10 must-reads for today

A rally in Sydney yesterday calling for the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested in London on Thursday.
A rally in Sydney yesterday calling for the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested in London on Thursday.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Ecuador's decision to abruptly end Julian Assange's seven-year asylum in its London embassy followed a long deterioration in relations, driven in part by suspicions he was secretly fuelling corruption allegations against President Lenin Moreno. British police arrested the WikiLeaks founder on Thursday. 

Singapore's economy grew by 1.3 per cent in the first quarter, the weakest year-on-year quarterly growth since the second quarter of 2009. The lower flash estimates from the Ministry of Trade and Industry have economists divided on whether better days lie ahead or if global trade tensions could spell a further slowdown.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe