SINGAPORE: While the ongoing US-China trade dispute has economic implications for Singapore, the current slowdown experienced here does not warrant immediate stimulus measures, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Aug 18). But the Government stands ready to respond promptly with “appropriate interventions” to sustain the livelihoods of workers here should the country’s economy
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove appears to make a statement at Downing Street in London, Britain, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Leaked British government documents warning of the impact of a no-deal Brexit are based on a worst-case scenario, said Michael Gove, the minister in charge
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BEIJING: Police in Southeast China’s Fujian province have launched an investigation after a FedEx parcel sent from the United States was found to contain a handgun, the latest Chinese-related problem to affect the US package delivery firm. Amid tense Sino-US relations, Memphis-based FedEx is already facing scrutiny in China on suspicion it illegally held back more than
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FILE PHOTO: Newly appointed Britain’s Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – British energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Sunday dismissed concerns over potential food, fuel and drug shortages in the event of
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Milwaukee’s Eric Thames roped a two-run homer in the 14th inning and the Brewers scored a wild 15-14 victory over the host Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Aug 17, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames (7) is congratulated by left fielder Ryan Braun (8) after hitting a two run home run
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DHAKA: At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said on Sunday (Aug 18). The fire broke out at in Dhaka’s Mirpur neighbourhood late on Friday and razed around 2,000 mostly tin shacks, fire services official Ershad Hossain
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SINGAPORE: Qualification for the FIFA World Cup in 2034 would be a “realistic” goal for Singapore, Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Vice-President Edwin Tong said in an interview with the Straits Times published on Sunday (Aug 18). “We’ve always wanted to be somewhere on the world stage, so we need to start,” said Mr Tong, who is also
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SINGAPORE: Authorities are investigating the cause of an outbreak of typhoid fever in recent weeks. As of Aug 16, the Ministry of Health (MOH) was notified of 18 local cases of typhoid fever, developing symptoms between Jul 13 and Aug 4, MOH and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said. Advertisement Advertisement Both said in a joint reply on Sunday (Aug 18)
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The Boston Red Sox placed left-hander Chris Sale on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation on Saturday, and he could be finished for the season. FILE PHOTO: Aug 13, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) reacts in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
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Los Angeles Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James will have surgery on his right foot and be sidelined approximately three months, NFL Network reported Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Jul 25, 2019; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. (33) walks into Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports James suffered
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(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic acknowledged he had rarely faced the sort of barrage a resilient Daniil Medvedev used so effectively to shock the world number one 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Aug 16, 2019; Mason, OH, USA; Daniil Medvedev (RUS) returns a shot against Andrey Rublev (RUS) during
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BANGKOK: The tasting menu at Chef Surasit Buttama’s restaurant at first glance contains many of the culinary elements you would expect at a fine dining establishment: scallops with Jerusalem artichokes, ravioli with turmeric saffron sauce and grilled seabass with blackened corn salsa. But intertwined and infused into each of the dishes, there is something unusual.
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks next to Youth Justice Board Adviser Roy Sefa-Attakora during a roundtable on the criminal justice system at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain August 12, 2019. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor
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A major fire broke out at the teaching block of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday evening, destroying samples, medical reports and sophisticated equipment, besides triggering widespread panic and chaos. Patients from some floors of the AB ward, close to the microbiology department where the blaze started, had to be evacuated along
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The Boston Red Sox placed left-hander Chris Sale on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation on Saturday, and he could be finished for the season. FILE PHOTO: Aug 13, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) delivers in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
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FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit protester is seen outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain July 29, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to
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