Top stories from The Straits Times on Sunday, June 17

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Sunday, June 17. 


Driverless vehicles arrive at Changi Airport to ease manpower crunch

A number of trials involving autonomous vehicles on the tarmac have already started, such as an automated guided vehicle to pull baggage trucks holding passengers' luggage. 

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Escalating trade spat worries US, China companies

Companies and trade groups in both countries have expressed concern over how the escalating trade spat between the world's two biggest economies could affect operations.

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Football: Lionel Messi messes up for Argentina as Iceland roars in 1-1 draw

Messi never found his mojo, even missing a penalty which could have been the winning goal, as Iceland - the smallest country at this World Cup - earned a massive point.

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Trump-Kim Summit: 'Come eat Pyongyang noodles' invite to Singapore interpreter

NSman Gim Joo Hyung, who was the main interpreter on the ground for the Singapore Police Force, recounts his experiences interacting with the North Korean delegation during the summit. 

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's charm offensive pays off at Singapore summit

Mr Kim had every reason to grin from ear to ear when he was in Singapore, given the way experts and media hailed him the "winner" at the summit with US President Donald Trump. 

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9 in 10 PMDs and e-bikes confiscated due to their size, weight or top speed: LTA

The Land Transport Authority has seized 292 personal mobility devices, including e-bicycles and e-scooters, since the Active Mobility Act took effect on May 1. 

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Woman swallowed by 7m-long giant python in Indonesia

Wa Tiba, 54, was found in the belly of the python, which was cut open by villagers, after she vanished while tending her vegetable garden.

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It Changed My Life: From struggling artist to top crime-buster

Gordon Toh put aside his artistic dreams - which he thought could be his ticket to a brighter future - to be a cop for over 40 years, solving some of Singapore's most sensational crime cases.

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Rare debilitating condition doesn't stop these brothers

Six years ago, Kenneth and Eugene Tan completed countless marathons and adventure races. Now, even climbing the stairs takes longer after they were diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraplegia. 

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World Cup fever: Eye on the game... and the hunks

With family-friendly spots and atmospheric venues to catch the World Cup as well as the eye candy on the pitch, there is something for everyone. 

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