Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Friday, March 16.
Critical to promote free trade amid US moves that increase protectionist pressure: PM Lee
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said recent moves by the US to protect domestic industries have raised the spectre of tit-for-tat trade wars.
Singapore Flyer still grounded ahead of 10th anniversary
No date has been set for its reopening, after operations at the 165m-tall observation wheel were suspended on Jan 25 due to "technical issues".
Commentary: Trust between government, people key in fighting fake news problem
Speakers at Thursday's hearing identified a willing audience of disaffected citizens as a key problem in the fight against deliberate online falsehoods.
Video: US hits Russia with new sanctions for election meddling, cyberattacks
The sanctions imposed by the Treasury Department represent the most significant taken since President Donald Trump assumed office in January 2017.
Public order Bill not for day-to-day policing: MHA
Local civil society groups had claimed that provisions in the Bill could lead to an abuse of power by the police and oppression against peaceful protesters.
NZ family that unknowingly booked illegal Airbnb stay in Singapore turned away
The Haynes family turned up at Caribbean at Keppel Bay for a four-night stay, only to be told that short-term rents were outlawed.
Car costs make Singapore world's priciest city, again
A survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit has declared Singapore the world's most expensive place to live for the fifth year in a row.
Video: Several killed, cars crushed in Florida foot bridge collapse
Emergency personnel with sniffer dogs searched for signs of life amid the wreckage of concrete and twisted metal that rained from the collapsed structure.
Malaysia Elections 2018: The battleground states
With the elections round the corner, ST takes a look at five states - Kedah, Kelantan, Selangor, Johor and Sabah - expected to see fierce contests.
World Sleep Day: 5 interesting trends about Zzz
People across the globe will wake up today to World Sleep Day, an annual celebration of sleep and a call to action on issues related to a good night's rest.