What's News: May 24, 2018

Officers helping an injured colleague after an attack on the police HQ in Pekanbaru on May 16.
Officers helping an injured colleague after an attack on the police HQ in Pekanbaru on May 16.PHOTO: EPA-EFE


Trump-Kim summit in doubt

United States President Donald Trump has thrown his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un into doubt, saying it could be delayed past the planned June 12 date. On Tuesday, Mr Trump flagged the possibility that there would be no summit if certain conditions were not met.


Hotels prepare for demand

Anticipating a jump in demand, several hotels are gearing up for the planned United States-North Korea June 12 summit by blocking off rooms or taking back rooms that were already allocated to tour agencies. The hotels include Shangri-La Hotel and Marina Bay Sands.


More police officers attacked

Some 135 police officers were attacked by terrorists between 2010 and May this year, compared to just 20 between 2000 and 2009, new government data shows. The figures follow a rise in violent jihad, with the latest incidents including attacks on East Java's Surabaya police headquarters on May 14 and on the Riau provincial police headquarters in Pekanbaru two days later.


Japanese mayor quits

The mayor of the western Tokyo municipality of Komae, Mr Kunihiko Takahashi, 66, announced his resignation yesterday, becoming the latest high-profile figure to fall in Japan because of sexual harassment. Four of his female staff had filed a formal complaint.


The rise of hybrid airlines

The world of airlines is no longer binary. As budget carriers and full-service airlines evolve to meet intense competition, a "hybridisation" of services has emerged, says senior aviation correspondent Karamjit Kaur.


Raising Armenians' profile

The Armenian community here is spending $1.2 million to raise awareness about its role as one of Singapore's oldest communities. It has built the Armenian museum, is constructing a community centre and will continue the restoration of the Armenian Church.


LTA, NParks sued over crash

Motorcyclist Vicknesh Morthy suffered brain damage following a 2016 accident on the Bukit Timah Expressway when he slammed into the carcass of a wild boar. His family is suing both the Land Transport Authority and National Parks Board for negligence.


Hyflux halts trading of shares

Hyflux called for a trading suspension of its shares and perpetual securities yesterday as shareholders tried to digest the news that the water treatment firm is seeking court protection. After market close, the company announced the resignation and departure of group executive vice-president and group chief operating officer Wong Lup Wai.


Emery set to fire up Gunners

Unai Emery is ready to revitalise a struggling Arsenal side who have slipped well below their English Premier League rivals. Yesterday, he was confirmed as the surprise choice to be the new manager, after it seemed fellow Spaniard Mikel Arteta, a former Gunners captain and Manchester City's assistant coach, would get the nod. Arsene Wenger recently left Arsenal after 22 years.


Monsters to open film festival

In the PG-rated comedy Zombillenium, vampires, werewolves and zombies make a living at a Halloween theme park by just being themselves. The film opens the French Animation Film Festival, which takes place from tomorrow until Sunday.


Going for gold

In spite of being told she would never walk again, Ms Yap Qian Yin went on to win medals as an athlete. http://str.sg/ofZp


Tasty bazaar treats

Some of the best eats at Geylang Serai's Hari Raya Bazaar include classic street food items. http://str.sg/oxL8

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