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 2022-06-29 18:55 

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French court hands guilty verdicts for 2015 Islamist attacks in Paris...

Twenty men were tried for the 2015 killing of 130 people in a coordinated gun-and-bomb rampage. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 18:27 

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Ukraine wins release of 144 soldiers in biggest prisoner swap of war...

A majority are badly wounded, suffering from gunshot and shrapnel wounds, blast traumas and amputated limbs. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 18:20 

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Israel's Naftali Bennett will not run in next election...

MPs are preparing to dissolve Israel's current legislature, paving the way for polls later this year. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 17:24 

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Expanding Nato squares up to Russia threat...

Nato declares Moscow the West's greatest threat, with furious Russia vowing...

 2022-06-29 17:13 

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Biden thanks Nato ally Erdogan, US signals support for Turkey buying F-16s...

MADRID (AFP) - President Joe Biden thanked his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday (June 29) for dropping opposition to the entry of Finland and Sweden into Nato, with the US also signalling support for Turkey's plan to buy F-16 warp...

 2022-06-29 15:33 

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US Supreme Court expands state power over tribes in win for Oklahoma...

Tribes had welcomed an earlier ruling by the Court as a recognition of their sovereignty. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 15:00 

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Global CO2 removal fund picks six start-ups for its first offset deal...

The Frontier fund is buying offsets from six CO2 removal start-ups in Australia, Britain, Israel and the United States. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 14:41 

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Indonesia's Jokowi meets Zelensky in Kyiv...

Mr Widodo said his trip to Kyiv and the meeting with Mr Zelensky was solely to carry a mission of peace. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 14:19 

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Bus, train services to link Crimea, southern Ukraine...

MOSCOW (AFP) - Pro-Russian authorities said on Wednesday (June 29) they were launching bus and train services between Moscow-annexed Crimea and the southern Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 14:14 

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BioNTech, Pfizer to start testing universal vaccine for coronaviruses...

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Germany's BioNTech, Pfizer's partner in Covid-19 vaccines, said the two companies would start tests on humans of next-generation shots that protect against a wide variety of coronaviruses in the second half of the year. Read ...

 2022-06-29 14:11 

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Russia threatens retaliation against Norway over access to Arctic islands...

Russia says restrictions imposed by Norway are blocking goods for Russian-populated settlements in Svalbard. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 14:04 

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More Singapore IPOs expected this year despite slower growth prospects...

SINGAPORE - The local stock exchange saw a higher number of new listings in the first half of the year compared to the whole of last year. This signals returning interest in Singapore as an avenue for equity fund raising that could continue for the rest o...

 2022-06-29 13:58 

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If Putin was a woman, there would be no Ukraine war: Boris Johnson...

Putin's invasion of Ukraine is...

 2022-06-29 13:31 

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A-Sonic Aerospace released from SGX watch list...

SINGAPORE - Logistics, aviation and supply chain business specialist A-Sonic Aerospace has finally been removed from the Singapore Exchange's Watchlist, five years after it was cited. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 13:19 

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Nato allies formally back bids by Sweden, Finland to join alliance...

The move propels the bids from the Nordic countries forward after weeks of stalling by Turkey. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 13:14 

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S'pore-based crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital in liquidation: Source...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) has entered liquidation, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, in the latest sign of the market downturn hurting the crypto industry. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 13:05 

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Covid-19 resurgence: Who's affected and why...

SINGAPORE - Many countries are seeing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, with most saying the surge is due to the newer and more transmissible BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 12:56 

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Petrol prices may remain high on shortage of refining capacity, says Shell chief...

Refinery shutdowns, China's refined fuel export ban and sanctions on Russia behind lower capacity. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 11:55 

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S'pore marine solutions firm linked to Chinese company on US blacklist...

SINGAPORE - Local marine firm Highlander Marine (Asia-Pacific) has been linked to a Chinese company that was added to a United States trade blacklist on Tuesday (June 28). Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 11:14 

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With world short of wheat, Argentina farmers worry about crop...

Factors such as a drought and spiking fertiliser costs are prompting farmers to devote land to other crops. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 11:03 

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Hungary decree allows government to supervise energy firms if needed...

The decree was passed just as Europe readies for any potential cuts in Russian gas supplies. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 10:46 

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Italy's drought-hit farmers face sea water threat...

Salt water from the Adriatic Sea is flowing back into an Italian river and threatening further damage to crops. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 10:09 

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Landslides caused by heavy rains cut off villages in Austria...

There is no word yet on how many people have been affected. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 09:47 

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Germany to fast-track work permits for foreign airport staff to ease travel chaos...

Travellers are facing especially long queues partly because there are not enough workers to handle the rebound in demand. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 09:27 

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'Backfiring' response to strikes must change, British union chief urges...

Rail strikes which brought much of the transport network to a standstill could herald a...

 2022-06-29 09:05 

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Russian court postpones ruling on whether to label Mariupol regiment as terrorists...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Russia's Supreme Court on Wednesday (June 29) postponed for the second time a hearing on whether to designate Ukraine's Azov Regiment, which defied besieging Russian forces for weeks in Mariupol, as a terrorist entity. Read more...

 2022-06-29 08:00 

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S'pore consulting with tech firms on new Internet rules: Josephine Teo...

The rules aim to safeguard racial harmony and religious tolerance, and shield young users from sexual or violent content. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 07:34 

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For many women, Roe was about more than abortion. It was about freedom....

The decision instantly reordered the lives of women across the US Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 06:59 

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China is a challenge to Nato interests, values, says chief Stoltenberg...

MADRID (REUTERS) - China poses a challenge to Nato's values and interests and the alliance has to take into account the consequences for its security from China's investment in modern long-range weapons, Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg sai...

 2022-06-29 06:35 

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Europe-wide travel disruption expected on German flight controller issues...

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Technical difficulties in German air traffic control were set to cause disruptions throughout European airspace on Wednesday (June 29), the operator of Frankfurt Airport, Germany's busiest air transport hub, said. Read more at strai...

 2022-06-29 06:13 

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Economists see limited growth boost from China's quarantine cut...

The change will likely have a modest impact on the world's second-largest economy unless more dramatic measures are taken. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 05:49 

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Singapore CBD Grade A office rents may cross pre-pandemic peak by Q3: JLL...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Grade A office rents in Singapore's Central Business District (CBD) continued their steady upward climb for the fifth straight quarter to recover to 0.6 per cent below the pre-pandemic peak of $10.81 per square foot (p...

 2022-06-29 05:05 

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Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's daughter set to be named chair of retail unit...

Move is another sign her father Mukesh Ambani is pushing ahead with a succession plan in one of Asia's richest families. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 04:45 

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After rapes by Russian soldiers, Ukrainian victims face a painful quest for justice...

The oldest victim was 82 years old, Ukrainian prosecutors said. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 04:41 

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Meet the 'zombie star' that survived a supernova blast...

The star is a kind known as a white dwarf, an incredibly dense object with about the mass of the sun. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 04:38 

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Asia stocks slide on recession fears; Singapore's STI up 0.4% as bank shares rise...

Asia markets extended overnight losses on Wall Street amid concerns over recession, inflation and high oil prices. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 04:14 

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Axiata, Telenor win approval to form Malaysia's top mobile operator...

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's communications regulator on Wednesday (June 29) approved a merger between the mobile operations of Axiata Group and Norway's Telenor, in a deal that will form the South-east Asian country's biggest player in...

 2022-06-29 04:11 

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Israel heads towards snap election, Foreign Minister Lapid poised to be PM...

The parliament is expected to dissolve on June 29, ending Prime Minister Bennett's year-long tenure. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 03:55 

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Vietnam Q2 GDP growth quickens alongside price pressures...

The economy grew 7.72 per cent year on year on the back of robust exports. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 03:54 

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Net-zero targets aren't attainable without ending deforestation, UN campaign says...

Cutting down trees to clear land for cattle, plant oil palm crops or to sell timber is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 03:42 

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Temasek's ST Telemedia said to be among potential bidders for Time Dotcom's data centres...

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Temasek Holdings' ST Telemedia Globe Data Centres and US-based investors DigitalBridge Group, I Squared Capital-owned BDx and Equinix are among potential suitors for the data centre business of Malaysia's Time Dotcom, ac...

 2022-06-29 03:25 

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Sony accelerates PC gaming push with new line of headphones, monitors...

The Japanese conglomerate is looking beyond its core PlayStation console gaming audience. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 03:15 

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How the US Supreme Court could hobble Biden's climate efforts...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling this week that will determine the degree to which the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gas emissions as an air pollutant. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 03:04 

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Paris court to issue verdicts after marathon 2015 attacks trial...

The attacks on Paris' national sports stadium, bars and the Bataclan concert hall left 130 people dead. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 03:04 

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G-7 leaders just made success at November's COP27 climate meet even harder...

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Leaders of the world's richest economies spent the past three days wrangling over how to balance the need for new energy supplies and their existing climate pledges to cut carbon emissions. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 03:03 

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'I flew headfirst': A shopping trip in a Ukraine mall shattered by a missile...

KREMENCHUK, UKRAINE (NYTIMES) - For Lyudmila Mykhailets, it was a simple trip to the mall with her husband, Nikolai, to check the prices of a new blender at the Comfy.ua store. In an instant, it turned into something horrific. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2022-06-29 02:45 

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Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 have together become dominant in US...

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - Continuing their rapid march across the United States, the Omicron subvariants known as BA.4 and BA.5 have together become dominant among new coronavirus cases, according to new estimates on Tuesday (June 28) from the Centres for Di...

 2022-06-29 02:23 

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Dozens missing after strike on Ukraine mall; Russia presses attacks on east...

Moscow said the mall was empty and it had struck a nearby arms depot. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 02:20 

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World Wildlife Fund chief hits out at plans to mine the deep sea...

Deep-sea mining could potentially generate damaging sediment plumes and affect fish migration. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-06-29 02:11 

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LG reviews $1.8 billion US battery plant on rising costs...

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - LG Energy Solution, the world's second-largest electric-car battery maker, is reviewing plans to build a 1.7 trillion won (S$1.8 billion) plant in Arizona as surging materials prices inflate the cost of the project. Read more at st...

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