Top stories from The Straits Times on Saturday, May 26

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Saturday, May 26.

A day after walking away from summit, Trump says June 12 date with Kim could still happen

US President Donald Trump had on May 24, 2018, cancelled a planned summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

US President Donald Trump said US officials are in talks with North Korea after the country's "very nice statement", less than 24 hours after Mr Trump cancelled the highly anticipated meeting.


Olympic champion Joseph Schooling on the catwalk at star-studded Hugo Boss event

Singapore's Olympic star Joseph Schooling walking down the runway during the finale of the Hugo Boss fashion show. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Also lending their star power to the glitzy event were Hollywood celebrities Chris Hemsworth and Sebastian Stan.


The summit is gasping, but three men will hope to bring it back to life

A pedestrian in Tokyo walks in front of a screen flashing a news report relating to US President Donald Trump cancelling his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on May 25, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

In the end it was a note of regret, the acknowledgement that a historic denouement was agonisingly out of reach, that punctuated this episode like an ellipsis.


Body of boy, 6, killed in Choa Chu Kang road accident, sent home to India

Ashvin was pinned under an SMRT bus in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5, on May 24, 2018. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

Ashvin had travelled to Singapore with his pregnant mother from their home town in Chennai, India, to visit his father, a permanent resident working in Singapore.


Doctor accused of rape: GP claimed he used saliva to carry out pelvic exam

Wee Teong Boo told the High Court on May 25, 2018, that saliva has "anti-bacterial properties", although he admitted there was no excuse for using spit as lubricant during a digital examination. ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

Wee Teong Boo is charged with molesting the woman, then a 23-year-old student, at his Bedok clinic on Nov 25, 2015, and raping her on Dec 30, 2015.


Prudential's Giro deductions botched by omitted decimal point

Prudential customers were sent an SMS on the morning of May 25, notifying them of the "inaccurate Giro deduction" due to a "technical error". PHOTO: ST FILE

A missing decimal point was behind a technical glitch that affected the monthly premiums of around 22,000 Prudential customers on Thursday night, say sources.


Malaysia's Anwar proposes all PH state govt leaders take 10% pay cut, emulating Cabinet move

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said Pakatan Harapan's victory in the May 9 general election should create a fresh culture of eliminating wastage, tiresome protocol and boastful practices. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

The leader of Malaysia's new ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) Anwar Ibrahim said PH's victory in the May 9 general election should create a fresh culture of eliminating wastage, tiresome protocol and boastful practices.


Disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, sex abuse

Film producer Harvey Weinstein arriving at the 1st Precinct in Manhattan in New York on May 25, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

Harvey Weinstein was charged with rape and a criminal sex act on two women on Friday, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations that triggered the #MeToo movement.


Football: Madrid not feeling like favourites in final, says Zidane

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball during a team training session in Kiev. PHOTO: AFP

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his side do not feel superior to Liverpool ahead of the Champions League final, where the Spaniards are targeting a remarkable third consecutive title and a record-extending 13th crown overall.


New Funan mall to have 24-hour drive-through for shoppers to pick up items

The new Funan mall is part of the upcoming Funan integrated development due to open in the civic and cultural district in the third quarter of 2019. PHOTO: CAPITALAND

Drive-throughs are a common sight at fast-food joints and car washes, but come next year, the new Funan mall in North Bridge Road will also be providing a 24-hour service where you can drive up and collect items you have bought.


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