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China's Xi Jinping warns in Davos against trade war in defence of globalisation

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

DAVOS (WASHINGTON POST) – Chinese President Xi Jinping cautioned against protectionism as he pushed back against criticism of globalisation by Mr Donald Trump and other Western populists. 867 more words

Current Affairs

No Regrets

This is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago in response to a challenge in a writing class to get into the voice and attitudes of one of the characters from the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. 406 more words

Humour

SAF to explore further training opportunities in New Zealand: Ng Eng Hen

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

SINGAPORE – Singapore will explore the possibility of “more training opportunities” for the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in New Zealand and deepen its relationship with the country, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Monday (Jan 16). 340 more words

Current Affairs

Singapore, New Zealand hold inaugural defence ministers' meeting

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: Defence Ministers from Singapore and New Zealand on Monday (Jan 16) reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen bilateral defence ties at the first Singapore-New Zealand defence ministers’ meeting in New Zealand. 303 more words

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Russia hacking forces RAF bombers to abort missions over Syria

RUSSIAN electronic units are forcing RAF bomber crews to abort missions over Syria by hacking into their systems, sources revealed last night.
It is thought the attacks may be aimed at causing aircrews to hit wrong targets, leading to collateral damage in a bid to undermine Britain’s mission. 625 more words

United Kingdom

Indonesia and Japan agree to step up maritime security

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday (Jan 15) reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate on maritime security and deepen defence ties, as both nations feud with China over sea territory. 326 more words

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A Draft for the PM’s Tuesday Speech

The draft of a speech seemingly prepared for the Prime Minister at her direction has been leaked (although not necessarily at her direction) to the editor.  2,278 more words

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