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Commentary: The Government needs to do more to bridge the class divide, but so do we

SINGAPORE: Examine your social circle.<p>If you come from an elite school, it’s likely most of your friends, even in adulthood, come from one of those …

COMMENT: Singapore's political succession in a disruptive world

One piece at a time, the jigsaw puzzle that is Singapore’s political succession is falling into place.<p>We know that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong …

Johoreans welcome reduced travel time with upcoming JB-Singapore RTS Link

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor residents told Channel NewsAsia they are looking forward to a rail project which will connect Johor Baru to Singapore in 30 …

Tropical wave formation chances jump to 40 percent: NHC | NOLA.com

A tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm or depression over …

Normal Singapore-China ties can also be strong and beneficial

BEIJING • Without doubt, Singapore and China were at pains this week to tell the world that their relationship was back on track after a rough patch …

House at heart of Singapore's Lee family feud has no foundations, cracks in walls

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In property-obsessed Singapore, the future and value of one house has gripped the nation due to an extraordinary feud between the children of the island state’s founding father.<p>Lee Kuan Yew died in 2015, but a bitter row over his will, specifically what to do with the old …

Lee Hsien Loong

FamiLEE saga: Let a third party tell all

<b>by Bertha Henson</b><p>SO MUCH has been disclosed in the famiLEE saga that you wonder why some trigger-happy Singaporean hasn’t filed a police report. The …

Multiracial Singapore will be psychologically prepared for a terrorist attack: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: While it is assumed that a terrorist attack will take place in Singapore at some point, the country is psychologically prepared for it, …

Asia

Cold Shoulder: Why Beijing Snubbed Singapore at the Belt and Road Summit

Among the 29 Heads of State who converged on Beijing for the Belt and Road Summit earlier this week were leaders of seven of the ten ASEAN states. One leader was noticeably missing: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.<p>Various observers have noted this absence, including Hugh White, who …

Women Are Not Your Property, And You Do Not Own Us

A guy walks up to a girl in a bar. She’s laughing with her friends, engrossed in conversation. He slides in next to her to introduce himself. Offers …

Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties

VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Ukraine was the sole sticking point keeping the United States and Russia from forging a closer relationship, suggesting that all other disputes were secondary.<p>"The issue that stands in the way is Ukraine," Tillerson said.<p>The …

The Prime Minister or The People: Just Who is Stealing Lunches in Singapore?

The Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Singaporeans to steal other people’s lunches at a discussion with union leaders a few days before Labor Day.<p>Lee said: “You must make sure you steal somebody else's lunch.”<p>He later repeated his message at the May Day Rally and said: “someone is …

Asia

The Great Barrier Reef Is In Its Final 'Terminal Stage'

The Great Barrier Reef is perhaps on its final deathbed as it suffers from back to back massive dying events in the past two years. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of the world, a tremendous display of beauty, biodiversity, and a fragile ecosystem. Now, the reef …

Global Warming

Scientists Say Only 10 Years Left to Save the Planet

The planet, as we know it, has been given a deadline: 10 years. According to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, if humans …

Climate Change

Singapore First: Quietly shutting the door on Indian techies and other foreign workers

Nearly 10,000 miles away from the anti-immigrant climate in Trump’s America, an island nation has been clamping down on Indian tech workers as part of its efforts to make sure companies give locals a fair shake, and to address concerns about overpopulation.<p>Singapore, which has about 5.6 million …

Xenophobia

Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier

The largest glacier in Greenland is even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought, scientists have reported.<p>Jakobshavn glacier, responsible for feeding flotillas of icebergs into the Ilulissat icefjord — and possibly for unleashing the iceberg that sank the Titanic — is an …

Global Warming

In Syria, Russia Falls Victim to Its Own Success

Moscow’s rogue client has destroyed the country’s ability to present itself as an indispensable arbiter in the conflict.<p>This morning, Moscow woke up to the news that the U.S. had hit an air base in Homs, Syria, in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Idlib province. This was …

Middle East

Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has made a preliminary conclusion that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, but has no proof of Moscow's involvement, a senior U.S. official said Monday.<p>The official said that a drone operated by Russians was flying over a hospital …

Middle East

The Great Barrier Reef's latest unprecedented bleaching event could spell the end

In the face of climate change, experts are giving up hope.<p>If you've never seen Australia's Great Barrier Reef, now you never might. At least not alive. Less than a month ago PopSci reported that the Great Barrier Reef had experienced devastating bleaching in 2016 and was in the midst of a second …

China

India Loses Faith in Trade

A major pan-Asian deal looks increasingly at risk.<p>Till fairly recently, it looked like two massive new agreements would compete to define the future of world trade. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, backed by the U.S., would try to move the global trade architecture toward new norms, with harmonized …

India

How sugar became Public Enemy No. 1

<i>Many experts believe that sweetened foods have caused a global health crisis. What's so bad about sugar? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p><b>Why is</b> …

Plants Are Gobbling Up Our Carbon Emissions, But Not Fast Enough

It’s one of the biggest mysteries in this global experiment we’re conducting by pouring 10 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year: …

UK weather: Britain to bask in hottest day of the year so far as temperatures soar over weekend

Britons are basking in a bout of sunshine this weekend, with temperatures set to hit 23C degrees on Sunday – the hottest day of the year so far.<p>The …

If CO2 Emissions Keep Up, Earth Is Headed Back to The Triassic Period – Or Worse

Carbon levels not seen in almost half a billion years.<p>It's no secret that our planet is getting hotter due to heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) …

Despite U.S. missile barrage, Syria continues airstrikes against rebels

BEIRUT — Residents of the Syrian town devastated by a chemical weapons attack earlier this week said warplanes had returned to bomb them Saturday, despite a U.S. missile barrage and warnings of possible further response.<p>At least 86 people in the northwestern town of Khan Sheikhoun were killed …

Middle East

Will US missile strikes in Syria push Russia and America to the brink of war?

Russia had welcomed Trump's presidential win in the 2016 US elections considering his soft spot for Moscow and President Vladimir Putin. However, the …

These studies will make you want to quit sugar for good

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, it’s not always easy to cut back on your sugar intake.<p>But the health benefits may bolster your resistance to the sweet …

What we know about Syria's chemical weapons

<b>(CNN) —</b> Horrifying images and video show civilians -- including children -- struggling to breathe, foam coming from their mouths as they appear to die of asphyxiation after an airstrike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday.<p>Syria's military has denied using chemical weapons and …

Middle East

Dozens of militants evacuated from southern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) -- Dozens of Syrian militants and their families departed aboard buses from an area besieged by government forces near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights early Saturday, part of a deal to clear yet another district of insurgents.<p>The evacuations came as government-controlled media said …