Archive for September 11th, 2019

Abe’s plan for US Aegis Ashore missile shield rattles Akita residents

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The sleepy neighbourhood of Araya in the city of Akita seemed like the perfect place for prime minister Shinzo Abe to put a US anti-missile system. The area has reliably [...]
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Japan needs to improve medical care for detainees, says immigration chief

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan needs to improve medical care at immigration detention centers, the head of the country’s recently created Immigration Services Agency said, following widespread [...]
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Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, minister says

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store [...]
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Singapore is ‘natural partner’ for India’s urbanisation efforts: Vivian Balakrishnan

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore can help India in areas such as infrastructure planning, water conservation and business expansion, amid the South Asian country’s ambitious plans for growth, [...]
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Relatives fly to Singapore to bring Mugabe home

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Close relatives and government officials flew out of Zimbabwe on Monday to collect the body of ex-president Robert Mugabe from Singapore where he died last week, his nephew [...]
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Singapore economy shows signs of hope as trade war drags on

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s economy boosted by firms trying to beat new US tariffs on China, shift in business from Hong Kong. It may not be all doom and gloom for Singapore’s [...]
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Singapore is ‘natural partner’ for India’s urbanisation efforts: Vivian Balakrishnan

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore can help India in areas such as infrastructure planning, water conservation and business expansion, amid the South Asian country’s ambitious plans for growth, [...]
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Singapore may experience slightly hazy conditions due to Sumatra hotspots: NEA

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore could experience “slightly hazy conditions” if the hotspot situation in Sumatra persists, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday (Sep 9). [...]
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Transport minister seeks to overtake Singapore as bunkering hub

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The transport ministry is in the process of reviewing regulations and restrictions to allow Malaysia to become a bunker hub for vessels passing through the busy Straits of [...]
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Singapore stocks offer ‘good yield’ despite trade war jitters

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* Even though Singapore’s economy is taking a big hit from the US-China trade war, stocks in the city-state remain relatively attractive compared to the rest of Asia, [...]
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Singapore, Philippines ink agreements on education, infrastructure and personal data protection

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

President Halimah Yacob witnessed the signing of eight Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between Singapore and the Philippines on Monday (Sep 9), covering a range of fields [...]
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Singapore’s imports of Thai rice ‘easily met’ by alternative sources but climate change could affect food security

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s imports of Thai rice can be be easily met by alternative sources, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in response to CNA queries about recent [...]
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Biodegradable plastic alternatives not necessarily better for Singapore, say experts

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

You might think that switching from single-use plastics to biodegradable plastic alternatives is good for the environment but in Singapore, there are “no effective [...]
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Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodiadengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due [...]
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Employer of Filipina killed in Kuwait guilty of murder in Syria

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Mona Hassoun and husband Nader Essam Assaf were accused of killing Joana Demafelis and stuffing her body in a freezer. A Syrian woman has been found guilty of murder in her [...]
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