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  • 'We must be very careful that we don't fall into trap of extremists': Vivian Balakrishnan in UN speech

    September 24, 2017 1:46 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: Leaders should be "careful and measured" in their response to extremists, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in his speech at the 72nd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Saturday (Sep 23). "Extremists everywhere actually have a common playbook," he said. "First, commit an egregious act of violence

  • New Zealand leaders line up to woo kingmaker Peters

    September 23, 2017 10:59 PM 3

    WELLINGTON: Both of New Zealand's major political parties moved to open coalition negotiations with maverick MP Winston Peters on Sunday (Sep 23) after the country's general election stalemate left him in the position of kingmaker. However, conservative Prime Minister Bill English appeared to be in the driving seat to form government due to tensions

  • Travel alert on possible eruption of Bali volcano

    September 23, 2017 9:02 PM 3

    DENPASAR • Singaporeans have been advised to avoid travelling to Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali after the alert status for the volcano was raised to its highest level, meaning there was an increased possibility it would erupt. In a travel advisory issued yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Singaporeans currently in Bali are advised

  • New Zealand election ends in stalemate

    September 23, 2017 9:02 PM 3

    Coalition looms as neither National nor Labour has enough seats to form government WELLINGTON • New Zealand's cliffhanger election ended in a stalemate yesterday, leaving it up to a small, anti-immigration party led by a maverick populist to decide whether conservative Prime Minister Bill English or his youthful Labour challenger Jacinda Ardern forms

  • North Korea says strike on US is 'inevitable' as Pentagon flies bombers off coast

    September 23, 2017 8:07 PM 2

    North Korea's foreign minister called U.S. President Donald Trump "a mentally deranged person full of megalomania" and promised a strike on the American mainland was "inevitable" in a blistering speech to the United Nations General Assembly Saturday. The address by Ri Yong Ho began as the Pentagon announced that it had flown bombers and fighter escorts

  • North Korea says rockets to US 'inevitable' after Donald Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'rocket man'

    September 23, 2017 7:42 PM 3

    UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) - North Korea said on Saturday targeting the US mainland with its rockets was inevitable after “Mr Evil President” Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket man”, further escalating rhetoric over the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s remarks to the United Nations General

  • New quake sows panic in Mexico City

    September 23, 2017 2:27 PM 3

    MEXICO (AFP) – A new quake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday (Sept 23), suspending rescue operations to free survivors from the earlier, more powerful earthquake this week that devastated parts of the capital. The seismic disturbance, with a magnitude of 6.1, was smaller and farther to the south than the 7.1-magnitude one that struck on Tuesday

  • Small North Korean quake likely natural, not nuclear test: Experts

    September 23, 2017 1:11 PM 3

    BEIJING/SEOUL: A small earthquake near North Korea's nuclear test site on Saturday (Sep 23) was probably not man made, the nuclear proliferation watchdog and a South Korean official said, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one. Chinese earthquake officials said the magnitude 3.4 quake detected at 0829 GMT was a "suspected

  • Myanmar govt to set up working group for 'urgent repatriation' of refugees

    September 23, 2017 5:18 AM 3

    YANGON: Myanmar's government will set up a working group to conduct a systematic verification process for "urgent repatriation" of refugees - hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Rakhine State to Bangladesh over the past few weeks, according to the office of the country's de facto leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The repatriation

  • Nuclear logic and logistics

    September 23, 2017 5:04 AM 3

    If nuclear deterrence is a cardinal principle, why should it be a cardinal principle only for a few? Why should North Korea denuclearise when others are not doing so? When the others are testing and enhancing their nuclear capacity? When the US has militarised the Northern Pacific, with its self-declared Pivot to China? With its nuclear-armed submarines