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US triggers sniggers by 'reunifying' Singapore, Malaysia

Fpo - As the US prepared for a summit some hoped may bring peace to the long-divided Korean peninsula, Washington accidentally hinted at another unlikely reunion by listing Singapore as part of Malaysia.

North Korea media herald Kim's Singapore stroll

Pyongyang - North Korea's state media provided extensive coverage Tuesday of a late night stroll taken by Kim Jong Un around staunchly capitalist Singapore, with a barrage of photos accompanying the young leader's effusive praise for the island state's economic mo...

Find the leader: Kim's cat-and-mouse journey to Singapore

Fpo - North Korea's capacity for distraction and sleight of hand was on show Sunday as leader Kim Jong Un flew to Singapore for his summit with US President Donald Trump.

Trump and Kim lookalikes hold 'summit' in Singapore

Fpo - While access to the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be tightly restricted, hundreds of Singaporeans got the next best thing on Saturday when two lookalikes showed up at a downtown mall.

Tightly-controlled Singapore rolls out tough summit security

Fpo - Singapore's reputation for rigid law and order was seen as a major factor for being chosen to host Tuesday's US-North Korea summit -- and the tiny city-state is determined not to disappoint.

Who's getting this? North Korea's summit bill

Fpo - North Korea has a habit of making others pick up its overseas travel tabs, and experts say either Singapore or South Korea is likely to get stuck with an eye-watering bill for next week's historic North-US summit in a luxury resort.

Kim Jong Un lookalike questioned in Singapore before summit

Fpo - A Kim Jong Un lookalike said Friday he was questioned on arrival in Singapore ahead of a historic US-North Korea summit and told to stay away from sites linked to the event.

Trump attorney says Kim Jong Un 'begged' for summit: report

Washington - Donald Trump's attorney said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begged "on his hands and knees" for a summit with the US president, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. "They...

Singapore top diplomat to visit Pyongyang before Trump-Kim summit

Fpo - Singapore's foreign minister will make a two-day trip to Pyongyang starting Thursday, as preparations for a summit in the city-state between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un accelerate.

Singapore says foreign minister to visit Pyongyang

Fpo - Singapore's foreign minister will make a two-day trip to Pyongyang starting Thursday, as preparations for a summit in the city-state between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un accelerate.

Placid Singapore braces for Trump-Kim storm

Fpo - Singapore hotel rooms are being snapped up, police are preparing to lock down the city and thousands of journalists are set to jet in for the greatest media circus on Earth -- the US-North Korea summit.

Singapore Airlines to launch world's longest flight

Fpo - Singapore Airlines said on Wednesday that it will relaunch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a journey of almost 19 hours from the city-state to New York, but it will not be available to economy travellers.

Malaysia's Mahathir axes Singapore high-speed rail link

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday he was scrapping a project to build a high-speed railway to Singapore, in an ominous sign for the neighbours' famously fractious relationship.

Neutral and stable, Singapore is natural choice for Trump-Kim

Fpo - With one foot in the East and one in the West, ultra-modern and secure -- to the point of sometimes being mocked as dull -- Singapore was a natural choice for the historic first meeting between the unpredictable leaders of the US and North Korea.

Why Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit?

Fpo - It has one foot in the East and one in the West, is ultra-modern, secure and sometimes mocked as being a little dull -- Singapore was the safe pick for a historic first meeting between the unpredictable leaders of the US and North Korea.

Helicopter taxi apps offer escape from traffic-choked megacities

Fpo - Within minutes of using an app to book a ride, Agostino Fernandes was looking down on lush greenery from a helicopter taxi high above Bangalore -- one of several Uber-style chopper services taking off to help commuters tackle increasingly congested meg...

Malaysia's tense vote fuels damaging ethnic 'brain drain'

Fpo - Malaysia's racially divisive elections are fanning resentment among minorities, and risk escalating a "brain drain" of disillusioned ethnic Chinese and Indians in an exodus experts say is hurting the nation's economic ambitions.

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur is world's busiest international air route

Fpo - The trip between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is the world's busiest international air route, with more than 30,500 flights between the cities in the year to February, a new study showed.

No formal request about Trump-Kim summit: Singapore PM

Fpo - Singapore has not received any "formal" request to host an eagerly awaited meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the city-state's prime minister said Saturday.

Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, is put down

Fpo - Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, was put down Wednesday after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals.

Fuzzy crab, shiny-eyed shrimp discovered on Java expedition

Fpo - A hermit crab, a shiny-eyed shrimp and a crab with fuzzy spines are among over a dozen new species discovered in a deep-sea expedition off the Indonesian island of Java, scientists said.

Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, may be put down

Fpo - An elderly polar bear at Singapore zoo, one of the site's most beloved animals, may be put down after its health deteriorated markedly, the zoo operator said Thursday.

Flight returns to Singapore after bomb hoax

Fpo - A flight operated by budget airline Scoot was Thursday escorted back to Singapore by fighter jets after a bomb hoax and a passenger was arrested.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi pressed on Rohingya crisis at ASEAN summit

Sydney - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was pressed about the Rohingya crisis at an ASEAN summit in Sydney Sunday, but the regional bloc stressed it could not intervene and "force an outcome".

Car costs make Singapore world's priciest city. Again.

Fpo - The eye-watering cost of owning a car in space-starved Singapore means the city state is the world's most expensive place to live, for the fifth year in a row, a survey said Thursday.

Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'

Fpo - Singapore Wednesday launched public hearings on possible legislation to combat "fake news" which critics said could be used to curtail free speech.

Singapore 'working' with UN on alleged N. Korea sanctions breach

Fpo - Singapore said Tuesday it was "working closely" with the United Nations after a leaked draft report said two local firms sold luxury items to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions.

Trump blocks Broadcom's bid to buy Qualcomm

San Francisco - US President Donald Trump on Monday blocked an unsolicited bid by Singapore-based Broadcom to take over smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm, citing national security concerns.

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.
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