MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, July 13, 2015

Parliament will be sitting today, with two MPs set to ask PM Lee Hsien Loong about  the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee.
Parliament will be sitting today, with two MPs set to ask PM Lee Hsien Loong about the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break today and which we think you'd be interested in.

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MPs to ask about Electoral Boundaries Reivew Committee in Parliament

Parliament sits this afternoon, and two MPs have tabled questions for the Prime Minister on whether the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee has been formed. The committee is set up ahead of an election, and the answer will be an indication as to how soon the next General Election - which many expect to take place this year - might be called. 

Call for stallholders for new Bukit Panjang hawker centre 


NTUC Foodfare will be inviting hawkers to tender for the upcoming Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre and Market. PHOTO: HDB

Social enterprise NTUC Foodfare will invite hawkers to tender for stalls in the new Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre and Market, due to open by the end of the year. The social enterprise will help hawkers keep costs low, so that they can keep their fare affordable. All 28 cooked-food stalls are expected to offer at least two low-cost main dishes and people on public assistance schemes will be able to have an economy-rice meal for just $1.50. - CAROLYN KHEW

Deadline looms for latest round of Iran nuclear talks


US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (right) and Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi meet at a hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held, in Vienna, Austria, on July 9, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

A deadline that Iran and six other countries have given themselves to reach an agreement in ongoing talks in Vienna over Iran's atomic programme passes today, and a historic final deal could be reached early this morning. Diplomatic sources have said that Iran and the six powers - Britain, the United States, Germany, France, Russia and China - are the closest they have ever been to sealing a deal that will end a stand-off of more than 12 years by negotiating limits on Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. The July 13 deadline was set after two previous deadlines on June 30 and July 9 were missed. - JEREMY LEE

Arsenal, Everton arriving in Singapore


English Premier League teams Arsenal and Everton are set to arrive in Singapore today for the Barclays Asia Trophy. PHOTO: EMIRATES

English FA Cup champions Arsenal and fellow Premier League club Everton make their highly anticipated arrivals in Singapore this evening. The two sides, who each command a decent following here, will be participating in this week's Barclays Asia Trophy, along with another EPL team, Stoke City, and a Singapore Selection.