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World Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) leader Martin Schulz wants Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to leave the powerful finance ministry to his centre-left party in coalition talks, a report in business daily Handelsblatt said. FILE PHOTO – Leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Martin Schulz gives a statement at their party headquarters in Berlin, Germany,
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SINGAPORE: The police are appealing for information and images of a fatal car crash that happened outside the Istana. Two people, the 25-year-old driver and a 21-year-old woman, were killed in the crash that happened on Saturday (Dec 16) at about 6am along Cavenagh Road.  Another passenger, a 28-year-old man, was seriously injured. Anyone with
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SINGAPORE: For the past two years, Dr Niranjan Nagarajan has been swabbing Singapore’s public spaces, from park benches to handrails at MRT stations, to study microbes present in urban areas that may make people sick. There was one study, however, that this associate director at the Genome Institute of Singapore thought would be “scientifically very
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MANILA: Directing motorists at busy intersections in Manila isn’t the easiest job, but traffic cop Ramiro Hinojas makes it fun by adding dance to his beat. This Christmas, Hinojas, 51, is performing his regular routine dressed as Santa Claus to bring a little holiday cheer for passers-by. “We are dressing up as Santa Claus to
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SINGAPORE: After a week’s delay, what’s being billed as the biggest carnival in Singapore is ready to open at Marina Bay on Friday (Dec 15).  Located at the Promontory and Bayfront event space, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival looks set to have something for everyone – from spinning thrill-seekers around at speeds of nearly 100kmh, to the million or so
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HONG KONG: Billed as the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, it has been touted by supporters as an engineering wonder. But critics say the multi-billion dollar infrastructure mega-project is politically driven and a costly white elephant. Dogged by delays, budget overruns, accusations of corruption and the deaths of construction
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World Lawmakers voted 309 to 305 in favour of an amendment to the government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill demanding an explicit legal guarantee be included to grant MPs a vote on any Brexit deal signed with Brussels. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa
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Sport Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has backed World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi to transform China into a team capable of qualifying for the 2022 finals in Qatar. Marcello Lippi attends a news conference after being named as coach of China’s national team, in Beijing, China October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee 13 Dec 2017 03:20PM Bookmark
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