Singapore

» Auto updated continuously

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

Voters face long lines as Wisconsin holds elections despite virus fears...

MILWAUKEE Wisconsin voters faced long lines at limited polling locations yesterday, as the state's presidential primary and local elections moved ahead despite mounting fears about the coronavirus outbreak in the US.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

Everyone recruited in battle against Covid-19...

The Government has been very responsive and intelligent in its approach to the Covid-19 pandemic while front-line staff have been nothing short of heroic and sacrificial. To them, we owe a mountain of gratitude.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

With Johnson in intensive care, who will run Britain?...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care, more than a day after his coronavirus infection worsened.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

Fuss-free laptop great for work...

Acer is going for the productivity angle with its latest Swift 3 ultrabook.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

Could S'pore have reached a level of herd immunity?...

A modelling study at the University of Oxford led by Professor Sunetra Gupta suggests that the coronavirus had been spreading invisibly for at least a month earlier than suspected.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: When the dust settles, a stronger Singapore must emerge...

With Singaporeans hunkering down at home, the streets have fallen silent. But the fight against Covid-19 rages on.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Three areas to watch to see if 'circuit breakers' are working...

Singapore has implemented...

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

Public health is a national security issue...

In India, the world's most elaborate lockdown of a population is now in its second week as the government wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic there. The noted economist Raghuram Rajan, a former head of India's central bank, calls it the most se...

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

Coping with Covid-19: China's dilemma and challenge of jumpstarting economy and keeping lid on cases...

As the rest of the world grapples with runaway numbers of infections, China seems to be emerging near the end of the tunnel with light in sight.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

'Will Singapore become bankrupt?'...

This year's Budgets provide direct support for families, with more for the lower income. This is how we support a resilient society. Additional support is available through the self-help groups and community development councils (CDCs).... Read more a...

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

The end of Ideology?...

As an economist, the most striking thing to me about national governments' policy responses to the Covid-19 crisis is how quickly all have shed long-held ideologies about the role of government, and especially government spending.. Read more at strait...

 2020-04-07 21:00 

The Strait Times

The hope in China's uphill task to reboot its stricken economy...

Following his trip to Wuhan last month that signalled a turning point in China's fight against Covid-19, Chinese President Xi Jinping travelled last week to the coastal province of Zhejiang in another symbolic tour.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 20:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Largest supermoon of 2020 rises on a world battling COVID-19...

REUTERS: The largest, brightest supermoon of 2020 rose in the night sky on Tuesday (Apr 7) over hushed cities, stilled factories and countries in ......

 2020-04-07 20:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Jack Dorsey pledges US$1 billion of his Square equity for COVID-19 relief efforts...

Square Inc and Twitter Inc chief executive officer Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that he pledged US$1 billion of his equity in the payments ......

 2020-04-07 20:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Twitter's Jack Dorsey pledges US$1 billion for COVID-19 relief effort...

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday (Apr 7) he was committing US$1 billion of his personal fortune ......

 2020-04-07 20:50 

Channel NewsAsia

US Treasury liquidity on the mend, but without Fed remains fragile...

Some measures of liquidity in the US$17 trillion U.S. Treasury market are almost back to normal, thanks to the Federal Reserve's giant purchases, ......

 2020-04-07 20:49 

Channel NewsAsia

Cricket: Buttler's World Cup final shirt raises 65,000 for hospital appeal...

LONDON: England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has raised more than 65,000 (US$80,000) to help fight the coronavirus by auctioning off his World Cup ......

 2020-04-07 20:48 

The Strait Times

No traffic jams, no jostling on the journey back to Wuhan...

WUHAN, CHINA - By the time G4815 pulled out of Beijing West Station on Tuesday afternoon (April 7), I had been asked three times about when I had entered Beijing (March 10), whether I completed quarantine (yes), and to show my passport (here you go).. Rea...

 2020-04-07 20:37 

Channel NewsAsia

US denies hijacking Chinese medical supplies meant for Brazil...

BRASILIA: The US ambassador to Brazil on Tuesday (Apr 7) denied reports that the US government took over Chinese supplies of medical equipment ......

 2020-04-07 20:09 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Refunds row escalates as airlines warn 25 million jobs at risk...

LONDON/PARIS (REUTERS) - Global airlines warned that 25 million jobs across the world could be at risk from the coronavirus air travel downturn, and held out against offering refunds to passengers as cash runs out.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 20:09 

Channel NewsAsia

New York's Cuomo sees coronavirus crisis slowing despite record daily death toll...

NEW YORK: New York state, the US epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, is seeing some levelling out in the number of hospital patients, Governor ......

 2020-04-07 20:05 

Channel NewsAsia

BlackRock's Aladdin investment management platform to be hosted on Microsoft's cloud...

BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, has partnered with Microsoft Corp to have its Aladdin investment and risk management system ......

 2020-04-07 19:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Investors await data on coronavirus drugs as market rally builds...

Clinical data on potential treatments for the new coronavirus could help sustain a market bounce that has buoyed stocks after last month's plunge, ......

 2020-04-07 19:45 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Acting Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of carrier crisis...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has offered his resignation after coming under fire for his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, a US official and a congresssional aide told Re...

 2020-04-07 19:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Small US businesses were already struggling. Then coronavirus hit...

Many small businesses were struggling with funding shortfalls and financial challenges even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, leaving them with ......

 2020-04-07 19:35 

Channel NewsAsia

US SEC issues compliance focus areas for brokers before new rules take effect...

The head of the examination office at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday published details about the expected scope and ......

 2020-04-07 19:30 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Trump removes inspector-general overseeing US$2.3 trillion Covid-19 response...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump has removed the inspector-general tasked with overseeing the government's coronavirus response, including US$2.3 trillion (S$3.2 trillion) in economic relief, the spokeswoman for that inspector general&...

 2020-04-07 19:26 

Channel NewsAsia

White House to hold call with banks as hundreds struggle to access small business loans...

WASHINGTON: The White House was due to speak with banks on Tuesday (Apr 7), as the administration's US$350 billion programme to support ailing ......

 2020-04-07 19:18 

Channel NewsAsia

US House chairman wants Navy leader's removal, despite apology...

WASHINGTON: The chairman of the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee reiterated his call on Tuesday (Apr 7) for the removal of ......

 2020-04-07 19:18 

Channel NewsAsia

US navy chief out over handling of ship virus outbreak...

WASHINGTON: US Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday (Apr 7) over his mishandling of an outbreak of the coronavirus on the USS ......

 2020-04-07 19:18 

Channel NewsAsia

'I own it': US Navy secretary resigns over handling of coronavirus-hit carrier...

WASHINGTON: Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday (Apr 7) after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the ......

 2020-04-07 19:14 

The Strait Times

Largest supermoon of 2020 rises on a world battling coronavirus...

LONDON (REUTERS) - The largest, brightest supermoon of 2020 rose in the night sky on Tuesday (April 7) over hushed cities, stilled factories and countries in lockdown due to the novel coronavirus that has killed tens of thousands worldwide.. Read more at ...

 2020-04-07 19:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Immelman says Masters in November presents new challenge...

Trevor Immelman may not be putting the finishing touches on his Masters preparations this week but the former champion already has a good ......

 2020-04-07 19:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Jobless Americans to see extra payments as soon as this week...

Americans who have lost their jobs due to the new coronavirus will start getting enhanced jobless benefits as soon as this week as states deploy ......

 2020-04-07 19:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Jobless Americans to see extra payments as soon as this week...

WASHINGTON: Americans who have lost their jobs due to the new coronavirus will start getting enhanced jobless benefits as soon as this week as ......

 2020-04-07 19:02 

Channel NewsAsia

British PM Johnson 'stable' in intensive care...

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was battling the coronavirus in intensive care on Tuesday (Apr 7), raising deep concerns about his ......

 2020-04-07 19:02 

Channel NewsAsia

UK PM Johnson, battling coronavirus, set for second night in intensive care...

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to spend a second night in intensive care on Tuesday (Apr 8) to help his fight against a ......

 2020-04-07 19:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Priest takes 'drive-in' confessions as coronavirus spreads in Poland...

WARSAW: A priest in Poland has started taking confession from the faithful in the parking lot of his church in the Polish capital Warsaw, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts one of the most hallowed rituals for Roman Catholics in the run up to Easter....

 2020-04-07 18:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Trump administration seeks US$250 billion more in aid for small US businesses: Mnuchin...

The Trump administration on Tuesday asked Congress for an additional US$250 billion in emergency economic aid for small U.S. businesses reeling ......

 2020-04-07 18:53 

The Strait Times

Syrian girl battered to death in Lebanon, father detained...

BEIRUT (AFP) - A young Syrian girl died in Lebanon after she was reportedly beaten by her father, security forces said on Tuesday (April 7).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 18:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Netflix rolls out more features for parental control globally...

Netflix Inc on Tuesday rolled out a number of features for parental control on its streaming platform, including options to filter out select ......

 2020-04-07 18:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Netflix rolls out more features for parental control globally...

REUTERS: Netflix Inc on Tuesday (Apr 7) rolled out a number of features for parental control on its streaming platform, including options to ......

 2020-04-07 18:45 

Channel NewsAsia

United Airlines drastically cuts California flights to match demand...

United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it was temporarily, but significantly, reducing daily flying in and out of Los Angeles and San ......

 2020-04-07 18:45 

The Strait Times

Formula One: Canadian Grand Prix postponed from June...

MONTREAL (AFP) - The Canadian Grand Prix, scheduled for Montreal June 12-14, has been postponed, the latest Formula One casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 18:38 

Channel NewsAsia

Deprived of customers, British farmers throw away milk...

LONDON: Deprived of customers such as supermarkets, restaurants and schools due to the coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdown, British ......

 2020-04-07 18:34 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Exodus begins as virus-hit Wuhan lifts ban on outbound travel...

WUHAN, CHINA (AFP) - Thousands of Chinese travellers rushed to leave coronavirus-ravaged Wuhan early on Wednesday (April 8) as authorities lifted a more than two-month prohibition on outbound travel from the city where the global pandemic first emerged.. ...

 2020-04-07 18:26 

Channel NewsAsia

Russia ready to start testing coronavirus vaccines on humans in June...

MOSCOW: The head of a top Russian research centre told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that his lab was ready to start human trials of ......

 2020-04-07 18:14 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Deaths in France exceed 10,000...

PARIS (AFP) - France on Tuesday (April 7) crossed the 10,000 mark of coronavirus deaths, with 7,091 fatalities recorded in hospital and 3,237 in old age homes since March 1.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-07 18:14 

Channel NewsAsia

Germany caught up in mask fraud scheme...

BERLIN: Authorities in Germany have fallen victim to a multi-million-euro fraud involving masks much needed in the coronavirus pandemic, ......

 2020-04-07 18:10 

Channel NewsAsia

US treasury secretary to seek additional US$250 billion for small business...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that he would seek an additional US$250 billion to support small businesses hurt by the ......

  • Need an account?  
    or