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  • Peugeot to test driverless cars in Singapore

    Flash - Peugeot to test driverless cars in Singapore

    france24.com 03 May '17, 9am

    French automaker PSA said Wednesday it was teaming up with nuTonomy to integrate the US startup's software into one of its vehicles for on-road testing of fully autonomous cars in Singapore. nuTonomy will install its software, along with sensors and computing platforms, into customise...

  • Coach to buy rival handbag maker Kate Spade for $2.4 bn

    Flash - Coach to buy rival handbag maker Kate Spade for $2.4 bn

    france24.com 08 May '17, 3pm

    Handbag and accessory maker Coach reached a deal to acquire rival Kate Spade for $2.4 billion, the companies announced Monday. The agreement will boost the marketing opportunities for both luxury New York-based designers of handbags, shoes and various accessories, the companies said, ...

  • Singapore slashes jail term for showbiz pastor

    Flash - Singapore slashes jail term for showbiz pastor

    france24.com 07 Apr '17, 6am

    The head of a wealthy Singaporean Christian church who spent $35 million in congregation funds on a failed bid to promote his wife's music career had his jail term slashed on appeal Friday. The case, which involved raunchy music videos featuring celebrities like rapper Wyclef Jean alo...

  • Singapore court denies full compensation to woman in IVF mix-up

    Flash - Singapore court denies full compensation to woman in IVF mix-up

    france24.com 22 Mar '17, 2pm

    A Singaporean woman inseminated with a stranger's sperm in a startling in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) mistake cannot be compensated in full for raising the child, the city-state's top court ruled Wednesday. Allowing the woman compensation would go against public policy on one's obligati...

  • Taiwan's Tai beats Marin to win Singapore Open

    Flash - Taiwan's Tai beats Marin to win Singapore Open

    france24.com 16 Apr '17, 1pm

    Tai Tzu Ying cemented her status as the world?s top female shuttler as she beat reigning Olympic champion and world number two Carolina Marin in straight games at the Singapore Open on Sunday. World number one Tai took just 38 minutes to seal a clinical 21-15, 21-15 victory at the Sin...

  • Mugabe back home after medical review in Singapore

    Flash - Mugabe back home after medical review in Singapore

    france24.com 05 Mar '17, 5pm

    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe returned home Sunday from Singapore where he had flown earlier this week for a medical review, his spokesman said. Mugabe returned "this morning", spokesman George Charamba told AFP. He had travelled to Singapore Wednesday, just days after he celebra...

  • Mugabe, 93, flies to Singapore for 'medical review'

    Flash - Mugabe, 93, flies to Singapore for 'medical review'

    france24.com 01 Mar '17, 6pm

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who celebrated his 93rd birthday last week, flew to Singapore on Wednesday for a "scheduled medical review", his spokesman said. Mugabe appeared frail at his birthday party on Saturday, when he stood for more than an hour to deliver his speech, but ...

  • 'Lack of clarity' on Trump a risk to growth: Singapore

    Flash - 'Lack of clarity' on Trump a risk to growth: Singapore

    france24.com 17 Feb '17, 10am

    Singapore's trade-driven economy rose faster than thought in 2016 but concerns over a "lack of clarity" on US President Donald Trump's policies could hit growth this year, the government said Friday. The economy expanded 2.0 percent in 2016, powered by a strong manufacturing sector pe...

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