US stocks dip ahead of French election

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks fell on Friday (Apr 21) on mixed earnings and cautious investor sentiment ahead of the French presidential election this weekend.

With polls in France showing a tight contest ahead of Sunday’s first round of voting and the chance of a run-off between two anti-eurozone …

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StarHub's 2016 service outages not due to DDoS attacks: IMDA – Channel NewsAsia


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StarHub’s 2016 service outages not due to DDoS attacks: IMDA
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IMDA says one of the reasons for the outages was that the telco’s infrastructure was overwhelmed due to a cyberattack on US DNS service provider Dyn, among other reasons. By Jalelah Abu Baker; Posted 21 Apr 2017 17:15; Updated 21 Apr 2017 21:49.
Authorities rule out cyber attack as cause of StarHub’s 2016 broadband disruptionThe Straits Times
StarHub broadband disruption was not due to DDoS attack, says investigationTHE BUSINESS TIMES

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General election: Jeremy Corbyn visits Cardiff – BBC News


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General election: Jeremy Corbyn visits Cardiff
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Jeremy Corbyn visited the constituency of Cardiff North on his first general election event in Wales since the poll was declared. Labour is hoping to recapture the marginal seat from the Conservatives after losing it in 2010. Shadow Welsh Secretary
General election debate LIVE: Updates and video as MPs trigger 50-day countdown to the pollsMirror.co.uk

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Paris shooting: Champs Elysees gunman was unstable criminal who 'hated police' – The Straits Times


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Paris shooting: Champs Elysees gunman was unstable criminal who ‘hated police’
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PARIS (AFP) – The Champs Elysees shooter fits a pattern of many extremists inspired by Islamic State in France in recent years: a violent, unstable criminal not known for any religious conviction. Karim Cheurfi, 39, was described as an oddball by his …
Wall Street slips as investors brace for French electionTODAYonline
Champs-Elysees gunman had shot at French police beforeYahoo Singapore News
Marine Le Pen capitalises on Paris terror attackDaily Mail
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Jakarta polls a proxy for Jokowi versus Prabowo race in 2019 – The Straits Times


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Jakarta polls a proxy for Jokowi versus Prabowo race in 2019
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JAKARTA – The dust has yet to settle on Wednesday’s election in Jakarta, but the political narrative has already gone national, shifting to Indonesia’s presidential race even though it is not due until 2019. President Joko Widodo has so far remained
Contentious Jakarta Election Finally Called for ChallengerVoice of America

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Australia's science agency 'more confident' it knows MH370 crash location – The Guardian


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Australia’s science agency ‘more confident’ it knows MH370 crash location
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CSIRO engineer Rob Gregor and oceanographer Emlyn Jones deploy the cut-down flaperon used for drift modelling in the search for MH370. Photograph: Supplied by CSIRO. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 …
Australian agency uncovers new evidence in missing flight MH370Deutsche Welle
Where Is Flight MH370? Australia Finds ‘Way More Precise’ Location Where Missing Plane May BeNewsweek
MH370 drift modelling raises new search hopes for Malaysian airlinerThe Australian

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Trump to visit South-east Asia, attend US-Asean summit in November – TODAYonline


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Trump to visit South-east Asia, attend US-Asean summit in November
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President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Photo: AP. mail · print. View all 0 comments. Tweet · Share. Published: 7:46 PM, April 20, 2017. Updated: 11:44 PM, April 20 …
Donald Trump to attend Asia summits, says US Vice-President Mike PenceThe Straits Times
Remarks by the Vice President at ASEANThe White House (blog)
The Latest: Pence says Trump to attend Asian summit in NovDaily Mail
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Singapore's school mergers 2019: 7 things to know – Jakarta Post


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Singapore’s school mergers 2019: 7 things to know
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The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Thursday that 28 schools will be merged in 2019, in the latest response to the shrinking number of students. For the first time, junior colleges will be affected. Here is what you need to know about the

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Norwegian Air takes on Asian rivals with S$320 fares to Singapore – The Straits Times

Norwegian Air takes on Asian rivals with S$320 fares to Singapore
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FRANKFURT (BLOOMBERG) – Norwegian Air Shuttle will fly from London to Singapore beginning this fall, taking on British Airways and Singapore Airlines as it expands its long-haul budget services in Asia. Tickets on the new route will start at 179 pounds …

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Pakistan's prime minister narrowly avoids ouster in court ruling over corruption claims – Washington Post


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Pakistan’s prime minister narrowly avoids ouster in court ruling over corruption claims
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — After months of legal wrangling and political melodrama, Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruled narrowly Thursday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could keep his job but ordered a further investigation into charges that he and his family …
Pakistan Court Keeps Nawaz Sharif in Power but Orders Inquiry of FamilyNew York Times
Pakistan PM awaits ‘Panama Papers’ verdictAljazeera.com
Pakistani PM must appear before new investigative team, court rulesCNN
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North Korea nuclear threat: should California start panicking? – The Guardian


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North Korea nuclear threat: should California start panicking?
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As rhetoric between North Korea and the US ratchets up, should major cities on the west coast be worried about a missile strike? Experts say the answer is tricky. Unidentified rockets at a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of
North Korea threatens ‘super-mighty’ strike on USUSA TODAY

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British parliament backs PM Theresa May's plan for June 8 snap election – The Straits Times


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British parliament backs PM Theresa May’s plan for June 8 snap election
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British MPs voted 522 to 13 in favour of the early national elections, a majority of 509 votes. PHOTO: AFP/UK PARLIAMENTARY RECORDING UNIT HANDOUT. Published. 28 min ago. Updated. 8 min ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More.
British parliament backs May’s plan for June 8 snap electionTODAYonline
General election 2017: Corbyn and May clash over ‘trust’BBC News
UK election: mayday for BrexitThe Australian
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SBS Transit secures Seletar bus package with lowest bid of S$480.3 million – TODAYonline


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SBS Transit secures Seletar bus package with lowest bid of S$480.3 million
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SINGAPORE — SBS Transit (SBST) beat nine others to clinch the third bus package put up for tender by the Government, making it the first time that a Singapore bus operator has won since the Land Transport Authority (LTA) started using the new bus …
Seletar bus package awarded to SBS TransitChannel NewsAsia

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