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September 24, 2017 8:40 AM Germans warned against apathy as Merkel heads for fourth term

BERLIN: Germans were urged to vote in a national election on Sunday in which a seemingly assured fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel risks being overshadowed by a far-right party entering parliament in more than half a century. After shock election results last year, from Britain's vote to leave the European Union to the election of U.S. President 3

September 24, 2017 4:02 AM New Zealand's ruling party ahead after poll but kingmaker in no rush to decide

WELLINGTON: The leaders of New Zealand's main parties prepared on Sunday to start talks with Winston Peters, the leader of a nationalist party who emerged as kingmaker after an inconclusive general election, but Peters indicated he was in no rush to pick a side. Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won the largest number of votes in Saturday's 3

September 23, 2017 9:00 PM Cheers! A toast to Burgundy experts at ST Wine event

Participants at an ST Wine masterclass and exclusive wine dinner held at the St Regis Singapore over the weekend tasted and learnt how to appreciate a fine selection of wines from Burgundy, which produces some of the best wines in the world. Both events, organised in collaboration with wine distributor Asia Wine Network, featured wines from Burgundy's 3

September 23, 2017 2:34 AM Who Is Bill Cassidy? How a Doctor for the Poor Became the Senator Leading the Obamacare Repeal Charge

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has said Senator Bill Cassidy “lied” to his face, and President Donald Trump has tweeted that Cassidy “is a class act who really cares about people and their Health(care), he doesn't lie-just wants to help people!” But most Americans would still have a hard time picking the Louisiana Republican out of a police lineup. So who is Bill Cassidy 3

September 22, 2017 6:18 PM U.S. and Russia Battle Last of ISIS Amid Reports of Fires and Floods in Syria

The U.S. and Russia are backing separate campaigns to wipe out the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in its final stronghold of Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria. As the rival powers and their allies close in on jihadists, however, an international rivalry escalates, and seemingly natural obstacles grow increasingly suspect. With support from Russia and Iran, the Syrian 3

September 22, 2017 5:02 AM PM opens YCH's high-tech logistics hub as Government launches skills framework to grow sector

SINGAPORE - A national skills framework that identifies jobs, career pathways and emerging skills required for the logistics sector was launched on Friday (Sept 22). The joint effort by the Economic Development Board, Spring Singapore, SkillsFuture SG and Workforce Singapore will support the Government's vision of adding 2,000 new PMET (professionals 3

September 21, 2017 9:01 PM Thousands rally against 'dictator' Duterte

Protesters liken his rule to that of Marcos and slam mass anti-drug killings, martial rule in Mindanao Thousands held rallies across the Philippines yesterday in the biggest protest so far against what they see as a slide towards authoritarian rule under President Rodrigo Duterte. At least 12,000 leftist activists marched towards a historic bridge leading 3

September 21, 2017 4:34 PM Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Thousands of protesters marked Thursday's anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say are the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. Hundreds of riot police were deployed to secure the marches 3

September 21, 2017 9:11 AM Google bets anew on smartphones, pays US$1.1b for HTC's Pixel division

TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay US$1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones – its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure. The all-cash deal will see Google gain 2,000 HTC employees, roughly equivalent to one-fifth of the Taiwanese firm's 3

September 21, 2017 5:05 AM Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in US$1.1b deal

TAIPEI: Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay US$1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing. Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with deals and product launches, and last year hired Rick Osterloh, a former Motorola executive 3