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'Right thing to do now': Singapore to decriminalise gay sex, protect marriage law
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'Right thing to do now': Singapore to decriminalise gay sex, protect marriage law

“Private sexual behavior between consenting adults does not raise any law and order issue. There is no justification to prosecute people for it nor to make it a crime," said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Brace up for more economic challenges, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong warns during May Day address
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Brace up for more economic challenges, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong warns during May Day address

Last week, Singapore's central bank said that it expects global growth to taper down to 3.9 per cent in 2022 from 5.4 per cent last year as inflation climbed to a 14-year high

COVID-19 pandemic has taught Singapore valuable lessons, says PM Lee Hsien Loong
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COVID-19 pandemic has taught Singapore valuable lessons, says PM Lee Hsien Loong

Lee also added that Singapore 'cannot thoughtlessly revert to the status quo ante' after the pandemic

Ghosespot | Why big boys are suddenly overactive to sully India’s global image
India

Ghosespot | Why big boys are suddenly overactive to sully India’s global image

The government must adopt a proactive strategy to counter the motivated campaign against India

Must learn to be less thin-skinned, says senior Congress' Shashi Tharoor on row over Singapore PM's remarks
India

Must learn to be less thin-skinned, says senior Congress' Shashi Tharoor on row over Singapore PM's remarks

The Congress leader's remarks came after India lodged a strong protest with Singapore over the comments made by its Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore to allow business travel arrivals from all countries from mid-Jan; maximum stay up to 14 days
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Singapore to allow business travel arrivals from all countries from mid-Jan; maximum stay up to 14 days

Singapore already had arrangements allowing in selected visitors from countries including China and South Korea, but the new scheme marks a significant easing of travel curbs

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong returns to power with clear mandate, but ruling party's popular vote dips to 61%
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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong returns to power with clear mandate, but ruling party's popular vote dips to 61%

The Workers' Party, the only Opposition with a presence in Parliament, increased its seats from six to 10 — the biggest victory for the opposition since independence

Singapore to vote for new govt on Friday; elections to test PM Lee Hsien Loong's handling of COVID-19
World

Singapore to vote for new govt on Friday; elections to test PM Lee Hsien Loong's handling of COVID-19

The general election, the first in Southeast Asia since the outbreak, is being held at a time when Singapore is heading towards its worst-ever recession in nearly two decades

Singapore seemed to have coronavirus outbreak under control; but then, the number of cases doubled
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Singapore seemed to have coronavirus outbreak under control; but then, the number of cases doubled

After recording its first coronavirus case on 23 January, Singapore meticulously traced the close contacts of every infected patient, while keeping a sense of normalcy on its streets

Singapore to close schools, markets for a month to fight coronavirus, says PM Lee Hsien Loong as country sees rise in recent cases
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Singapore to close schools, markets for a month to fight coronavirus, says PM Lee Hsien Loong as country sees rise in recent cases

To control the spread of the novel coronavirus, Singapore will close all schools, student care centres and market places for a month, the country’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday

Health officials worry as untraceable clusters of coronavirus infections emerge around globe; worst isn't here yet, insists WHO
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Health officials worry as untraceable clusters of coronavirus infections emerge around globe; worst isn't here yet, insists WHO

In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of coronavirus infections are leading to a jump in cases of the new viral illness outside China. But it’s not the numbers that are worrying experts: it's that increasingly they can't trace where the clusters started

India has always been open to multilaterism; many countries are too self-focussed, says Sunil Mittal
Business

India has always been open to multilaterism; many countries are too self-focussed, says Sunil Mittal

"The last 24 months has seen countries being more concerned about their own needs with every man for himself," Mittal said at WEF 2020

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says India open to talk about terrorism with Pakistan in 'civilised' manner
India

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says India open to talk about terrorism with Pakistan in 'civilised' manner

S Jaishankar on Friday said that India is open to talk about the issue of terrorism with Pakistan provided that it is done in a 'civilised' manner.

Shangri-La Dialogue 2019 begins in Singapore: With growing West-China divide, rising US-Iran tensions, focus on Asia defence summit
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Shangri-La Dialogue 2019 begins in Singapore: With growing West-China divide, rising US-Iran tensions, focus on Asia defence summit

At Shangri-La Dialogue 2019, China will offer its deliberative response to the pushback by democratic nations against its unsavoury methods. Xi's defence minister, who himself arrived in Singapore on Wednesday, will be at the conference to listen to the cacophony of complaints. He will also answer questions from the audience.

Narendra Modi in Singapore: PM meets Mike Pence on sidelines Fintech Summit, delivers keynote address at event
India

Narendra Modi in Singapore: PM meets Mike Pence on sidelines Fintech Summit, delivers keynote address at event

Narendra Modi Modi began his two-day visit to Singapore where he will also attend the East Asia Summit, an ASEAN-India informal meet, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership summit.

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong says China-backed free-trade agreement could be signed by end of year
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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong says China-backed free-trade agreement could be signed by end of year

Singapore's prime minister on Thursday said he hoped to complete by the end of the year a massive China-backed regional trade pact that has taken centre stage as Washington embarks on a unilateral, protectionist agenda.

Southeast Asian nations seek cybersecurity agreement with Russia after series of high-profile hacks in Singapore, Malaysia
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Southeast Asian nations seek cybersecurity agreement with Russia after series of high-profile hacks in Singapore, Malaysia

A draft of the cybersecurity deal with Russia is set to be issued by foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Cyber attack on health database steals data of 1.5 mn Singaporeans, including PM
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Cyber attack on health database steals data of 1.5 mn Singaporeans, including PM

The cyber attack is Singapore's most serious breach of personal data that they have ever experienced.

US-North Korea summit: Donald Trump to meet Singapore prime minister today
World

US-North Korea summit: Donald Trump to meet Singapore prime minister today

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet in Singapore on Tuesday.

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore ahead of high-stakes US-North Korea summit
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Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore ahead of high-stakes US-North Korea summit

President Donald Trump landed in Singapore on Sunday evening, joining North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the island city-state ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a Tuesday sit-down meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.