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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Former Singapore PM recovering after prostate cancer surgery

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Goh Chok Tong recuperating at Singapore General Hospital following operation for prostate cancer described as successful by his office Former Singapore ... would remain at Singapore General Hospital for a few more days for observation. Goh served as prime minister from 1990 to 2004, stepping down in favour of current prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Toll protest causes long traffic jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Bus drivers angry at steep rises in tolls charged to cross the Malaysia-Singapore border stage strike during Friday rush hour causing long queues Massive traffic jams disrupted the morning rush-hour at the Malaysia-Singapore border on Friday as Malaysian bus drivers staged a wildcat strike to protest against a sharp increase in toll charges ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore warns maid agencies against ‘undignified’ adverts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore City-state issues advisory to domestic maid agencies following complaints and media reports that workers were being marketed as commodities Singapore has ... discounts inadvertently give the impression that the FDW are being marketed as merchandise.” Singapore Ministry of Manpower advisory The ministry warned it has the power to suspend or revoke ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore opens glittering new National Stadium

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 04:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Brand new state-of-the-art 55,000-seat arena opens in riverside Kallang district with two-day international rugby 10s tournament Singapore on Saturday ... planning to enter the successful Southern Hemisphere Super Series with the new Singapore arena as its home base. Singapore Rugby Union chief Low Teo Ping said the opening of the stadium ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Adultery website unwelcome in Singapore: minister

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 05:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Ashley Madison, an online company offering discreet dating for those looking to have affairs, is facing opposition in Singapore The Singapore expansion ... this week reported that Ashley Madison, which offers a discreet dating service for those looking to have affairs, was planning a Singapore launch next year, sparking a Facebook petition that has ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    German duo charged with vandalism in Singapore face caning

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore German pair accused of train graffiti face caning Two German men were charged yesterday with breaking into a Singapore metro depot and spray-painting ... cane. Singapore, a leading Asian financial hub, is well-known for its tough stance on crime. The city-state's vandalism laws became global news in 1994 when an American teenager, Michael ...

  7. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Singapore home curbs likely to fuel fire sales

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:41am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Owners under pressure to service mortgage loans amid a decline in prices and rentals Housing curbs likely to fuel fire sales Singapore's housing market may face ... that there was some distance to go for Singapore's home prices to achieve "a meaningful correction", signalling the longest stretch of declines in housing values since the global financial ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore defends use of South Asian workers in mock riot

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Rights groups criticise the 'reinforcing of stereotypes' against South Asian workers Singapore defends use of migrants in mock riot Singapore officials under ... it for "reinforcing stereotypes" and "dehumanising" the workers. The Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force said exercises were regularly conducted in worker dormitories ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong wins defamation case against blogger

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore prime minister wins defamation case against internet blogger Singapore's High Court ruled yesterday that an activist defamed Prime Minister ... for staging an illegal march calling for greater transparency in how CPF assets are invested. Singapore has consistently ranked high in surveys as one of the world's least corrupt countries, ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to deploy tethered surveillance balloon

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Singapore to use surveillance balloon Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security, the defence ministry ... sufficiently high enough so as to have a clear line of sight over Singapore's air and sea space," the ministry said. "Existing systems are facing increasing constraints, mainly due ...




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