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Singapore PM receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received his first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday (Jan. 8) and urged others to take the jabs in a country that has largely brought the pandemic under con...

Singapore approves use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore has approved the use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, and the first shipment will arrive by the end of this month, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday. ...

HK chief executive having to keep piles cash at home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) admitted she is unable to participate in China's cashless society for the time being, as banking services are unavailable t...

Taiwan highlights technology and medical expertise at APEC economic leaders' meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020-edition APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting was concluded on Friday (Nov. 20), and Taiwan’s envoy, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) founder Morr...

Why is Singapore falling behind in press freedom?

Earlier this week, Singapore police briefly detained PJ Thum, the founder and director of New Naratif, in what rights groups say is the latest incident in a series of attacks on free media in the Sout...

Singapore PM's nephew fined for criticizing judiciary online

SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore court has fined the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for criticizing the judiciary in a Facebook post two years ago amid a deepening family feud. ...

Singapore’s ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s long-governing party comfortably won Friday’s (July 10) general elections, which took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, but faced a setback as...

Safety protocol, job fears, family feud in Singapore polls

SINGAPORE (AP) — Some 2.65 million Singaporeans will cast their ballot Friday with strict safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's long-ruling party ...

Singapore governing party set to extend power in elections

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans vote Friday in Southeast Asia’s first election since the coronavirus pandemic began, with the health crisis and a grim economy expected to bolster Prime Minister Lee Hsie...

Singapore election campaign begins, PM's brother not running

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's estranged brother is not running in next month's general election but said Tuesday he hopes to be a “catalyst for change" as campaigning beg...

Singapore PM's brother joins opposition party ahead of polls

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's family feud has spilled into politics, with his estranged younger brother joining an opposition party ahead of general elections next month....

Brother of Singapore's prime minister joins opposition ahead of election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍) set general elections for July 10, his younger brother Lee Hsien Yang (李顯揚) announced on Wednesday (June 24) that he...

Singapore leader calls for early elections despite pandemic

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called Tuesday for early elections to seek a fresh mandate despite the coronavirus pandemic. Lee said in a televised speech that he h...

Singapore leader calls for early elections despite pandemic

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is calling for new elections to seek a fresh mandate despite the coronavirus pandemic. Lee says in a televised speech that he has advised the ...

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong calls for general elections amid coronavirus pandemic to seek fresh mandate

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong calls for general elections amid coronavirus pandemic to seek fresh mandate.