Top stories from The Straits Times on Saturday, March 3

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Saturday, March 3.


Europe targets US bourbon, bikes, blue jeans for trade riposte


European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a speech in Hamburg, Germany on March 2, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

Europe has drawn up a list of US products from bourbon to Harley Davidson motorbikes on which to apply tariffs if US President Donald Trump follows through on a plan to impose global duties on aluminium and steel.

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Parliament: Bigger budget vital to deal with terror threat, says Shanmugam


Police and SCDF personnel at a mock hostage situation involving gunmen and victims at a coffee shop. Mr K. Shanmugam said the Home Affairs Ministry will play the lead role in the battle against terrorists, with the police as the "first and main responders" in a terror attack.BERITA HARIAN FILE PHOTO

The scourge of terrorism looming over Singapore is the leading force pushing the country to budget 11 per cent more than last year to secure its home front.

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Heng Swee Keat asks WP's Sylvia Lim if she will apologise, withdraw allegation on timing of GST hike


Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has asked Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim if she would withdraw her allegation that the Government deferred the goods and services tax (GST) hike because it was trapped by earlier statements it made about having enough funds.SCREENGRAB: YOUTUBE

Mr Heng has asked the Workers' Party chairman if she would apologise, and withdraw her allegation that the Government deferred the goods and services tax hike because it was trapped by earlier statements it made about having enough funds.

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Pinhole camera found in NTU toilet, police investigating


The device was found in a handicapped toilet at the basement 1 level of the building shared by NTU's School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO READER

The police told The Straits Times that they received "a call for assistance on a case of insulting the modesty of women in Nanyang Drive" on Thursday.

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Steel, aluminium tariffs are an own goal


A warehouse at a steel plant in China's northern Hebei province. Mr Donald Trump's proposed tariffs may potentially induce some US manufacturers to offshore more of their production to countries where steel and aluminium prices are lower. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

They will threaten far more jobs than they will save and end up being a tax on US consumers.

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Cause of full-day Downtown Line glitch still a mystery to commuters


A staff member at Bayfront MRT station monitors the opening and closing of the platform doors during the Downtown Line train delay on March 1, 2018.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

While the immediate cause of the signalling fault has been resolved, LTA was unable to say what caused this glitch in the equipment.

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Supreme Court sets sentencing framework for maid abuse cases


The sentencing framework came after Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon signalled the need to review sentencing benchmarks "upwards" for such offences.PHOTO: ST FILE

It came after Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon signalled the need to review sentencing benchmarks "upwards" for such offences.

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Two winning entries for $12m Toto Hongbao prize


The winning numbers - 37, 40, 31, 24, 28 and 49, with additional number 29 - were announced at 9.30pm on March 2, 2018. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

One lucky punter took home half the prize, while the other winning entry - an iToto entry - was split among 28 shares.

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Singapore Design Week: Eat and breathe design


The Formica For More pavilion (above) and Play Book are among the SingaPlural installations at the National Design Centre.PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN, PINCH DESIGN

Installations and workshops are among the activities you can join to learn about design.

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Human limbs found inside belly of Indonesia crocodile: Police


Indonesian authorities recover a crocodile after they shot and killed the 6m-long creature close to a riverbank in Marukangan on March 2, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

The authorities shot and killed the 6m-long crocodile close to a riverbank where a local palm oil plantation worker had gone missing two days earlier.

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