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Commentary: From ice cream to chatbots – how TACs are driving transformation in Singapore

10 hours 40 min ago
Just as trade associations and chambers (TACs) play a critical role in driving transformation and growth, they too will have to transform to stay relevant for the future, says SBF chairman Teo Siong Seng.

‘Doing it for myself’: The women freezing their eggs to raise their chances of conceiving

10 hours 44 min ago
SINGAPORE: After six years of trying to get pregnant – including multiple rounds of IVF – Chloe (not her real name) was not about to concede defeat. “I’m taking a break, but I know biologically I’m still ageing,” said the 40-year-old manager in an email to Channel NewsAsia. Like many women who ...

Football: Southgate says youngsters will handle hostile Montenegro atmosphere

10 hours 48 min ago
MONTENEGRO: After being cheered to the Wembley rafters during the 5-0 thrashing of the Czech Republic, manager Gareth Southgate expects his young England side to face a more hostile 90 minutes in their second Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro on Monday. The team from the small Balkan state have ...

Tennis: Halep battles into Miami Open fourth round clash with Venus

10 hours 53 min ago
MIAMI: Simona Halep kept alive hopes of regaining the world number one ranking on Sunday (Mar 24), beating Polona Hercog 5-7, 7-6 (7/1), 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the WTA and ATP Miami Open. The 27-year-old lost her place at the top of the women's game following Naomi Osaka's triumph at the ...

Motor Racing: US teen Herta becomes youngest winner in IndyCar history

11 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON: Colton Herta became the youngest winner in IndyCar history on Sunday (Mar 24), the 18-year-old American taking the checkered flag in his only third series start at the IndyCar Classic. The son of former IndyCar driver Brian Herta prevailed over 60 laps on a 3.41-mile, 20-turn road ...

Uber to buy Mideast rival Careem for US$3.1b

11 hours 17 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO: Uber is set to buy its Middle Eastern rival Careem for US$3.1 billion, financial news agency Bloomberg reported on Sunday (Mar 24). The deal, expected to be announced on Tuesday, will see Uber pay US$1.4 billion in cash and the rest in notes convertible to Uber shares, Bloomberg ...

Erdogan moots renaming Istanbul's Hagia Sophia a mosque

11 hours 21 min ago
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday (Mar 24) mooted the possibility of renaming Istanbul's Hagia Sofia museum as a mosque, in comments during a television interview. Asked whether the entrance fee to the city landmark might be waived, he said: "It's not impossible ... but we ...

Southgate says youngsters will handle hostile Montenegro atmosphere

11 hours 37 min ago
After being cheered to the Wembley rafters during the 5-0 thrashing of the Czech Republic, manager Gareth Southgate expects his young England side to face a more hostile 90 minutes in their second Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro on Monday.

South Africa secure last berth at Cup of Nations finals

11 hours 37 min ago
South Africa booked the last place at the African Cup of Nations finals with a 2-1 away win over Libya thanks to Percy Tau's double on Sunday to complete the lineup for the 24-team finals being hosted in Egypt in June.

Trump declares 'complete exoneration' after Mueller report finds no collusion

12 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump declared he had been completely exonerated on Sunday (Mar 24) after his campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election campaign. But the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller left unresolved allegations that Trump obstructed ...

Nigeria ruling party stages come-back in key state vote

12 hours 18 min ago
KANO: Nigeria's ruling party on Sunday (Mar 24) won the crucial state of Kano in key governorship elections, as the opposition denounced the result, following violence and intimidation that hit the re-run vote. The sitting governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, had been some 27,000 votes behind when ...

Turkey will not go back on purchase of Russian S-400s: Erdogan

12 hours 24 min ago
ISTANBUL: Turkey will not go back on the purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia no matter what the United States says, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday (Mar 24). He made the comment in an interview with broadcaster TGRT Haber. The United States could soon freeze preparations for ...

Xi meets Macron as French president seeks united EU front on China

13 hours 13 min ago
BEAULIEU-SUR-MER, France: Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron met for dinner in the south of France on Sunday (Mar 24) ahead of official talks with the host leader seeking to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing's advances. "Very happy to ...

Cricket: Finch punishes Pakistan in Australia's win

13 hours 17 min ago
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates: Aaron Finch struck back-to-back centuries to lead Australia to another thumping eight wicket victory over a hapless Pakistan in the second one-day international in Sharjah on Sunday (Mar 24). The Australian skipper smashed 143-ball 153 not out for his 13th ODI ...

Valiant Hungary fight back to stun Croatia 2-1

13 hours 20 min ago
Hungary midfielder Mate Patkai scored his first international goal to secure a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over World Cup runners-up Croatia in a Euro 2020 Group E qualifier on Sunday.

Football: Pochettino hails 'dream come true' as Spurs' new stadium stages first match

13 hours 37 min ago
LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino said everyone connected with Tottenham Hotspur "needed to cry" after the club's new stadium finally staged its first football match. The 62,000-seat arena, close to the north London club's old home of White Hart Lane, has been beset by delays and reports of spiralling ...

Exclusive: Telecom equipment provider Avaya considers leveraged buyout - sources

14 hours 6 min ago
Telecommunications equipment and software vendor Avaya Holdings Corp is considering a leveraged buyout offer from a private equity firm that values it at more than US$5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Record river flooding begins to recede in Kansas City area

14 hours 11 min ago
KANSAS CITY, Missouri: Record flooding along the Missouri River that left death and destruction in three Midwestern states appeared to have crested on Sunday (Mar 24) in the Kansas City area without causing major damage and continued to move downstream, local officials said. Although the surge had ...

Romania to move its embassy to Jerusalem

14 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON: Romania's prime minister promised on Sunday (Mar 24) in Washington that her country would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, breaking with both the European position and apparently with her own country's president. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila made the ...

Cricket: Sri Lanka's tour ends in second whitewash in South Africa

14 hours 18 min ago
JOHANNESBURG: A tour that started with an unexpected Test series triumph ended with a second successive limited overs series humiliation for Sri Lanka when South Africa won the third and final Twenty20 international on Sunday (Mar 24). South Africa made a daunting 198 for two and Sri Lanka were ...