edition.cnn.com Archives - 23 June 2017, Friday

  • Will Parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM's problems go away?

    edition.cnn.com 21 Jun '17, 2am

    At first blush, the prime minister seemed to have scored some brownie points in lowering the political temperature. But as Singaporeans mull it over, questions began to surface. Why is parliament being dragged into this? This is a fight to be settled in a court of law or during an ope...

  • Singapore PM apologized but forcefully denies siblings' allegations

    edition.cnn.com 20 Jun '17, 4am

    "As the eldest of the siblings, it grieves me to think of the anguish it would have caused our parents if they were alive," he said. Lee went on to say he's done all he can to avoid the current situation. The house at the center of the squabble The family patriarch, Lee Kuan Yew, is c...

  • Singapore PM apologized but forcefully denies siblings' allegations

    edition.cnn.com 20 Jun '17, 4am

    "As the eldest of the siblings, it grieves me to think of the anguish it would have caused our parents if they were alive," he said. Lee went on to say he's done all he can to avoid the current situation. He said he would also refute the allegations in Parliament on July 3, adding tha...

  • Singapore PM apologized but forcefully denies siblings' allegations

    edition.cnn.com 20 Jun '17, 4am

    "As the eldest of the siblings, it grieves me to think of the anguish it would have caused our parents if they were alive," he said. Lee went on to say he's done all he can to avoid the current situation. The house at the center of the squabble The family patriarch, Lee Kuan Yew, is c...

  • How to experience the beautiful backwaters of #Kerala via @CNNTravel

    edition.cnn.com 18 Jun '17, 4pm

    (CNN) — In the backwaters of India's southern state of Kerala, traditional village life goes on much as it has for the last 50 years. The occasional satellite dish, motorized houseboat or construction of a new guesthouse are the only nods to increased outside interest in this seemingl...

  • Lee Kuan Yew's family spat is ugly, but unlikely to impact Singapore PM's grip on power

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

    The dispute over the house has festered since Lee Kuan Yew died two years ago, with accusations that the PM and his wife were against the elder Lee's wish that the property be demolished. This time round, the allegations have become sharper and more personal with the younger Lees sayi...

  • Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong publicly denounced by siblings

    edition.cnn.com 14 Jun '17, 6am

    It is the second time the feud has been made public -- the two younger children also accused the prime minister of abusing his power in 2016, in the run-up to the first anniversary of their father's death. Lee Wei Ling (second from left), the younger sister of Singapore's Prime Minist...

  • Singapore radicalization: Woman is first in country to be detained on charges

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

    The woman's case is symbolic of the wave of radicalization in the region, said Emily Winterbotham, a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies. "Given the number of women who have traveled from other countries to Syria/Iraq, includi...

  • 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...