Archive for October 29th, 2018

China and Japan ink $3.6b in deals as ties warm during Abe visit

China and Japan ink $3.6b in deals as ties warm during Abe visit

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

New rapprochement between the two sides comes against backdrop of shared trade frictions with US China and Japan have signed a wide-ranging package of cooperation agreements [...]
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China, Japan to forge closer ties at ‘historic turning point’

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China and Japan on Friday pledged to forge closer ties as both countries stood together at an “historic turning point”, signing a broad range of agreements [...]
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Japan rejects UN call to stop returns to Fukushima

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s government on Friday (October 26) rejected calls from a UN rights expert to halt the return of women and children to areas affected by the Fukushima nuclear [...]
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Japan PM returns from 1st official China trip in nearly 7 years

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to Tokyo on Saturday after making the first official trip to China by a Japanese leader in nearly seven years. During his three-day visit [...]
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Singapore’s Public Housing, Envy of World, Hits Rough Patch

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s long romance with public housing is going through a rocky patch, threatening to undermine one of the most popular government policies. For decades, the [...]
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Singapore executes six men over drug trafficking despite international pleas

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore has executed six men convicted of drug offences in October, despite pleas from Amnesty International and Malaysia, which recently pledged to abolish the death [...]
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Singapore hangings spur fresh calls by rights groups to scrap death penalty

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore on Friday hanged a Malaysian convicted of drug trafficking, the latest in what rights groups said was a series of executions prompting them to renew calls for the [...]
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Quick guide to becoming a successful landlord in Singapore

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Renting out your property takes experience. After a few years, you’ll know which tenants will be great, and which ones will add therapy to your costs (judging from [...]
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Hundreds queue for BTS tickets a day before sales begin in Singapore

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of fans of K-pop sensation BTS are queueing to buy tickets to the band’s upcoming Singapore concert, a day before ticket sales begin. When Yahoo Lifestyle [...]
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Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat postponed, new date yet to be fixed

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The next Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat has been postponed to a date to be fixed, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday in response to media queries. [...]
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Disgruntled ex-Changi Airport baggage handler swapped luggage tags causing 286 mix-ups

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Upset with his employer, a baggage handler at Changi Airport swapped the tags of hundreds of pieces of luggage of two airlines, causing nearly 300 items to be sent to the [...]
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Trade war fallout likely to hit Singapore soon, says MAS

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Negative spillovers could impact economy in later part of year, leading to slower growth Singapore has so far escaped relatively unscathed from the United States-China trade [...]
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Super Typhoon Yutu heads for second landfall in Philippines

Super Typhoon Yutu heads for second landfall in Philippines

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Axios | 6:00 AM

Super Typhoon Yutu, which struck the Northern Mariana Islands as the strongest tropical cyclone to hit US soil since 1935, appears headed for a second significant landfall [...]
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US mail bomb suspect claims Philippine ties

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

An arrest was made Friday in the United States in connection with the series of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats. Law enforcement officials have arrested Cesar [...]
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Anti-military dictatorship rap song tops iTunes downloads in Thailand

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

An anti-military dictatorship rap song has topped Thailand’s download list on iTunes after police and the government threatened legal action against the Rap Against [...]
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