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UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Trump, North Korea’s Kim sign ‘important’ undisclosed document before summit’s end

President Donald Trump proclaimed Tuesday that his momentous summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un had gone “better than anybody could have expected” and announced that the leaders planned a …


UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Trump, Kim converge on Singapore ahead of high-stakes summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un converged on this island city-state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Kim Jong Un impersonator questioned on arrival in Singapore

A Kim Jong Un lookalike was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore on Friday, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump.


Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Eleven nations sign Pacific trade pact as U.S. plans tariffs

Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected …


Trump announces company’s return to U.S.

A $100 billion semiconductor company based in Singapore will legally relocate its home address to the United States, President Donald Trump announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

Divers find remains of all missing from USS McCain collision

The U.S. Navy says divers have recovered the remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore last …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

Navy ends search for USS McCain missing; confirms 1 death

The U.S. Navy on Thursday called off the search at sea for sailors missing after a collision between a destroyer and an oil tanker, and confirmed the identity of one …


Some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain, officials confirm

Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 2:37 p.m.

Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and …


Minimize summer brain drain

Regardless of their socioeconomic background, they’ll forget two months’ worth of math instruction from the previous year by the time they return to classes.


Singapore shuts airport terminal after fire; flights delayed

A fire broke out Tuesday at Singapore’s Changi Airport, causing the closure of a terminal and lengthy delays as passengers and flights were moved, officials said.


Palm oil buyers improve on use of sustainable sources, environmental group says

On Sept. 21, WWF released its 2016 Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, looking at the palm oil policies of 137 companies worldwide.


World’s first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

The world’s first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones …


State dinner celebrates 50 years of US-Singapore relations

President Barack Obama celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relations with Singapore Tuesday with a state dinner for a leader Obama praised as respected around the world and a trusted partner.


Singapore: colonial heritage, cool modern architecture, food

SINGAPORE – At 51, Singapore is shrugging off all symptoms of a midlife crisis and embracing travelers with more and better things to see, taste and experience than ever before. …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 7, 2015, 7:53 p.m.

Leaders of China, Taiwan meet for first time since 1949 split

Breaking with nearly seven decades of estrangement, the presidents of mainland China and Taiwan sat down for talks Saturday – the first such encounter between leaders of the two sides …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 27, 2014, 10:03 p.m.

AirAsia plane missing with 162 on board

An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, and the airline said search and rescue …


Asian governments plan $700 billion stimulus

SINGAPORE – Governments across Asia have pledged a combined $700 billion in stimulus spending and central banks have slashed interest rates to spur growth and cushion the blow of plunging …