Top stories from The Straits Times on Tuesday, June 5

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Tuesday, June 5.


Timing of Trump-Kim meeting scheduled for June 12 revealed

The White House said on Monday (June 4) that a first meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place at 9am in Singapore on June 12.

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Grappling with issue of ageing HDB flat leases

There is still half a century to go before the first batch of HDB flats see their 99-year leasehold terms expiring. But already, some Singaporeans are beginning to worry about what will happen to their homes then. The Straits Times examines the issue.

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60-year-old woman on life support after accident with cyclist in Tampines

A 17-year-old cyclist is assisting police with investigations, after a pedestrian suffered severe trauma to her head during an accident in Tampines on Sunday night (June 3).

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CBD blackout caused by maintenance work: SP Group

The power outage last Friday, which lasted half an hour, affected thousands of people working in the Central Business District and surrounding areas such as Chinatown.

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After two weeks, Malaysia's King consents to PM Mahathir's choice of Attorney-General

Sultan Muhammad V has agreed to the Mahathir Mohamad administration's choice of attorney-general, despite widespread concerns in Malaysia that the candidate is not from the Malay Muslim majority.

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Kim shores up position by replacing three top generals 

North Korea has replaced three of its top military officials with loyalists to leader Kim Jong Un, days before he is scheduled to hold denuclearisation talks with the United States.

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Trump asserts 'absolute right' to pardon himself 

US President Donald Trump aggressively hardened his defense against the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation on Monday (June 4), branding the probe "unconstitutional" and declaring that he has an "absolute right" to pardon himself of any crime.

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First Saudi women get driving licences

Saudi Arabia on Monday (June 4) began issuing its first driving licences to women in decades, authorities said, just weeks before the historic lifting of the conservative kingdom's ban on female motorists.

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Spotlight on software at Apple's annual developer conference

At the start of the WWDC 2018 keynote address, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook said: "Today will be all about software".

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Old Chang Kee opens in London's Covent Garden

The brand's entrance in Britain is a joint venture between the chain and Ms Sandra Leong, a Singaporean who has been living in London for the past seven years.

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