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November 7, 2017 10:30 AM Singapore Airlines Q2 net profit nearly triples to S$190 million

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Tuesday (Nov 7) second-quarter net profit nearly tripled on the back of stronger operating results. The carrier, a benchmark for Asia's full-service airline industry, earned S$190 million (US$139.26 million) in the three months to Sept. 30, up from S$65 million a year before, it said in a stock exchange filing 98

November 2, 2017 10:20 PM Exclusive: Trump agrees to pick up 90 percent of Puerto Rico rebuilding costs

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed to expand the use of disaster aid to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid and other infrastructure wrecked by Hurricane Maria, and said the federal government would pick up 90 percent of the costs, a senior White House official told Reuters. Typically, the federal government pays 75 percent of the costs 73

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 56

November 2, 2017 12:21 AM Navy collisions that killed 17 sailors were ‘avoidable’: Official inquiry reports

WASHINGTON — Two collisions between United States Navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were “avoidable” and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in reports made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer Fitzgerald collided 40

November 1, 2017 10:44 PM Facebook crushes Q3 earnings but warns that future profit will slow

Facebook blew past Wall Street's third-quarter financial targets on Wednesday but cautioned that future profitability will be impacted by increased investments around its efforts to fight fake news and abuse. The increasing spending, which Facebook executives elaborated on during the conference call with analysts on Wednesday, drove Facebook's shares 44

November 1, 2017 1:30 PM Collisions of US destroyers, commercial vessels in Western Pacific were avoidable: Top navy officer

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - Two collisions between US navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were "avoidable" and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in a report to be made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald 41

November 1, 2017 11:16 AM Best Buy won't let customers buy the iPhone X outright in response to complaints that it charged a $100 fee

Hell hath no fury like that of an angry consumer with a Twitter handle. Best Buy learned that the hard way last week after consumers complained on social media about the retailer's decision to charge a $100 premium on the new iPhone X when purchased without a wireless contract. It explained that when it sells a phone already activated on an installment 43

November 1, 2017 4:20 AM Sony's new Aibo pet robot goes on sale tonight in Japan

It features OLED eyes, wide-angle cameras and will develop a unique personality. After more than a decade away, Sony's Aibo pet robot is making a return. The original dog-like robot launched in 1999, while Sony says its followup is "capable of forming an emotional bond with members of the household while providing them with love, affection, and the joy of nurturing 68

October 31, 2017 1:02 PM Malaysia has no plan to ban preachers Mufti Menk, Haslin Baharim: DPM Zahid

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has no plan to follow Singapore in banning preachers Ismail Menk and Haslin Baharim as they did not flout the country's law, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times on Tuesday (Oct 31). Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced on Monday that the pair will not be allowed 39

October 31, 2017 10:23 AM Mueller's first indictments send a message to Trump

WASHINGTON — Shortly after his former campaign chairman marched into an FBI office to face criminal charges on Monday (Oct 31), United States President Donald Trump took to Twitter to dismiss their relevance: “There is NO COLLUSION!” Yet even as his message went out to more than 41 million followers, news emerged that authorities were unsealing another 60