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Singapore students suffer from high levels of anxiety: Study

Singapore students may be topping the charts in mathematics, science and reading, but it is exacting a heavy emotional price on them.<p>An international …

The wrath of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is not known for the consistency of his views, and his colleagues and allies have fallen victim to his caprices, too

The untouchable Hope Hicks

Trump's 28-year-old communications adviser has earned the president's trust by letting him do just as he pleases when it comes to dealing with the press.<p>Hope Hicks was celebrating a family wedding at a Bermuda golf club the weekend after Donald Trump was elected president when she overheard members …

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China

<b>China has agreed to allow imports of rice from the US for the first time.</b><p>The agreement gives US farmers access to the world's biggest rice consumer, with China importing about 5 million tonnes last year.<p>It follows trade talks between the two countries that resulted in little progress on other …

Students' Broken Moral Compasses

The pressures of national academic standards have pushed character education out of the classroom.<p>A few months ago, I presented the following scenario to my junior English students: Your boyfriend or girlfriend has committed a felony, during which other people were badly harmed. Should you or …

Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

<b>Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press.</b><p>The ads, in papers including The Times, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph, carry a list of 10 things to look out for when deciding if a story is genuine.<p>They include checking the article …

Dare to dream and experiment in face of accelerating change

This is the full speech by Peter Ho, former head of civil service, who delivered a lecture on governance in a complex world on Wednesday (Apr 19) as …

The Straits Times

"That is the glaring contradiction between our numerous scholastic achievements on one hand, versus our lack of innovative capabilities on the …

Singapore to block foreigners from promoting political causes locally

The Commissioner of Police may refuse to grant a permit for public assembly or procession, if it is directed towards a political end and organised by …

Eleven Days That Shook the Political World

First Read<p><i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Eleven Days That Shook The Political World</b><p>It’s been 44 years since the last time a president fired his top officials at the Justice Department …