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 2020-06-04 02:42 

The Strait Times

Formula One: Mercedes boss Toto Wolff backs Lewis Hamilton on racial injustice...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has given six-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton his full backing for the passionate condemnation of racial injustice after the death of George Floyd.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-04 02:38 

The Strait Times

Olympics: Japan to explore 'simplified' Games to avoid outright cancellation, reports local media...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan will consider various options such as having fewer spectators and mandatory coronavirus testing for a...

 2020-06-04 02:35 

The Strait Times

Japan to allow foreigners' re-entry for humanitarian reasons...

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Japan will allow some resident foreigners to re-enter the country on humanitarian grounds after facing criticism its policies made their return uncertain and left the group in a Covid-19 travel limbo.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-04 02:30 

The Strait Times

Music picks: Listen to William Wei, Gigi Leung, Billkin, Scrubb and Mayday...

Pop. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-04 02:29 

The Strait Times

Singapore landlords need a post Covid-19 remake...

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG NEWS) - Every third dollar changing hands on Singapore Exchange is because of someone buying or selling units in a real estate investment trust (Reit). But has the city's Reit mania gone a bit too far?. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2020-06-04 02:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazil looks to reopen despite record coronavirus deaths...

Brazil registered a record number of daily deaths from the novel coronavirus for a second consecutive day, according to Health Ministry data ......

 2020-06-04 02:16 

Channel NewsAsia

Four people, including child, injured in London shooting...

REUTERS: Four people, including three adults and a child, were shot in north London late on Wednesday (Jun 3) and an investigation has been ......

 2020-06-04 02:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Oil prices fall on concerns supply to rise as producers wrangle on cuts...

Oil prices fell on Thursday, reversing gains in the previous session, on concerns that supply will rise if major producers are unable to agree to ......

 2020-06-04 02:12 

The Strait Times

Fired US State Department watchdog confirms probe of Saudi arms...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A US State Department inspector general abruptly fired by President Donald Trump last month confirmed on Wednesday (June 3) that he was investigating the declaration of a...

 2020-06-04 02:05 

The Strait Times

China to allow more foreign carriers to operate flights into country: The Paper...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's civil avitation regulator will let foreign airlines currently not allowed to operate international routes to China to start once-a-week routes into a designated city from June 8, news website The Paper reported on Thursday ...

 2020-06-04 02:04 

Channel NewsAsia

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks Southern California, no immediate reports of damage...

LOS ANGELES: A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday (Jun 3) in the California desert about 241km northeast of Los Angles the US Geological ......

 2020-06-04 02:00 

Tech in Asia

How Deskera tore its house down and built it back up...

The startup is building its engineering team and software from scratch - a drastic move that isn't so rare among enterprise software firms....

 2020-06-04 02:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan to explore 'simplified' Olympic Games to avoid outright cancellation: Report...

Japan will consider various options such as having fewer spectators and mandatory coronavirus testing for a...

 2020-06-04 01:47 

Channel NewsAsia

Mexico reports record toll of COVID-19 deaths, new infections...

Mexican health authorities reported 1,092 novel coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, the country's highest toll in one day so far, with total ......

 2020-06-04 01:42 

The Strait Times

Singapore stock watch: DBS, UOB, OCBC, Singtel, SIA, Sembmarine, Sembcorp, Hatten Land...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their securities on Thursday (June 4):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-04 01:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Amid pandemic, investors bet on India's Jio and its giant-killer playbook...

From its Silicon Valley-like campus near Mumbai, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Jio telecom carrier is emerging as a winner from changes in ......

 2020-06-04 01:36 

The Strait Times

Perlis ruler sells 30% stake in F&N unit after land deal scrapped...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The ruler of Malaysia's Perlis state has sold a 30 per cent stake in F&N AgriValley Sdn Bhd back to Fraser & Neave's subsidiary Fraser & Neave Bhd (F&NHB), after a deal for the latter to acquire a plot of land in M...

 2020-06-04 01:33 

Channel NewsAsia

Thailand's 1 million health volunteers hailed as COVID-19 heroes...

Nearly every day, 77-year-old Surin Makradee goes door-to-door in her village in Thailand, visiting every home to check people's temperatures in a ......

 2020-06-04 01:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Searching 'racist' on Twitter brings up Trump as top result...

WASHINGTON, DC: US President Donald Trump appears as the first result of suggested accounts when users type...

 2020-06-04 01:23 

The Strait Times

Brazil court accepts charges against 2 men formerly linked to Sembcorp Marine unit...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - A court in Brazil has accepted charges filed against two men formerly linked to Sembcorp Marine's (Sembmarine) wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary, the mainboard-listed firm said on Thursday (Juine 4).. Read more at stra...

 2020-06-04 01:18 

Channel NewsAsia

Obama voices support for young US protesters...

WASHINGTON: Former US president Barack Obama on Wednesday (Jun 3) applauded the...

 2020-06-04 01:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Snapchat removes Trump account from curated promotional section...

Snap Inc said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump's account in Snapchat's Discover section, saying his incendiary comments last ......

 2020-06-04 01:14 

The Strait Times

Amazon workers sue over virus brought home from warehouse...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - A group of Amazon.com Inc. warehouse employees sued the online retail giant, claiming its working conditions put not only them at risk of contracting the coronavirus but also their family members, including one who died.. Read more ...

 2020-06-04 01:11 

The Strait Times

Thailand's 1 million health volunteers hailed as coronavirus heroes...

SALADANG, THAILAND (REUTERS) - Nearly every day, 77-year-old Surin Makradee goes door-to-door in her village in Thailand, visiting every home to check people's temperatures in a routine repeated in communities across the country during the coronavirus...

 2020-06-04 01:09 

The Strait Times

Qantas to boost domestic capacity to 15% of normal by end of June...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Qantas Airways said on Thursday (June 4) it would boost domestic capacity to 15 per cent of pre-pandemic levels by the end of June, up from 5 per cent now, as Australian states ease travel restrictions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-04 01:08 

Channel NewsAsia

North Korea says US in no position to criticise China...

SEOUL: North Korea on Thursday (Jun 4) said the United States is in no position to criticise China over Hong Kong or human rights when Washington ......

 2020-06-04 01:05 

The Strait Times

North Korea says US in no position to criticise China...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korea on Thursday (June 4) said the United States is in no position to criticise China over Hong Kong or human rights when Washington threatens to...

 2020-06-04 01:00 

The Strait Times

New app in the works to tackle food wastage and food insecurity...

SINGAPORE - An app expected to be rolled out in the last quarter of 2020 plans to match donors with food to give away to the organisations here that help provide food to those in need.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-04 00:59 

The Strait Times

Umno ready to face general election, dismisses plot to overthrow PM Muhyiddin...

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Umno is ready to face the 15th general election and has dismissed any allegation of a plot to overthrow Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-04 00:55 

The Strait Times

World's biggest cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic...

NEW YORK (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc, the world's biggest movie theatre operator, signaled...

 2020-06-04 00:50 

Channel NewsAsia

All Blacks great Carter to make surprise return with Blues...

Former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter is expected to confirm a surprise return to New Zealand domestic rugby with the Auckland Blues after the team ......

 2020-06-04 00:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Kim's sister warns South Korea to stop defectors from scattering anti-North leaflets...

The sister of North Korea's leader has warned South Korea to stop defectors from sending leaflets into the demilitarized zone separating the ......

 2020-06-04 00:37 

The Strait Times

North Korea warns South Korea to stop defectors from scattering anti-North leaflets: KCNA...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - The sister of North Korea's leader has warned South Korea to stop defectors from sending leaflets into the demilitarised zone separating the countries, saying it may cancel a recent bilateral military agreement if the activity persis...

 2020-06-04 00:35 

Channel NewsAsia

On Raul Castro's birthday, US threatens Cuba remittances...

The Trump administration expanded on Wednesday its list of Cuban entities that Americans are banned from doing business with to include the ......

 2020-06-04 00:31 

The Strait Times

Obama voices support for young US protesters...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former US president Barack Obama on Wednesday (June 3) applauded the...

 2020-06-04 00:26 

The Strait Times

HSBC, StanChart defy UK to endorse Hong Kong security law...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - The two British institutions that dominate Hong Kong's banking system backed Beijing in the standoff over a proposed new security law, joining Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd and some of the city's biggest developers in wadin...

 2020-06-04 00:25 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Australians offered A$25,000 cash grants to build or renovate homes...

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Australia has announced a A$688 million (S$664.7 million) stimulus package aimed at bolstering the housing construction industry, as the coronavirus-hit economy heads for its first recession in 29 years.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2020-06-04 00:20 

Channel NewsAsia

US dollar's shine fading, but risk high of rush to safe havens: Reuters poll...

A fading of the U.S. dollar's allure will continue as global funding strains ease, but a majority of analysts polled by Reuters said there was a ......

 2020-06-04 00:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Senate passes bill lengthening coronavirus small-business loan terms...

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday giving small businesses up to 24 weeks to use Paycheck Protection Program loans ......

 2020-06-04 00:20 

Channel NewsAsia

China reports 1 new COVID-19 case, 4 asymptomatic ones for Jun 3...

China reported one new coronavirus case and four new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases for June 3, the health commission said on Thursday....

 2020-06-04 00:18 

The Strait Times

From wagyu beef to melons, Japan's $3 trillion coronavirus rescue comes under fire...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - As the coronavirus jolts Japan, the government's huge stimulus package has come under fire from hard-hit restaurant owners for channelling funds for items like wagyu beef, melons and tourism rather than accelerating help for firms wi...

 2020-06-04 00:17 

The Strait Times

China reports 1 new Covid-19 case, 4 asymptomatic ones for June 3...

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China reported one new coronavirus case and four new asymptomatic Covid-19 cases for June 3, the health commission said on Thursday (June 4).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-04 00:13 

The Strait Times

Trump to accept Republican presidential nomination outside of North Carolina...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump will accept the Republican presidential nomination outside North Carolina, the party said on Wednesday (June 3), following the Democratic governor's decision not to lift social-distancing restrictions f...

 2020-06-04 00:05 

The Strait Times

CES global gadget fest on track despite pandemic...

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Consumer Electronics Show organizers said on Wednesday (June 3) that they are going ahead with plans to bring together people from around the world at a massive annual gathering in Las Vegas.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-04 00:04 

The Strait Times

Trump not considering sanctions on China's Xi over Hong Kong...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (June 3) he was not considering placing sanctions on Chinese President Xi Jinping personally over Beijing's push to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong.. Read more at str...

 2020-06-03 23:52 

The Strait Times

Hydroxychloroquine ineffective at preventing Covid-19: Trial...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Taking hydroxychloroquine shortly after being exposed to Covid-19 does not help prevent infection in a statistically meaningful way, scientists reported Wednesday (June 3) following a clinical trial.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 23:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent COVID-19 in high profile study...

WASHINGTON, DC: The malaria drug promoted by US President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19 was ineffective in preventing infection in ......

 2020-06-03 23:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent COVID-19 in high-profile study...

WASHINGTON: The malaria drug promoted by US President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19 was ineffective in preventing infection in people ......

 2020-06-03 23:45 

Channel NewsAsia

US suspends flights by Chinese airlines in spat with Beijing...

Washington on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all flights by Chinese airlines into and out of the United States after Beijing failed to allow ......

 2020-06-03 23:45 

The Strait Times

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on June 4...

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