|Monday, January 16, 2017

World News

Singapore passport is second-most powerful in the world: Index

SINGAPORE, Jan 16: Singaporeans hold the world’s second-most powerful passport, according to a Passport Index devised by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. The index, which was updated on Thursday (Jan 12), saw Germany take first place with a visa-free score of 157, closely followed by Singapore and Sweden which were both ranked second with a visa-free score of ...Full Article

S Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir in bribery scandal

SEOUL, jan 16:  South Korea’s special prosecutors’ office said it will seek a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country’s biggest conglomerate, as a corruption scandal ...Full Article

Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, Jan 16: A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the ...Full Article

Amazon’s Gandhi flip-flops spark anger in India

NEW DELHI, Jan 16: Flip-flops bearing the face of India’s independence icon Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon triggered fresh outrage on Sunday (Jan 15), days after the e-retail giant ...Full Article

Foreign vehicles entering Singapore to pay RM20

SINGAPORE, Jan 16: Starting Feb 15, all foreign-registered cars will have to pay a reciprocal road charge (RRC) of S$6.40 (RM20) when they enter Singapore via the Tuas or ...Full Article

Eight men own half the world’s wealth: Oxfam

LONDON, Jan 16: Eight men own the same wealth as half the world’s population, a level of inequality which “threatens to pull our societies apart”, Oxfam said on Monday ...Full Article

Paris summit warns against ‘unilateral’ steps in Mideast conflict

PARIS, Jan 16: A conference for peace in the Middle East on Sunday warned Israel and the Palestinians against “unilateral steps” on Jerusalem and borders that could threaten a ...Full Article

Swiss police detain Tibet protesters as Xi arrives

GENEVA, Jan 16: Swiss police on Sunday (Jan 15) detained 32 people protesting conditions in Tibet as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a state visit in the wealthy Alpine ...Full Article

Trump labels NATO ‘obsolete’ in newspaper interview

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Jan 16: President-elect Donald Trump, in remarks likely to rattle US allies, described NATO as “obsolete” in an interview published in Monday (Jan 16) editions of ...Full Article

Trump unleashes attack on US civil rights icon

WASHINGTON, Jan 15: President-elect Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday (Jan 14) at a prominent civil rights icon and lawmaker who said he is skipping next week’s inauguration ceremony ...Full Article
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