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Op-Ed: Trump scuttles Broadcom's attempt to takeover Qualcomm

San Diego - The decision to ban any takeover by Singapore's Broadcom of the U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm may signal a shift toward stronger control and oversight of the technology of the telecom and wireless area.

No pay rise for Singapore's million-dollar ministers

Singapore - Singapore government ministers were told Thursday their salaries will stay frozen despite a recommendation for a hike, but there was little sympathy in the city-state for the world's best-paid politicians.

Soul-searching as symbol of 70s Singapore faces demolition

Singapore - The looming demolition of a horseshoe-shaped tower block that symbolised Singapore's growth from a port town to an affluent city-state has sparked soul-searching about whether enough is being done to protect the country's recent history.

Singaporean in church fraud case tries to flee on boat

Singapore - A Singaporean man convicted over a high-profile fraud case at a megachurch was caught Wednesday trying to flee in a boat before he was due to start his sentence, police said.

Singapore won't cane suspected bank robber sought from UK

Singapore - Singapore has agreed not to cane a man accused of carrying out a rare bank robbery in the city-state if Britain extradites him to face charges, officials said Tuesday.

Colombia protests Escobar restaurant in Singapore

Singapore - Colombia has lodged an angry complaint with Singapore over a restaurant in the city-state named after drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Singapore to amend law after 'showbiz pastor' case

Singapore - Singapore will amend a law that allowed a megachurch pastor to escape a harsher prison term for fraud despite funnelling millions in church funds into his wife's music career, a senior official said Monday, following a public backlash.

Quantum algorithm helps AI to think faster

Technologists have developed a quantum speed-up algorithm for machine learning. The effect will be to enable artificial intelligence system to think faster.

Pastor in Singapore church fraud escapes harsher jail term

Singapore - The leader of a glitzy Singapore megachurch convicted of misusing nearly $20 million in church money to advance his wife's music career escaped a harsher prison term Thursday as a court rejected demands to reinstate his original sentence.

Singapore holds 17 men, seizes tanker over alleged Shell oil theft

Singapore - Singaporean authorities have arrested 17 men for allegedly stealing fuel from a major Shell refinery, and seized an oil tanker and millions of dollars in cash, police said.

New vulnerability exposed for smartphones

Hackers can easily guess your phone PIN using its sensor data, according to new research into mobile device security vulnerabilities from Nanyang Technological University.

Gay Singaporean loses bid to adopt surrogate son

Singapore - A gay Singaporean man has failed in a bid to formally adopt his biological son fathered via a surrogate in the United States at a cost of US$200,000.

Mugabe visits Singapore hospital on first trip since ouster

Singapore - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power last month, visited a Singapore hospital Friday during a trip to the city-state for a medical check-up.

Singapore launches electric car-sharing service

Singapore - Singapore on Tuesday launched an electric car-sharing service, the latest transport innovation aimed at encouraging people away from owning vehicles and keeping gridlock at bay in the space-starved city-state.

Teng bong! Minority languages on the rise in Singapore

Singapore - Kevin Martens Wong reels off sentences in Kristang, which is among several minority languages in Singapore enjoying a new lease of life after a decades-long drive to encourage the use of English and Mandarin.

Singapore activist charged for protesting without permit

Singapore - A Singaporean activist was charged Wednesday for organising public protests without a permit, sparking calls for the tightly controlled city-state to stop treating peaceful demonstrations as crimes.

Bitcoin hits new records, heads for $10,000 as bubble fears grow

Singapore - Bitcoin soared to fresh records Tuesday, putting it on course for $10,000, but the virtual currency's stratospheric rise has fuelled fears of a bubble after a 10-fold increase this year.

Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

Singapore - In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spending on public transport, and a licence fee that bumps the cost of an average vehicle to over $80,000.

Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

Singapore - Singapore has suspended trade ties with North Korea in the latest move by a country to implement UN sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, a customs document showed Thursday.

Singapore train collision leaves 28 injured

Singapore - At least 28 people were injured in a train collision in Singapore on Wednesday, officials said, the latest incident to hit the troubled metro system.
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