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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last night outlined what the Government is doing to help businesses upgrade and create good jobs, and help Singaporeans acquire skills for these jobs. The labour movement and Manpower Ministry will make sure workers facing layoffs are treated fairly, and match them with available jobs, he said in a speech at the NTUC.
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China and Malaysia have inked 14 agreements, with one involving the sale of Chinese naval vessels, reflecting their warming ties amid a tussle for regional influence between Beijing and Washington. The deals were signed as part of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's six-day visit to China.
China's appetite for planes and pilots is building up, whetted by a slew of new airlines launched in the last three years as local governments, private firms and larger carriers fight for a share of the country's fast-growing domestic travel market.
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Tokyo last night for an introductory visit, during which business will likely be high on the agenda. Ms Suu Kyi is wooing investors to jump-start a nascent economy after the lifting of US sanctions last month.
What makes a city truly smart? Sure, smart sensor technology is a key enabler, but Professor Thomas Menkhoff says that a recent visit to Berlin and Barcelona showed that it is people and their ground-up initiatives that turn a smart city into a compelling home.
Most drivers here are unfazed by the new road charge levied since yesterday to enter Malaysia.
Singapore cars will be charged an extra RM20 (S$7), which most said they could comfortably foot. But a few said they would reconsider going to Malaysia.
A man slashed his wife's throat because she would not help him to extend his visa to stay in Singapore. Indian national Krishnan Karunakaran, 45, pleaded guilty to attempted culpable homicide and criminal intimidation, and will be sentenced on Friday.
Missing a parcel delivery because no one was home is a common online shopping frustration, but it will soon be a thing of the past. A nationwide system of lockers will be rolled out by the end of next year to make parcel collection more convenient for both shoppers and deliverymen.
While Tottenham stay unbeaten in the Premier League and Champions League, injuries have stalled their push. Manager Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld will not return against Leverkusen today but Kane might feature against Arsenal at the weekend.
When an earthquake rattled Japan in 2011, crippling a nuclear plant in Fukushima and triggering the country's worst nuclear disaster, poet Ryoichi Wago (photo) stuck around as the streets emptied, capturing his anguish in a series of moving and poetic tweets. He will be coming here for the Singapore Writers Festival, where Japan is the country of focus this year.
Actress Tippi Hedren - mother of actress Melanie Griffith and grandmother of Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson - graphically chronicles in a new memoir incidents in which she says she was sexually assaulted and harassed by director Alfred Hitchcock during her star turns in The Birds and Marnie.