with contraceptive implants also use condoms(Reuters Health) - Teen mothers are much less likely to use condoms when they have long-acting contraceptive implants like intrauterine devices (IUDs) than peers using other types of birth control, a U.S. study suggests.
Correct and consistent condom use remains an important strategy for ...
Hungary far-right protest stokes fears of anti-Roma violenceTOROKSZENTMIKLOS, Hungary: A Hungarian far-right politician denounced "gypsy terrorists" on Tuesday (May 21) during a demonstration in a provincial town that sparked fears among the country's ethnic-Roma minority of renewed racially-motivated violence.
The event in Torokszentmiklos, 130 kilometres ...
Washington first US state to legalize human compostingWashington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations. Under the new law that will go into effect in May of next year, people who die in the state will have the option to have their bodies transformed into soil suitable for use in gardening in a process called recomposition. "Recomposition offers an alternative to embalming and burial or cremation that is natural, safe, sustainable, and will result in significant savings in carbon emissions and land usage," said Katrina Spade, who lobbied for the law and is the founder of Recompose, a Seattle-based company set to be the first to offer the service.
U.S. House Democrats subpoena more Trump ex-aides after latest rebuffA congressional committee chairman issued subpoenas to two more former White House aides hours after being spurned by White House Counsel Donald McGahn at a hearing on Tuesday, while Democratic lawmakers negotiated for testimony by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and debated impeaching President Donald Trump. Heeding Trump's instructions to ignore a subpoena from the Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, McGahn failed to show up for scheduled testimony before the panel on Thursday morning.
Kirchner corruption trial opens in ArgentinaFormer Argentine president Cristina Kirchner listened to the charges against her on Tuesday in the first hearing of a corruption trial that will unfold as the country heads towards general elections in October. Kirchner, 66, is accused of favoring a businessman friend, Lazaro Baez, for lucrative road construction contracts in Argentina's southern Santa Cruz province. "It is a new act of persecution with a single objective: to place a former president opposed to this government on the defendants' bench during a full presidential campaign," she wrote.
Tension flares between Roma, extremists in HungarySeveral hundred radical nationalists, including hard-line extremists, protested in a small town in eastern Hungary on Tuesday against what they call “Roma crime”. In the town of Torokszentmiklos, east of Budapest, a few hundred Roma, mostly men, held a counter-protest commemorating the killing of innocent Roma in a series of shootings a decade ago that traumatized the country and helped give rise to the political far right. Although no violence ensued on Tuesday, the groups faced off in a way that has been largely unseen in recent years after a turbulent and sometimes violent period shook Roma-Hungarian ties about a decade ago.
Will Smith goes from fear to joy as Aladdin's new genieLOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Will Smith was initially worried about playing the genie in Disney's live action version of Aladdin after the celebrated performance by the late Robin Williams more than 25 years ago, but says it eventually became a joy
U.S. House lawmaker subpoenas Hope Hicks and an ex-staffer to Don McGahn(Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, on Tuesday announced he has issued subpoenas to former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson, the former chief of staff to then-White House counsel Donald McGahn.
Wall Street rises as Huawei reprieve boosts tech sharesNEW YORK (REUTERS) - Shares of technology companies helped lift Wall Street on Tuesday after the United States temporarily eased curbs on China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, alleviating investor concerns about pressure on future corporate results in the sector
Smooth confirmation seen for Trump nominee to be ambassador to MexicoU.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Mexico had a smooth U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, and looked likely to easily win confirmation to a post that could be important in talks on disputed issues like immigration and trade. Trump nominated Christopher Landau, 55, in March for the post in Mexico City, which has been vacant for a year. "I had the opportunity to speak to him and we had a great conversation about the challenges and opportunities in the relationship," Rubio added.
Thousands of Czechs protest for fourth week against justice ministerThousands of Czechs protested for a fourth week in a row on Tuesday against a justice minister they fear could influence a criminal case against Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Protesters say Justice Minister Marie Benesova's past comments and actions were supportive of Babis, a billionaire-turned-politician who has been charged with illegally tapping 2 million euros in European Union funds a decade ago when he was in business. As a member of parliament in 2017, Benesova was among a small group of lawmakers who did not support lifting Babis's parliamentary immunity in the subsidy case.
Arsenal's Cech to return to Chelsea as sporting directorArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech will return to his former club Chelsea as sporting director when he retires from playing after the teams meet in this month's Europa League final, Sky Sports News and other British media reported on Tuesday.
Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to try to calm tensions - PMIraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday. U.S. government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with ties to Tehran were behind the rocket attack.
U.S. lawmakers see tamping down of Trump rhetoric on IranU.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan held the briefing after lawmakers, including Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, clamoured for weeks for more information about escalating tensions with Iran.
Violent clashes rage south of Libya's TripoliViolent clashes raged Tuesday south of Tripoli, marking an uptick in fighting as the UN envoy for Libya warned of a "long and bloody war". Heavy artillery fire could be heard from the city centre as the most intense fighting took place since May 6, when the holy Muslim month of Ramadan started. More than six weeks since commander Khalifa Haftar launched an assault on the capital, fighters backing the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) made advances in the southern Salaheddin neighbourhood.
Democrat impeachment talk gains as Trump blocks lawyer testimonyDemocratic Party talk of impeachment intensified Tuesday after Donald Trump's former lawyer Don McGahn refused to testify about obstruction allegations against the US president. House Democratic leaders held off fresh pressure from rank-and-file legislators to launch an effort to remove the president, after the White House again stymied their probe into Trump's actions in the Russia meddling investigation.
US fingers Iran on Gulf attacks but eases tonePresident Donald Trump's administration charged Tuesday it was "quite possible" Iran was responsible for the sabotage of Gulf oil interests but said its own robust response had prevented potential attacks on Americans. Top Trump officials appeared to be toning down weeks of fiery warnings to Iran before delivering a classified briefing to the full Congress, where opposition Democrats have accused the administration of hyping intelligence and pushing the United States dangerously close to war. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States has not made "a definitive conclusion" that can be presented publicly over the sabotage of oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates or drone strikes on a crude pipeline in Saudi Arabia.
Embattled May dangles promise of new Brexit voteLONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Tuesday (May 21) to give lawmakers a vote on holding a second Brexit referendum as part of her final effort to salvage her hated EU divorce deal.
The embattled British leader dangled a package of sweeteners that she hopes can resolve the Brexit ...
Washington first US state to legalize human compostingWashington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations. The process is called recomposition. "Recomposition offers an alternative to embalming and burial or cremation that is natural, safe, sustainable, and will result in significant savings in carbon emissions and land usage," said Katrina Spade, who lobbied for the law and is the founder of Recompose, a Seattle-based company set to be the first to offer the service.
Dutch migration minister resigns over asylum-seeker crime reportTHE HAGUE: The Netherlands' minister for migration, Mark Harbers, resigned on Tuesday (May 21) after a parliamentary outcry over elided data on crimes committed by asylum-seekers, in a bad blow to the government just ahead of European elections.
His departure adds to the struggle faced by centre ...
Mexican health service chief quits over spending cutsMEXICO CITY: The head of Mexico's social security institute has stepped down, citing budget cuts that he said would harm health services for the poor, in one of the first major resignations in the administration of leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
German Martinez, head of the ...
Canada shuts down zoo, charges owner with crueltyMONTREAL (AFP) - Canadian authorities on Tuesday (May 21) raided a zoo, arrested its owner, and seized more than 100 animals including lions, zebras, kangaroos and bears - after finding two dead tigers on the property
South Africa sends home Mozambique ex-finance ministerJOHANNESBURG: South Africa said on Tuesday (May 21) it would send home former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a US arrest warrant, to face corruption charges.
"I have decided that the accused, Mr Manuel Chang, will be extradited to stand trial for his ...
Dutch migration minister resigns over asylum-seeker crime reportThe Netherlands' minister for migration, Mark Harbers, resigned Tuesday after a parliamentary outcry over elided data on crimes committed by asylum-seekers, in a bad blow to the government just ahead of European elections. Harbers was caught out over a report featuring statistics on crimes perpetrated by asylum-seekers in the Netherlands that he presented to parliament. In the report, misdemeanours such as shoplifting had their own separate categories but serious crimes such as sexual assault, murder and manslaughter were lumped together under the category "other" with no disaggregation.
Senate Republican leader sees deal on budget caps, debt ceiling soonWASHINGTON: US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday (May 21) he hoped Congress could reach by the end of the day a two-year agreement on federal spending limits that would also increase the nation's debt ceiling.
"Our hope is to make a deal before the day is over," he told ...
S.Africa sends home Mozambique ex-finance ministerSouth Africa said Tuesday it would send home former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a US arrest warrant, to face corruption charges. "I have decided that the accused, Mr Manuel Chang, will be extradited to stand trial for his alleged offences in Mozambique," South African Justice Minister Michael Masutha said in a statement. "I am satisfied that the interest of justice will be best served by acceding to the request by the Republic of Mozambique," Masutha said.
Trump administration considers tapping TSA funds for border operationsWASHINGTON: The US Department of Homeland Security is considering tapping more than US$230 million from the Transportation Security Administration to fund operations on the US-Mexico border if Congress fails to approve additional funding, a person briefed on the matter said.
NBC News reported the ...
Ukraine president appoints lawyer linked to PrivatBank tycoon as administration chiefUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy picked a lawyer with links to a prominent tycoon on Tuesday as head of the presidential administration, an appointment closely watched by investors in the early days of Zelenskiy's term. A comedian with no prior political experience, Zelenskiy won last month's presidential election by a landslide on promises to fight corruption and put an end to politics as usual. Zelenskiy on Tuesday appointed Andriy Bogdan as head of the presidential administration, a statement on his website said.
Russian bombers, fighters intercepted off Alaska: US militaryWASHINGTON: US fighters intercepted six Russian military aircraft in international airspace west of Alaska, and shadowed them until they exited the area, the North American Air Defence Command said on Tuesday (May 21).
The Russian aircraft included two Tu-95 strategic bombers, which were ...
Football: Bolivian referee death puts altitude matches under spotlightLA PAZ: The death of a Bolivian referee officiating a match at more than 4,000 metres has reopened the debate about the safety of playing football at such altitude.
Victor Hugo Hurtado collapsed while refereeing a Bolivian first division match in El Alto, at 4,090 metres, between the local side ...
California sues Trump administration over high-speed rail fundsCalifornia on Tuesday sued the Trump administration after it confirmed last week it will withhold $929 million in high-speed rail funding awarded to the state in 2010. California later on Tuesday plans to seek a temporary restraining order request asking a judge to prevent the Trump administration from repurposing the money, the governor's office said.
Figure Skating: Coughlin abused me, says former partnerLOS ANGELES: A former partner of John Coughlin has accused the late US figure skater of sexually abusing her over a two-year period.
Bridget Namiotka, 29, said Coughlin, who committed suicide in January, had abused her and other skaters during his career.
Coughlin, 33, took his own life in Kansas ...
4:47 AM Ed Lee flip over ur networking device in sg and see where they are made.
4:44 AM Robert Lim nothing about having a lot of kids. I grew up in a family of 10. My father did not stop at 2 & we all grew up fine, successful in our own way. There is a lot of reason why people turn to crime & not all the time is the fault of others but the person who commits the crime itself.
4:43 AM Vote for them for a stable future. They say.
4:42 AM To be honest if huawei is down so is your house wifi. Because flip over and see and u will know ur router and modems are made by who. So whoever say made in china? Most of it we using now are from there including ur dam iphone.
4:41 AM Those strips were installed? Or were they drawn on?
Looks drawn to me.
4:40 AM Cut the crap. Majoriy of Singaporeans are not courteous. They are selfish and kiasu. Look at the road-rages, queue cutting, and queue for opening sales 48hrs or more before it starts.
4:31 AM Janice Ho
the old man can her alone and breakout, it better way why did so fool article, j
4:30 AM Nah...yall bitter coz u cant afford apple products😂
4:28 AM No money to get phone, borrows iPhone from friend, phone spoils, repairs it (for his own use) and tries to charge friend more than 2x repair costs, murders friend over said costs..
This chap honestly should just hang..
4:28 AM Next time an Ang Moh tells you how environmentally conscious they are back home compared to Singapore. How they recycle plastics and everything, show them articles like these.... What recycling? All they do is dump their 'recycled' thrash in Asian countries stupid enough to accept them.
4:26 AM What kind of calibres except paper generals and fake race part time milo ambassador to lead the country, i think going this way we are on track to ruins and 3rd world nation.
4:25 AM He should be chemically castrated to prevent his urges to cause more harm.
4:24 AM Sakthivel Vetrivel, I see many old hunchback uncles and aunties working in our hawker centres and food courts. I think the guy's problem is lazyness and entitlement attitude.
4:21 AM Well it is also the marketplace which is also key to the success of a phone these days. Who wants to buy a phone on an unknown platform and marketplace. For all that matters, amazon firephone was one of the best and high tech advanced phones ive ever used and its becoming obsolete almost deriving from the fact that nobody cares abt the amazon marketplace. If u r neither on apples app store or google marketplace, ur phone can go to the bin.
4:20 AM Jessica Chan we all know why he is there.....of course....
4:19 AM My condolences to the family of the deceased lady. When people have too many children and don't have the means and time to bring them up morally upright and responsible people, these are the serious social problems SG is faced with. Probably the 4G leaders should bring back LKY's stop at 2 policy or else got to expand the capacity at Changi Holiday Camp. But wait, with the development of T5, does SG has the extra land or not? I suggest Changi Holiday Camp be relocated to an unused island, if none, seek China's help to build one. If Johore can build 4, no issue for SG
4:18 AM Chinese tourists can visit Yasukuni shrine.
4:18 AM Jack ma in that group? I am sure he will add great value, especially if he has a realtime 5G connection direct from his head to beijing....
4:09 AM https://youtu.be/IfxfdHJ3k9Y
Worth to watch, Huawei 5G lies
4:06 AM Appeal?I really hope previous chief justice Ong Pang How was the chief justice now,both will get the maximum sentence,especially Ong HC,I really hope the AGC get someone experience enough to enhance both of thier sentence.
3:55 AM I choose Hua wei because of what! Camera zoom 50x. Samsung note 9 l gave 2m son. Tested camera OK. Other than that likely is d same. Big shop 1398. Small shop 1200-1260.
3:52 AM Do not under estimate our quiet dragon, their technology is still a secret as a defence strategy, nobody knows cos they have been kept low profile, let's see Shaolin kung-fu demonstrating their true colours--Huawei!
3:49 AM If just like the report say ,I wonder, since Australia find out that 5G can be use by spying,why Australia only inform US?why Australia never tell the world what they find out?🤔Australia is just like US puppet.
3:42 AM Mirabel Tay The sumsung J smang mang when an aeroplane passes it says 1missed call
3:42 AM CNA The sumsung J smang mang when an aeroplane passes it says 1missed call
#Huawei is the best
3:41 AM Jimmy Lin the digital system used in modern computers is Bagua (8 bits) and icing (64 bits) copied by German scientist. - http://taoist-sorcery.blogspot.com/2016/09/from-ba-gua-to-i-ching-to-super.html
3:40 AM Cornelius Tan that's his new job after he steps down I guess
3:31 AM If risk is so much concerned, why still allow the delay, sounds so "merciful"?
3:24 AM USA is spying on iphone users especially google.
3:24 AM Calvin Kong
Interesting. India has gone digital in many outlets. I heard that they even pay digitally for even buying a cuppa. How does that work in this Nepali situation?
3:13 AM The key person is the woman. Why is she not jail? The boss sure appeal as the man is only hurt
3:08 AM Zulaikah Beevi let them continue to be in chaos. Singapore will quietly progress and most importantly no protest,excellent infrasture and stable. Our government just need to give discount to overseas companies on companies and personal income taxes for their employees will attract more companies to come Singapore to set up