Jan 23, 2021 02:13 PM

Sri Lankan health minister tests positive for Covid-19 after endorsing sorcery

[COLOMBO] Sri Lanka's health minister, who publicly endorsed sorcery and magic potions to stop surging coronavirus...


Jan 23, 2021 05:50 AM

Singapore tightens rules on household visits ahead of Chinese New Year

SINGAPORE has tightened its rules on household visits ahead of Chinese New Year as a "pre-emptive move", even as the...

Jan 23, 2021 05:50 AM

No CNY gatherings for firms as current measures against Covid-19 remain in place

CHINESE New Year (CNY) company gatherings will not be allowed this year as workplace safe management measures (SMMs...

Jan 23, 2021 05:50 AM

RTS Link brings significant economic, social benefits; to ease load on Causeway: Ong Ye Kung


THE Rapid Transit System (RTS) linking Singapore and Johor Baru may be a short service with only two stations, but...

Jan 23, 2021 05:50 AM

Singapore to build ecosystem of venture studios: DPM Heng


THE Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has parked its latest corporate venture campus in Singapore, in part of the city-...

Jan 23, 2021 05:50 AM

Hong Kong to order first lockdown in Kowloon area, media says

HONG Kong for the first time will lock down tens of thousands of residents in a bid to contain a worsening outbreak...

Jan 23, 2021 05:50 AM

Yellen leaves door open to tax increase on wealthy Americans

TREASURY Secretary-designate Janet Yellen said she would work with lawmakers to fast-track a series of tax increases...

Jan 23, 2021 05:50 AM

I grew up witnessing forced labour. US companies must step up

FORCED labour has been a central part of China's campaign against the Uighurs for as long as I can remember. I was...

Jan 23, 2021 01:44 PM

Australia's PM reluctant to commit to medium-term climate goals: newspaper

[MELBOURNE] Australia's government is in no rush to sign up to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050,...

Jan 23, 2021 12:05 PM

Canada says Trudeau, Biden to have first meeting 'next month'

[OTTAWA] Canadian leader Justin Trudeau and new US President Joe Biden spoke on the phone on Friday on an extensive...

Jan 23, 2021 12:02 PM

Pride and caution in Wuhan on lockdown anniversary

[WUHAN, China] Exactly one year after it thrust the word "lockdown" into the global conversation, Wuhan passed the...

Jan 23, 2021 11:30 AM

'I want to feel safe again': Americans lament slow pace of US Covid-19 vaccine rollout

[SACRAMENTO, California] Jerry Shapiro, a 78-year-old pharmacist from Los Angeles, is at the top of the list of...

Jan 23, 2021 10:21 AM

More than 150 National Guard in Washington for inauguration test positive for coronavirus

[WASHINGTON] Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, DC, to provide security for President Joe...

Jan 23, 2021 10:18 AM

Hong Kong locks down district for compulsory Covid-19 testing

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's government locked down an area of the Kowloon peninsula on Saturday, saying people there...

Jan 23, 2021 10:15 AM

Severe reaction to Moderna vaccine 'rare': US study

[WASHINGTON] Severe allergic reaction to Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is "rare," US health authorities said on Friday...

Jan 23, 2021 09:47 AM

Biden White House atmosphere is transformed

[WASHINGTON] Camped out in bare offices, President Joe Biden's new White House team has spent its first three days...

Jan 23, 2021 07:25 AM

Yellen wins unanimous US Senate panel vote despite Republican tax, debt concerns

[WASHINGTON] The US Senate Finance Committee on Friday unanimously approved Janet Yellen's nomination as the first...

Jan 23, 2021 07:21 AM

Dutch want to replace UK as US 'gateway' to Europe: PM

[THE HAGUE] The Netherlands wants to be US President Joe Biden's "gateway" to Europe following Britain's departure...