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September 25, 2017 1:12 AM Germany's Angela Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far-right

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday (Sept 24) but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right. The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) stunned the establishment by winning 13.1 per cent of the vote, projected 3

September 23, 2017 4:02 PM Chelsea player ratings: Antonio Conte's team rated and slated in win over Stoke City

Stoke put plenty of pressure on Chelsea’s goal, but Courtois was rarely called into action, with his first, easy, save coming from a low drive from Xherdan Shaqiri in the second half. Chelsea sealed an emphatic 4-0 win over Stoke City this afternoon, with Alvaro Morata the hat-trick hero for the defending Premier League champions. After a blip on the opening 4

September 22, 2017 5:25 PM Close but no hurrah: EU welcomes May Brexit speech, but warily

BRUSSELS: Theresa May's "constructive spirit" won a cautious welcome from the European Union on Friday, though the British prime minister's keynote Brexit speech raised more questions than answers for some and they want more details next week. "The speech shows a willingness to move forward, as time is of the essence," the EU's chief Brexit negotiator 3

September 22, 2017 9:33 AM Hurricane Maria lashes Turks and Caicos, fresh flooding in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico, where it had already destroyed homes and knocked out power during its rampage through the Caribbean. The storm killed at least 25 people on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, according to government 1

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 22, 2017 3:24 AM Thye Hua Kwan centre to support divorcing couples and children launched

SINGAPORE - Divorcing parents and children will be able to get more support, with the official opening of the Thye Hua Kwan (THK) Centre for Family Harmony at Commonwealth. Set up by the Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities, the centre also helps divorcing couples to explore what is best for their children during and after they separate. Speaker of Parliament 3

September 22, 2017 1:59 AM Apple’s new iPhone 8 launched today – but the crowds stayed away

Apple’s new iPhone 8 launched today – an event normally marked with long lines outside Apple stores – but the crowds stayed away. At 6am, two hours before opening, at the Sydney Apple Store there was about 20 people in the line. Apple security cleared excess barricades about 90 minutes before the store opened because the large crowds anticipated didn’t 4

September 21, 2017 11:10 PM UK banks to check immigration status from January

LONDON: UK banks will start carrying out immigration checks on all account holders from January, part of a crackdown on those in the country illegally, the government said on Thursday Sep 21). "From January banks and building societies will be required to carry out regular checks on the immigration status of all current account holders against the details 3

September 21, 2017 4:42 PM EU wants May to make firm offers now for Brexit deal

ROME: British Prime Minister Theresa May should make the EU firm offers by next week to break deadlock in Brexit talks if she wants an orderly withdrawal and transition to a new relationship, the bloc's negotiator said on Thursday. Speaking to the Italian parliament on the eve of a speech that May will deliver in Florence, Michel Barnier said he was wondering 3

September 20, 2017 9:01 PM Singapore, China look to new areas of cooperation

These include financial, defence and legal matters, as leaders reaffirm deep friendship Chinese President Xi Jinping and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discussed new areas of bilateral cooperation yesterday, as they reaffirmed the deep and strong friendship built over the years by successive generations of leaders. The new areas of bilateral 3