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©REUTERS Modern Singapore grapples with archaic sex law With its gay bars and same-sex couples publicly displaying affection, the Tanjong Pagar district offers a glimpse of a Singapore whose outlook contrasts with its more conservative image.
29 апреля 2013
Singapore gardens aim for UNESCO heritage status Singapore, one of the world's most densely populated countries, is campaigning to get its 154-year-old Botanic Gardens declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
03 апреля 2013
Singapore airport handles record 51 mn passengers Singapore's Changi Airport said Thursday it had enjoyed its busiest year in 2012, handling a record 51.2 million passengers, underscoring its position as a regional aviation hub.
01 февраля 2013
Singapore population half foreigners by 2030: govt Foreigners could make up nearly half of Singapore's population by 2030, the government said Tuesday as it unveiled its politically sensitive projection for a city of up to seven million boosted by young immigrants.
30 января 2013
90 sent to hospital after Singapore oil rig incident About 90 workers were sent to hospital Monday after an oil rig being built at a shipyard in Singapore tilted to one side, forcing many of them to jump into the water.
04 декабря 2012
A SIA Cargo Boeing 747-400 aircraft . ©REUTERS SIA in talks to sell off Virgin Atlantic stake Singapore Airlines said Monday it was in talks with "interested parties" on a possible sale of its 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic as media reports listed US carrier Delta Air Lines as a possible buyer.
03 декабря 2012
Singapore cabbie returns $900,000 to Thai couple A Singaporean taxi driver has been heralded as a hero after he returned Sg$1.1 million ($900,000) in cash to a vacationing Thai couple who left the money in his cab.
21 ноября 2012
US pushing 'jobs diplomacy' after costly wars: Clinton The United States will push its economic interests more aggressively to preserve its global leadership after being tied down by two wars in the past decade, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday.
17 ноября 2012
Photo courtesy of Singapore eases death penalty policy The Singapore parliament has passed legal reforms abolishing mandatory death sentences in some drug trafficking and murder cases, giving fresh hope to dozens of inmates awaiting execution.
16 ноября 2012
Apple iPad mini makes low key debut The iPad mini made its low-key debut Friday when sales began in Asia, as Apple hurled the latest salvo in its battle against rivals Amazon, Google and Samsung.
02 ноября 2012
Virgin Chairman Sir Richard Branson. ©REUTERS Virgin Australia sells stake to Singapore, pounces on Tiger Virgin Australia on Tuesday sold 10 percent of its business to Singapore Airlines while agreeing to buy a 60 percent stake in Tiger Airways Australia as it upped the ante in its battle with Qantas.
30 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of Singapore may bin phone books over privacy fears Singapore is considering stopping the publication of free telephone directories listing residential and office numbers as privacy concerns mount.
25 октября 2012
Singapore opens new cruise terminal, eyes Asian market Singapore has opened a new cruise terminal capable of berthing the world's biggest luxury liners, in a bid to boost the city-state's position as a regional travel hub.
24 октября 2012
Executive Director of IEA Maria van der Hoeven. ©REUTERS Middle East oil disruptions to hit Asia first: IEA Asia will be the first to feel the impact of any Middle East oil supply disruption as regional demand surges, the International Energy Agency said Monday.
22 октября 2012
Singapore's Prime Minister  Lee Hsien Loong. ©REUTERS Singapore union group sacks executive after racist post Singapore's state-linked labour movement on Monday sacked a senior executive after she posted expletive-laden and racially charged comments on Facebook that caused outrage in the city-state.
09 октября 2012
Heineken takeover of Tiger Beer maker approved Shareholders in the parent company of the Singapore-based brewer that makes Tiger Beer on Friday approved the firm's takeover by Dutch giant Heineken.
29 сентября 2012
Photo courtesy of Google blocks Singapore access to anti-Islam film Google on Thursday blocked YouTube users in Singapore from viewing clips of an anti-Islamic film that has incited violent protests across the Muslim world, acting on a request by city authorities.
21 сентября 2012
Photo courtesy of Superstition thrives in modern Singapore Whenever Christina Tang is overseas and returns to her hotel room, she always knocks on the door before entering even if she is the only occupant.
26 августа 2012
©REUTERS/Stringer Asylum-seekers 'force' Singapore ship to Australia A boatload of asylum-seekers picked up by a Singaporean merchant vessel after a distress call were Thursday accused of acting like pirates after forcing the captain to take them to Australia.
16 августа 2012
Kissenger: virtual lips for long-distance lovers A robotics professor in Singapore has invented a gadget equipped with motion-sensitive electronic "lips" that allow amorous but absent couples to exchange long-distance smooches via the Internet.
23 июля 2012

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