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15 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Burkina Faso's president in S'pore for private visit

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana during a private visit in Singapore.

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18 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Brunei's Sultan, PM Lee plant sapling at Gardens by the Bay

On the last day of his three-day state visit, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah made a trip to Gardens by the Bay, where he and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong planted a "Kapur Paji" sapling.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, Lee Hsien Loong

19 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Singapore Navy to participate in multilateral maritime exercise in Qingdao

The Republic of Singapore Navy's frigate RSS Formidable will take part in the Multilateral Maritime Exercise in Qingdao, China on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, China, World News

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Times

Foreigners' share of home purchases creeping up

Although this is still low compared to the pre-ABSD proportion of 19 per cent [SINGAPORE] Private home purchases fell across the board in the first three months of this year to just over 2,000 units - the first time in more than five years that the number has dropped below 3,000 homes.

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Channelnewsasia.com

CSNS mulls enhancing healthcare component of NSmen awards

The Committee to Strengthen National Service may look into the possibility of enhancing the healthcare component of the National Day Recognition Awards for NSmen.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News

Channelnewsasia.com

CPC Politburo member Hu Chunhua calls on PM Lee

Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Hu Chunhua called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong, China

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Straits Times

'Ulu' place now a leisure haven

What really underlines that Punggol has become posh is the arrival of Gallop Stable last year, to offer farm stays, pony rides and riding lessons that start at $65 for a session.

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Related Topix: Lee Hsien Loong, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, World News, Life, Food, Seafood

Channelnewsasia.com

President of French Senate in Singapore on three-day visit

President of the French Senate Mr Jean-Pierre Bel is in Singapore for a three-day visit from April 20-22 at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

Channelnewsasia.com

Brunei sultan visits Singapore

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is in Singapore for a three-day state visit. Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry said the visit provides an excellent opportunity to review existing bilateral collaboration and explore new areas for both countries to work together.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, Lee Hsien Loong

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Straits Times

Navigating the way forward

The prorogation of Parliament offers Members an opportunity to ponder how to take forward what the nation has achieved over the past 2A1 2 years.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, World News, Opinion

Channelnewsasia.com

DPM Teo Chee Hean meets Chinese official

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean hosted a courtesy call with a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Hu Chunhua on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Big Snub for Dr M: 'Johor won't budge on Friendship Bridge'

THE state government will not harp on the Causeway and crooked bridge issues when arriving to any decisions pertaining to the construction of the Malaysia-Singapore Friendship Bridge.

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The Straits Times

Sultan of Brunei on three-day visit to Singapore starting Monday

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and his wife Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha will receive a ceremonial welcome at the Istana.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, Lee Hsien Loong

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

KL-S'Pore High Spreed Rail: Perils and promise

EXCITEMENT is high over the proposed Malaysia-Singapore high-speed railway . But, first, significant hurdles need to be overcome.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, World News, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, Lee Hsien Loong, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

Channelnewsasia.com

Singaporeans should say 'no' to bigotry: Tan Chuan-Jin

Singaporeans should make a stand and say 'no' to bigotry, said Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin on Friday.

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The Straits Times

Details of regulatory framework for large dorms to be announced in a few months' time

Large dormitories in Singapore will come under a regulatory framework, and more details will be announced "in a few months' time", the Ministry of Manpower said on Friday.

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The Straits Times

Wider value to Singapore Day than dollars and cents

In the spirit of full disclosure, I was one of the 12,000 people who went for Singapore Day in London in 2009.

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The Straits Times

A new brand of heroism for young Singaporeans

IN A recent focus group discussion held by the Committee to Strengthen National Service, Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing said: "We can do everything well, but if we cannot settle this issue of why we are wearing the uniform...all the other things are meaningless."

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

PM Lee sends condolences to S Korea president on ferry sinking

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has conveyed his condolences to South Korea's President Park Geun-hye on the sinking of the passenger ferry, the Sewol, off Byeongpung Island on April 16. Coast guard and navy divers search for passengers near a South Korean ferry that capsized on its way to Jeju island from Incheon, at sea some 20km off the island of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lee Hsien Loong, Park Geun-hye, Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, South Korea, World News, Southeast Asia

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: High-speed railway perils and promise

Excitement is high over the proposed Malaysia-Singapore high- speed railway . But first, significant hurdles need to be overcome.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Malaysia, Lee Hsien Loong, China, Asia,

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