World Cup: 5 talking points as Portugal ride their luck against MoroccoCristiano Ronaldo powered-home a fourth-minute header to eliminate Morocco from the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday (Jun 20), making the North African side the first team to be kicked out of the tournament. But it was a fixture that could well have played out differently, as Morocco blew their chances ...
Haley slams rights groups after US quits UN councilUNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday (Jun 20) accused human rights groups of thwarting a US push for changes to the UN Human Rights Council and contributing to Washington's decision to quit the body.
In a letter sent to non-governmental organisations, Haley complained that they ...
UK PM calls for 'free elections' in ThailandLONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May called for "free and open elections" in Thailand as she met with the country's leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha in London on Wednesday (Jun 20).
Prayut, a former army chief who seized power from Thailand's civilian government in a 2014 coup, will next meet French ...
Thousands protest in Romania, saying corruption fight hamperedThousands of Romanians took to the streets Wednesday to protest against a relaxation of criminal legislation they believe will hamper the fight against corruption. Protesters in the capital Bucharest, where around 5,000 demonstrators gathered, chanted "We will not give in" and "Thieves". Amid a heavy security presence, scuffles broke out with police several times during the rally.
North Korea, China leaders agree to boost 'strategic, tactical' cooperationSEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed measures to bolster "strategic and tactical" cooperation between the two countries in a second meeting on Wednesday, the North's state media said on Thursday (Jun 21).
The meeting between Kim and Xi came on the North ...
Canada PM says he doubts Trump would want to impose auto tariffsOTTAWA/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he doubted whether U.S. President Donald Trump would carry out a threat to impose tariffs on autos, given the economic damage such a move would cause. Trump has already slapped tariffs on steel and aluminium from Canada on national security grounds and is threatening similar punitive measures against autos, which would badly hurt the Canadian economy. Trudeau told a news conference that given the closely integrated nature of the North American auto industry, any action against Canada would hurt U.S. companies and workers.
Micron's quarterly results, forecasts beat on higher chip demandREUTERS: Micron Technology Inc's third-quarter profit and current-quarter forecasts beat Street's expectations, as the chipmaker benefited from a strong demand for its memory chips used in computers and smartphones amid tight supply.
The company has been selling more memory chips at higher prices ...
Brazil maintains key interest rate at 6.5%Brazil's central bank maintained its key interest rate at 6.5 percent Wednesday, with inflation holding steady despite strong depreciation of the real and a costly truckers' strike. The bank said that the truckers' strike, which shut down much of the economy for more than a week in May, "made it difficult to read the current evolution of economic activity." However, "the basic scenario is for a continuation of the process of recovery in the Brazilian economy, but at a more gradual rate," the bank said in a statement. The central bank interrupted a series of 12 consecutive cuts to the key Selic interest rate in May, citing volatility in the markets and investor frustration over the government's inability to push through pension reform and other long-delayed austerity measures.
Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: ScientistsPARIS (AFP) - Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 per cent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday (June 20) as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change
Will the ghost of Jakarta race haunt regional polls?When some 160 million Indonesians from 171 regions across the country go to the polls next Wednesday to elect their local leaders, one major concern is whether race and religion will play a dominant role in the results
Turnbull's rosy outlook on Aussie-China ties may not lastDuring an event at Australia's Parliament House this week to promote ties with China, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gave a glowing assessment of relations with Beijing and blamed the media and his political opponents for "negativity"
Ferry in Lake Toba disaster thought to be four times overloadedSIMALUNGUN (Sumatra) • Divers and an underwater drone yesterday joined a fleet of rescue vessels in Indonesia's search for at least 192 passengers missing two days after an overcrowded wooden ferry sank in one of the world's deepest volcanic lakes, in Sumatra
Pyongyang may soon start return of US troop remainsWASHINGTON • North Korea may soon return the first of 200 sets of remains of American soldiers who died during the Korean War, after an agreement reached last week by Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, a US official has said
Kim's China trip shows shift in focus to economyBEIJING • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un yesterday visited an agricultural sciences park and Beijing's rail traffic control centre before wrapping up a two-day visit to Beijing, his third trip to China this year
White House deputy chief of staff leavingWASHINGTON • White House deputy chief of staff Joseph Hagin, one of the most seasoned government veterans in a team populated mainly by newcomers, plans to step down next month
May wins Brexit vote in ParliamentLONDON • Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in Parliament yesterday, keeping her deeply divided government's plans to end Britain's more than 40 years of partnership with Europe on track
US firms and farms worried over impact of trade spatWhen China posted a list of American imports it intends to levy a 25 per cent duty on come July 6 in re-taliation for US tariffs on Chinese goods, it created a wave of apprehension more than 10,000km away in picturesque coastal Maine
US border crisis may hurt GOPThe Donald Trump administration's hard line on illegal immigrants entering the United States, which involves separating children from their families, has triggered responses ranging from concern to outrage across the political spectrum, with lawmakers under pressure as the President punts the hot potato to Congress
EU tariffs target US goods from motorbikes to jeansBRUSSELS • The European Union (EU) will begin charging import duties of 25 per cent on a range of US products tomorrow, in response to US tariffs imposed on EU steel and aluminium early this month, the European Commission said yesterday
Microbial masterpiecesThe first prize for this year’s agar art contest went to Agricultural University of Georgia undergraduate Ana Tsitsishvili, who describes her entry as a “battle of two seasons”, winter and spring
China-based hack hit satellite firms: SymantecSAN FRANCISCO • A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defence contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and South-east Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp say
Terrorism soared in Europe last yearTHE HAGUE • Islamist attacks on European targets more than doubled last year, Europe's police agency said yesterday, warning that the risk of more unsophisticated attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group "remains acute"
Trump to sign order to stop separating familiesWASHINGTON • President Donald Trump yesterday said he would sign an executive order to solve the problem of illegal immigrant families being separated at the southern US border, which has sparked outrage in the United States and abroad
US walks away from UN human rights bodyWASHINGTON • The United States has withdrawn from a "hypocritical and self-serving" UN Human Rights Council over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult
Keppel Club cuts monthly fee to $1Keppel Club, faced with the daunting prospects of lease expiry in December 2021, will cut members' monthly subscription fees to a nominal $1 for the next 12 months from July 1 and slash membership transfer fees by 25 per cent
Australian Telstra to axe 8,000 jobsSYDNEY • Telstra Corp said it will cut 8,000 jobs, potentially spin off a new infrastructure unit and consider selling up to A$2 billion (S$2 billion) of assets as Australia's largest telecommunications firm struggles with increased competition
Fans win after own goals by telco OptusTelco Optus will allow the World Cup games earmarked for its paid-for streaming service in Australia to be shown for free on government-owned TV channel SBS until the end of the group stage
Japan manufacturers' confidence up for 2nd monthTOKYO • Japanese manufacturers' confidence improved for a second straight month in June but the service sector's mood slumped from May's record high level, a Reuters poll found, suggesting some fragility in the outlook after a first-quarter contraction
Up in the air with the captainsPeople have confused actors Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney for years because of the actors' vaguely similar names, careers and looks
Buzzing: Star Trek to expandAmerican broadcast network CBS will expand the popular Star Trek science-fiction franchise with a new series, mini-series and animation under a five-year deal with producer Alex Kurtzman
6:47 AM There are lots of casual sex going on in the campus and hostels, free sex. This mellinia gen kids are horny bastards. Not only heter sex ara rampant but also gay sex
6:45 AM Many people don't understand PAP is doing this for the good of the merchants at Suntec. Imagine: A Tunnel !
6:42 AM Indeed the usage of cheque is getting less and less. Many elderly in the first place do not use cheque, it may be easier for them to use epayment or contactless card payment.
6:42 AM It's basically a T-shirt with long sleeves.
6:42 AM No wonder so many people divorce lah! Bec it is fake marriage! This is such a sick tactics. Like that also can earn money! Wha piang!
6:41 AM You can't please everyone now can you? #mouthrunningfasterthantheMG #signthelineandservethen #ohimwayyyypastmyliability #right
6:40 AM So I presume all the china leaders are all idiots too that they make all elderly there using mobile payment and today most if not all elderly are able to use it on daily basis. Perhaps you are the idiot and not our ministers.
6:40 AM It'd be hilarious if the name card read something like 'Abigail Lee'. Some Indian man trying to pass off as a Chinese woman. Lol.
6:39 AM No matter how a weak currency is a strong indicator hundred of billions have been stolen to fatten cronies pockets terrible. A strong currency is indicator of sharing of wealth and uplifting of salary. Cost rise it is not an indicator it could be the ground not performing that well collectively and individually. Those corrupted rot network will spread hatred by conning people by saying it is
6:37 AM 1 was marked surely there many more unaware. In order to find out.Send under cover agent. Join them !
6:35 AM Pls come to sg to kick World Cup next time!
6:35 AM Ban anything related to smoking! Then those ppl who smoke will 1 by 1 go roof top n jump (machiam drug addict).
This will be better. They want to die can die alone. Dun pass out 2nd hand smoke thru smoking n indirectly "murder" someone.
6:35 AM He might bring he's disease in Singapore .
6:35 AM Have not been adding sugar or condensed milk in my Milo for years after finding out there is sugar already mixed in.
6:35 AM After the arrest of small fish (ex cop), time to arrest the all BIG Bosses of secret societies!
6:33 AM Chong Eric he really take everyone as idiots who will believe him.
6:32 AM So at which juncture are the actually then allowed to taser him
6:32 AM Stop blaming internet shopping. No kid born this decade has played with actual toys.
PC games dominate the market, followed by mobiles, tablets and consoles. You failed to adapt to a changing market and therefore deserve to die.
6:29 AM We seem to be welcoming a lot of Kleptocrats of late.
6:28 AM Nothing mentioned about mindset change at the top. All these are just superficial changes.
6:27 AM How come u show the “victim” face but not the criminal?. 🤔
6:27 AM Illegal migrants are huge headache to the host country that even Germany is now getting worried.
The social and economic problems are huge.
Our neighbours will soon experience this with the admission of the exodus of the Rohinyas just like the unlimited exodus of the Indonesians illegal during the 90s encouraged by the then administration.
Trump should be supported in this fight against illegal migration.
6:27 AM go on mr lim, expose all wrong doing done by the previous govt. rakyat behind you. rakyat want to know all scandals done by previous regime
6:27 AM It’s a spur of the moment passionate reflective action.
6:25 AM Xiaomi uses slightly better processor than Iphone, this is a fact.
ios is so much optimized that it reduces alot of unnecessary loops and processes within the system that, even with a slower processor, their speed is almost on par.
No such thing as who is better than who, just a matter of who prefers to buy what.
6:21 AM In the report, Najib declared the dead Saudi King gave him US$681 in donation into his personal account. How to justify as dead men tell no tales? Maybe, the current Saudi King can save him.
6:21 AM I think Malaysians were just bamboozled by Mahathir.
Personal bank account? Personal transactions can be traced what~
But until now, cannot find any evidence to charge him with.
The real question that has yet to be asked is how many personal bank accounts does he have. It is entirely possible to use a separate personal account for business.
With the rife corruption in Malaysia, this could be Najib's attempt to control outflow and screen the transactions. He could have jolly well been acting as a check in the interest of the country.
Bottomline: Still not charged with anything~ If you already know what account he used, can send him to jail within a week. You talk about it how many months already? Blowing smoke when there's nothing there. Malaysian dirty politics, what else is new?
6:20 AM Hardly a perfect marriage as compared to LKY n Mdm Lee who only stood by the husband and did not interfere in state affairs without any official capacity. Shameless wives
6:20 AM confiscate the vehecle & ban from driving for life.
6:17 AM They are better taken care then Singaporeans. Free housing, insurance, transport to work places, safety, learn new skills free , free medical etc.
6:14 AM Curious to know is local student or sponsored FT.🤔
6:14 AM Illegal immigrants are here for one purpose...survival or makemoney..migratory birds add colours to the environment but disease ones (vices) bring harm to others so we need to be strict who comes in and who stays out.