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US government posts widest deficit since 2012

The U.S. government closed the 2018 fiscal year US$779 billion in the red, its highest deficit in six years, as Republican-led tax cuts pinched revenues and expenses rose on a growing national debt, according to data released on Monday by the Treasury Departm
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US government posts widest deficit since 2012

The U.S. government closed the 2018 fiscal year US$779 billion in the red, its highest deficit in six years, as Republican-led tax cuts pinched revenues and expenses rose on a growing national debt, according to data released on Monday by the Treasury Department.

North Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push

North Korea's state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an "evil" attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.
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North Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push

North Korea's state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an "evil" attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.

Amazon likely to buy 7-8 percent stake in Future Retail: TV

Amazon.com Inc is likely to buy an at least 7 percent to 8 percent stake in India's Future Retail Ltd through an investment arm, CNBC-TV 18 reported, citing sources.
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Amazon likely to buy 7-8 percent stake in Future Retail: TV

Amazon.com Inc is likely to buy an at least 7 percent to 8 percent stake in India's Future Retail Ltd through an investment arm, CNBC-TV 18 reported, citing sources.

Woman stabbed by man at Mei Ling Street recounts attack, says she does not know him at all

A woman who was stabbed at the void deck of Block 146 Mei Ling Street in Queenstown on Thursday night (Oct 11) said she did not know her attacker at all.
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Woman stabbed by man at Mei Ling Street recounts attack, says she does not know him at all

A woman who was stabbed at the void deck of Block 146 Mei Ling Street in Queenstown on Thursday night (Oct 11) said she did not know her attacker at all.

Burger King to stop providing straws and plastic lids

SINGAPORE - Fast-food chain Burger King has stopped giving dine-in customers straws and plastic lids for cold drinks in its 42 outlets here as of Monday (Oct 15). They will still be provided for deliveries and takeaways while dine-in customers can request fo
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Burger King to stop providing straws and plastic lids

SINGAPORE - Fast-food chain Burger King has stopped giving dine-in customers straws and plastic lids for cold drinks in its 42 outlets here as of Monday (Oct 15). They will still be provided for deliveries and takeaways while dine-in customers can request for them. Burger King Singapore general manager Goh Chin Hou told The New Paper on Monday: "The removal of straws and lids will help our guests rethink whether they really need them and get everyone to do their part in keeping the environment clean.

63-year-old woman dies in Punggol flat fire, 3-year-old granddaughter warded

The three-year-old girl lay on the ground, seemingly unconscious, as paramedics hovered around her and placed an oxygen mask on her face. Residents looked on with concern for her well-being as the girl was placed inside an ambulance, and they were relieved t
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63-year-old woman dies in Punggol flat fire, 3-year-old granddaughter warded

The three-year-old girl lay on the ground, seemingly unconscious, as paramedics hovered around her and placed an oxygen mask on her face. Residents looked on with concern for her well-being as the girl was placed inside an ambulance, and they were relieved to see her hand move. The girl, who was rescued from a burning flat in Punggol yesterday, is now warded at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, not yet aware that her grandmother, Madam Maimon Sharif, 63, had died in the blaze.

Two Koreas, UN Command hold first talks on disarming border

North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) held their first three-way talks on Tuesday to discuss demilitarising the border as the two Koreas push for peace, Seoul's defence ministry said.
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Two Koreas, UN Command hold first talks on disarming border

North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) held their first three-way talks on Tuesday to discuss demilitarising the border as the two Koreas push for peace, Seoul's defence ministry said.

Brazilian police refer ex-BRF executives to prosecutors in food probe

Brazilian police have referred two former executives of food processor BRF SA to federal prosecutors in an investigation into food safety that disrupted meat production in 2017, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday.
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Brazilian police refer ex-BRF executives to prosecutors in food probe

Brazilian police have referred two former executives of food processor BRF SA to federal prosecutors in an investigation into food safety that disrupted meat production in 2017, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday.

Yemen's president sacks prime minister bin Dagher - SABA

Yemen's president sacked Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher, blaming him for the economic crisis rocking the war-torn country, a statement carried by SABA state news agency said on Monday.
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Yemen's president sacks prime minister bin Dagher - SABA

Yemen's president sacked Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher, blaming him for the economic crisis rocking the war-torn country, a statement carried by SABA state news agency said on Monday.

Rivals ARM and Intel make peace to secure Internet of Things

Rival semiconductor giants ARM and Intel have agreed to work together to manage networks of connected devices from both firms, clearing a major stumbling block to market growth of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).
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Rivals ARM and Intel make peace to secure Internet of Things

Rival semiconductor giants ARM and Intel have agreed to work together to manage networks of connected devices from both firms, clearing a major stumbling block to market growth of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).

Beer lovers face price spikes, shortages as climate changes: Study

Climate change will brew trouble for beer lovers in coming decades as it shrinks yields of barley, the top grain used to make the world's most popular alcoholic drink, a study published on Monday said.
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Beer lovers face price spikes, shortages as climate changes: Study

Climate change will brew trouble for beer lovers in coming decades as it shrinks yields of barley, the top grain used to make the world's most popular alcoholic drink, a study published on Monday said.

Hi-tech peer-to-peer networks let Nigerian farmers log on for cash

It looked like the end had arrived for Adewale Fatai's chicken farm. Money was running out. Built to house 30,000 chickens, the farm was producing fewer than 2,000 chicks. His family had no funds to lend, and Nigeria's banks weren't interested.
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Hi-tech peer-to-peer networks let Nigerian farmers log on for cash

It looked like the end had arrived for Adewale Fatai's chicken farm. Money was running out. Built to house 30,000 chickens, the farm was producing fewer than 2,000 chicks. His family had no funds to lend, and Nigeria's banks weren't interested.

Britain, Baltics seek Italian support for EU cyber sanctions

A European Union sanctions plan to punish computer hackers is not directed at Russia or any one single country, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Monday, as Italy came under pressure from a group of EU members states to back the proposal.
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Britain, Baltics seek Italian support for EU cyber sanctions

A European Union sanctions plan to punish computer hackers is not directed at Russia or any one single country, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Monday, as Italy came under pressure from a group of EU members states to back the proposal.

North, South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid US concern over easing sanctions

North and South Korea met on Monday to discuss the next steps in their pact to renew economic cooperation, with the North saying it wanted a "substantive outcome" from the talks, against the backdrop of U.S. concerns over their haste to warm ties.
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North, South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid US concern over easing sanctions

North and South Korea met on Monday to discuss the next steps in their pact to renew economic cooperation, with the North saying it wanted a "substantive outcome" from the talks, against the backdrop of U.S. concerns over their haste to warm ties.

Australia skipper Paine wants more than a fighting draw

Australia's backs-to-the-wall escape in the first test against Pakistan triggered plenty of praise back home from fans with low expectations but captain Tim Paine has explained why he had been in no mood to celebrate the draw.
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Australia skipper Paine wants more than a fighting draw

Australia's backs-to-the-wall escape in the first test against Pakistan triggered plenty of praise back home from fans with low expectations but captain Tim Paine has explained why he had been in no mood to celebrate the draw.

Apart from Malaysia, Singapore has other concerns: Balakrishnan

SINGAPORE - Singapore's important concern for now is the evolving bilateral relationship between the United States and China, although it keeps an eye on development in Malaysia. «What happens in Malaysia is very important to us…but that is not the
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Apart from Malaysia, Singapore has other concerns: Balakrishnan

SINGAPORE - Singapore's important concern for now is the evolving bilateral relationship between the United States and China, although it keeps an eye on development in Malaysia. «What happens in Malaysia is very important to us…but that is not the main strategic change that is imperative for the plans that we are unfolding right now in Singapore,» said its Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

Blu Jaz Cafe's Public Entertainment Licence cancelled

Popular entertainment venue Blu Jaz Cafe has been told by the police that its Public Entertainment Licence is being cancelled. The notice, sent last Monday, said the licence will be terminated from Oct 22. Blu Jaz Cafe, located at 11 Bali Lane, is a popula
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Blu Jaz Cafe's Public Entertainment Licence cancelled

Popular entertainment venue Blu Jaz Cafe has been told by the police that its Public Entertainment Licence is being cancelled. The notice, sent last Monday, said the licence will be terminated from Oct 22. Blu Jaz Cafe, located at 11 Bali Lane, is a popular venue for live entertainment and performances, including music and comedy shows and poetry sessions. After 13 years in Bali Lane, it is a well-known establishment in the Kampong Glam community.

'Parrot Man' arrested in Geylang Serai after hurting two police officers

SINGAPORE - A 65-year-old man was arrested on Saturday (Oct 13) for causing public nuisance and voluntarily hurting public servants. The police said that they responded to a complaint from a member of the public at 11.30am on Saturday about a man who was ask
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'Parrot Man' arrested in Geylang Serai after hurting two police officers

SINGAPORE - A 65-year-old man was arrested on Saturday (Oct 13) for causing public nuisance and voluntarily hurting public servants. The police said that they responded to a complaint from a member of the public at 11.30am on Saturday about a man who was asking the public for money at 1 Geylang Serai. The Straits Times understands that the man was Mr Zeng Guoyan, also known as the «Parrot Man».

Slovak national team coach resigns

Slovakia's national soccer team coach Jan Kozak resigned on Sunday after more than five years in the job, a period during which he got his side into the European Championships for the first time.
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Slovak national team coach resigns

Slovakia's national soccer team coach Jan Kozak resigned on Sunday after more than five years in the job, a period during which he got his side into the European Championships for the first time.

Tennis - Del Potro suffers fractured kneecap after fall

U.S. Open runner-up Juan Martin del Potro has suffered a fractured right kneecap following his fall during a match in Shanghai this week, his spokesman said in a statement on Sunday.
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Tennis - Del Potro suffers fractured kneecap after fall

U.S. Open runner-up Juan Martin del Potro has suffered a fractured right kneecap following his fall during a match in Shanghai this week, his spokesman said in a statement on Sunday.

Syrian jihadists signal acceptance of Idlib deal

Syria's main jihadist group signalled on Sunday it would abide by the terms of a Russian-Turkish deal to prevent a Syrian government offensive on rebel-held Idlib the day before a critical deadline.
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Syrian jihadists signal acceptance of Idlib deal

Syria's main jihadist group signalled on Sunday it would abide by the terms of a Russian-Turkish deal to prevent a Syrian government offensive on rebel-held Idlib the day before a critical deadline.

US student barred by Israel appeals to top court

A U.S. student barred from Israel under a law against pro-Palestinian boycotters filed an appeal on Sunday with its top court, which suspended her deportation pending a discussion of the case.
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US student barred by Israel appeals to top court

A U.S. student barred from Israel under a law against pro-Palestinian boycotters filed an appeal on Sunday with its top court, which suspended her deportation pending a discussion of the case.

Portugal prime minister reshuffles government

Portugal's prime minister has carried out a reshuffle of his cabinet following the resignation of the defence minister and completion of next year's budget, making changes at four ministries ahead of a general election in 2019.
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Portugal prime minister reshuffles government

Portugal's prime minister has carried out a reshuffle of his cabinet following the resignation of the defence minister and completion of next year's budget, making changes at four ministries ahead of a general election in 2019.

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