Top stories from The Straits Times on Friday, June 28

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, June 28.


Property and shipping players welcome drive for transactions to go digital


PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The move to review the Electronic Transactions Act and allow property transactions to go digital will benefit developers and landlords, observers said.

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Kovan double murder: Ex-cop on death row wants lawyers to face disciplinary tribunal 


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Iskandar Rahmat, a 14-year veteran in the police force, stabbed to death a 67-year-old businessman in his home in 2013 as well as his 42-year-old son.

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Japan and China vow to be 'eternal neighbours' at Xi-Abe summit meeting in Osaka


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Mr Xi became the first Chinese President to visit Japan in almost nine years.

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More unified approach to rail operations could work better


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Merging SMRT's and SBS Transit's operations to have a single rail operator in talent-scarce Singapore makes sense, says ST senior transport correspondent Christopher Tan.

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Trump warns of Plan B on China trade: Billions of dollars more in tariffs


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US President Donald Trump said this would happen if there is no progress on a trade deal after his planned meeting with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the G-20 Summit.

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Singapore and Japan reaffirm excellent relations


PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

PM Lee Hsien Loong welcomed the Japanese G-20 Presidency's efforts to strengthen engagement between the G-20 heavyweights and the wider United Nations membership.

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Apple's second Singapore store to open at Jewel Changi Airport on July 13


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Apple said that some brand new programming will be developed exclusively for visitors to the new Jewel store.

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'We only want to sell our oil,' Iran official says before nuclear talks


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Iran is threatening to go over the maximum amount of enriched uranium it is allowed in retaliation for crippling US economic sanctions imposed in the past year.

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E-scooter rider admits knocking into toddler on fourth storey of shopping mall


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The three-year-old child was hit on the forehead by the e-scooter and fell backwards, striking his head on the floor.

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Fried chicken fashion: KFC teams up with local designer Thomas Wee for new streetwear-style uniforms 


ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Wee said he was mainly inspired by American baseball and KFC's heritage.

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