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No need for another Lee: Singapore PM's brother won't contest election

Jun 30 2020

SINGAPORE The Singapore prime minister's estranged brother said on Tuesday he will not contest the July 10 election as the city-state "does not need another Lee".

Singapore PM's brother thrusts first-family row into politics

Jun 29 2020

SINGAPORE When the brother of Singapore's prime minister joined the opposition to the party their father led through the city-state's independence and rise as a nation, he brought a bitter family squabble into the realm of politics on the eve of a general election.

Coronavirus cuts force Indonesia to scale back forest protection

Jun 25 2020

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA Indonesia has scaled back protection for some of the world's most important tropical forests ahead of the worst season for fires because of budget cuts due to the coronavirus, the environment ministry said.

Freeport cuts workforce at Grasberg mine as coronavirus cases in area rise

May 17 2020

SINGAPORE Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesian unit said it will operate the giant Grasberg mine with a "skeletal team" after a rise in coronavirus infections in the area, including at the mine workers' living quarters, and three deaths.

World's ailing airlines appeal for aid as U.S. offers $58 billion

Mar 27 2020

DUBAI/SINGAPORE Global airlines urged the world's major economies to act quickly to prevent irreversible damage to an industry that has seen demand decimated almost overnight by the coronavirus crisis. | Video

Singapore to tap reserves for $30 billion in new virus support measures

Mar 26 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore on Thursday unveiled more than $30 billion in new measures to help businesses and households fight the coronavirus pandemic that threatens to push the bellwether economy into a deep recession.

Singapore launches contact tracing mobile app to track coronavirus infections

Mar 20 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore launched a contact-tracing smartphone app to allow authorities to identify those who have been exposed to people infected with coronavirus as part of efforts to curb the spread of the disease.

Malaysia travel ban, virus pushes Singapore closer to first recession in two decades

Mar 18 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore is edging towards its first full-year recession in nearly two decades as neighboring Malaysia's travel ban cuts off a key source of labor and the coronavirus pandemic hits the economy, firming the case for the central bank to loosen policy.

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