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Singapore: Country in Southeast Asia
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in Southeast Asia. The country is situated one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%.

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Outcry as Google bans political advertising in Singapore as election looms

The tech giant said it would no longer accept the ads as they were now regulated under a new law.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Facebook bows to Singapore's 'fake news' law with post 'correction'

It is the first time the social media giant has added a correction to a post under the new law.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Singapore


Singapore scientists make human skin for cosmetics-testing [Video]Singapore scientists make human skin for cosmetics-testing

Scientists in Singapore have created human skin in a development which it's hoped will mean less use of animals for testing cosmetic products. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Air taxi startups race for the skies [Video]Air taxi startups race for the skies

Air taxi startup Lilium is to expand production after its prototype achieved speeds in excess of 100 km/h (62 mph), the German firm said on Tuesday - while rival Volocopter has taken a 'milestone' test..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Injured Neymar sidelined for four weeks - PSG [Video]Injured Neymar sidelined for four weeks - PSG

Paris St Germain forward Neymar will be out of action for four weeks because of a thigh injury, PSG says.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

Neymar set for 100th cap, says happy at PSG [Video]Neymar set for 100th cap, says happy at PSG

Brazilian striker Neymar picks his three favourite international career moments and states he is content at PSG.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:31Published

Red Bull seeking further improvement in Suzuka, says Verstappen [Video]Red Bull seeking further improvement in Suzuka, says Verstappen

Max Verstappen says Red Bull needs to improve to challenge in more races and potentially the championship.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:39Published

 

Facebook issues corrective label on user's post under new Singapore fake news law

Facebook said on Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user's post at the request of the Singapore government, but called for a measured approach to the implementation of a new "fake news"..
Reuters - Published

U.S. citizen living in Singapore charged with helping North Korea evade sanctions

A U.S. digital currency specialist living in Singapore has been arrested and criminally charged with helping North Korea use cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to evade American sanctions, the..
Reuters - Published

Singapore tells Facebook to correct user's post in test of 'fake news' laws

Singapore instructed Facebook on Friday to publish a correction notice on a user's social media post under a new 'fake news' law, raising fresh questions about how the firm will adhere to government..
Reuters - Published

Dyson to move global HQ to historic Singapore building

The UK company says the old power station will be an "inspiring backdrop" as it shifts to Asia.
BBC News - Published

Blogger tests Singapore's fake news law by rebuffing correction order

A blogger said on Thursday he would not comply with a Singapore government order to correct a Facebook post in the first test of the city-state's new 'fake news' law.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan presidential challenger's wife skips Singapore after being told no campaigning

The wife of Taiwan's main opposition candidate in a presidential election has canceled a campaigning trip to Singapore after the government said it did not permit "foreign political activities".
Reuters - Published

Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post

Singapore political figure Brad Bowyer on Monday corrected a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment firms following a government request, in the first use of the country's new..
Reuters - Published

Singapore issues first correction request under 'fake news' law

Singapore former opposition politician Brad Bowyer on Monday corrected a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment funds following a government request, in the first use of a new..
Reuters - Published

Singapore activists challenge gay sex ban in court after India ruling

Singapore's top court on Wednesday heard the first legal challenges to its colonial-era gay sex law since similar legislation was scrapped in India last year, an issue that divides the..
Reuters - Published

Fire onboard coastal oil tanker off Singapore: MPA

A fire broke out onboard the Panama-flagged tanker 'HOYU' within Singapore waters, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Singapore police investigate Hong Kong protest bar meeting

Singapore police said on Thursday they are investigating an alleged meeting at a bar last month held to discuss anti-government protests in Hong Kong, in a possible breach of the city-state's law..
Reuters - Published

Singapore: The artist cutting off the head of a British colonialist

One Singaporean artist is questioning his country's admiration for Sir Stamford Raffles.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong protesters intend to topple city's government, says Singapore PM

Hong Kong protesters demanding universal suffrage and an amnesty for those charged with rioting are trying to humiliate and bring down the Chinese-ruled city's government, Singapore Prime Minister Lee..
Reuters - Published

Brazil aims to forge more trade accords as Bolsonaro heads to Asia

Brazil aims to conclude free trade agreements between the South American free trade bloc Mercosur and Singapore and South Korea by next year, as it also eyes deals with several other Asian countries, a..
Reuters - Published

Falling felines: Keeping cats in high-rise flats safe

If you're a cat owner in a high-rise apartment in Singapore, how do you keep your cat safe?
BBC News - Published

About $4 billion Hong Kong deposits may have left for Singapore in June-August: Goldman

Hong Kong may have lost as much as $4 billion in deposits to rival financial hub Singapore between June and August, Goldman Sachs estimated this week.
Reuters - Published

Singapore 'fake news' law set to come into force on Wednesday

Singapore is about to introduce a law against "fake news" which rights groups have warned may stifle free speech and opposition politicians have said could give the government too much power as..
Reuters - Published

American who leaked Singapore HIV data jailed in the United States

An American who leaked the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people in Singapore has been sentenced to 24 months in a U.S. federal prison for extorting the Singapore government.
Reuters - Published

Singapore PM's nephew enlists top UK lawyer for contempt case

The Singapore prime minister's nephew said on Wednesday he had hired top British lawyer David Pannick to advise him on a contempt of court case at the heart of a feud among members of the city-state's..
Reuters - Published

Jolyon Palmer column: Sebastian Vettel the right winner for Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel's win and Ferrari's one-two in Singapore marks them out as a serious threat to Mercedes' dominance, says Jolyon Palmer.
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: Aviva's Asian units attract interest from global suitors - sources

German insurer Allianz, Nippon Life and MS&AD Insurance are vying with rivals to buy the Singapore and Vietnam businesses of Britain's Aviva in a deal likely to be worth up to $2.5 billion, sources..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Allianz, Nippon in race to buy Aviva's Asia units for up to $2.5 billion - sources

German insurer Allianz, Nippon Life and MS&AD Insurance are vying with rivals to buy the Singapore and Vietnam businesses of Britain's Aviva in a deal likely to be worth up to $2.5 billion, sources..
Reuters - Published

Vettel beats furious team-mate Leclerc to Singapore win

Sebastian Vettel ends his 13-month win drought with a controversial victory in the Singapore Grand Prix.
BBC News - Published

Mitsubishi says Singapore-based oil trader lost $320 million in unauthorized trades

Mitsubishi Corp , Japan's biggest trading house by revenue, said on Friday a trader at its Singapore-based unit has lost $320 million through unauthorized transactions in crude oil derivatives, and the..
Reuters - Published

Singapore GP: Max Verstappen top in Singapore as Valtteri Bottas crashes

Red Bull's Max Verstappen tops the times as Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas suffers a heavy crash in first practice at the Singapore GP.
BBC News - Published

Singapore Grand Prix: How will haze affect the drivers and fans?

F1 returns to Singapore this weekend - just as the city sees its worst air quality in three years.
BBC News - Published

The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes

More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National Gallery.
BBC News - Published

Robert Mugabe's body being flown home from Singapore

The remains of the ousted strongman are en route to Zimbabwe for a state funeral.
BBC News - Published

Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial in Zimbabwe

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was en route from Singapore to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule issued..
Reuters - Published

Body of Zimbabwe's Mugabe to leave Singapore for burial at home

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be flown home from Singapore on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia names former trader graft suspect in 'oil mafia' probe

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Tuesday named a former managing director of the trading arm of state energy company PT Pertamina [PERTM.UL] a suspect in a graft case linked to..
Reuters - Published

Plane leaves Zimbabwe for Singapore to bring home Mugabe's body

A plane has left Zimbabwe for Singapore carrying government officials and relatives to bring home the body of Robert Mugabe, but it was still not clear where the former leader would be buried, a family..
Reuters - Published

In Mugabe's village, relatives say he was very bitter before death

In the dusty village where Zimbabwe's founding father Robert Mugabe grew up, family members speak of the deep bitterness Mugabe felt from his ousting as head of state two years ago until his death in..
Reuters - Published

As election nears, Singapore may raise spending to ease economic pain

Singapore is expected to roll out a generous budget ahead of an election as the ruling party seeks to appease voters who are feeling the pinch from a sharp economic downturn, analysts say.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe dies in Singapore

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on his official Twitter account.
Reuters - Published

Singapore leader in waiting seen as 'cut from same cloth' as Lee family

Mild-mannered, studious and seen as "cut from the same cloth" as his predecessors, Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will face the daunting task of reshaping a struggling economy if, as..
Reuters - Published

Singapore starts countdown to elections, forms panel for constituencies

Singapore's general elections could be just months away as prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, formed a panel to review electoral boundaries, an initial step towards calling a vote.
Reuters - Published

Singapore poll could be months away as panel checks voting constituencies

Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has formed a panel to review electoral boundaries, his office said on Wednesday, in a strong signal that a general election could be just months away.
Reuters - Published

Singapore PM takes initial step toward calling general election

Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has formed a panel to review electoral boundaries, his office said in a statement on Wednesday, signaling an imminent general election.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka seeks extradition of ex-central bank chief from Singapore

Sri Lanka will ask Singapore to extradite former central bank governor Arjuna Mahendran in connection with an insider trading investigation, a Foreign Ministry official said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Singapore hotels see best month in years amid Hong Kong turmoil

Singapore's hotel occupancy rates have climbed to their highest in over a decade as travelers and business events switched from Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protests have slammed tourist numbers and..
Reuters - Published

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