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United States President Donald Trump cuts an increasingly isolated figure as he finds himself abandoned by top business executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defence of white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville.
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The Singapore Statutory Boards Employees' Cooperative Thrift and Loan Society will decide on civil remedies to recover $5.1 million in funds, after the Commercial Affairs Department completes its investigations into the case in which two employees of the co-op were jailed on Tuesday for misappropriating the funds.
Japan plans to deploy a new ground-based missile defence system as its third layer of protection in response to the North Korean ballistic missile threat, local media said yesterday. This will supplement its current defences that Tokyo has acknowledged could be inadequate in case of a North Korean missile attack.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak kicked off a charm offensive in the northern states yesterday with a visit to Permatang Pauh - the stronghold constituency of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim - and incentives for the Northern Corridor Economic Region.
Six months into the Trump presidency, Washington's Asia policy remains unclear, beyond North Korea and a trade fight with China, writes Associate Editor Ravi Velloor. The best assurance to date? That the United States will do right by Asia, eventually.
Smartphone-maker Xiaomi has won a trademark battle with Apple here. The Chinese firm will be allowed to register its trademark for Mi Pad for its computer tablet products which Apple had unsuccessfully argued contained all the letters of its iPad trademark.
Some public servants who have completed national service will get a day off in an initiative to mark 50 years of NS. The Ministry of Defence led the initiative and urged other public-sector employers to recognise NSmen's contributions.
The Singapore Exchange will team up with the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers to review valuation practices and the reporting carried out by real estate valuers. Quality valuations are "crucial to safeguarding investor interest and maintaining confidence in the Reits and business trust sector", they noted.
Rafael Nadal, who will reclaim the world No. 1 ranking from Andy Murray on Monday, has succinct advice for players who will miss the US Open because of injury. Accept it and keep going - that is the gist of the Spaniard's message. Nadal, who has battled knee injuries for years, said: "I worked a lot to give (myself) another chance and here I am."
This weekend, try new brews from Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan with dishes such as mentaiko quail eggs, schnitzel and ribs at Beerfest Asia. The festival, organised by Sphere Exhibits and United Overseas Bank, runs until Sunday at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre.
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Grab that cab
Mr Lim Chwee Choon, 72, who has been a cab driver since 1981, moves with the times as the taxi scene changes over the years. str.sg/grabcabby