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Singapore: Republic in Southeast Asia
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%. The nation is known for its transition from a developing to a developed country in a single generation under the leadership of its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

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Australian sunshine could soon be farmed to power an Asian nation

An Australian entrepreneur wants the Northern Territory desert to become home to the world’s biggest solar farm, with the electricity generated sent along undersea cables to Singapore.
SBS - Published

Protecting Singapore from rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion

Protecting Singapore against rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion ($72 billion) or more over 100 years, its prime minister said on Sunday, as the low-lying island-state makes preparations to..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Singapore

Singapore seizes record volume of elephant ivory [Video]Singapore seizes record volume of elephant ivory

Singapore said on Tuesday (July 23) it had seized 8.8 tonnes (9.7 tons) of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups said is a transit point for the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Harry Kane scores injury-time winner from halfway line against Juventus [Video]Harry Kane scores injury-time winner from halfway line against Juventus

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino reacts to Harry Kane's 'amazing' winning goal in the 3-2 thriller against Juventus in Singapore. Harry Kane scored from the halfway line in injury time to win..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Mason Greenwood to Ryan Giggs [Video]Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Mason Greenwood to Ryan Giggs

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Mason Greenwood and compared the teenage star's development to that of Ryan Giggs following Manchester United's friendly win against Inter Milan in Singapore. The..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Sarri says likes Pogba, unsure if he will join Juventus [Video]Sarri says likes Pogba, unsure if he will join Juventus

Sarri unwilling to talk about Pogba

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:43Published

Lucas Moura on Champions League final disappointment [Video]Lucas Moura on Champions League final disappointment

Lucas Moura respects Mauricio Pochettino's decision to drop him for the Champions League final - and will try to use that disappointment to drive Tottenham to silverware this season. Signed from Paris..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Icardi, Nainggolan not in Inter plans, says Conte [Video]Icardi, Nainggolan not in Inter plans, says Conte

Conte says he likes Lukaku but says Icardi and Nainggolan are not in Inter plans

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

Man Utd's Lukaku still not fit to face suitors Inter Milan [Video]Man Utd's Lukaku still not fit to face suitors Inter Milan

Lukaku to miss Manchester United's clash with Inter milan

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:13Published

Harry Kane: Champions League was there for the taking [Video]Harry Kane: Champions League was there for the taking

Harry Kane is still reeling from Tottenham’s Champions League disappointment as the trophy “was there for the taking”. It is just 48 days since Spurs’ first ever European Cup final appearance..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

US Stocks Climbing As Traders Bet On Rate-cut Hopes [Video]US Stocks Climbing As Traders Bet On Rate-cut Hopes

Stocks climbed on Friday as the growing prospect of a cut to US interest rates this month outweighed renewed tensions in the US-China trade war, an unexpected contraction in Singapore, and uninspiring..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

British billionaire Dyson snaps up Singapore's priciest penthouse [Video]British billionaire Dyson snaps up Singapore's priciest penthouse

British billionaire and inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner James Dyson has bought the most expensive apartment in Singapore, where his company plans to build an electric car. Francis Maguire..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Cristiano Ronaldo visits school in support of Singapore Olympic Foundation [Video]Cristiano Ronaldo visits school in support of Singapore Olympic Foundation

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his soccer skills during a visit to a school in Singapore

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

 

Myanmar court charges eight over alleged ties to insurgents

A Myanmar court on Friday charged eight people with financing terrorism, including six deported from Singapore last month over allegations they had sent money to ethnic rebels in the conflict-torn..
Reuters - Published

Social media sites block satirical rap video in Singapore after government complaint

Facebook and other social media sites have restricted access to a satirical rap video in Singapore after the wealthy city-state's government requested the removal of content it said could fan racial..
Reuters - Published

Singapore says drug smuggling worsens, even as hangings rise

Drug trafficking into Singapore, which has some of the world's toughest drugs laws, has risen recently, the law minister said on Wednesday, and he defended capital punishment for serious drug crime as..
Reuters - Published

The feud involving members of Singapore's first family

A public rift between the heirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first and longest-serving prime minister, has for years rumbled in the wealthy city-state regarded as an island of stability in Southeast..
Reuters - Published

Singapore PM's brother backs opposition party in election twist

The Singapore prime minister's estranged brother has thrown his support behind a newly-formed opposition party in an intriguing twist ahead of elections expected to be held as soon as this year.
Reuters - Published

Protesters flock to Hong Kong's airport as political crisis simmers on

Thousands of protesters calling for democracy and some chanting "free Hong Kong" converged on the Chinese-ruled city's airport on Friday as Singapore advised its travelers to avoid protest areas in the..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar citizens deported from Singapore over alleged insurgent ties remanded in custody

Six Myanmar nationals deported from Singapore over alleged links to an ethnic minority insurgent group were remanded in custody in Yangon on Friday, a court spokesman said, as relatives of the accused..
Reuters - Published

Protesters calling for 'free Hong Kong' converge on airport

Several hundred protesters calling for democracy and some chanting "free Hong Kong" converged on the Chinese-ruled city's airport on Friday as neighboring Singapore advised its citizens to avoid parts..
Reuters - Published

Singapore opposition party fears use of fake news law in election

The leader of a new Singapore opposition party said on Friday he was concerned that an anti-fake news law, which rights groups fear could stifle free speech, may be used in upcoming elections.
Reuters - Published

Singapore seizes ivory from nearly 300 elephants in record haul

Singapore said on Tuesday it had seized 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups say is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Singapore cautions wealth managers on aggressively courting HK business

Singapore has cautioned wealth managers against aggressively marketing their services or making other efforts to woo clients to the city state by capitalizing on rival Hong Kong's political turmoil,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to build country's longest bridge linking islands near Singapore

Indonesia plans to build a 7 km (4.35 mile) bridge to connect two islands in the Malacca Strait, close to Singapore, as part of efforts to develop industry and tourism in the area, the government said..
Reuters - Published

Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of links to Rakhine insurgent group

Singapore authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested a group of Myanmar nationals accused of rallying support for armed violence against the Myanmar government.
Reuters - Published

Singapore holds gay pride rally amid calls for repeal of colonial-era law

Thousands of people took part in Singapore's annual gay pride rally on Saturday, with many calling for a law banning gay sex to be scrapped following similar measures elsewhere in the region.
Reuters - Published

Wealth managers head to Singapore as China concerns dim Hong Kong's lure

Some foreign wealth managers are scrapping plans to open offices in Hong Kong in favor of Singapore, as the rich begin to move funds from the Chinese territory where a new extradition bill has stoked..
Reuters - Published

North Korea says U.S. extension of sanctions 'a hostile act': KCNA

The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year, Pyongyang's state..
Reuters - Published

Drones disrupt flights at Singapore airport for second time in a week

Unauthorized drone flying caused the second spate of delays and flight diversions in less than a week at Singapore's Changi airport on Monday night, the city-state's aviation authority said.
Reuters - Published

Unauthorized drone flying disrupts flights at Singapore airport

One of two runways at Singapore's main airport closed for short periods on Tuesday and Wednesday because of "confirmed sightings of unauthorized drone flying", the aviation regulator said.
Reuters - Published

Tanker Kokuka Courageous damaged in Gulf incident: manager

The Kokuka Courageous tanker was damaged in a security incident in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, a spokesman for the vessel's manager BSM Ship Management (Singapore) said.
Reuters - Published

A year after Singapore, little change seen in U.S.-North Korea ties: poll

A year after the first U.S.-North Korea summit, most people in countries with a stake in the process think relations between the old rivals have not improved significantly, highlighting a stalemate in..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: The ups and downs since Trump first met North Korea's Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time at a historic summit in Singapore on June 12 last year and there have been ups and downs in the North's foreign..
Reuters - Published

North Korea urges U.S. to change 'hostile policy' on eve of summit anniversary

North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to "withdraw its hostile policy" towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become "a blank..
Reuters - Published

'Huge advantage': what Singapore schools taught these Australian teachers

When maths teacher Tracey Hughes-Butters told a taxi driver in Singapore what she did for a living, his reaction said it all.
The Age - Published

Cambodia's Hun Sen says Singapore supported genocide

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of supporting genocide because of comments Lee made about Vietnam's 1978 invasion of Cambodia which ended Pol..
Reuters - Published

Morrison talks trade with Singaporean PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will talk up the promise of the digital economy during a visit to Singapore, with world trade rules also in his sights.
SBS - Published

U.S. finds American guilty in Singapore HIV data leak case

A U.S. citizen who leaked the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people in Singapore has been found guilty by a U.S. court of illegally transferring personal data and threatening the Singapore..
Reuters - Published

Don't try our patience, North Korea tells U.S. a year after accord

North Korea warned the United States that agreements made between the two countries' leaders in Singapore last year could be at risk, blaming the United States for undue pressure to denuclearize, state..
Reuters - Published

PM heads overseas with packed agenda

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has a packed agenda for his trip overseas to the Solomon Islands, UK and Singapore, including D-Day commemorations.
SBS - Published

China, U.S. defense chiefs hold talks at Asia security summit

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan held talks on Friday at an Asia security summit in Singapore, amid heightened tensions between the two countries..
Reuters - Published

Morrison renews ties with foreign friends

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has a packed agenda for his trip overseas to the Solomon Islands, UK and Singapore, including D-Day commemorations.
SBS - Published

Shanahan to meet Chinese counterpart in Singapore: U.S. official

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will meet China's defense minister on the sidelines of an Asia defense forum in Singapore, a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday, at a time of..
Reuters - Published

India's jobs deficit: Project in Gujarat struggling to create employment

When he was chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat in 2011, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off an ambitious project to develop a financial hub in the style of Singapore or Dubai.
Reuters - Published

Singapore and Malaysia suspend intercity rail project

Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to suspend the construction of a billion dollar train project linking the city-state to the southern Malaysian state of Johor, their transport ministers said on..
Reuters - Published

China's defense minister to speak at key Asia defense forum in Singapore

China's defense minister will speak at an Asia defense forum in Singapore, the organizer said on Monday, the first time in eight years that Beijing has been represented at this level at the gathering..
Reuters - Published

Google says Singapore's fake news law could hamper innovation

Google said on Thursday an anti-fake news law passed by Singapore's parliament could stunt innovation, a quality that the city-state wants to nurture under plans to expand its tech industry.
Reuters - Published

Singapore passes fake news law amid freedom-of-speech fears

Singapore's parliament on Wednesday passed an anti-fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over fears it could be used to clamp down on freedom of speech.
Reuters - Published

Singapore opposition joins backlash against proposed fake news law

Singapore's lone opposition party in parliament has said it will oppose a controversial fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms as a debate over the..
Reuters - Published

Singapore deputy PM nods to future leadership role in speech to workers

Singapore's newly-appointed deputy prime minister hinted at a future leadership role in a speech on Wednesday in which he echoed a pledge made by previous prime ministers to support the city-state's..
Reuters - Published

Singapore PM promotes expected successor to deputy

Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was promoted to deputy prime minister on Tuesday, strengthening expectations he will take over as the next leader of the wealthy city-state.
Reuters - Published

Singapore's finance minister Heng named deputy PM

Singapore finance minister Heng Swee Keat is set to become deputy prime minister, the prime minister's office said in a statement on Tuesday, strengthening expectations he will take over as the future..
Reuters - Published

Ice worth $438m hidden in fridges: police

Authorities have seized 585 kilograms worth of ice from a container shipped from Singapore, with a street value of $438 million.
SBS - Published

Singapore, Malaysia reach deal to end months-long airspace dispute

Singapore and Malaysia reached an agreement to end their months-long airspace dispute, the transport ministers of the two neighboring countries said in a joint statement on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: 'Fake News' laws around the world

Singapore's parliament on Monday began considering a law on "fake news" that an internet watchdog has called the world's most far-reaching, stoking fears the government could use additional powers to..
Reuters - Published

Facebook, rights groups hit out at Singapore's fake news bill

Singapore submitted wide-ranging fake news legislation in parliament on Monday, stoking fears from internet firms and human rights groups that it may give the government too much power and hinder..
Reuters - Published

Singapore seeks social media 'corrections' in proposed fake news law

Singapore tabled new fake news legislation in parliament on Monday requiring social media to carry warnings on posts it considers false and remove comments that are against "public interest".
Reuters - Published

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