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November 19, 2022

Mass exodus at Twitter after Musk issues 'hardcore' ultimatum

SAN FRANCISCO - Employee departures multiplied at Twitter on Thursday after an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk, who demanded staff choose between being \"extremely hardcore\" and working long hours, or losing their jobs.

Mass exodus at Twitter after Musk issues 'hardcore' ultimatum

3 mins

Indonesia's Go To cuts 1,300 jobs, including in S'pore

It is latest tech firm to implement layoffs amid gloomy post-pandemic outlook

Indonesia's Go To cuts 1,300 jobs, including in S'pore

2 mins

Grab eyes Prime's taxi, private-hire businesses

Deal would let ride-hailing giant access street-hail business, boost limousine service

Grab eyes Prime's taxi, private-hire businesses

2 mins

V-P Harris assures Indo-Pacific of US' commitment to region

BANGKOK - There is no better economic partner for the Indo-Pacific than the United States, said US Vice-President Kamala Harris as she underscored America's economic and security commitments to the region in a speech on Friday.

V-P Harris assures Indo-Pacific of US' commitment to region

2 mins

S'pore leader meets Saudi Crown Prince, HK Chief Executive

BANGKOK - Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Hong Kong's Chief Executive John Lee on Friday, and reaffirmed the Republic's strong ties with both economies.

S'pore leader meets Saudi Crown Prince, HK Chief Executive

1 min

Record numbers make for the most unpredictable polls ever

Malaysia set to have first hung Parliament, with more choppy political waters ahead

Record numbers make for the most unpredictable polls ever

3 mins

Rival coalitions make final push for votes ahead of Polling Day

PH chief Anwar campaigns in Tambun, Perak, where he is in four-cornered fight

Rival coalitions make final push for votes ahead of Polling Day

2 mins

China should be stabilising force in Asia: Ng Eng Hen

BEIJING - Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen has urged China to continue to be a stabilising force in Asia, especially when geopolitics has become fractious and global problems threaten security.

China should be stabilising force in Asia: Ng Eng Hen

1 min

Xi's return to global stage marked by meetings with world leaders

Focus placed on relationship building, blunting US efforts to contain China

Xi's return to global stage marked by meetings with world leaders

2 mins

Beijing's largest district urges people to stay home as virus cases surge

BEIJING Beijing's biggest district urged people to stay home this weekend as Covid-19 outbreaks grew in numerous Chinese cities on Friday, even as the country further fine-tuned its Covid-19 rules by removing capacity limits at entertainment venues.

Beijing's largest district urges people to stay home as virus cases surge

2 mins

Biden's trade chief takes a shine to S'pore's tripartite system, pragmatism

She says trade policy is an area where the US takes inspiration from the Republic

Biden's trade chief takes a shine to S'pore's tripartite system, pragmatism

3 mins

GIC-funded company launches India's first privately built rocket

Start-up Skyroot's co-founder hails launch as giant leap for India's space industry

GIC-funded company launches India's first privately built rocket

2 mins

Flood woes far from over for residents in Australia's south-east

SYDNEY Flood-weary residents in Australia's south-east have been urged to remain on high alert for major flooding over the weekend, the authorities said on Friday, as swollen rivers continued to roll downstream despite an easing of severe weather conditions.

Flood woes far from over for residents in Australia's south-east

1 min

First galaxies may be older than previously thought, say scientists

WASHINGTON - The first galaxies may have formed far earlier than previously thought, according to observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) that are reshaping astronomers' understanding of the early universe.

First galaxies may be older than previously thought, say scientists

2 mins

Russia says it is fortifying annexed Crimean peninsula

Kyiv's forces pursue counter-offensive in south as Moscow hits Ukraine energy grid

Russia says it is fortifying annexed Crimean peninsula

2 mins

S'pore, Indian air forces resume joint training after two-year hiatus

Following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) have resumed their joint military training at Kalaikunda Air Force Station in India.

S'pore, Indian air forces resume joint training after two-year hiatus

1 min

Netherlands calls up Russian envoy over response to ruling

Dutch court convicts 2 Russians, Ukrainian separatist leader for their role in plane crash

Netherlands calls up Russian envoy over response to ruling

2 mins

Republicans promise probes into Biden family, US officials

White House says investigation an act of political revenge and waste of time

Republicans promise probes into Biden family, US officials

2 mins

Litterbugs clean streets in city as Corrective Work Order areas expand

Some litterbugs will have to don neon pink-and-yellow vests and clean the streets in the city, as the Corrective Work Order (CWO) areas expand beyond the heartland.

Litterbugs clean streets in city as Corrective Work Order areas expand

1 min

Indonesian Army Chief of Staff meets Singapore's defence officials

The Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army, General Dudung Abdurachman, called on Senior Minister of State for Defence Heng Chee How at the Ministry of Defence's (Mindef) headquarters in Bukit Gombak on Friday.

Indonesian Army Chief of Staff meets Singapore's defence officials

1 min

Ex-lawyer who was on the run for 15 years faces two more charges

A former lawyer accused of misappropriating his clients' monies, and had been on the run for 15 years, was handed two more criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges on Friday.

Ex-lawyer who was on the run for 15 years faces two more charges

1 min

Tata may merge carriers under Air India, scrap Vistara brand

The Tata Group is considering a plan to integrate its four airline brands under Air India, people with knowledge of the matter said, as the sprawling company prepares to rebuild its faltering aviation empire.

Tata may merge carriers under Air India, scrap Vistara brand

1 min

Japan inflation hits 40-year high in test of central bank's resolve

TOKYO - Japan's inflation hit its fastest clip in 40 years in October as a weak yen pushed up the cost of imported commodities, stretching the credibility of the central bank's view that continued stimulus is needed for stable price growth.

Japan inflation hits 40-year high in test of central bank's resolve

2 mins

O'Neale gets triple-double but Simmons gains praise

PORTLAND - Royce O'Neale capped his first career triple-double by converting a tip-in with 0.7 of a second remaining as the Brooklyn Nets earned a 109-107 National Basketball Association (NBA) victory at the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. But it was Ben Simmons who earned all the praise.

O'Neale gets triple-double but Simmons gains praise

2 mins

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