RCEP should be more than sum of Asean +1 FTAs, says PM Lee – TODAYonline


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RCEP should be more than sum of Asean +1 FTAs, says PM Lee
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MANILA — A trade pact currently being negotiated between Asean and six other countries must bring greater benefits than the grouping’s existing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with some of its dialogue partners, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on …
Bigger changes to Cabinet ahead in 2018, says PM Lee Hsien LoongThe Straits Times
RCEP needs to be substantial for it to be worthwhile: PM LeeChannel NewsAsia
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N.Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure – Channel NewsAsia


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N.Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens to speakers during a Security Council regarding the situation in North Korea at the United Nations (UN) in New York City, NY, U.S. April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson. 2 related media assets (image or
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The defining photos of the first 100 days of Trump's presidency – Business Insider


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The defining photos of the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency
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Donald Trump is sworn in as president of the United States on January 20, 2017, outlining his “America first” vision in his inaugural address. Donald Trump is sworn in as president of the United States on January 20, 2017. Getty Images …
All 103 false statements Donald Trump made in his first 100 days in officeMirror.co.uk
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EU leaders united on Brexit demands – for now – Channel NewsAsia


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EU leaders united on Brexit demands – for now
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European Union leaders endorsed a stiff set of divorce terms for Britain at a summit on Saturday, rejoicing in a rare show of unity in adversity but well aware that may start to fray once negotiations begin. 29 Apr 2017 08:20PM …
Brexit: EU demands ‘serious UK response’ on citizens’ rightsBBC News
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EU leaders agree on tough stance at special Brexit summitThe Guardian
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Pope, at Cairo Mass, urges unity against fanaticism – Channel NewsAsia


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Pope, at Cairo Mass, urges unity against fanaticism
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Pope Francis warned against religious fanaticism on Saturday, wrapping up a brief trip to Cairo where he urged Muslim leaders to unite against violence by Islamic militants threatening to rid the Middle East of its ancient Christian communities. Pope
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Asean leaders gather in Manila for summit as grouping marks golden jubilee this year – The Straits Times


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Asean leaders gather in Manila for summit as grouping marks golden jubilee this year
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MANILA – Asean leaders gather in Manila this weekend for the 30th Asean Summit, as the grouping celebrates its golden jubilee this year. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Manila on Friday (April 28) evening, and will join fellow Asean …
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Trump's 100 days in office: 8 things he said in interviews about life as US president – The Straits Times


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Trump’s 100 days in office: 8 things he said in interviews about life as US president
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A wealthy businessman from New York, Mr Donald Trump assumed public office for the first time when he entered the White House on Jan 20 after he defeated former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an upset. On Saturday (April 29), he completes 100 …
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Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for THAAD missile system – Channel NewsAsia


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Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for THAAD missile system
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SEOUL: Seoul on Friday (Apr 28) brushed aside US President Donald Trump’s suggestion that it should pay for a US$1 billion missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from the North. The first parts of
China warns situation with North Korea at ‘critical point’The Straits Times
Nuclear neighbours: China and North Korea at the edge of patienceThe Globe and Mail
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Pope Francis arrives in Egypt with message of peace – The Straits Times


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Pope Francis arrives in Egypt with message of peace
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CAIRO (REUTERS)- Pope Francis arrived in Cairo on Friday (April 28) hoping to mend ties with Muslim leaders just as Egypt’s ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants who have …
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US House passes stopgap spending bill to avert government shutdown – Channel NewsAsia


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US House passes stopgap spending bill to avert government shutdown
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and buy time on reaching a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald …
Trump signs order that could open California coastal waters to new drillingLos Angeles Times
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Terror suspect 'with knives' arrested near Parliament – Daily Mail


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Terror suspect ‘with knives’ arrested near Parliament
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… were killed in a terror attack by an Islamic extremist in the same area; Do you know the man pictured? Call MailOnline at 0203 615 3475 or email jay.akbar@mailonline.co.uk. By Richard Spillett and Martin Robinson and Alexander Robertson For Mailonline.
British police detain man with knives on terror charge near PM Theresa May’s officeThe Straits Times
UK police arrest man with knives in Westminster in anti-terrorism operationTHE BUSINESS TIMES
Man ‘armed with knives’ arrested on suspicion of planning terror acts after Westminster incidentITV News
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Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport – Channel NewsAsia


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Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport
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DAMASCUS: Syria accused Israel of triggering a huge explosion near Damascus airport on Thursday (Apr 27) by firing several missiles at a military position. Israel has carried out multiple air strikes in Syria since the country’s civil war erupted in
Israel strikes arms depot near Damascus airport: sourcesTODAYonline
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Merkel warns UK against Brexit 'illusions' – Channel NewsAsia


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Merkel warns UK against Brexit ‘illusions’
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BERLIN: Germany’s Angela Merkel told Britain on Thursday (Apr 27) it should have no “illusions” it would retain the rights of an EU member after Brexit, hardening the tone ahead of a summit of the remaining 27 nations. “A third-party state will not
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