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 2020-07-02 01:40 

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Twitter removes image tweet by Trump over NYT copyright complaint...

Twitter Inc has taken down an image tweet by the U.S. President Donald Trump on June 30, in response to a report from a copyright holder....

 2020-07-02 01:39 

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Singapore stock watch: SIA, Suntec Reit, SPH Reit, UIC, AGV Group, Stamford Land...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Thursday (July 2):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-02 01:35 

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California's indoor restaurants close as COVID-19 looms over Independence Day...

Some Californian restaurants shut their doors Wednesday as new measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic threaten to scupper US Independence Day ......

 2020-07-02 01:29 

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China e-commerce platform Pinduoduo CEO steps down after building US$44 billion fortune...

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - Colin Huang, who co-founded Pinduoduo Inc and built its market capitalization to US$100 billion (S$139 billion), will step down from the chief executive officer post, handing the position to a top lieutenant.. Read more at straitstim...

 2020-07-02 01:26 

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Australia police probe quarantine lapses, including guards sleeping with guests, in Covid-19 hot spot Melbourne...

MELBOURNE (BLOOMBERG) - Australian police are probing alleged security lapses at Melbourne hotels used to quarantine overseas arrivals, including claims guards slept with guests.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-02 01:24 

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Malaysia bans book that allegedly insulted national coat of arms...

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Home Ministry has gazetted a ban on a book after its cover caused an uproar for purportedly insulting of the national coat of arms.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-02 01:22 

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Lim Hock San to retire as UIC chief after 28 years...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The chief executive officer (CEO) and president of United Industrial Corporation (UIC) will retire on Sept 30, 2020, after 28 years in both roles, the mainboard-listed property group said in a bourse filing on Wednesday (J...

 2020-07-02 01:20 

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New Zealand's health minister David Clark resigns...

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand's embattled Health Minister resigned on Thursday (July 2) after security slip-ups at quarantine facilities where the coronavirus was detected just days after officials declared it had been eliminated from the country...

 2020-07-02 01:18 

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China reports 3 new COVID-19 cases on Jul 1...

China on Thursday reported three new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 1, compared with three cases a day earlier, the health authority said....

 2020-07-02 01:13 

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GE2020: Day 3 on the campaign trail...

SINGAPORE: Campaigning for the General Election is gaining pace, with candidates again heading out on Thursday (Jul 2) to canvass voters. The ......

 2020-07-02 01:12 

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Surviving core of ill-fated Jupiter-like planet spotted near distant star...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A rocky planet 39 times as massive as Earth has been spotted orbiting a distant star at breakneck speed, with astronomers concluding it may be the surviving core of a planet once perhaps larger than Jupiter that was stripped of its ...

 2020-07-02 01:12 

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Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires...

Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 percent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in 13 years, ......

 2020-07-02 01:10 

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New Zealand batting coach Fulton steps down to take Canterbury job...

WELLINGTON: New Zealand batting coach Peter Fulton is stepping down from the role and taking the head coach's job at first class side Canterbury, ......

 2020-07-02 01:06 

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Suntec Reit injects $40m into Singapore convention centre to weather Covid-19 storm...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (Suntec Reit) has bumped up its stake in Harmony Investors Group (HIG), which indirectly holds Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore), for a total of $4...

 2020-07-02 01:05 

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Moyes praises West Ham resolve after VAR frustration...

LONDON: David Moyes praised his West Ham United side's resolve after they shrugged off the frustration of having a goal ruled out by VAR and then ......

 2020-07-02 01:05 

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'I'm not a doctor': Mexico's first lady Beatriz Gutierrez stirs Twitter storm with comment on kids with cancer...

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - Mexican first lady Beatriz Gutierrez sparked an uproar on social media on Wednesday (July 1) with a Twitter comment widely viewed as insensitive when she swatted away a question about what she was doing to help parents of children ...

 2020-07-02 00:57 

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Saudi-led coalition starts military operation against Yemen's Houthis...

DUBAI (REUTERS) - A Saudi-led coalition has started a military operation against Yemen's Houthi movement after it stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, Saudi state television reported on Wednesday (July 1).. Read more at s...

 2020-07-02 00:55 

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Dollar on defensive as upbeat data dulls safe-haven appeal...

The dollar was on the defensive against more growth-sensitive currencies on Thursday, following upbeat U.S. and European economic data but renewed ......

 2020-07-02 00:54 

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MOM issues clarification on number of local unemployed PMETs following GE2020 debate...

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday (Jul 2) issued a clarification on the number of local professionals, managers, executives ......

 2020-07-02 00:53 

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Hong Kong bankers get courted by Taiwan after security law...

TAIPEI (BLOOMBERG) - Taiwan is ramping up efforts to lure bankers and other skilled workers who want to escape China's tightening grip on Hong Kong.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-02 00:50 

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Oil prices dip on demand worries as California reimposes restrictions...

Oil prices slipped in early trade on Thursday after California reimposed some coronavirus lockdown measures, stoking worries a resurgence in ......

 2020-07-02 00:50 

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Oil prices slip on demand fears as US virus cases surge...

Oil prices slipped in early trade on Thursday after California reimposed some coronavirus lockdown measures, stoking worries a resurgence in ......

 2020-07-02 00:41 

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American anxiety over coronavirus spikes along with record high cases...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic is rising among Americans along with an alarming acceleration of new Covid-19 cases, with concern about the health crisis reaching the highest level in more than a month, a Reuters/Ipsos poll show...

 2020-07-02 00:40 

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New Zealand's health minister resigns over 'unhelpful distraction' from COVID-19 response...

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's health minister, David Clark, resigned on Thursday (Jul 2) following recent slip-ups in the government's response to the ......

 2020-07-02 00:30 

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Sanctions Bill on Hong Kong law passed by US House...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - The US House of Representatives passed by unanimous consent a Bill imposing sanctions on banks that do business with Chinese officials involved in cracking down on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2020-07-01 23:59 

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Jeff Bezos's wealth soars to US$171.6 billion to top pre-divorce record...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Jeff Bezos's net worth has smashed through its previous peak, even after he relinquished a quarter of his stake in Amazon.com as part of a divorce settlement last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-01 23:52 

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Tesla becomes richest US auto group as Detroit giants see sales drop...

NEW YORK (AFP) - Tesla engineered its latest coup on Wednesday (July 1), becoming the world's richest car company while two of Detroit's old guard, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, reported sagging auto sales amid the coronavirus pandemic.. Read ...

 2020-07-01 23:45 

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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 2...

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 2020-07-01 23:35 

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PG&E emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

REUTERS: Utility PG&E Corp said on Wednesday it had emerged from bankruptcy, marking an end to a long-drawn restructuring process which began ......

 2020-07-01 23:32 

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Brazil coronavirus death toll passes 60,000 as pandemic worsens in South, Midwest...

RIO DE JANEIRO (REUTERS) - Brazil surpassed 60,000 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday (July 1), its Ministry of Health said, citing a recent wave of contamination in Southern and Midwestern areas of the country.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-01 23:29 

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DBS cuts again interest rates on flagship Multiplier savings account...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Singapore's largest lender DBS will again this year cut rates on its flagship deposit account from Aug 1 amid a low interest rate environment and macro uncertainties.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-01 23:22 

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Football: Klopp expects four teams in title race next season...

LONDON: Jurgen Klopp expects Liverpool to face a stern challenge for their Premier League title from Manchester City, Manchester United and ......

 2020-07-01 23:22 

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UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts...

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday (July 1) unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a halt to conflicts to facilitate the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, after more than three months of painstaking negotiations, diplomat...

 2020-07-01 23:18 

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West Ham defeat shows long way to go for Chelsea, admits Lampard...

LONDON: Frank Lampard said Chelsea's capitulation to lose 3-2 at relegation threatened West Ham on Wednesday (Jul 1) is a sign of how much work he ......

 2020-07-01 23:15 

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Fearing an election loss, Trump allies push him to be less polarising...

Some of President Donald Trump's Republican allies are urging him to ditch his divisive messaging and outline a clear vision for a second term, ......

 2020-07-01 23:10 

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Football: Sanchez shines in Inter rout as Milan salvage draw at SPAL...

MILAN: Alexis Sanchez scored a penalty and set up two goals as Inter Milan thrashed relegation candidates Brescia 6-0 in Serie A on Wednesday (Jul ......

 2020-07-01 23:09 

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US warns firms of human rights abuse risks in China's Xinjiang province...

The United States on Wednesday issued an advisory warning US companies about the risks they face from maintaining supply chains associated with ......

 2020-07-01 23:08 

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US seizes Chinese products made from human hair in forced labour crackdown...

US customs officials said Wednesday they had seized a shipment of products made from human hair believed to be made by Muslims in labor camps in ......

 2020-07-01 23:03 

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Football: Moreno double keeps Villarreal on Champions League path...

MADRID: Gerard Moreno took his season's La Liga goal tally to 15 with a double strike as Villarreal stayed on course for the Champions League with ......

 2020-07-01 23:03 

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US buys up Covid drug remdesivir, as some countries say well-stocked...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Britain and Germany said on Wednesday (July 1) they had sufficient stocks of remdesivir, the first drug to be shown to be relatively effective in treating Covid-19, and of which the United States has bought almost all supply.. Read more...

 2020-07-01 22:53 

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Shipment of Chinese hair goods seized by US officials suspecting forced labour...

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - The US government on Wednesday (July 1) said it blocked an US$800,000 (S$1.1 million) shipment of hair extensions and accessories from China on suspicions that the products were made with forced labour.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2020-07-01 22:48 

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US buys up COVID-19 drug, as some countries say well-stocked...

Britain and Germany said Wednesday they had sufficient stocks of remdesivir, the first drug to be shown to be relatively effective in treating ......

 2020-07-01 22:41 

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Turkey asks EU to correct 'mistake' of travel list exclusion...

Turkey said on Wednesday it is disappointed by the European Union's decision to exclude it from a list of countries recommended for non-essential ......

 2020-07-01 22:40 

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Novartis reaches US$678 million settlement of US fraud lawsuit...

Novartis AG has agreed to pay US$678 million to settle a civil fraud lawsuit in which the U.S. government accused the Swiss drugmaker of ......

 2020-07-01 22:30 

The Strait Times

The Big Story Podcast: GE2020 key battlegrounds outside major GRCs...

This is a special podcast analysis of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-01 22:25 

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McDonald's to pause US reopening of dine-in services by 21 days...

McDonald's Corp plans to pause the reopening of its dine-in service by 21 days in the United States as the number of coronavirus cases rise in ......

 2020-07-01 22:25 

The Strait Times

Football: West Ham defeat shows long way to go for Chelsea, admits Lampard...

LONDON (AFP) - Frank Lampard said Chelsea's capitulation to lose 3-2 at relegation threatened West Ham on Wednesday (July 1) is a sign of how much work he still has to do to make the Blues title contenders once more.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-01 22:06 

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Commentary: Pulling off 2021 Olympics is a win Japan needs...

If Tokyo can pull off a successful Olympics in 2021 despite the pandemic, it really could go down in history as the "Recovery Olympics", says an ......

 2020-07-01 22:06 

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Commentary: Facebook's decision to resist advertiser boycott could pay off in the long run...

An advertiser boycott, "Stop Hate for Profit", pushed Facebook to take a step forward by labelling rather than deleting some posts, says NTU's ......

 2020-07-01 22:00 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 2...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, July 2, 2020.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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