Dec 8, 2015

China criticizes closer U.S. defense ties with Singapore

China on Tuesday criticized enhanced U.S. defense ties with Singapore that include the deployment of U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to the Southeast Asian city-state. A stronger U.S. military presence does “not conform to the common and long-term interests among the regional countries,” ...

U.S. gets nod to deploy P-8 spy plane to Singapore

Dec 8, 2015

U.S. gets nod to deploy P-8 spy plane to Singapore

The United States has agreed with Singapore on a first deployment of the U.S. P-8 Poseidon spy plane in Singapore this month, in a fresh response to China over its pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea. In a joint statement after ...

Singapore jails church leader who funded wife's music career

Nov 20, 2015

Singapore jails church leader who funded wife's music career

A Singapore court on Friday sentenced the founder of a popular church to eight years in jail for misappropriating more than $35 million in donations to support his wife’s singing career. Kong Hee, the founder and senior pastor of City Harvest Church, was found ...

Halilhodzic out for 'revenge' against Singapore

Nov 11, 2015

Halilhodzic out for 'revenge' against Singapore

Vahid Halilhodzic will be looking for some attacking spark when revenge-minded Japan faces Singapore away on Thursday in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in the Asian second-round Group E. Halilhodzic’s men were held to an embarrassing 0-0 draw in their opening match at home ...

Oct 29, 2015

Rains clear smog in Southeast Asia

Rain and favorable winds have brought clear skies to vast areas of Southeast Asia stricken for weeks by hazardous smoke from Indonesian fires, with officials expressing hope Thursday that the crisis could end soon. Parts of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore enjoyed the cleanest air ...