International

EIU Analyst on US-North Korea summit in Singapore: “A huge win for the DPRK”

Commenting on the North Korea-US summit in Singapore on Tuesday, Ms. Anwita Basu, Analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), said: “The statement is quite vaguely worded as was expected but has the right phrases such as ‘commitment to complete denuclearization’ and ‘security guarantees’ and ‘stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula’”. “Notably, there is no mention of sanctions …

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Joint statement of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, …

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International Albinism Awareness Day: “The battle continues, but we are gaining ground”

Speaking ahead of International Albinism Awareness Day on Wednesday,13 June, the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, takes stock of progress under the theme, “shining our light to the world”. “Today, we celebrate the remarkable contributions of persons with albinism including Goldalyn Kakuya, a 14-year-old girl with albinism, who topped Kenya’s national …

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EIU analyst on NK-US summit in Singapore: “Indirect benefits, both for the government and businesses, will eventually be significantly higher than the costs”

Speaking to the media on Sunday (10 June), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed that Singapore will spend about S$20 million on the summit where American President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean Leader, Kim Jong Un on Tuesday (12 June). On the amount spent, PM Lee said: “We are willing to pay and its our contribution to an international …

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UN agency President at EAT Stockholm Food Forum: striking the right balance to feed the world

Ending poverty and hunger top the list of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but achieving this shared ambition by 2030 will only happen if the world finds the right balance between meeting rising food demands while simultaneously preserving the environment and building community resilience, according to Gilbert F. Houngbo, the President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development. Already more …

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Gallup’s World Poll: Singaporeans feel safer than residents of any other country

Today, Gallup’s World Poll releases its 2018 installment of the Global Law and Order report, which finds that Singaporeans feel safer than residents of any other country in the world. Notably, 94% of Singapore adults say they feel safe walking alone at night. The 2018 Global Law and Order report presents the results from Gallup’s latest measurements of people’s sense of …

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International think-tank says world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade

The 12th edition of the annual Global Peace Index (GPI) report, produced by the international think-tank the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), revealed that the world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade. The 2018 GPI reveals a world in which the tensions, conflicts, and crises that emerged in the last decade remain unresolved, resulting in a gradual, sustained …

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Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12 June

US President Donald Trump has announced the date and the location of his planned summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un via a Twitter message on Thursday morning (10 May). Trump made the announcement after welcoming three Americans freed from prison in North Korea as they arrived back in the United States with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “The highly …

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Saudi kicks Changi Airports consortium out 10 months after it won tender

by Vincent Low It was reported in Saudi news media yesterday (21 Feb) that the Saudi Arabia’s aviation authority, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), has kicked the consortium led by Singapore Govt-linked Changi Airports International (CAI) out from a deal to operate and manage Saudi’s new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA). The announcement came 10 months after CAI …

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