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 2019-12-11 06:52 

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Commentary: So this latest attempt at impeachment is rather awkward...

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made a political bet by pursuing impeachment and a trade deal at the same time, says the Financial Times' Edward ......

 2019-12-11 06:49 

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Malaysia's PM Mahathir says considering selling stakes in Petronas to Sabah and Sarawak...

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia is considering selling stakes in energy giant Petronas to two of its 13 states where the company's oil and gas fields are, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told Reuters, in a bid to raise funds for the debt-laden gover...

 2019-12-11 06:48 

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New Zealand's Ardern says new Finnish PM needs no advice, Mahathir says Marin should talk to 'old people'...

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Finland's new Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who has become the world's youngest head of government, needs no advice from another youthful premier.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-11 06:45 

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British Olympic Association responds to athletes' legal challenge...

The British Olympic Association (BOA) says it has...

 2019-12-11 06:45 

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Stokes says will be fit to bowl in South Africa...

All-rounder Ben Stokes is confident he will be fit to bowl in England's upcoming five-test series in South Africa after undergoing scans on his ......

 2019-12-11 06:44 

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Fed to hold US rates steady at final 2019 meeting...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday (Dec 11) was due to resume its final policy meeting of 2019, with markets overwhelmingly expecting the central bank to leave interest rates untouched.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-11 06:40 

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Woods to pair with Thomas in opening fourballs at Presidents Cup...

Captain Tiger Woods will kick off the United States' bid for an eighth successive win in the Presidents Cup when he combines with Justin Thomas in ......

 2019-12-11 06:34 

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Chinese officials lash out at US over new legislation...

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese officials lashed out at the US on Wednesday (Dec 11) over recent legislation passed by Congress criticising Beijing for its policies in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang region in western China, as well as ongoing trade disputes.. Read mor...

 2019-12-11 06:31 

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New Zealand volcano eruption: Australian man, stepdaughter died, says family...

SYDNEY: A 53-year-old Australian man died alongside his teenage stepdaughter when a volcano erupted in New Zealand, their family said on Wednesday ......

 2019-12-11 06:10 

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Exxon Mobil scores win in New York climate change lawsuit...

Exxon Mobil Corp won a major victory in a closely-watched lawsuit on Tuesday (Dec 10) when a judge ruled that the company did not defraud investors out of up to US$1.6 billion by hiding the true cost of climate change regulation.. Read more at straitstime...

 2019-12-11 06:09 

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US Army to fund rare earths plants for weapons, electronics development...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Army plans to fund construction of rare earths processing facilities, part of an urgent push by Washington to secure domestic supply of the minerals used to make military weapons and electronics, according to a government doc...

 2019-12-11 06:05 

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After year of living dangerously, Fed likely to signal time to lay low...

The U.S. Federal Reserve holds its last policy meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, having completed a year-long U-turn that saw it abandon a tightening ......

 2019-12-11 06:05 

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Fed keeps interest rates on hold amid 'favorable' outlook...

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady and signaled borrowing costs are likely to remain unchanged indefinitely, with ......

 2019-12-11 06:00 

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Facebook no longer among Glassdoor's top 10 US workplaces...

Facebook dropped to the 23rd spot in Glassdoor's list of...

 2019-12-11 06:00 

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Smith has 'tension' with Reed at Presidents Cup after cheating claim...

Australian Cameron Smith has said he has lost any friendship he had with Patrick Reed after criticising the American for his controversial bunker ......

 2019-12-11 06:00 

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World Bank says Indonesia forest fires cost US$5.2 billion in economic losses...

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - The total damage and economic loss from forest fires in Indonesia this year amounted to at least US$5.2 billion (S$7.07 billion), equal to 0.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), the World Bank said in a report on Wednesday (Dec ...

 2019-12-11 05:56 

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Australians to protest as bushfire haze sparks health concerns...

Thousands were expected to rally in Sydney on Wednesday to demand urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the ......

 2019-12-11 05:55 

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Huawei's CFO wins Canada court fight to see more documents on her arrest...

Lawyers for Huawei's chief financial officer have won a court battle after a judge asked Canada's attorney general to hand over more evidence and ......

 2019-12-11 05:50 

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Lampard keen to strengthen Chelsea's attack in January...

REUTERS: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he hopes to sign a forward in January to make up for the loss of Belgian Eden Hazard, who moved to ......

 2019-12-11 05:50 

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Football: Lampard keen to strengthen Chelsea's attack in January...

REUTERS: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he hopes to sign a forward in January to make up for the loss of Belgian Eden Hazard, who moved to ......

 2019-12-11 05:41 

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Bank of Japan sees big boost from Abe's economic stimulus package...

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Bank of Japan (BOJ) officials see a sizable impact from stimulus measures launched by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week, raising the likelihood that the central bank will upgrade its economic forecasts for the first time in a year ne...

 2019-12-11 05:41 

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SEA Games: Athletics, football taken to task but there's praise for rest of Team Singapore's 'great outing'...

CLARK - Singapore Athletics has come under fire following a dismal outing at the 30th SEA Games and reports of discord within the squad.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-11 05:39 

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Disasters, downturn challenge New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern going into election year...

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern faces tough challenges as she heads into a general election campaign next year, with economic growth slowing, divisive referendums looming and a country reeling from disasters both natural a...

 2019-12-11 05:30 

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Apple's Tim Cook is in Singapore, tours Tiong Bahru with local photographers...

Cook tried chwee kueh, carrot cake and steamed layer cake for breakfast after getting a quick history of the buildings in the area....

 2019-12-11 05:29 

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Malaysian police to question Anwar Ibrahim over sexual assault claim...

KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian police will be recording statements from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim after his former assistant accused the politician of sexual assault.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-11 05:22 

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China says Taiwan anti-infiltration Bill causing 'alarm' for investors...

BEIJING: A proposed anti-infiltration Bill in Taiwan which the government says is needed to combat Chinese influence is spreading alarm among the ......

 2019-12-11 05:22 

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Police to question Malaysia's Anwar over sexual assault claim...

Anwar Ibrahim, in line to take over Malaysia's premiership, will be called in for questioning over allegations that he had sexually assaulted a ......

 2019-12-11 05:12 

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China is world's biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist: Watchdog...

WASHINGTON(AFP) - At least 250 journalists are jailed around the world, with the largest number held in China, amid a growing crackdown by authoritarian regimes on independent media, a press watchdog group said on Wednesday (Dec 11).. Read more at straits...

 2019-12-11 05:10 

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Sri Lanka bat as test cricket returns to Pakistan...

LAHORE: Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and opted to bat under overcast skies in the opening test against hosts Pakistan at ......

 2019-12-11 05:10 

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Naseem leads fightback as Pakistan host first test in a decade...

LAHORE: Pakistan's teenage fast bowler Naseem Shah led the hosts' recovery against Sri Lanka on a riveting opening day as test cricket returned to ......

 2019-12-11 05:05 

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Facebook no longer among Glassdoor's top 10 workplaces...

Facebook Inc dropped to the 23rd spot in Glassdoor's list of...

 2019-12-11 05:03 

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South Korean agency Big Hit denies rumoured disputes with BTS...

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Big Hit Entertainment has denied a recent report that the agency and BTS have been in dispute over profit distribution and the renewal of a contract.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-11 05:01 

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Why Google, Facebook are among the top 10 companies to work for in Singapore...

SINGAPORE: Having a strong corporate culture with a clear mission and values that resonate with people may no longer be a "fluffy" or unimportant ......

 2019-12-11 04:51 

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China says Taiwan anti-infiltration Bill causing 'alarm' for investors...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - A proposed anti-infiltration Bill in Taiwan which the government says is needed to combat Chinese influence is spreading alarm amongst the Taiwanese business community in China, the Chinese government said on Wednesday (Dec 11).. Read ...

 2019-12-11 04:47 

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Man caught smuggling cigarettes hidden in loaves of bread at Woodlands Checkpoint...

SINGAPORE: A Malaysian man was caught on Sunday (Dec 8) attempting to smuggle into Singapore 32 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden in loaves ......

 2019-12-11 04:45 

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Bougainville votes for independence in blow to Papua New Guinea...

CANBERRA (BLOOMBERG) - Bougainville moved a step closer to becoming an independent nation on Wednesday (Dec 11) after results from a referendum showed an overwhelming majority want the province to cut its ties with Papua New Guinea.. Read more at straitst...

 2019-12-11 04:45 

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US rapper Cardi B shows up at court in style for strip club fight case...

NEW YORK (AP) - Cardi B turned up for a court appearance on Tuesday (Dec 10) in an attempted assault case, staying mum - except for fashion statements - as it proceeds.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-11 04:40 

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Tourists surging to Singapore help push hotel deals to record...

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Hotel deals in Singapore are set for a record amid a surge in tourist arrivals buoyed by people wanting to avoid the protests in Hong Kong.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-11 04:36 

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Football: Klopp hails Salah's 'sensational finish'...

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp praised Mohamed Salah for showing self-belief after he spurned several straightforward chances before scoring from ......

 2019-12-11 04:25 

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Big challenges lie ahead for new All Blacks coach Foster...

Ian Foster will face a string of challenges his predecessor as All Blacks coach Steve Hansen did not when he takes the reins of the most ......

 2019-12-11 04:12 

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SEA Games: Debutants star as Team Singapore surpasses 900 gold medals mark...

SINGAPORE: Team Singapore's largest away contingent in history won 53 gold medals at the 2019 SEA Games, crossing the 900th gold medal mark as it ......

 2019-12-11 04:11 

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Hazardous Sydney smoke turns up heat in Australia's climate politics...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Devastating bushfires that blanketed Australia's largest city with hazardous smoke this week have heightened public anger and raised political pressure on the government to do more to tackle climate change.. Read more at straitstime...

 2019-12-11 04:05 

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Mourinho bans Spurs players from watching Bayern thrashing...

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has banned his players from watching replays of their 7-2 Champions League home defeat by Bayern Munich ......

 2019-12-11 04:03 

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Australian mother and daughter named as volcano victims: Report...

SYDNEY: A mother and daughter have become the first Australians to be named as victims of New Zealand's volcano disaster after the family was ......

 2019-12-11 04:03 

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Singapore's 2019 growth forecast raised to 0.7%: MAS survey...

SINGAPORE: The Singapore economy is expected to grow 0.7 per cent this year, according to private-sector economists polled in a quarterly survey ......

 2019-12-11 04:00 

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Private sector economists raise Singapore 2019 growth forecast to 0.7%, narrow 2020's to 1.5-1.9%...

SINGAPORE - Private sector economists have raised their outlook for Singapore's economy this year, after growth in the third quarter came in slightly better than expected, and buoyed by stronger hopes for electronics-led manufacturing.. Read more at s...

 2019-12-11 03:57 

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New Zealand volcano eruption: Australian mother and daughter named as victims...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - A mother and daughter have become the first Australians to be named as victims of New Zealand's volcano disaster after the family was informed by authorities early on Wednesday (Dec 11), media said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-11 03:55 

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National blood stock low, 3,000 donors needed over next 3 weeks...

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Red Cross and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Wednesday (Dec 11) appealed for blood donors as more than 3,000 donors of various blood types are needed to restore the country's blood stocks to healthy levels.. Read more...

 2019-12-11 03:45 

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Taiwanese singer Yoga Lin turns on the charm ahead of Singapore concert in April 2020...

SINGAPORE - Taiwanese singer Yoga Lin has a way with words.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-12-11 03:37 

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to take the stand in genocide case...

Aung San Suu Kyi is set to speak out in Myanmar's defence at the UN's top court on Wednesday, a day after the former democracy icon was urged to ......

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