Archive for June 17th, 2019

Trump says ‘it doesn’t matter’ if China’s Xi attends G20: Fox News

Trump says ‘it doesn’t matter’ if China’s Xi attends G20: Fox News

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump said on Friday “it doesn’t matter” if Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the Group of 20 summit later this month in the Japanese [...] » More

Russia’s Putin gives China’s Xi ice cream on his 66th birthday

Russia’s Putin gives China’s Xi ice cream on his 66th birthday

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday on Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who Xi considers a close friend and who gave Xi ice cream as a [...] » More

Beijing denies ‘hit-and-run’ in South China Sea collision

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims [...] » More

‘Flying objects’ damaged Japanese tanker during attack in Gulf of Oman

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two “flying objects” damaged a Japanese tanker owned by Kokuka Sangyo Co in an attack on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, but there was no damage to the cargo of [...] » More

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn’s French home searched in Versailles wedding probe

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

French anti-fraud police on Thursday searched the residence of former Nissan and Renault chief Carlos Ghosn outside Paris as part of a probe into his sumptious marriage [...] » More

Japan’s ‘Virginity Crisis’ Threatens Credit Rating

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Japan’s “virginity crisis” has gotten lots of attention in recent months. Anthropological sleuths are rightly fascinated by studies showing young Japanese [...] » More

Another 2 million pieces of commemorative $20 note to be issued later this year: MAS

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will issue an additional two million pieces of the Singapore Bicentennial $20 commemorative note and folder to meet strong public [...] » More

Common purpose amid differing views key to taking Singapore forward: Heng Swee Keat

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The government is prepared to work with “anyone” with different views to figure out the best way to take Singapore forward, deputy prime minister Heng Swee Keat [...] » More

HK tycoons start moving assets to Singapore as fears rise over new extradition law

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Some Hong Kong tycoons have started moving personal wealth offshore as concern deepens over a local government plan to allow extraditions of suspects to face trial in China [...] » More

Retrenchments up in 1st quarter of 2019 as Singapore’s economic growth slows

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

More workers in Singapore were retrenched in the first quarter of 2019, when compared to the previous quarter as well as a year ago. According to the Ministry of [...] » More

91pct of Singaporeans say young men need to be educated about sexual misconduct: survey

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Over nine out of ten Singaporeans (91 per cent) agree that more needs to be done to educate young men about the harm and consequences of sexual misconduct, a survey [...] » More

Broadband network service down in Yishun for almost 6 hours after fibre cut

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A fibre cut on Friday evening (14 June) has caused broadband service users in parts of Yishun to experience connection issues for almost six hours. Fibre network operator [...] » More

Unicef commends Philippines government in taking next step to protect children in armed conflict

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

Unicef commends the Philippine government in taking the next critical step toward improving the plight of children in conflict zones with the recent signing of the [...] » More

China denies hit and run as pressure builds on Duterte to speak up

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on [...] » More

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims [...] » More