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PM Lee and Luke Goh, Deputy Secretary (Trade) MTI (left), at the TPP Leaders meeting in Lima, Peru on Nov 19, 2016.
PM Lee and Luke Goh, Deputy Secretary (Trade) MTI (left), at the TPP Leaders meeting in Lima, Peru on Nov 19, 2016.ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

TPP leaders meet to seek ways forward on landmark trade deal

Leaders of the 12 countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership met to seek ways forward on the landmark trade deal, which hangs in the balance following Mr Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election.

The meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit, yielded no joint statement.

US President-elect Donald Trump won on an anti-free trade platform, imperilling the TPP as it can come into force only if it is approved by six countries that account for at least 85 per cent of the group's economic output.

This means that ratification by the United States, given the giant size of its economy, is essential. The other countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.


Mike Pence jeered at Broadway show, cast asks him to work for 'all of us'


Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed at a performance of the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton, whose "alarmed and anxious" cast made an unusual call for Donald Trump's incoming administration to work on behalf of all Americans.

The President-elect later complained that the cast had been rude to Pence and harassed him during the late Friday performance.

"This should not happen!" Trump tweeted.


Thousands rally against Turkey child sex conviction Bill

Thousands of people, including women and children, protested on Saturday (Nov 19) in Istanbul against a controversial Bill that would overturn men's convictions for child sex assault if they married their victims.

At least 3,000 people took part in the demonstration in the city's Asian side. They clapped and whistled as others shouted anti-government slogans.

"We will not shut up. We will not obey," they shouted. "Withdraw the bill immediately."


Tennis: Murray beats Raonic to reach final of ATP Tour Finals

World number one Andy Murray faces a dramatic showdown with Novak Djokovic after staging a superb fightback to defeat Milos Raonic 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (11/9) in the semi-finals of the ATP Tour Finals on Saturday (Nov 19).

Murray will face world number two Djokovic in Sunday’s final after surviving a three-hour 39-minute classic that ranked as the longest match in Tour Finals history.

The Scot, who saved a match point in the final set tie-break, must win the Tour Finals for the first time to be guaranteed to finish 2016 on top of the world rankings, with Djokovic able to overhaul him if he takes the title for a record-equalling sixth time.


Football: Arsenal frustrate Mourinho, Toure back with a bang

Jose Mourinho was left frustrated as Arsenal rescued a late 1-1 draw at Manchester United, while Yaya Toure was back in Pep Guardiola's good books with a brace in Manchester City's 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Olivier Giroud converted Arsenal's first effort on target in the 89th minute to salvage a point for Arsene Wenger's side after Juan Mata's 69th-minute strike looked to have earned United a much-needed win.

Arsenal remain without a league win at Old Trafford in 10 years and Wenger has still not beaten Mourinho in the league in 12 attempts.