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September 22, 2017 11:32 AM What's a 'dotard'?: A short history of the arcane insult Kim Jong Un used against Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - In the latest war of words between the United States and North Korea, Kim Jong Un did not pull any punches. But he may have pulled out an old dictionary. "I will surely and definitely tame the deranged US dotard with fire," he declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday (Sept 21) by North Korea's 3

September 22, 2017 1:46 AM Sun Rosier condo fetches $271m in latest en-bloc sale, 15% higher than asking price

SINGAPORE - Owners of the 78 units of Sun Rosier are set to pocket between S$2.86 million and S$4.77 million each after the condominium off Bartley Road fetched a top bid of S$271 million in Singapore's latest collective sale, about 15 per cent more than the asking price of S$235 million. There were four bids for the freehold development in How Sun Drive 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

September 20, 2017 10:24 AM Tennis: Muguruza crushes Puig in Tokyo, Pliskova also advances

TOKYO: New world number one Garbine Muguruza overwhelmed Olympic champion Monica Puig in straight sets to ease into the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Wednesday. Playing her first match since taking over the top ranking, the Wimbledon champion broke her Puerto Rican opponent twice in the first set and was even more dominant in the second 3

September 20, 2017 9:39 AM PM Lee Hsien Loong's China trip demonstrates closeness of bilateral ties: President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's visit to China demonstrates the closeness of bilateral ties and embodies mutual consensus to advancing relations between both countries, said Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday (Sept 20). Both leaders had pledged then to build on that, and to keep the relationship growing in an orderly and healthy way. "In sum, I believe 3

September 20, 2017 4:20 AM Son of senior lawyer who defaulted on NS withdraws appeal

SINGAPORE – The elder son of senior lawyer Tan Chee Meng, who was sentenced to 16 weeks’ jail in February for being a National Service (NS) defaulter, has withdrawn his court appeal. No reason was given for the withdrawal. His appeal was slated to be heard in the High Court on Wednesday (Sept 20), some two months after the High Court issued new sentencing 4

September 20, 2017 3:48 AM PM Lee meets China's anti-corruption czar Wang Qishan; visits AI start-up in Beijing

BEIJING - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (Sept 20) met top Chinese official Wang Qishan and visited a Chinese technology company that focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition technologies. Mr Wang, a member of the Chinese Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee, heads the party's commission for discipline inspection 3

September 18, 2017 9:40 PM The danger of forsaking America's civil service

on pay raises for U.S. government employees was just another of many slights to a civil service that has been under siege since Trump launched his campaign pledging to “drain the swamp.” Whether he and his ideological followers know it, or care, these dedicated professionals are not the swamp. What they are is economists, engineers, intelligence officers 5

September 18, 2017 10:50 AM Football: Everton forward Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink driving, receives 2-year driving ban

(GUARDIAN) - Former England football captain Wayne Rooney pleaded guilty to a drink driving charge on Monday (Sept 18) and was banned from driving for two years, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. "Following today's court hearing, I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit 3

September 18, 2017 2:39 AM Capitalising on Rohingya misery, middlemen luring young girls in camps to towns, cities with promises of jobs

DHAKA (The Daily Star/Asia News Network) - Law enforcers are struggling to stop the spread of Rohingyas from registered as well as temporary camps as middlemen and locals are helping the refugees to settle outside the camps. The middlemen are particularly targeting young Rohingya girls, trying to take them to Cox's Bazar town and Chittagong, promising 2