SINGAPORE Airlines, which has too many pilots amid a business downturn, does not expect the surplus to ease any time soon.
INDIA and China agreed to explore ways to maintain peace along their long but undefined border, as visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised to build trust with India.
SINGAPORE yesterday signalled that it is open to the idea of having anti-discrimination laws as a possible way to protect Singaporean workers, a move that marks a shift from its position a year ago.
WOMEN cheated in Internet love scams will front a new campaign to educate others about the dangers of online dating. Money transfer company Western Union is coming up with the drive as it regularly receives requests from female customers to transfer money overseas to foreign men they met online.
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong will arrive in Tokyo later today to begin an official visit to Japan.
A GROUP of students have designed a drain cover which could help in the fight against dengue.
PANIC over the spread of the deadly bird flu across China appears to be subsiding, with a few outbreak-hit provinces rolling back their high-alert state of readiness after reporting no new infections over the past two weeks.
HONG KONG - At least half of the silk products on sale in the Chinese capital do not meet safety and quality standards, according to a Beijing Consumers' Association study, the South China Morning Post reported yesterday.
FOR the first time in his life, says New Taipei City deputy mayor Lee Shu-chuan, he can finally "feel the existence of the government", thanks to its tough stance against the Philippines in the spat over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman.
WASHINGTON - The military that ran Myanmar for decades will continue to play a major role in the country, says the former general who has presided over the transformation of a nation that only three years ago was considered one of the most repressive.
US OFFICIALS argue that reforms by President Thein Sein's government - freeing democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and hundreds of political prisoners, scrapping censorship, legalising trade unions and protests - are transformative and deserve support from President Barack Obama, who confirmed the end of Myanmar's pariah status in the West with a landmark visit last November.
TORONTO - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's chief of staff stepped down on Sunday over an expenses scandal.
ADVANCED economies have at most a decade to embark on structural reforms, or face the very real risk of economic stagnation, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
SINCE its days as a fishing village, Singapore has always relied on trade as the backbone of its small, resource-scarce economy. But the cross-border exchange of goods and services in modern-day Singapore has come a long way from its humble origins.
BUYERS made a beeline for recently launched mass-market projects over the weekend. The new projects high on the shopping list included Stratum in Pasir Ris, Whitehaven in Pasir Panjang and Corals at Keppel Bay, which were all launched or previewed last week.
Singapore is well known as a global financial powerhouse, a gastronomic wonderland and a shiok holiday haven.
Helming a lengthy Chinese opera performance is always challenging, even more so when assuming the role of five very different characters. On Saturday, local Chinese opera veteran See Too Hoi Siang will be taking on that task and demonstrating her prowess in The Versatility Of See Too Hoi Siang.
Dreaming is illegal. That is the hook in the musical Pursuant, where dreamers are arrested and have to undergo treatment to stop their dreams in SingaCorp in year 2023.
THE rubbish that disappears down the chute. The way the void decks and streets are cleaned.
Of all the issues on the ground that Mr Png Eng Huat encounters as a vice-chairman of Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council, two are particularly intractable.
THE Town Council Act has only one provision for transition when MPs change: Where an area within a town is transferred to another town, the Minister for National Development may specify that the town council of the first town continue to maintain and manage the area for up to 90 days.
ECONOMIC discussion in Singapore tends to focus too much on hitting a Gross Domestic Product growth target. It is true that living standards cannot be raised by flat-lining gross domestic product growth and focusing on redistribution. So growth remains essential. This is the classic "goose that lays the golden eggs" argument: feed the goose and the eggs follow.
PEOPLE on Earth learnt the other week that the heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air they breathe had crossed the 400 parts per million (ppm) mark, which could possibly be a life-changing level. Scientists have warned that a tipping point could be reached at the existing rate of gas increase caused by industry, agriculture and applications of technology, like vehicle use and air travel.
LAST week, news broke that Singapore had gained admission into an exclusive club in the cold North, the Arctic Council.
THE notion that a good qualification does not guarantee a good job has been raised several times of late, most recently by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat ("Good grades no longer guarantee of good jobs"; last Saturday). It is refreshing to hear the minister himself emphasising the need for education to be relevant.
NATIONAL Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan is right to say that a degree may not necessarily guarantee good jobs in today's context ("Is a degree really all-important?"; last Thursday).
OVER the past year, the Singapore authorities have repeatedly advised Malaysians based here against importing their country's politics into the Republic; an application to hold a Bersih gathering at Hong Lim Park last year was rejected ("Impasse over Bersih rally site"; April 26, 2012).
THERE have been more successful and well-supported clubs who have landed on these shores. But none, said Football Association of Singapore president Zainudin Nordin, have made an impact quite like Atletico Madrid will, on their first visit to the Republic.
HIS was the name on everybody's lips as Atletico Madrid arrived in Singapore yesterday - and the main reason that football fan Norman Jalal took the day off from work to stake out the team's hotel.
MADRID - Jose Mourinho was yesterday set to learn his fate as Real Madrid manager after the club's directors called for a board meeting.