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 2015-06-30 17:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Chinese debutant Duan beats 2014 runner-up Bouchard...[ + ]

Eugenie Bouchard's fall from grace continued with a first-round defeat by China's Duan Yingying at Wimbledon on Tuesday as her hopes of repeating last year's run to the final evaporated....



 2015-06-30 17:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  China's Xiaomi plans to make smartphones in Brazil...[ + ]

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has started making devices in Brazil, a senior executive said on Tuesday, in an effort to evade steep import tariffs that have pushed up prices and slowed smartphone adoption in the country....



 2015-06-30 17:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Greek government asked IMF for delay in repayment of 1.6 billion euros: newspaper...[ + ]

The Greek government has submitted an application to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) calling for a delay in the repayment of 1.6 billion euros, German newspaper Bild said on Tuesday, without naming its sources....



 2015-06-30 17:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Merkel says Germany won't negotiate new deal with Greece before referendum...[ + ]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Germany would not negotiate on a new bailout agreement for Greece before its referendum which is planned for Sunday....



 2015-06-30 17:05   

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  Merkel says Germany won't negotiate new deal with Greece before referendum...[ + ]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Germany would not negotiate on a new bailout agreement for Greece before its referendum which is planned for Sunday....



 2015-06-30 17:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  China orders dozens of Airbus A3330 jets...[ + ]

China placed an order on Tuesday for dozens of Airbus A330 jets during a visit by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to France....



 2015-06-30 17:05   

Channel NewsAsia

  Cuba named first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission...[ + ]

The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child....



 2015-06-30 17:01   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  France, UK issue heat warnings as high temps hit Europe...[ + ]

LISBON - A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is bringing unusually hot weather to Western Europe, with France the next in line for a scorching day. Forecasters said southern France could see temperatures over 40C today (June 30), a day after Cordob...



 2015-06-30 16:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Beware of animal diseases as biological weapons, health experts say...[ + ]

The World Health Organization, animal health and national defense officers called on Tuesday for wider international cooperation to avoid the spread of animal diseases that could be used as biological weapons....



 2015-06-30 16:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon prey...[ + ]

When Roger Federer's game flows at Wimbledon and his opponent knows his place you half expect him to slide into a deckchair at changeovers, pour cream on to some strawberries and tuck in....



 2015-06-30 16:53   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Hong Kong students protest near Singapore consulate urging Amos Yee's release...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - University students in Hong Kong protested near the Singapore consulate in Hong Kong today (June 30), urging the Singapore government to release teen blogger Amos Yee. According to Hong Kong media reports, about 50 students from the University...



 2015-06-30 16:50   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ryanair to allow Greek customers to pay cash...[ + ]

Europe's largest low-cost carrier Ryanair will allow Greek customers to pay with cash after capital controls caused problems with credit card payments on its web site....



 2015-06-30 16:46   

Channel NewsAsia

  SEA Games may be over, but what's next for sports in Singapore?...[ + ]

Sport Singapore CEO Lim Teck Yin and Singapore Swimming head coach Sergio Lopez take to Talking Point to address questions from the public about the state of Singapore sport....



 2015-06-30 16:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Nigeria's Buhari may not appoint ministers until September...[ + ]

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari may not name a cabinet until September as he takes time to find credible ministers and build a government untainted by the corruption of the past, a senior official and party sources said....



 2015-06-30 16:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  Amid protests Nepal presents 'illegal' new constitution after quakes...[ + ]

Nepal presented a preliminary draft of its first republican constitution on Tuesday, but the country's top court has questioned the legality of the document that was rushed through after devastating earthquakes spurred politicians into action....



 2015-06-30 16:45   

Channel NewsAsia

  GE Capital CEO sees asset sale pace speeding up in third quarter...[ + ]

The head of General Electric Co's finance unit said on Tuesday he expects the pace of GE Capital asset sales to accelerate in the third quarter as part of the U.S. conglomerate's move to become a more focused industrial manufacturer....



 2015-06-30 16:44   

Channel NewsAsia

  New initiatives to boost financial sector to be introduced...[ + ]

The Monetary Authority of Singapore will introduce initiatives to boost skills and expertise across all levels in the financial sector....



 2015-06-30 16:42   

Channel NewsAsia

  US, Brazil ink renewables goal, vow 'ambitious' global climate deal...[ + ]

The United States and Brazil on Tuesday (Jun 30) unveiled ambitious joint renewable energy targets, hoping to present a collective front ahead of crunch global climate talks later this year....



 2015-06-30 16:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Italy recovers first bodies from deadliest migrant shipwreck...[ + ]

Italy's navy said on Tuesday it had retrieved the first bodies from the wreck of a boat that sank in the Mediterranean three months ago, killing up to 800 migrants attempting to cross from Libya to Europe....



 2015-06-30 16:40   

Channel NewsAsia

  Insight - FIFA scandal exacerbates Canadian banks' Caribbean troubles...[ + ]

An eyebrow-raising disclosure in the U.S. indictment of FIFA officials is that a representative of a Caribbean bank made it easy for one allegedly illegal transaction tobe doneby flying to New York to personally collect a check and then returned to deposi...



 2015-06-30 16:37   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Beijing says sports minister probe wont affect 2022 bid...[ + ]

BEIJING - A corruption investigation into a deputy Chinese sports minister who had sat on the country's Olympic committee will not impact Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, a spokeswoman said today (June 30). The Communist Party's anti-graft watc...



 2015-06-30 16:33   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Medan; 37 dead...[ + ]

MEDAN (Indonesia) - An Indonesian air force transport plane plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff today (June 30), killing dozens of people. Television footage showed the wreckage of the....



 2015-06-30 16:30   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Crashed Indonesian military plane had 113 on board: air force spokesman...[ + ]

JAKARTA - A Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a northern residential area two minutes after takeoff on Tuesday was carrying 113 people, an air force spokesman said. "According to our data, there were 113 people on board, including 12.....



 2015-06-30 16:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Injured Bolt pulls out of Paris, Lausanne...[ + ]

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has pulled out of the Paris and Lausanne Diamond League meetings due to a leg injury, organisers of the Paris event said on Tuesday....



 2015-06-30 16:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Farah says he is 100 percent clean...[ + ]

Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah said on Tuesday he was "100 per cent clean" and would leave his long-time coach Alberto Salazar if it was proved the American was guilty of violating any doping rules....



 2015-06-30 16:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  SG50 BBQ tickets issued to manage crowds: People's Association...[ + ]

TODAY reports:The People's Association was responding to complaints by some members of the public that they had not been told beforehand that tickets were needed to attend the barbecues....



 2015-06-30 16:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Apple 'assessing next steps' after e-books antitrust ruling...[ + ]

Apple Inc said Tuesday that it was assessing its next steps after a U.S. court upheld a trial judge's decision concluding that the iPad maker conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices....



 2015-06-30 16:25   

Channel NewsAsia

  Paying off Greece's debt - via crowd-funding...[ + ]

Help is at hand for the indebted Greek people: a bailout fund has been set up for them on crowd-funding website Indiegogo....



 2015-06-30 16:24   

Channel NewsAsia

  28 dead in IS-claimed attack on Shiites in Yemen...[ + ]

An attack on Huthi rebel leaders in Yemen's capital claimed by the Islamic State group has killed at least 28 people, medics said on Tuesday (Jun 30), in the latest anti-Shiite assault by the Sunni extremists....



 2015-06-30 16:18   

Channel NewsAsia

  E-scooter enthusiasts push for regulations...[ + ]

Authorities will soon gather public feedback on the use of bicycles and personal mobility devices in shared spaces like parks and on roads, but with e-scooters growing in popularity, enthusiasts say road rules should be established quickly for the safety ...



 2015-06-30 16:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food...[ + ]

Fried chicken aficionados queued for hours at Myanmar's first KFC restaurant on Tuesday (Jun 30), as the US fast food chain became the latest big foreign brand to open an outlet in the long-cloistered nation....



 2015-06-30 16:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Israeli dies from wounds in West Bank shooting...[ + ]

One of four Israelis shot in the occupied West Bank on Monday by a suspected Palestinian gunman has died of his wounds in hospital, officials said on Tuesday....



 2015-06-30 16:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Apple 'assessing next steps' after e-books antitrust ruling...[ + ]

Apple Inc said Tuesday that it was assessing its next steps after a U.S. court upheld a trial judge's decision concluding that the iPad maker conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices....



 2015-06-30 16:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Cardiff to host 2017 Champions League final...[ + ]

NYON (Switzerland) - The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will host the 2017 Champions League final, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said today (June 30). The Friends Arena in Stockholm will be the venue for the 2017 Europa League final. It will be t...



 2015-06-30 16:09   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Economy, population, identity are Spores key challenges in next 50 years: PM Lee...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Over the next 50 years, Singapore will face critical challenges in terms of its economy, population and identity, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong this evening (June 30). Speaking at the seventh Ho Rih Hwa lecture organised by the Singapore...



 2015-06-30 16:00   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Founders' Memorial committee formed to engage Singaporeans...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - A steering committee formed to develop a concept for a Founders' Memorial to honour Singapore's founding generation of leaders will start engaging the public on their views over the next 18 months. The 15-member committee, led by The Esplanad...



 2015-06-30 15:55   

Channel NewsAsia

  Referendum-happy Swiss see funny side of Greek vote...[ + ]

Amid the confusion surrounding Greece's plan to put its bailout to a referendum on Sunday, the Swiss are finding something in the last-minute vote to laugh about....



 2015-06-30 15:35   

Channel NewsAsia

  Ugandan opposition leader prepares fourth presidential challenge...[ + ]

Veteran Ugandan politician Kizza Besigye will seek the opposition's nomination to challenge Yoweri Museveni in presidential elections next year, that could provide the toughest test of the incumbent's almost three decades in power....



 2015-06-30 15:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  UK and Netherlands become less migrant-friendly - index...[ + ]

Britain and the Netherlands have become less friendly places for migrants due to the impact of far-right parties and austerity measures, with both countries falling out of the top 10 in an index released on Tuesday....



 2015-06-30 15:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Nervous Kvitova begins defence in brutal style...[ + ]

Petra Kvitova probably wishes she could be this nervous before every match if her 35-minute 6-1 6-0 rout of Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens at Wimbledon on Tuesday was anything to go by....



 2015-06-30 15:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Good financial management crucial for SMEs' growth: Piyush Gupta...[ + ]

'In difficult times when economies are slow, it is possible for companies to squeeze just a little extra from the cash cycle to provide the liquidity they need to go through turbulence," saysSPRING Singapore's deputy chairman, Piyush Gupta....



 2015-06-30 15:30   

Channel NewsAsia

  Olympiakos Champions League spot safe for now...[ + ]

Olympiakos Piraeus are keeping their spot in the Champions League for the time being despite investigations in Greece into the club's owner Vangelis Marinakis, UEFA said on Tuesday....



 2015-06-30 15:20   

Channel NewsAsia

  US home prices climb in April...[ + ]

US home prices climbed in April but gains moderated at the start of the spring home-buying season, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index published on Tuesday (Jun 30)....



 2015-06-30 15:16   

Channel NewsAsia

  Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky named as murder suspect in Russia...[ + ]

Russia wants to question former oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky as a suspect in a murder case that has been reopened because of new evidence, federal investigators said on Tuesday....



 2015-06-30 15:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Analysis: New oil bull market in sight as Brazil, Iraq cut output targets...[ + ]

Massive downward revisions to oil output in Brazil and Iraq have increased the risks for oil markets of going from the current feast to famine within just a few years, leading to a price spike that would give a new boost to the U.S. shale industry....



 2015-06-30 15:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  US seeks up to US$3.35 billion in Novartis kickback lawsuit...[ + ]

The United States says Novartis AG should pay as much as US$3.35 billion in damages and civil fines because the Swiss drugmaker used kickbacks to boost sales of two drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid....



 2015-06-30 15:15   

Channel NewsAsia

  Eurogroup to discuss Greek request: Dijsselbloem...[ + ]

The Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers will discuss a request from the Greek government in a telephone conference call on Tuesday at 1700 GMT, the group's chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said....



 2015-06-30 15:13   

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

  Accreditation for skills picked up during NS in the works: MINDEF...[ + ]

SINGAPORE - Full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) may see smoother transitions into the civilian workforce as the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) looks into accrediting leadership, technical and specialist skills picked up over their two-year NS stints. Vocat...



 2015-06-30 15:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Capital controls mean Greeks can click, but not buy...[ + ]

Monday was the day the music died for thousands of song downloaders and music streamers in Greece....



 2015-06-30 15:10   

Channel NewsAsia

  Apple conspired to fix e-book prices - US appeals court...[ + ]

A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday said Apple Inc orchestrated a conspiracy with five publishers to increase e-book prices, in a victory for the U.S. Justice Department....




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