Indonesian forest fires surge, intense smoke floats over neighbours Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia

“The number of “hotspots” has jumped sharply in Indonesia on Wednesday, according to the Singapore-based ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre.” Intense forest fires continue to rage across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan in recent weeks. More than 930,000 hectares … Read More

Singapore, China to boost defence cooperation, engage in larger military exercises

posted in: Far East, News

SINGAPORE: Singapore and China have agreed on an updated defence agreement that could see them increase the scale of existing military exercises, with new areas of cooperation between troops. The revised Agreement on Defence Exchanges and Security Cooperation (ADESC) is … Read More

Trump, Kim Jong Un summit in Singapore expected to tackle denuclearization, economy

The historic summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back on. “We’ll be meeting on June 12 in Singapore,” the president confirmed to reporters after hosting an hour-long meeting with a top North Korean official in the … Read More

Trump says Singapore summit with Kim is back on after meeting North Korean official

President Trump said Friday that a high-stakes summit between him and Kim Jong Un is back on for June 12, following a lengthy meeting with a top North Korean official in the Oval Office. “We’ll be meeting on June 12 … Read More

White House team heading to Singapore amid signs North Korea summit could be back on

The White House said Saturday that a pre-advance team is heading to Singapore in case a much-anticipated summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un goes ahead — the latest sign that the meet-up could be back … Read More

Germany and Singapore ‘have forged tight bond’

posted in: Germany, News

Both share strategic interests and are trusted friends at global fora, says President Halimah On the surface, Germany and Singapore look very different, but the two countries have forged a tight bond, President Halimah Yacob said yesterday. This is because … Read More