• Singapore May 15

    US Pilot Jailed in Singapore for Breaking Quarantine Order

    An American cargo pilot who admitted to “poor judgment” in breaking a quarantine order to buy medical supplies has become the first foreigner imprisoned in Singapore for breaching its restrictions meant to curb the coronavirus

  • coronavirus May 9

    Robot Dog Helping Keep People Safe in Singapore

    A robot dog named Spot, designed by Boston Dynamics, is helping remind people in Singapore to remain at least one meter apart.

  • coronavirus Feb 22

    Health Officials Worry as Untraceable Virus Clusters Emerge

    In the coronavirus outbreak, it’s not the rising numbers that are worrying experts: It’s that they can’t trace where some disease clusters started.

  • Star Wars Dec 27, 2019

    Lesbian Kiss in ‘Star Wars' Cut From Singapore, Dubai Releases

    Censorship authorities in Singapore and the United Arab Emirates cut a brief same-sex kiss in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” shining light on the evolving contours of global censorship when it comes to LGBTQ representation, NBC News reports.

  • CEO Nov 12, 2019

    Alibaba Breaks Singles Day Record With Over $38 Billion in Sales and Climbing

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba set a sales record on Singles Day, the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event. Gross merchandise value (GMV), a figure that shows sales across Alibaba’s various shopping platforms, surpassed last year’s 213.5 billion yuan record (nearly $30.5 billion) on Monday afternoon local time, and kept rising through the rest of the day.

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2019

    North Korea Decries Breakdown of Talks US Says Were ‘Good'

    North Korea’s chief negotiator said that nuclear talks with the U.S. had broken down, but Washington maintained the two sides had “good discussions” in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks. The North Korean negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, said the talks in Stockholm on Saturday had “not fulfilled our expectations and broke down. I am very displeased...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 25, 2019

    ‘Late Night': Gwen Stefani Plans to Beat Blake on ‘The Voice'

    Gwen Stefani talks about performing in Singapore, loving her team on “The Voice” and Blake Shelton’s childhood mullet.

  • China Aug 17, 2019

    From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

    From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind’s exploitation of the planet’s fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues including the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup. The World...

  • Donald Trump Aug 6, 2019

    North Korea Fires More Weapons, Denounces US Military Drills

    North Korea continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea Tuesday while lashing out at the United States and South Korea for continuing military exercises that the North says could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy. North Korea’s fourth round of weapons launches in less than two weeks came amid a standstill in...

  • Donald Trump Aug 5, 2019

    US, South Korea Prepare Military Drills Despite North's Ire

    South Korea and the United States are preparing to hold their annual joint military exercises despite warnings from North Korea that the drills could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy, Seoul’s military said Monday. Choi Hyun-soo, spokeswoman of Seoul’s Defense Ministry, said the exercises will be focused on verifying Seoul’s capabilities for its planned retaking of wartime operational control of its troops...

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2019

    US Presses WTO to Stop Lenient Trade Treatment of China

    President Donald Trump pressed the World Trade Organization on Friday to stop letting China and other economies receive lenient treatment under global trade rules by calling themselves “developing” countries. In a memo, Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to “use all available means” to get the WTO to prevent countries from claiming developing country status if their economic strength...

  • BOSTON Jun 21, 2019

    Learn How to Make Your Travel Experience Eco-Friendly

    If you’re thinking about traveling this summer for your vacations, consider this: Ecotourism is becoming increasingly popular among travelers lately. You might want to try it, too. You may be wondering what this is and how can you do it. Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well being of the local...

  • BOSTON Jun 21, 2019

    Learn How to Make Your Travel Experience Eco-Friendly

    If you’re thinking about traveling this summer for your vacations, consider this: Ecotourism is becoming increasingly popular among travelers lately. You might want to try it, too. You may be wondering what this is and how can you do it. Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well being of the local...

  • Massachusetts May 10, 2019

    Is Congestion Pricing in Boston's Future?

    With soul-crushing traffic a daily reality for Boston commuters, there is renewed interest from state lawmakers in exploring “congestion pricing” as a strategy to unclog the overtaxed roadways. This model, used in cities around the world like London and Singapore, is starting to gain steam in the United States. Recently, New York City approved congestion pricing as a way to...

  • BOSTON Mar 29, 2019

    Red 8 to Open at Encore Boston in Everett

    It looks like an upscale Chinese restaurant is on its way to the casino complex in Everett, and this would be a fourth outlet of a group of dining spots with locations out west and overseas.

  • Eric Hinton Feb 14, 2019

    Reimagining the Hollywood Comedy Just in Time for Valentine's Day

    The saying goes that if something isn’t broken, why try to fix it? It could be applied to the romantic comedy and Hollywood’s regular attempts at remaking this stalwart of cinema, particularly when Valentine’s Day rolls around each year.

  • Associated Press Jan 9, 2019

    Kim Jong Un's China Visit Shows Trump He's ‘Not the Only Game in Town'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely used a trip to China to talk with President Xi Jinping as a way to indicate to U.S. President Donald Trump that he’s got power in negotiations over Noth Korea’s nuclear arsenal, experts told NBC News. Kim took a luxury train plated with armor to Beijing on Tuesday for the talks, their fourth...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 30, 2018

    Trade War Between US-China Causes Lobster Prices to Soar

    It should be a busy time for Maine lobster exporters, but a trade war with China has been a big blow. Four months ago, China imposed a retaliatory, 25 percent tariff on American lobsters, making the Canadian crustaceans the cheaper alternative. Last year, China imported 5 million pounds of American lobster. This year, exports appear to be cut in half.

  • engineer Nov 28, 2018

    Report Faults Indonesian Airlines' Safety Measures in Fatal Crash

    Faulty equipment and Indonesian carrier Lion Air’s own safety failures had pilots fighting for control of their Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it plunged into the Java Sea on Oct. 28, killing all 189 people aboard, investigators said Wednesday. Briefing reporters on the aircraft’s black box data, the investigators said they were still struggling to understand why the plane crashed...

  • Facebook Oct 5, 2018

    No Signs of Life in Hotel Rubble, Week After Indonesia Quake

    French rescuers on Friday were unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under hotel rubble, a week after the destructive earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, killing more than 1,550 people and burying hundreds in mud and debris. The five-member International Emergency Firefighters team said late Thursday its sensor “detected the presence of...

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