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 2020-06-03 15:30 

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Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga must face UN tribunal, rules French court...

PARIS (REUTERS) - A French court ordered Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga on Wednesday (June 3) to be handed over to a United Nations tribunal for trial, rejecting arguments that he should be allowed to remain in France because of his health.. Rea...

 2020-06-03 15:29 

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Oldest and largest ancient Maya structure found in Mexico...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Scientists using an aerial remote-sensing method have discovered the largest and oldest-known structure built by the ancient Maya civilisation - a colossal rectangular elevated platform built between 1,000 and 800 BC in Mexico's...

 2020-06-03 15:29 

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National Jobs Council will open pathways to jobs amid COVID-19 pandemic: Josephine Teo...

SINGAPORE: The newly-formed National Jobs Council will focus on identifying and developing jobs, traineeships and skills training opportunities ......

 2020-06-03 15:27 

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Boycott China trends in India amid border row between them...

NEW DELHI - As India and China grapple with a border row, an upsurge of nationalism in the South Asian country has created a backlash against China, with calls madeto boycott Chinese apps and products.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 15:26 

The Strait Times

Football: AFF Suzuki Cup on track to be held this year...

SINGAPORE - The Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup remains on track to kick off at the end of this year, after it extended partnerships with key sponsors and announced that exclusive media rights to the tournament in certain markets have already b...

 2020-06-03 15:25 

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Coronavirus: NZ sport set for fans boost with end to Covid-19 curbs in sight...

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - Professional sport in New Zealand could welcome fans back to stadiums as early as next week with the government set to decide whether to lift all social distancing restrictions imposed to due the Covid-19 pandemic.. Read more at str...

 2020-06-03 15:23 

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Forum: All news media practise self-censorship...

The view of Mr Leslie Fong, a former editor of The Straits Times, concerning the Western media's slanted and biased reporting is, to put it mildly, unfair (Time to wake up to Western media bias, April 25).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 15:20 

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France nears 1-billion-euro crisis fund for aero suppliers: sources...

French government and industry officials are negotiating a 1-billion-euro, privately led investment fund for small aerospace suppliers in which ......

 2020-06-03 15:18 

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Pregnant elephant dies in India after eating explosive fruit trap...

A pregnant elephant was killed in India after eating fruit stuffed with explosives, officials said Wednesday, sparking outrage over the use of ......

 2020-06-03 15:18 

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Trump says it's 'common sense' to include Russia in G-7...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (June 3) said it was...

 2020-06-03 15:16 

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George Floyd killing shows 'true face' of US: Iran's Khamenei...

TEHRAN: The police killing of unarmed African-American George Floyd shows the...

 2020-06-03 15:14 

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Football: Man United have massive top-four opportunity, says Berbatov...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester United have a massive opportunity to finish in the top four when the Premier League resumes this month after a three-month stoppage, according to their former striker Dimitar Berbatov.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 15:10 

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Fiat to test automatic switch to electric mode for its hybrid cars in Turin...

Fiat Chrysler is piloting a project in its historic Italian home of Turin to allow its hybrid plug-in cars to automatically switch to ......

 2020-06-03 15:10 

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Forum: Back-up needed for dorm operators facing big challenges ahead...

The multi-ministry task force tackling the Covid-19 outbreak has released comprehensive actions for employers and dormitory operators to take post-circuit breaker, to ensure public health and safety.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 15:10 

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Forum: Make the change from Nimby to Yimby...

The announcement of plans to create spaces to house migrant workers is a step in the right direction (Plans to overhaul housing for foreign workers unveiled, June 2).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 15:09 

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Forum: Call to cut number of foreign workers here is short-sighted...

I support the call by various business groups not to reduce the number of migrant workers in Singapore as it would be detrimental to the economy (Don't cut foreign worker levels, say business groups, May 28).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 15:09 

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Forum: Manage bus, train capacity to enforce safe distancing...

I find the quick action by the Land Transport Authority and public transport operators to remove safe distancing stickers from trains and buses baffling, while safe distancing must be observed everywhere else (Trains, buses return to pre-circuit breaker f...

 2020-06-03 15:09 

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Forum: Seeking to better understand phase one rules...

I refer to the report...

 2020-06-03 15:06 

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Trump says it's 'common sense' to include Russia in G7...

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was...

 2020-06-03 15:06 

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Trump says 'common sense' for Russia to rejoin G7...

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Jun 3) said it is...

 2020-06-03 15:05 

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Horse racing: Fauci the favorite as racing returns to Belmont Park...

NEW YORK: Any bettors looking to ride a hunch when horse racing returns to New York's Belmont Park on Wednesday might find a winner in Fauci. ......

 2020-06-03 15:05 

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Man United have massive top-four opportunity, says Berbatov...

Manchester United have a massive opportunity to finish in the top four when the Premier League resumes this month after a three-month stoppage, ......

 2020-06-03 15:05 

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Apple must face US shareholder lawsuit over CEO's iPhone, China comments...

A federal judge said Apple Inc must face part of a lawsuit claiming it fraudulently concealed falling demand for iPhones, especially in China, ......

 2020-06-03 15:03 

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HSBC exec signs petition backing China security law for Hong Kong...

HONG KONG/LONDON (REUTERS) - HSBC's top executive in Asia has signed a petition backing China's imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong, an online bank post said on Wednesday (June 3), breaking years of political neutrality for the UK-b...

 2020-06-03 15:02 

The Strait Times

Trump says he went to White House bunker for 'inspection'...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - President Donald Trump said he did not go to a secure bunker for his safety as protesters clashed with police outside the White House, but...

 2020-06-03 15:01 

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Forum: Opportune time to review ERP system...

I am pleased to note that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be suspending Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges until June 28 (No ERP charges at all gantries until at least June 28: LTA, June 1).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 15:01 

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Forum: Understanding Europe, SPC's fuel price stance...

Good insight into global issues . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 15:01 

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Sweden should have done more against coronavirus but broad strategy right: Chief epidemiologist...

Sweden's chief epidemiologist said on Wednesday the country should have done more to combat the coronavirus but backed the broad strategy, which ......

 2020-06-03 15:00 

The Strait Times

Forum: Helpful to have instant video link for seniors with tech questions...

It is heartening to learn about the forming of a new SG Digital Office (SDO) to help seniors adopt digital tools and online lifestyles (New outfit to boost S'pore's digitalisation capabilities, June 1).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 15:00 

The Strait Times

CIMB scraps mortgage hike plan following customers' push-back...

SINGAPORE - CIMB Bank will maintain the floor rate for its mortgages pegged to the Singapore inter-bank offered rate (Sibor) and swap offer rate (Sor) after customers' push-back against a planned hike.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 14:59 

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Trump denies sheltering in White House bunker amid protests...

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Jun 3) denied media reports that he was rushed for his safety to the White House bunker while ......

 2020-06-03 14:55 

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3 workplaces asked to stop operations for not adhering to safe management measures: MOM...

SINGAPORE: Three workplaces have been asked to cease operations for not putting in place adequate safe management measures to minimise the risk of ......

 2020-06-03 14:51 

The Strait Times

Doping: CAS to hear Salazar and Rusada appeals in November...

LAUSANNE (REUTERS, AFP) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has said it will hear banned track coach Alberto Salazar's appeal to overturn his four-year doping suspension in November.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 14:46 

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Indian elephant dies after eating fruit packed with firecracker, police investigating...

KOCHI (REUTERS) - A pregnant elephant died in India apparently after eating some fruit containing a firecracker that exploded in her mouth, prompting a criminal investigation into suspected cruelty toward animals, forestry officials said on Wednesday (Jun...

 2020-06-03 14:45 

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Airbus jobs on wire as underlying output falls 40per cent: sources...

Airbus is looking to hold underlying jet output at 40per cent below pre-pandemic plans for two years, an approach which adds new pressure to cut ......

 2020-06-03 14:45 

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US factory orders tumble in April...

New orders for U.S.-made goods plunged in April, suggesting business spending remained depressed early in the second quarter amid the COVID-19 ......

 2020-06-03 14:45 

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81-year-old woman is only Singaporean among 7 new coronavirus community cases...

She is currently unlinked to other cases.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 14:43 

The Strait Times

Cricket: Three West Indies players turn down England tour...

ST JOHN'S, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA (AFP) - Veteran batsman Darren Bravo was among three West Indies cricketers to turn down a place in the squad for next month's three-Test tour of England, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Wednesday (June 3).. R...

 2020-06-03 14:35 

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Poland sets Jun 28 date for rescheduled presidential election...

WARSAW: Poland picked Jun 28 on Wednesday (Jun 3) as a new date for a presidential election that was cancelled last month amid the coronavirus ......

 2020-06-03 14:35 

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UK's Prince Charles says coronavirus reset is a new chance for sustainability...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain's Prince Charles said the recovery from the coronavirus crisis represented a...

 2020-06-03 14:30 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Queensland border closure causes friction as Australian tourists barred from entry...

SYDNEY - Australia's winter, which started on Monday (June 1), typically marks the start of a great northern exodus as holidaymakers from the cooler southern cities of Sydney and Melbourne make their way to the warm state of Queensland.. Read more at ...

 2020-06-03 14:26 

The Strait Times

Proposed $33 billion Fortitude Budget for funding Covid-19 aid to be debated in Parliament on Thursday...

SINGAPORE - A $33 billion supplementary budget to fund Covid-19 support measures will be debated on Thursday (June 4), when Parliament sits.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 14:25 

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Bundesliga takes no action against players supporting Floyd protests...

FRANKFURT: Bundesliga players are free to show their support for protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police ......

 2020-06-03 14:25 

The Strait Times

Trump says did not ask for protesters to be moved before visit to church...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday (June 3) said he did not ask for protesters to be moved out before he walked to an historic church in Washington that had been partially burned, to pose for photos with a Bible and top aides.. Rea...

 2020-06-03 14:17 

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Cricket: Sri Lanka says 3 former players in ICC graft probe...

COLOMBO (AFP) - Cricket's world body is investigating three former Sri Lankan players over alleged corruption, officials said on Wednesday (June 3), in the latest scandal to hit the sport in the country.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 14:13 

The Strait Times

3 workplaces forced to stop operations for instructing staff to return instead of working from home...

SINGAPORE - Three workplaces were forced to stop operations for failing to implement adequate safe management measures, including instructing employees to return to the office instead of allowing them to work from home, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)...

 2020-06-03 14:10 

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US services sector off 11-year trough; still contracting...

US services industry activity pushed off an 11-year low in May, but businesses appeared in no rush to rehire workers as they reopen, supporting ......

 2020-06-03 14:09 

The Strait Times

Swimming: Australia swim coach Verhaeren quits after Tokyo delay...

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's head swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren quit on Wednesday (June 3), opting to return to his native Netherlands for family reasons after Covid-19 forced the postponement of this year's Tokyo Olympics.. Read more at straitstim...

 2020-06-03 14:09 

The Strait Times

Trump administration to bar Chinese passenger carriers from flying to US...

The restrictions are expected to take effect on June 16.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-03 14:06 

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'No justice, no peace': Thousands in London protest the death of George Floyd...

LONDON: Thousands of people chanting...

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