ST Explainers: PM May's challenges, Xi's graft crackdown and new rules for S'pore pet owners

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority launched a new code of animal welfare for pet owners on June 15.
The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority launched a new code of animal welfare for pet owners on June 15.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

This is a fortnightly round-up of FAQs, pegged on news events, published on The Straits Times' website. Go to http://str.sg/Z9Zr for more.

British PM Theresa May is now facing uphill battles to both stay in power and defend Britain's position in the Brexit talks. ST Explainers looks at some of her challenges. Other topics on home ground that caught our attention in the past fortnight include new rules for Singapore pet owners and wild boar sightings in Tuas.

Brexit talks: Key issues and possible scenarios

Brexit talks began on June 19, at Mrs Theresa May's insistence. But with the election results dashing her hopes for a bigger majority to negotiate, we look at some of the possible Brexit, even non-Brexit, scenarios that could happen. http://str.sg/4bgt

The complex divorce negotiations have to be completed in less than two years. Get a cheat sheet on the key issues involved at http://str.sg/4bFH.

Big fish ensnared by Xi's anti-corruption dragnet China's Anbang Insurance Group said on June 13 that its chairman Wu Xiaohui was unable to fulfil his duties, amid reports that he had been taken away by the authorities for investigation. Mr Wu is not the first high-profile Chinese businessman to have been seized amid President Xi Jinping's corruption crackdown. We look at 10 others who have been ensnared in the dragnet. http://str.sg/4bXi

New code of animal welfare for pet owners in Singapore The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority launched a new code of animal welfare for pet owners on June 15.

If you own a pet, or are thinking of getting one, here are five things to take note of under the new code. http://str.sg/4bbn

How to keep children's milk teeth free of cavities At least half of pre-schoolers in Singapore have tooth decay. Parents can read our 10 tips on helping children keep their milk teeth healthy and cavity-free. http://str.sg/4bMM

List of health products red-flagged by HSA Before you buy that health supplement or weight-loss product online, read our list of items flagged by the Health Sciences Authority as dangerous. http://str.sg/4buG

Hot weather puts heat on flights and airport routines Extreme hot weather in the United States has led to flight cancellations in the American south-west. Find out how hot weather affects jet engines and airport routines with our explainer and graphics. http://str.sg/4EqH

New made-in-Singapore online pirate game French video-game developer Ubisoft announced that its Singapore studio is making a new online pirate sea-battle game, Skull & Bones, which is due to be released next year. We explain why this is a big deal in the gaming world at http://str.sg/4bLN

Run into a wild boar? Keep a safe distance Real-life road hogs caused some excitement near a bus interchange in Tuas on June 14. A herd of wild boars ambling around the road was captured in a viral video. But these animals can be dangerous. Here's what to do if you encounter them. http://str.sg/4bL3

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2017, with the headline 'ST Explainers: PM May's challenges, Xi's graft crackdown and new rules for S'pore pet owners'. Print Edition | Subscribe