Singapore’s ruling party signals choice of next PM
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's ruling party on Friday promoted Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat to No. 2 post, making him a likely choice to succeed the prime minister.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said he hopes to step down in four years. He called the leadership reshuffle "a major step forward in our political renewal."
Singapore, Malaysia renew ties as historic rival surfaces
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's leader vowed Monday to strengthen ties with Malaysia, which is now led by a historic rival following a game-changing election.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said during a visit by his Malaysian counterpart, Mahathir Mohamad, that the countries had a "special bond" and were each other's second-biggest trading partners. Singapore is also Malaysia's second-largest foreign investor.
Singapore bans Chinese-American scholar as foreign agent
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's government on Friday declared a scholar of Chinese studies with a prestigious appointment at a local think tank persona non grata, alleging that he has been identified as an agent of influence of a foreign country.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The siblings of Singapore's prime minister launched another public attack on their brother over social media Thursday, but they said from now on, they're keeping the spat private.
The family's unusually public feud has riveted Singapore, an orderly island nation where such political spectacles are virtually unheard of. The dispute centers on claims of bullying, nepotism and the legacy of their father, Singapore's founder Lee Kuan Yew.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's prime minister addressed his unusually public family feud in Parliament on Monday, saying his siblings' accusations that he had misused government power were "entirely baseless."
But Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he would not sue his brother and sister over the dispute, which centers on claims of bullying, nepotism and the legacy of their father, Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The last will of Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew was made in "deeply troubling circumstances" with a family member helping to draft it, said his eldest son, the country's current prime minister, as the tussle turned into a political drama rarely seen in the tightly-controlled city-state.
SINGAPORE (AP) — A tussle among the children of late Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew escalated Wednesday when two of them accused their prime minister brother of using "the organs of state" against them and grooming his son to take up a political role in the tightly controlled city-state.
BEIJING (AP) — A framework agreement between China and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations on a code of conduct in the South China Sea marks a potentially significant step toward cooling tensions in the strategic waterway, analysts said Friday.
While details of the agreement reached Thursday weren't disclosed, it is a definite sign of progress on reaching a final code of conduct that the parties committed to 15 years ago, the experts said.
Singapore teen submits US asylum claim in immigration court
CHICAGO (AP) — A Singapore teenager seeking to stay in the U.S. after his blog posts mocking his government twice landed him in jail made his first appearance Monday in a Chicago immigration court, where an attorney officially submitted his application for asylum.
Amos Yee appeared via video and spoke little during the hearing. He's been detained at a northern Illinois jail since December, when immigration authorities took him into custody at O'Hare International Airport.
Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore prime minister, urges Congress to approve free-trade deal
The prime minister of Singapore gave a plug at the White House Tuesday for President Obama's free-trade deal with Pacific rim nations, saying the pact that's opposed by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will send a clear signal of sustained U.S. commitment to Asia.
At an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership, action which appears increasingly unlikely before Mr. Obama leaves...