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November 2, 2017 11:02 AM Singapore Air splurges S$1.15 billion to redefine luxury with revamped A380 cabins

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines Ltd, the first carrier to put a double bed in its cabins, is spending US$850 million (S$1.15 billion) to refit all its Airbus SE A380 jets to take airborne luxury up another notch. The airline on Thursday unveiled its first major overhaul across cabin classes of its Airbus SE A380s since 2007, when it became the first carrier 209

November 2, 2017 8:18 AM South Korea to restrict anti-Trump rallies: Report

SEOUL: South Korean police will restrict public rallies near the country's presidential palace during Donald Trump's first visit as head of state, a report said Thursday (Nov 2) reducing his chances of being exposed to opposition. It is the first time that Seoul has imposed limits on public gatherings since President Moon Jae-In, a former human rights 170

November 1, 2017 11:17 PM Prince Charles and Camilla risk backlash by LOCKING LIPS in shock PDA

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall put on an intimate showing with a kiss during their tour of Singapore. Pictures captured the surprising moment which risked a backlash as royals usually refrain from such scenes in public. But that could be because the ginger Prince is far down in the pecking order for the throne. With Charles expected to be the next King, the public 191

November 1, 2017 6:05 PM Fed holds rates steady; 'solid' growth keeps December hike in view

WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and pointed to solid U.S. economic growth and a strengthening labor market while downplaying the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it is on track to lift borrowing costs again in December. The U.S. central bank acknowledged that inflation remained soft, but it did not downgrade 165

November 1, 2017 10:12 AM Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo tie the knot

South Korea's triple-A celebrities Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, who co-starred in the smash-hit KBS TV drama "Descendants of the Sun" in 2016, tied the knot at The Shilla Seoul on Tuesday. The groom, 32, and the bride, 35, held a private wedding in the banquet annex Yeong Bin Gwan at the hotel in Jung-gu. There was tight security as dozens of security 228

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM Trump Voters Want Him in the White House Even If Russia Collusion Is Proved, Poll Shows

Supporters of President Donald Trump don’t seem to care whether his campaign team colluded with Russia during the presidential election: A new poll says a majority of them would want Trump in the White House even if collusion is proved. A survey from Public Policy Polling released on Tuesday shows Trump’s base is firmly backing him as the probe into Russia’s 132

October 31, 2017 1:29 PM Beijing seen poised for fresh South China Sea assertiveness

HONG KONG/BEIJING: China has quietly undertaken more construction and reclamation in the South China Sea, recent satellite images show, and is likely to more powerfully reassert its claims over the waterway soon, regional diplomats and military officers say. With global attention focused on North Korea and Beijing engrossed in its Party Congress, tensions 158

October 31, 2017 8:05 AM Iraqi authorities gain first foothold at Kurdish frontier with Turkey

ANKARA/BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq - Iraqi troops deployed on Tuesday at one of the main land crossings with Turkey, gaining a foothold at the Kurdish-held frontier for the first time in decades and imposing one of Baghdad's central demands on the Kurds. Iraq's entire land border with Turkey is located inside the Kurdish autonomous region, and has been controlled 133

October 30, 2017 9:00 PM Catalan leaders may be charged with rebellion

No sign of sacked head as Spanish prosecutors get down to work BARCELONA • Spanish prosecutors yesterday demanded that Catalonia's dismissed leaders be charged with rebellion after the regional Parliament declared independence last week and the central government in Madrid moved to take control of the region. Upping the ante in the European Union country's 130

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