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Man pleads guilty to hiring hitman on dark web to kill former mistress' new boyfriend

9 hours 24 min ago
SINGAPORE: A married man who had an affair with a colleague became jealous after she moved on from him, and decided to hire a hitman to kill her new boyfriend. Singaporean Allen Vincent Hui Kim Seng, 47, admitted to ordering a hit worth a few thousand US dollars on the 30-year-old Singaporean man ...

Hong Kong's expat police become focus of protester rage

9 hours 32 min ago
HONG KONG: A peculiar legacy of Hong Kong's colonial past has emerged as a focal point of rage for anti-government protesters: a dwindling band of expat police officers now vilified for doing the bidding of the city's pro-Beijing leaders. Hong Kong's 32,000-strong police force have found ...

Nissan, Volvo and FCA lead European sales decline

9 hours 34 min ago
European car sales dropped 7.9per cent in June, led by bigger declines for Nissan , Volvo and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) , according to industry data published on Wednesday.

Renault forms Chinese electric vehicles venture with Jiangling Motors

9 hours 52 min ago
Renault has formed a joint venture partnership with Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) to target the Chinese electric vehicles (EV) market, in a deal which will also see Renault take a 50per cent stake in the new venture.

From Viet Cong to Team USA: Hanoi garment factory's Olympic transformation

9 hours 52 min ago
HANOI: When Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen started work at the No. 40 Garment Factory, it was still producing boots and uniforms for the Vietnamese army, just as it had done during the Southeast Asian country's long war with the United States. Now the sprawling, Soviet-built complex on the outskirts of ...

Commentary: Team-building exercises can be a waste of time

10 hours 12 min ago
Social networks are built on connections between individuals and require deep one-on-one conversations, say University of Sydney's Julien Pollack and Petr Matous.

WeWork to take over 21-storey HSBC building in Collyer Quay

10 hours 31 min ago
SINGAPORE: Co-working space provider WeWork is set to take over the lease of the 21-storey HSBC building in Collyer Quay, marking an expansion by the US firm in Asia. WeWork, backed by Japan's SoftBank Group, will lease the building from CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) , the Singaporean office ...

France says G7 focused on containing risks of Facebook's Libra

10 hours 32 min ago
Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in France this week will make it one of their priorities to contain the risks posed by new currencies such as Facebook's Libra, the meeting's host, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, said.

Renault-Nissan alliance is priority for France ahead of any consolidation: Le Maire

10 hours 47 min ago
Renault's alliance with Japanese partner Nissan remains the priority for France ahead of any further consolidation such as a merger with Fiat-Chrysler , French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday.

Malaysia's 'Phoenix': Hijab-wearing wrestler breaking barriers

10 hours 48 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR: A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as "Phoenix" cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter taking on hulking opponents in a male-dominated world. Dressed in flame-patterned trousers, a black and orange hijab and top, Nor Diana uses sophisticated ...

Preparing against ‘the perfect storm’: Singapore to spend S$400 million upgrading and maintaining drains

10 hours 59 min ago
SINGAPORE: As part of efforts to boost flood resilience, Singapore will spend an additional S$400 million to upgrade and maintain drains over the next two years, announced Environment Minister Masagos Zulkifli on Wednesday (Jul 17). Speaking at the Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources ...

How lithium-rich Chile botched a plan to attract battery makers

11 hours 7 min ago
In March 2018, the Chilean government unveiled big news: Corporate investors, including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electric vehicles.

Preparing against ‘the perfect storm’: Singapore to spend S$400 million upgrading and maintaining drains

11 hours 8 min ago
SINGAPORE: As part of efforts to boost flood resilience, Singapore will spend an additional S$400 million to upgrade and maintain drains over the next two years, announced Environment Minister Masagos Zulkifli on Wednesday (Jul 17). Speaking at the Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources ...

‘Time is running out’: Tackling climate change a priority for Singapore, says Masagos

11 hours 8 min ago
SINGAPORE: Facing the “loud and unmistakable” warning of climate change, Singapore needs to act, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli on Wednesday (Jul 17).  Speaking at the 2019 Partners for the Environment forum, Mr Masagos stressed that tackling climate change ...

Feeling bored or sleepy? Apple is releasing a yawn emoji and more

11 hours 12 min ago
It’s World Emoji Day and to celebrate, here’s a preview of upcoming emoji to help you communicate with pictures.

Man pleads guilty to hiring hitman to kill ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend

11 hours 12 min ago
SINGAPORE: A married man who had an affair with a colleague became jealous after she moved on from him, and decided to hire a hitman to kill her new boyfriend. Singaporean Allen Vincent Hui Kim Seng, 47, admitted to ordering a hit worth a few thousand US dollars on the 30-year-old Singaporean man ...

Pacquiao camp denies Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

11 hours 22 min ago
Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year despite claims that a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino's publicist has said.

US private firms to take part in Philippines' China-backed infrastructure programme

11 hours 32 min ago
MANILA: Philippine and United States envoys announced on Tuesday (Jul 16) fresh US involvement in the Philippines' ambitious infrastructure-building programme, which also has projects financed through Chinese loans and grants. The announcement made on the concluding day of the US-Philippines 8th ...

FDA finds 'significant violations' at India's Strides plant

11 hours 47 min ago
REUTERS: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it found adulteration and "significant violations" of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations at Strides Pharma Sciences Ltd's plant in Puducherry in south India. Strides shares fell 5per cent in early trade on Wednesday ...

Teen who kicked and shattered Orchard MRT screen door, costing LTA S$3,000, gets probation

11 hours 52 min ago
SINGAPORE: A young man who kicked a screen door at a train platform, shattering it, was sentenced to nine months' probation on Wednesday (Jul 17). Mohamad Adib Azfar Mohamad, 19, has to remain indoors from 10pm to 6am for nine months and perform 60 hours of community service. He pleaded guilty to ...

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