abcnews.go.com Archives - 26 April 2017, Wednesday

  • Breaking News, Latest News, Headlines & Videos

    abcnews.go.com 24 Apr '17, 6pm

    US sanctions Syria after chemical attack Dallas police say building safe after active shooter scare New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument Aaron Hernandez's private funeral held in Connecticut Haley tells N. Korea, 'We don’t want war' US general suggests Russia arming Talib...

  • McFarland to leave security adviser role, take ambassadorship to Singapore

    KT McFarland to depart as deputy NSA, take ambassadorship to Singapore, official confirms

    abcnews.go.com 10 Apr '17, 12am

    Deputy national security adviser KT McFarland is expected to leave her position and accept an ambassadorship to Singapore, a senior administration official confirms to ABC News. The move is the latest indication that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is taking full control over ...

  • US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

    US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

    abcnews.go.com 25 Mar '17, 12pm

    A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday. Amos Yee has been detained by federal immigration authorities since December when he was take...

  • Singapore prime minister visits Vietnam to boost ties

    Singapore prime minister visits Vietnam to boost ties

    abcnews.go.com 23 Mar '17, 7am

    Vietnam and Singapore have signed several business agreements as the island state seeks to boost investment and trade with the communist country during a visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong . Among the six memorandum of understanding which were signed Thursday and witnessed by Lee...

  • Rex #Tillerson: #Military action against #NorthKorea is an option 'on the table' - ABC News

    Rex Tillerson: Military action against North Korea is an option 'on the table'

    abcnews.go.com 17 Mar '17, 10am

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. will not rule out the possibility of using military force against North Korea if it continues to develop nuclear weapons, telling reporters Friday that "all of the options are on the table." After visiting the militarized border between S...

  • Singapore Teen Submits US Asylum Claim in Immigration Court

    abcnews.go.com 30 Jan '17, 4pm

    A Singapore teen seeking asylum after online posts mocking his government landed him jail has appeared in a Chicago immigration court. Amos Yee's attorneys submitted his asylum application Monday. Yee appeared via video from an Illinois jail where he's been held since immigration auth...

  • Steph Curry Sneakers Raise $26,400 for Oakland Fire Victims

    abcnews.go.com 30 Dec '16, 11pm

    Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has raised $26,400 by auctioning off two pairs of sneakers for victims of this month's Oakland warehouse fire. The East Bay Times reports ( http://bayareane.ws/2hxOeKd ) that one set of white sneakers Curry wore in the Warriors' Dec. 15 win ove...

  • Singapore Teen Critic Held in US, Reportedly Wants Asylum

    Singapore Teen Critic Held in US While Appealing for Asylum

    abcnews.go.com 24 Dec '16, 4am

    A Singaporean teenager whose video posts and blogs mocking his government and its late founder landed him in jail twice has been detained in the U.S. where he is seeking asylum, his lawyer and a human rights group said Saturday. The Human Rights Watch deputy director for Asia, Phil Ro...

  • Malaysia, Singapore Sign Pact to Build High-Speed Railway

    Malaysia, Singapore Sign Pact to Build High-Speed Railway

    abcnews.go.com 13 Dec '16, 1pm

    Malaysia and Singapore signed an agreement Tuesday to build a high-speed railway that would cut travel time between Kuala Lumpur and the city-state to just 90 minutes by 2026. Currently, it takes at least four hours to travel by car. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Singap...

  • China Blasts Singapore's Military Cooperation With Taiwan

    China Blasts Singapore's Military Cooperation With Taiwan

    abcnews.go.com 29 Nov '16, 7am

    A Chinese state newspaper on Tuesday criticized Singapore over the Southeast Asian city-state's military training with self-governing Taiwan, following the impounding of nine Singaporean infantry fighting vehicles transiting through Hong Kong. The Communist Party-run Global Times said...

  • Singapore's Leader Visits Australia to Improve Defense Ties

    abcnews.go.com 12 Oct '16, 1am

    Singapore's prime minister visited Australia on Wednesday to upgrade a free-trade agreement and to finalize a deal that will double the capacity of Singaporean military training facilities in the Australian tropics. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told the Australian Parlia...

  • Defense Ministers Discuss Defusing South China Sea Incidents

    abcnews.go.com 01 Oct '16, 7am

    Countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, Singapore's defense minister said. Ng Eng Hen told reporters Friday on the sidelines of a meeting in Hawaii that inc...

  • Man Who Used Wheelchair in Rolex Theft Pleads Guilty

    abcnews.go.com 29 Sep '16, 12pm

    A Connecticut man who pretended he needed a wheelchair so he could steal a $37,000 watch from a jewelry store is heading to prison. The Connecticut Post ( http://bit.ly/2dC4jOn ) reports that 36-year-old Larry Johnson of Waterbury pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbery, larceny and assau...

  • Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Infects 41 in Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 28 Aug '16, 12pm

    More than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore , but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday. Singapore announced its first Zika infection in May, with the virus imported by a 48-year-old man who had traveled to Brazil. On Sunday, the Ministry o...

  • Interesting, via @ABC: How #Military Robots Can Save Lives.

    How Military Dummies Can Save Lives

    abcnews.go.com 08 Aug '16, 3pm

    Saving a life can be hard enough, and doing it in the middle of a battlefield with bullets flying can seem nearly impossible. But military programs like the Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) at Fort Carson in Colorado are training military medics so they're prepared for almost...

  • OMG! Trump’s first response to #Army Gold Star father Khizr Khan: "I've made a lot of sacrifices" https://t.co/r4BZBfdUHb

    Donald Trump to Father of Fallen Soldier: 'I’ve Made a Lot of Sacrifices' -

    abcnews.go.com 30 Jul '16, 5pm

    In his first response to a searing charge from bereaved Army father Khizr Khan that he’d “sacrificed nothing” for his country, Donald Trump claimed that he had in fact sacrificed by employing “thousands and thousands of people.” He also suggested that Khan’s wife didn’t speak because ...

  • Singapore Website Founder Jailed for Anti-Foreign Content

    abcnews.go.com 28 Jun '16, 9am

    A court in Singapore on Tuesday sentenced the founder of a website that published anti-foreign content to eight months in jail after he pleaded guilty to sedition. Yang Kaiheng, 27, set up "The Real Singapore" website together with his Australian wife, Ai Takagi, and helped distribute...

  • 4 Bangladeshi Men Convicted of Terror Financing in Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 31 May '16, 8am

    Singapore's State Court says four Bangladeshi workers held on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their own country have been convicted of financing terrorism. Authorities said the men, who pleaded guilty, had raised money to buy firearms to launch attac...

  • Louis Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil

    Vuitton Show Draws Fashion World to Crisis-Hit Brazil

    abcnews.go.com 29 May '16, 8am

    The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus , an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton . Around 500 guests, including A-listers Jaden Smi...

  • Feds Arrest Virginia Woman for Unique Million-Dollar Handbag Scheme

    abcnews.go.com 27 May '16, 1pm

    Federal authorities arrested a Virginia woman on Thursday for a unique handbag-related scheme that targeted several major department stores and involved brands such as Gucci, Burberry and Fendi. The scheme was so prolific that at one point she was a major department store’s top online...

  • Death Row Convict in Singapore Granted Last-Minute Reprieve

    abcnews.go.com 20 May '16, 1am

    Singapore's Supreme Court has given a last-minute reprieve to a Malaysian murder convict hours before he was scheduled to be executed. Kho Jabing was to be hanged early Friday but the Supreme Court granted a stay on his execution after accepting an appeal by his lawyer, Jeannette Arul...

  • Singapore Probes Hyundai Cars for Sudden Acceleration

    abcnews.go.com 17 May '16, 4am

    Singapore's Land Transport Authority said Tuesday it is investigating Hyundai vehicles following reports of accidents involving sudden acceleration while reversing. In a statement, the authority said it was looking into cases of Hyundai vehicles having "unintended acceleration in reve...

  • Singapore: Colonial Heritage, Cool Modern Architecture, Food

    abcnews.go.com 11 May '16, 4pm

    At 51, Singapore is shrugging off all symptoms of a midlife crisis and embracing travelers with more and better things to see, taste and experience than ever before. The tiny city-state with a living standard the envy of many nations recently celebrated 50 years of independence since ...

  • Australia Welcomes Investment in Singapore Military Training

    abcnews.go.com 06 May '16, 3am

    Singapore will spend up to 2.25 billion Australian dollars ($1.67 billion) to double the capacity of its military training facilities in northern Australia under a new bilateral deal, Australia's prime minister said Friday. Malcolm Turnbull said that the investment should be seen in t...

  • Singapore Detains 8 Bangladeshis Suspected of IS Group Links

    abcnews.go.com 03 May '16, 10am

    Singapore has detained eight Bangladeshi workers on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their home country, authorities said Tuesday The Ministry of Home Affairs said the eight construction and marine workers were detained last month for allegedly being ...

  • Singapore Man Charged With Illegal Exports to Iran

    abcnews.go.com 04 Apr '16, 4pm

    A Singapore man accused of helping to export technology to Iran that was later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices has been extradited to the United States to face charges, the Justice Department said Monday. Lim Yong Nam, who is also known as Steven Lim, had been detaine...

  • Dance into the wknd with @MaksimC & his "salsa" spring break party workout! WATCH-

    Maks Chmerkovskiy Leads the Ultimate Dance Party Workout, Live on 'GMA'! Video

    abcnews.go.com 25 Mar '16, 6pm

    Maks Chmerkovskiy Leads the Ultimate Dance Party Workout, Live on 'GMA'! More The "Dancing With the Stars" alum and his partner, Teresa Garcia, heat up the studio with a salsa-inspired workout, then Chmerkovskiy weighs in on Ginger Zee's "Dancing" debut with his brother, Val. 3:40 | 0...

  • 2 Singapore Transit Workers Die After Being Hit by Train

    abcnews.go.com 22 Mar '16, 9am

    Two maintenance staff working on elevated tracks in Singapore's mass transit system were hit and killed by a train Tuesday, an official said. It was a rare tragedy on a train system that has experienced a string of disruptions in recent years, denting the city-state's reputation for e...

  • Ha Na Jang Takes LPGA Singapore Title by 4 Strokes

    abcnews.go.com 06 Mar '16, 7am

    South Korea's Ha Na Jang enhanced her growing reputation as one of the hottest players on the LPGA Tour by winning the HSBC Women's Champions tournament by four strokes on Sunday. Playing like a seasoned veteran, the 23-year-old South Korean fired six birdies and an eagle in a brillia...

  • Jang Takes 1-Stroke Lead Into Last Round at LPGA Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 05 Mar '16, 7am

    South Korea's Ha Na Jang shot a flawless 4-under 68 on Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions tournament. Chasing her second LPGA title this year, the 23-year-old racked up four birdies and her second straight bogey-free round to ...