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November 2, 2017 6:50 PM Qualcomm sues Apple for breach of software license contract

Qualcomm Inc has sued Apple Inc , alleging that it violated a software license contract to benefit rival chipmaker Intel Corp for making broadband modems, the latest salvo in their longstanding dispute. Qualcomm said in a lawsuit filed in California state court in San Diego on Wednesday that Apple used its commercial leverage to demand unprecedented 185

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM SMRT must take tough action, say observers

The fact that work neglect went undetected for a year 'suggests problem is deep-seated' If SMRT personnel did, indeed, falsify maintenance records, then tough action should be taken against them, observers said. The lapse resulted in flooding that led to a 20-hour breakdown of the North-South Line last month. The rail operator revealed yesterday that though 145

October 31, 2017 3:22 PM Negligence by SMRT crew tantamount to criminal offence, analyst says

SINGAPORE — The negligence of the SMRT crew responsible for the maintenance of a water pump system borders on a criminal offence, Dr Park Byung Joon said. The urban transport expert from the Singapore University of Social Sciences was commenting on the preliminary findings of rail operator SMRT’s internal investigation into the flooding of MRT train 146

October 30, 2017 12:10 PM Spanish attorney general says Catalan separatist leaders should be tried for rebellion, but no arrest orders

BARCELONA (NYTIMES) - The Spanish attorney general said on Monday (Oct 30) that Mr Carles Puigdemont, the former Catalan leader, and other top regional officials should be prosecuted for rebellion after illegally declaring independence from Spain. The attorney general, Mr Jose Manuel Maza, stopped short of ordering the immediate arrest of Mr Puigdemont 123

October 28, 2017 2:14 PM Catalan separatist leader urges ‘democratic opposition’ to Madrid takeover

BARCELONA (AFP) - Catalonia’s secessionist leader on Saturday (Oct 28) defiantly called for “democratic opposition” to direct rule imposed by the central government on the semi-autonomous region after its parliament declared unilateral independence. “The best way to defend what we have achieved to date is democratic opposition to the application of article 74

October 23, 2017 10:02 AM SMRT to hire 200 more railway engineers by 2020

SINGAPORE: The staff strength of SMRT's team of railway engineers is at an all-time high, said the public transport operator on Monday (Oct 23). Currently, SMRT has 500 railway engineers on its team, but plans to hire another 200. This is part of the public transport operator's strategic road map to expand its railway engineering pool to 700 by 2020. "We have hired 122

October 21, 2017 6:15 PM Landslide in Malaysia: Bangladeshis feared dead

A few Bangladeshi workers are feared to be among those killed yesterday in a landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysian state of Penang. Rescuers found bodies of three foreign workers, and were searching for 11 others feared trapped in the mud and rubble, reports Malaysian state news agency Bernama. There were a total of 14 workers -- one from Malaysia 53

October 20, 2017 9:00 PM Helping individuals counts too

I read with interest the article profiling three people who gave up their bread-and-butter jobs for work that pays less (Shedding The Suit For A New Calling, The Sunday Times, Oct 15). Former legal eagle and current executive director of Aware Corinna Lim said: "When you do counselling, you're helping individuals. But when you actually make change at the systemic 100

October 15, 2017 9:00 PM Back in camp and good to go

As Singapore celebrates 50 years of national service, The Straits Times follows a battalion of motorised infantry soldiers as they go through their fifth cycle of in-camp training As a large banner celebrating 50 years of national service gleams under the first rays of the morning sun, cars begin to pull up outside the gates of Jurong Camp II, disgorging 104

October 15, 2017 9:00 PM Service delays dampen mood at Downtown Line 3 open house

A train fault near Hillview station affected services on the Downtown Line (DTL) and also dampened the mood of some attending an open house for a new stretch of Singapore's MRT network yesterday. For at least 40 minutes from about 12.40pm, service was suspended between Bukit Panjang and Beauty World stations on DTL2. Service on DTL3, which will open this Saturday 113