edition.cnn.com Archives - 29 May 2017, Monday

  • Singapore fintech offers online banking options - CNN Video

    edition.cnn.com 09 May '17, 4am

    Singaporean tech is boosting financial inclusion across Southeast Asia, where millions are locked out of a rapidly modernizing economy. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

  • Japan launches new luxury train service

    edition.cnn.com 06 May '17, 5pm

    (CNN) Japan's Golden Week began Saturday -- but the golden ticket everyone wants is a ride on the country's new luxury Train Suite Shiki-Shima . Fares on the deluxe 10-car train range between $2,200 and $10,000 but, with the service launching by East Japan Railway (JR East) just days ...

  • A surreal encounter with a $27m super yacht

    edition.cnn.com 27 Apr '17, 5pm

    Watching an imposing vessel like the Aurora passing through the darkened streets of the scruffy, seaside town, halting traffic and only narrowly avoiding a collision with a streetlight, induces a surreal and somewhat disorienting feeling. But for those more immersed in the world of be...

  • Best hotels and resorts in Mauritius

    edition.cnn.com 26 Apr '17, 3pm

    CNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy . (CNN) Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius's famed beaches for decades, but over the las...

  • Alila Fort Bishangarh: India's most exciting new luxury hotel

    edition.cnn.com 25 Apr '17, 2pm

    "Each window and entrance portal, arches and columns, railings and jaali screens (latticed window patterns), turrets and walls ... everything had to be fully in sync with the original fort," Ritu Khandelwal, principal architect of STHAPATYA Architects, tells CNN. "We were very careful...

  • Singapore Sevens: Canada wins historic first title

    edition.cnn.com 17 Apr '17, 1pm

    Story highlights Canada wins first ever rugby sevens title at Singapore Sevens "It's awesome, we're so excited," says captain John Moonlight (CNN) They say good things come to those who wait -- and Canada's rugby sevens team has done its fair share of waiting. The North Americans made...

  • Singapore Sevens: Canada wins historic first title

    edition.cnn.com 17 Apr '17, 12pm

    Story highlights Canada wins first ever rugby sevens title at Singapore Sevens "It's awesome, we're so excited," says captain John Moonlight (CNN) They say good things come to those who wait -- and Canada's rugby sevens team has done its fair share of waiting. The North Americans made...

  • Singapore: Rugby Sevens World Series - CNN Video

    edition.cnn.com 13 Apr '17, 1pm

    As Singapore prepares to host the Sevens World Series for the 2nd year, organisers hope it can place the city state on the world rugby map & grow the game.

  • K.T. McFarland to leave NSC for Singapore ambassadorship - CNNPolitics.com

    edition.cnn.com 09 Apr '17, 4pm

    Story highlights McFarland intends to continue working at the NSC in the short term Dina Powell's role as deputy national security adviser for strategy 'will probably expand,' an NSC official said (CNN) K.T. McFarland, the one-time top deputy to ousted national security adviser Michae...

  • K.T. McFarland to leave NSC for Singapore ambassadorship - CNNPolitics.com

    edition.cnn.com 09 Apr '17, 4pm

    Story highlights McFarland intends to continue working at the NSC in the short term Dina Powell's role as deputy national security adviser for strategy 'will probably expand,' an NSC official said (CNN) K.T. McFarland, the one-time top deputy to ousted national security adviser Michae...

  • Syria missile strike: Trump authorizes action - CNNPolitics.com

    edition.cnn.com 07 Apr '17, 1am

    Trump's decision to launch the strikes, the most significant military action of his young presidency, came nearly four years after the US first concluded that Syrian forces had used chemical weapons in Syria. The Obama administration concluded that Syria had violated the "red line" Ob...

  • Into the urban jungle

    edition.cnn.com 06 Apr '17, 11am

    "If you don't maintain those forests there's no clean water, and then there's no food security. It's a pretty simple equation but not many people think about it." Are we about to lose our urban forests? A broad canopy You may not associate big cities like Singapore, New York or Paris ...

  • Donald Trump, who never served in the military, goes after Senate veterans - CNNPolitics.com

    edition.cnn.com 03 Apr '17, 1am

    In a string of tweets on Thursday morning, Trump took on McCain for suggesting his first military action -- a raid in Yemen that netted intelligence against ISIS, but cost the lives Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens and a number of Yemeni civilians -- was not a succes...

  • National Security Council No. 2 offered post in Singapore - CNNPolitics.com

    edition.cnn.com 01 Apr '17, 12pm

    Story highlights McFarland is also being considered for a senior role at the State Department McFarland's future at the NSC has been uncertain since Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned (CNN) K.T. McFarland, a former Fox News analyst brought in as the No. ...

  • What's behind Russia protests?

    edition.cnn.com 28 Mar '17, 7am

    Outwardly the protests appear to be in response to a long-form "investigation" that Navalny and his Anti-Corruption Foundation posted on YouTube . The 50-minute report claims Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has assembled "a corruption empire" of luxury properties, yachts and vineyards....

  • What's behind Russia protests?

    edition.cnn.com 28 Mar '17, 3am

    Outwardly the protests appear to be in response to a long-form "investigation" that Navalny and his Anti-Corruption Foundation posted on YouTube . The 50-minute report claims Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has assembled "a corruption empire" of luxury properties, yachts and vineyards....

  • What's behind Russia protests?

    edition.cnn.com 27 Mar '17, 10pm

    Outwardly the protests appear to be in response to a long-form "investigation" that Navalny and his Anti-Corruption Foundation posted on YouTube . The 50-minute report claims Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has assembled "a corruption empire" of luxury properties, yachts and vineyards....

  • What's behind Russia protests?

    edition.cnn.com 27 Mar '17, 6pm

    Outwardly the protests appear to be in response to a long-form "investigation" that Navalny and his Anti-Corruption Foundation posted on YouTube . The 50-minute report claims Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has assembled "a corruption empire" of luxury properties, yachts and vineyards....

  • What's behind Russia protests?

    edition.cnn.com 27 Mar '17, 6pm

    Outwardly the protests appear to be in response to a long-form "investigation" that Navalny and his Anti-Corruption Foundation posted on YouTube . The 50-minute report claims Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has assembled "a corruption empire" of luxury properties, yachts and vineyards....

  • $27,000 melons? Japan's luxury fruit obsession

    edition.cnn.com 25 Mar '17, 5pm

    "Fruits are treated differently in Asian culture and in Japanese society especially," Soyeon Shim , dean of the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, tells CNN. "Fruit purchase and consumption are tied to social and cultural practices. "It is not only an impo...

  • Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum

    edition.cnn.com 25 Mar '17, 3pm

    The Department of Homeland Security, which opposed his asylum application, has until April 17 to appeal the judge's decision, the ruling said. Trouble with authorities in Singapore In July 2015, Yee was detained for 53 days after he posted a YouTube tirade praising the death of Singap...

  • Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum

    edition.cnn.com 25 Mar '17, 11am

    The Department of Homeland Security, which opposed his asylum application, has until April 17 to appeal the judge's decision, the ruling said. Trouble with authorities in Singapore In July 2015, Yee was detained for 53 days after he posted a YouTube tirade praising the death of Singap...

  • Singapore's best bars: Cocktails to shake and stir you

    edition.cnn.com 16 Mar '17, 9pm

    At the Regent's Manhattan Bar , Ashish Sharma showed us how to make the Singapura Nacional, the winning cocktail in the Singapore Hotel Association's "Toast to the Nation" competition. The competition was held to find a drink that best reflected the city as it celebrates its 50th anni...

  • Singapore holds off competition from China, scoops Asia's top university title

    edition.cnn.com 16 Mar '17, 6am

    The National University of Singapore (NUS) was announced as the best college in Asia in the Times Higher Education supplement, beating out stiff competition from China, which otherwise dominated the top three.

  • Singapore holds off competition from China, scoops Asia's top university title

    edition.cnn.com 16 Mar '17, 5am

    While there was little movement in the top five institutions -- Singapore's Nanyang Technological University and the University of Hong Kong came in fourth and fifth respectively -- there were some major movements elsewhere on the table.

  • Gordon Ramsay's love for Singapore

    edition.cnn.com 15 Mar '17, 11pm

    Gordon Ramsay says he fell in love with Singapore 15 years ago The celeb chef adores the family atmosphere and authenticity in Singapore's hawker markets The arrival of the Michelin Guide to Singapore will lift the quality of its food even more

  • World's best airports for 2017 revealed

    edition.cnn.com 15 Mar '17, 3am

    (CNN) In news that should come as little surprise to global air travelers, Singapore's done it again. For the fifth year in a row the city-state's Changi Airport has been named "world's best airport" at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards, announced during a ceremony i...

  • Singapore Sling gets a makeover

    edition.cnn.com 15 Mar '17, 1am

    That's where Sam Galsworthy, the co-founder of Sipsmith artisan gin, comes in. Why Singapore may be the world's hottest cocktail city The Galsworthy connection Sam Galsworthy has an uncanny connection with Raffles and Singapore Sling. Quite by chance, Galsworthy visited the Raffles Ho...

  • World's cheapest Michelin-starred meal? It's in Singapore

    edition.cnn.com 28 Feb '17, 3am

    "I didn't know anything about the Michelin Guide, but I knew it was for a very 'high' type of food," admits the Malaysian-born chef, who initially dismissed news of Michelin's interest in his stall as a joke. He has since undergone quite the learning curve of the guide's impact on any...

  • World's cheapest Michelin-starred meal? It's in Singapore

    edition.cnn.com 28 Feb '17, 3am

    "I didn't know anything about the Michelin Guide, but I knew it was for a very 'high' type of food," admits the Malaysian-born chef, who initially dismissed news of Michelin's interest in his stall as a joke. He has since undergone quite the learning curve of the guide's impact on any...