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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.

Singaporean PM calls on US, China to 'overcome their differences' for regional stability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on the U.S. and China to seek ways to ease tensions and promote regional cooperation amid a global pandemic. In an...

Asia Today: South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds

BANGKOK (AP) — Areas around the South Korean capital curbed large gatherings Tuesday and officials urged churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus once ...

Singaporeans scramble to buy Taiwan-style pearl milk tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hoards of Singaporeans scrambled to buy pearl milk tea after Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍) announced that the soft lockdown of the country would be exte...

Fresh cancellations show reopening from virus will be tough

ATLANTA (AP) — Even with many former virus hotspots seeing a reduction in new deaths and hospitalizations, a flurry of cancellations of major events made it clear Wednesday that efforts to return to n...

Singapore prolongs virus lockdown until at least June 1

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore will extend its partial lockdown by another four weeks after reporting thousands of new coronavirus cases in recent days, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Tuesday. ...

Singapore reports a record 1,426 new cases, total near 8,000

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore reported a record 1,426 new coronavirus cases on Monday, mostly among foreign workers, pushing its total number of confirmed infections to 7,984. The tiny ...

Singapore’s first lady responds to Taiwan's mask donation with 'Errrr'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean first lady Ho Ching (何晶) sparked a controversy Saturday (April 11) when she responded to Taiwan's donation of masks to the Southeast Asian nation with a le...

Taiwan to donate medical masks to Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed on Wednesday (April 7) that Singapore is among the New Southbound Policy (NSP) nations that it will be donating o...

Best strategies against virus: Track, isolate, communicate

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore, a tiny city-state of less than 6 million people, had one of the earliest and biggest clusters of cases of the coronavirus in early February, before it began its rapid, inex...

Asia urges vigilance to maintain hard-won infection drops

TOKYO (AP) — Millions of people began holing up at home, stocking up on supplies and keeping a wary eye on how close they got to friends and neighbors as fear of the coronavirus spread to more places ...

Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge

In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of infections are leading to a jump in cases of the new viral illness outside China. But it’s not the numbers that are worrying experts: It's that increasi...

Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viral

TOKYO (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus. From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic. From you...

Singapore PM: Taiwan citizens peaceful but pessimistic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍) on Sunday (Nov. 10) said at the People's Action Party Assembly that Taiwanese are losing faith in the idea that "...

Singaporean leader takes communist party line on unrest in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍) on Wednesday (Oct. 16) declared that the “five demands” put forth by the Hong Kong protesters are part of a st...