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Singapore breaks into world’s ten top countries for FDI

Thanks to its robust economy, educated talent pool.<p>Singapore has been crowned the tenth most attractive nation in the world for foreign direct …

Singapore households' inflation expectations inch up from record lows: SMU survey

SINGAPORE - Singapore households expect inflation to inch up in the year ahead going by the latest findings of a quarterly survey by the Singapore …

Economics

Singapore Q1 GDP up 1.8% year-on-year but growth stagnant over previous quarter: Flash estimates

SINGAPORE - The Singapore economy grew by 1.8 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period a year ago, just topping analyst …

Economy

Singapore inflation down further to -0.8% in Feb, but core inflation rises to 0.5%

SINGAPORE's headline inflation eased in February to -0.8 per cent from January's -0.6 per cent, due to steeper declines in accommodation and private …

Economics

'Stab the Zionist': Palestinian songs celebrate killing Jews

Songs about stabbing Jews to death -- including one by the winner of the Arab equivalent of "American Idol" -- are all the rage on West Bank airwaves, a year after the twisted hit parade featured calls for running down Israelis with cars.<p>The youth of the Palestinian territories are being bombarded …

Israel

92-year-old World War II Navajo Code Talker dies in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — A Navajo man who helped stump the Japanese during World War II using a code based on his native language has died in Utah.<p>Ernest …

Norway's National Library Discovers Rare Atlas — With A Little Help From Reddit

Anders Kvernberg was deep in the vaults of the National Library of Norway when a beautiful atlas caught his eye.<p>So, you know. "It was an ordinary day at work," he says.<p>As a reference librarian, Kvernberg spends his days digging through the library's collections to answer questions from the public — …

Genealogy

Native Americans mark Thanksgiving with mixed feelings, and a meal for those in need

Michael Reifel was 10 years old when his parents' complicated relationship with<p>Thanksgivingstarted trickling into conversations during the holiday feast. They were grateful for what they had, they would say, "but at the expense of our land." His father would recount tales of when Thanksgiving meals …

Native Americans

China, S'pore pledge to open new chapter in bilateral ties

Christopher Columbus gets ax to the head in Detroit

In what could be dubbed an act of criminal irony, a statue of Christopher Columbus in downtown Detroit was vandalized just in time for this year's …

'Nothing to celebrate': leftists in Spain lash out at Columbus Day celebrations

Barcelona mayor joins other leftist officials in decrying holiday that honours Columbus’s arrival in the New World: ‘Shame that a nation celebrates genocide’<p>As King Felipe presided over a military parade to celebrate Spain’s National Day, several of the country’s new crop of leftist mayors took aim …

Armed Forces

What would be a 'good' win for PAP?

In the last general election in 2011, the People's Action Party (PAP) faced a maelstrom of discontent on issues ranging from immigration to housing …

Asia

#SG50: In Singapore, gay activism is family-friendly

SINGAPORE – “I want my sons who are both gay to be happy and to live fulfilled lives,” says one mother. A son continues, “I want my mom to accept me …

Singapore not ready for same-sex marriage as society is still conservative: PM Lee

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong does not think Singapore is ready for same-sex marriage because the society is still conservative although …

LGBTQI

TimesLIVE

Rights & Freedoms

EyeWitness app lets smartphones report war crimes

Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ on Twitter<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1172000/1172177_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527248148_f2ba57d79a8bd0a096833b70988b0439<p><b>In dangerous places around the world, where soldiers or police officers may be committing human rights</b> …

Human Rights

Keeping Singapore's family food recipes alive

SINGAPORE: Madam Markamah Abdullah is 79 years old. It has been 47 years since her husband, Haji Bakar Abdullah, started navigating the kampungs of …

These next-gen hotel apps let you pick your room, unlock it, order meals and more

By now, most hotels offer a mobile app that, at the very least, lets you check in and check out. But the most innovative hotels offer evolved apps …

Apple Bans Fart Apps From the Apple Watch

Apple is pitching the Apple Watch as a time-saver, a fitness companion and a stylish fashion accessory. But it could also be a pretty great office …

Siri will support 'Singapore English' with iOS 8.2

SINGAPORE - "Silly, the nearest train station where ah?"<p>There's now a slight chance that the above sentence will be interpreted correctly by Siri, …

Singapore’s Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew Dies Aged 91

*Obama, Cameron, Other World Leaders Send Condolences<p>Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who led the city-state for more than three decades, …

General Hospital

This Gadget Lets You Text and Use Apps While Driving, Without Looking at Your Smartphone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ding. You get a new notification on your phone. You want to check it. No, you <i>need</i> to, really badly, but you’re driving. Ah, screw it. You glance down, away from the road, and you check the darn thing anyway. It’s a potentially deadly …

Local websites hacked by apparent ISIS supporters restored

Websites for local nonprofit 3CDC, My Fountain Square and Washington Park were all restored to their normal state Sunday afternoon after a hack that …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Hackers deface Tesla's website and Twitter accounts

It's all too common to see ne'er-do-wells compromising a website or a social network account, but Tesla just got hit with a triple whammy. At least one group has hijacked not just the electric car maker's website and its Twitter account, but also founder Elon Musk's account. Both social services …

Fun websites can be more persuasive - Futurity

Interactive websites are more persuasive, but designers still have to figure out which of two modes of engagement best fits their goals.

Google Website Access Disrupted in Malaysia

Some users were redirected to a website saying ‘Google Malaysia Hacked’<p>Access to Google Inc.’s Malaysia website was disrupted Tuesday, the company said, with some users redirected to a website saying “Google Malaysia Hacked.”<p>“We’re aware that some users are having trouble connecting to …

Malaysia

Britain can learn a lot from Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore

In a genuine outpouring of grief, Singapore had a week's official mourning for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, its visionary prime minister from 1959 to …

Asia