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Singapore PM says sorry for family feud

Singapore - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong apologised to Singaporeans on Monday for a bitter family feud over his late father's legacy, saying it had damaged the country's reputation.

Singapore 'first family' feud heats up

Singapore - A family feud being played out in public between Singapore's prime minister and his siblings took an acrimonious turn Friday, with accusations their late father's will had been tampered with.

Singapore's first family should quit politics: brother

Singapore - The Lee family which has dominated Singapore since its founding should quit politics after the current generation, the prime minister's brother said Thursday as a bitter feud rages over their father's legacy.

Singapore rocked by open feud in Lee family

Singapore - Tightly-ruled Singapore was rocked by an unprecedented political drama Wednesday when a feud between the children of the late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew over his legacy burst into the open.

In family row, siblings accuse Singapore PM of abusing power

Singapore - A feud between the children of Singapore's late founding leader intensified Wednesday after two siblings publicly accused their brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of disobeying their father's last wishes and abusing his powers.

Mattis reassures allies as US turns to China on N. Korea

Singapore - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis moved to reassure Asian allies Saturday that the United States can work with China on reining in North Korea's nuclear weapons programme without compromising its opposition to Beijing's continued "militarisation" of the South ...

Mattis arrives in Singapore as N. Korea tensions swirl

Singapore - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis arrived in Singapore on Friday ahead of a key defence summit where longstanding US allies will look for clear messages about America's regional security goals under President Donald Trump.

Singapore car 'vending machine' dispenses with tradition

Singapore - A vending machine that dispenses luxury cars to well-heeled buyers is the latest space-saving innovation in land-starved Singapore -- just don't try to shake it if it gets stuck.

Gilas Pilipinas trashes Singapore 113-66

The Philippine national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas trounced Singapore in their second outing in the ongoing SEABA Championship games Saturday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

Singapore asks top court to review showbiz pastor case

Singapore - Singapore prosecutors are seeking a review of a court ruling which sparked a public outcry by reducing the jail term of a showbiz pastor who misused millions in church funds to promote his wife's music career.

Crude prices jump after US strike on Syria

Singapore - Oil prices rallied on Friday after the United States launched a missile strike against Syria, sparking fears that an escalation of the conflict in the crude-rich Middle East could disrupt supplies.

Singapore slashes jail term for showbiz pastor

Singapore - The head of a wealthy Singaporean Christian church who spent $35 million in congregation funds on a failed bid to promote his wife's music career had his jail term slashed on appeal Friday.

Daily tea consumption protects against cognitive decline

Does the regular consumption of tea help to off-set cognitive decline? A new study indicates tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older people by 50 per cent.

France's Hollande says fight against populism is final mission

Singapore - French President Francois Hollande said Monday the final mission of his term would be to ensure that "populism, nationalism and extremism cannot win" in the world and especially not in France.

Singaporean teen dissident granted US asylum

Singapore - A Singaporean teenager who was jailed twice after insulting the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew and religious groups has been granted political asylum in the United States, his US lawyer said Saturday.

Singapore court denies full compensation to woman in IVF mix-up

Singapore - A Singaporean woman inseminated with a stranger's sperm in a startling in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) mistake cannot be compensated in full for raising the child, the city-state's top court ruled Wednesday.

Snooker: Ng On Yee is women’s world champion Special

Singapore - Ng On Yee, from Hong Kong, has won the women’s world snooker championship for the second time. On Yee defeated India’s Vidya Pillai in a closely contested final.

3D printing’s most stretchable elastomer fashioned

Elastomers are used for a variety of common goods, and they are the basis of flexible electronics. Increasing flexibility while maintaining elasticity is a key requirement; with this, a new super-stretchable elastomer has been developed.

Indonesia urges 'significant steps' on Rohingya Muslims issue

Singapore - Myanmar should take significant steps to achieve peace in Rakhine state, Indonesia's foreign minister said Friday, warning that the bloody crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority could lead to instability across South East Asia.

Myanmar asks for 'time and space' to solve Rohingya crisis

Singapore - Myanmar's deputy defence chief on Monday urged the world to give his government "time and space" to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation.
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