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S.Korea Talking with U.S., N.Korea About Formally Ending War

President Moon Jae-in says Seoul is in close consultations with Pyongyang and Washington over when and how to declare an end to the Korean War. Moon told the Straits Times of Singapore in an interview published Wednesday that Seoul's goal is to declare an end to the war this year, the 65th anniversary of the armistice that halted fighting.



Commentary: Give joint patrols off Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks a shot

Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen recently responded warmly to a suggestion from Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu to strengthen security in those waters. It's an idea worth exploring, says one RSIS observer.



1MDB: Hong Kong declined Singapore's April 2016 request to arrest Jho Low

Singapore had issued a formal request to Hong Kong for assistance in arresting Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho in April 2016, but the request was rejected, the Singapore Police Force said on Wednesday afternoon . In addition, Singapore also requested for the publication of an Interpol Red Notice against Low.



S. Korean leader arrives in Singapore for summit with Prime Minister Lee

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Singapore on Wednesday for a three-day state visit that will include a meeting with his Singaporean counterpart and a summit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Moon's trip to Singapore followed his four-day state visit to India.



PM Lee Hsien Loong hails rescuers behind 'complex operation' to save 12 Thai boys and coach

Boys from the under-16 football team covered in hypothermia blankets react to the camera in Chiang Rai, Jul 3, 2018. SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday hailed the rescuers who helped save the 12 Thai boys and their football coach stranded in a cave, calling the "complex operation" a "remarkable display of strength of the human spirit ".



Trump Pardons Ranchers in Case that Inspired 2016 Occupation

President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands.



'Try talking to 21 pilots at the same time': Air traffic...

SINGAPORE: The first and only time Captain Paul Lim had watched the National Day Parade live was when he was a Primary 5 pupil. Back then, the airspace management coordinator was thrilled to watch fighter jets pull off acrobatic stunts and military helicopters fly in formation.



'Singapore-Malaysia issues stem from changing political landscape in Malaysia'

Filepic of Dr Mahathir meeting Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya, Malaysia on May 19, 2018. PETALING JAYA: The sudden spate of remarks from Malaysia questioning the high-speed rail, stock trading link and water agreements lie in Malaysia's domestic problems and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's own history with Singapore, says a Straits Times opinion piece.



Singapore's Temasek reports record portfolio, to temper investment pace

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings reported a 12 percent rise in the value of its portfolio to a record S$308 billion last year, powered by a strong performance in its mainstay domestic firms and shares of Chinese banks. Under CEO Ho Ching, the wife of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Temasek has become a global investor, ploughing billions of dollars into tech startups and emerging markets.



UPDATE 1-Singapore's Temasek sees slower investments after record portfolio

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings' portfolio value hit a record high last year on strong performance in local firms and Chinese banks, but it struck a cautious note by saying it was looking to temper the pace of its investments. FILE PHOTO: An executive prepares to take the stage during the annual Temasek Review in Singapore July 7, 2016.



Health Minister Gan Kim Yong reiterates importance of CareShield Life for long-term care needs

SINGAPORE: A national severe disability insurance scheme, CareShield Life , to be launched in 2020 will be "more than an insurance scheme", Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said in Parliament on Tuesday . "It will become an integral part of Singapore's social safety net.



McDonald's celebrates National Day with 'Ha Ha Cheong...

SINGAPORE: In celebration of Singapore's upcoming national day, fast-food institution McDonald's will once again unveil a limited-time special menu inspired by our local hawker favourites. This time round, it's the quintessential Singapore fried chicken - the Ha Cheong Gai - that will take centre-stage with the launch of the all-new McDonald's Ha Ha Cheong Gai Chicken Burger and Ha Ha Cheong Gai Chicken Drumlets.



Overall impetus and vision for Jurong Lake District remain despite...

SINGAPORE: Regardless of whether the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project proceeds, the overall impetus and vision for Jurong Lake District have not changed, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong in Parliament on Monday . "The bottom line is that we have an exciting transformation plan for the whole area, and we will proceed with the implementation of these plans when ready," he said.



Singapore's SPYDER ground-based air defence system now battle ready

Republic of Singapore Air Force 's Surface-to-air PYthon-5 and DERby Ground-Based Air Defence system has achieved Full Operational Capability and is now battle ready. To mark the said milestone, a ceremony was held on July 4 at RSAF's Chong Pang Camp in northern Singapore.



PM Lee offers condolences to Japan flood, landslide victims

An aerial view shows submerged houses and facilities at a flooded area in Kurashiki, southern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on Jul 7, 2018. SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to offer condolences to the victims of the flash floods and landslides in western Japan.



S. Korean president arrives in India for state visit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in India on Sunday for a state visit that will include a bilateral summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ways to further improve their countries' relationship. The South Korean president left his home country earlier in the day on a two-nation trip that will later take him to Singapore.



Singapore's Temasek set to report record portfolio; tech deals in focus

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd [TEM.UL] is likely to book a record S$300 billion for the value of its portfolio, powered by gains in DBS Group Ltd and Chinese banks, while it steps up investment in tech startups. FILE PHOTO: A Temasek logo is seen at the annual Temasek Review in Singapore July 7, 2016.





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