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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Head of French luxury group LVMH meets Trump, mulls US investments

    france24.com 10 Jan '17, 1pm

    Bernard Arnault, the head of French luxury conglomerate LVMH, told reporters he was considering expanding his US factories after talks with President-elect Donald Trump at the Trump Tower on Monday. Arnault, 67, is the first French executive to meet the next US president at his opulen...

  • Head of French luxury group LVMH meets Trump, mulls US investments

    france24.com 10 Jan '17, 1pm

    Bernard Arnault, the head of French luxury conglomerate LVMH, told reporters he was considering expanding his US factories after talks with President-elect Donald Trump at the Trump Tower on Monday. Arnault, 67, is the first French executive to meet the next US president at his opulen...

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