SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore has approved the use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, and the first shipment will arrive by the end of this month, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday.
SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore court has fined the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for criticizing the judiciary in a Facebook post two years ago amid a deepening family feud.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's long-governing party comfortably won Friday's general elections as expected amid the coronavirus pandemic, but faced a setback as the...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Some 2.65 million Singaporeans will cast their ballot Friday with strict safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's long-ruling...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans vote Friday in Southeast Asia’s first election since the coronavirus pandemic began, with the health crisis and a grim economy expected to bolster Prime Minister Lee...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's estranged brother is not running in next month's general election but said Tuesday he hopes to be a “catalyst for change" as campaigning...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's family feud has spilled into politics, with his estranged younger brother joining an opposition party ahead of general elections next...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called Tuesday for early general elections despite the coronavirus, saying the outbreak has stabilized and there is no assurance it will...
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong calls for general elections amid coronavirus pandemic to seek fresh mandate
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong calls for general elections amid coronavirus pandemic to seek fresh mandate.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore will extend its partial lockdown by another four weeks after reporting thousands of new coronavirus cases in recent days, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Tuesday....
BANGKOK (AP) — Singapore reported 942 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a single-day high for the tiny city-state that pushed its total number of infections to 5,992, including 11...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that the World Trade Organization needs mending to keep up with the times.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that countries including the United States need to be willing to change international rules in response to a stronger...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Friday that a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms was an "effective" response to the New...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has named a deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle, in a possible indication of his successor.
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday defended Singapore's proposed law to fight "online falsehoods," but his Malaysian counterpart, Mahathir Mohamad, warned that...
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 (AP) — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving "awkward" for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore's prime minister said Thursday as he wrapped up a regional summit.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local):
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LEE SEE'-yan LONG) has said the rivalry between the U.S. and China for influence in Southeast Asia is proving awkward for countries that do not want to have to choose between them.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Leaders of Southeast Asian nations have again pushed back an agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal amid a whirlwind of diplomacy Wednesday at their annual summit.
In convening talks among the leaders of countries participating in the plan, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a final agreement on the deal, which is expected to encompass nearly half the world's population and 40 percent of world trade, will be delayed until 2019.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, meeting this week in Singapore (all times local):
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says a final agreement on a Southeast Asian-centered free trade agreement will be pushed back until 2019.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders began Tuesday with a warning from the host, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, about threats against international rules that underpin world stability and economic growth.
"The international order is at a turning point," Lee said at the opening ceremony of the summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the meeting in Singapore of leaders from the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (all times local):
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have begun their annual summit with calls to work together to resolve tensions over trade and other issues.
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong welcomed fellow members of the 10-nation grouping by saying that joint efforts are more urgent than ever.
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.
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the IMF-World Bank annual meeting (all times local):
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have reaffirmed their commitment to open trading systems that have underpinned their economic growth.
The leaders met Thursday in Bali, Indonesia, on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
SINGAPORE (AP) — A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor, officials said Friday.
"The attackers specifically and repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's personal particulars and information on his outpatient dispensed medicines," the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Health said in a joint statement.
It's the summit eve in Singapore. Global anticipation of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's third-generation autocrat Kim Jong Un is close to feverish. It's the biggest, and most mind-boggling, summit of its kind this century — and probably for several decades.
Raw: Trump Meets With Singapore’s Prime Minister
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore (all times local):
President Donald Trump is meeting with Singapore's Prime Minister on the eve of Tuesday's historic summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump arrived at the Istana, Singapore's government house, shortly before noon.
Kim Jong Un Meets Singapore Prime Minister
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is thanking the prime minister of Singapore for agreeing to host his upcoming summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
The White House says the president spoke Friday by phone with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (lee shyehn loong) and thanked him for his willingness to host the June 12 meeting.
The two leaders also discussed regional security issues and reaffirmed their countries' partnership.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Southeast Asian countries will work more closely with new powers China and India to counter the pressure of protectionism and ensure continued growth, Singapore's prime minister said Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is embarking on a weeklong tour of Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
Obama's office says he'll be in Singapore on Monday for an Obama Foundation discussion with young adults representing Southeast Asian nations. Obama will also participate in the Bank of Singapore's Thought Leadership Series and visit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders are gathering in New Delhi to celebrate their countries' ties with India, though the meeting comes amid confusion about the repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar violence by the hundreds of thousands.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Singapore on Tuesday, the first stop of an 11-day trip to strengthen ties between Britain and Asian countries.
They received a ceremonial welcome to kick off a visit to the Southeast Asian island nation in which they will have an orchid named after them and be hosted at a state banquet by Singapore's president, Halimah Yacob.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Singapore's prime minister has raised doubts over the Trump administration's trade policy, saying a hasty push to get countries to open their markets may "come to grief."
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the U.S. withdrawal from a trans-Pacific trade agreement had hurt U.S. credibility in negotiations and many countries will be reluctant to enter one-on-one trade deals with Washington.
Trump Praises US-Singapore Relationship
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's planned visit to Asia in November (all times local):
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (lee haz-ee-en lahng) is urging dialogue between the United States and North Korea to resolve the growing nuclear crisis in Asia.
The prime minister visited the White House Monday and delivered a statement alongside President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor is leading a trade mission in Singapore and Vietnam this week.
Gov. Gary Herbert flew to Singapore on Thursday and will remain there until he heads to Vietnam on Tuesday.
The trip is hosted by the World Trade Center Utah and includes meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, other government officials and business groups.
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.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister has accepted an invitation from President Donald Trump to visit the United States, his office said Monday, as the U.S. leader made an unexpected diplomatic initiative toward several Southeast Asian counterparts.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday his country believes in a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Lee explained his stand at a joint news briefing with Netanyahu, who does not endorse the two-nation approach. Lee said he realizes a two-state solution is difficult to achieve, but said it is the only way to achieve peace.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Nine armored personnel carriers belonging to Singapore that were seized in the Chinese territory of Hong Kong will be returned, officials said Tuesday.
The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received a letter from Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying saying that Hong Kong had completed an investigation of the SAF Terrex infantry carrier vehicles and other equipment and would release them to the Singapore government.