Govt commits S$19b to new 5-year plan for R&D initiatives RIE2020 – Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia Govt commits S$19b to new 5-year plan for R&D initiatives RIE2020Channel News AsiaPlan will contribute significantly to the economy and create opportunities and jobs, support national initiatives like Smart Nation and SkillsFuture, and help workers to thrive amidst technological changes and globalisation, says PM Lee. By Loke Kok …Record $19 billion budgeted […]

Officials say asylum-seekers among suspects in Cologne violence – Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia Officials say asylum-seekers among suspects in Cologne violenceChannel News AsiaAsylum-seekers are among those suspected of involvement in violence on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, officials said on Friday, intensifying debate about Germany’s welcoming of hundreds of thousands of migrants. Posted 08 Jan 2016 19:15; Updated 08 Jan …Cologne police chief ‘relieved of his […]

Paris attacks: bomb factory found in Brussels, police believe – Irish Times

Irish Times Paris attacks: bomb factory found in Brussels, police believeIrish TimesBelgian investigators believe explosives used in the attacks in Paris in November may have been made in an apartment in Brussels that was rented under a false name and where a fingerprint of a key fugitive was found. Police found material that could be …Paris […]

European shares set for heaviest week of losses since August – Reuters

Reuters European shares set for heaviest week of losses since AugustReuters… * FTSEurofirst rises but still set for weekly loss. * Markets boosted by China stabilisation, strong U.S. data (Updates prices). By Sudip Kar-Gupta. LONDON, Jan 8 European shares regained some ground on Friday, helped by a stabilisation in Chinese … and more » Powered by […]

Swiss missionary kidnapped in Mali could be the same held by Islamic gunmen in … – Irish Independent

Irish Independent Swiss missionary kidnapped in Mali could be the same held by Islamic gunmen in …Irish IndependentA Swiss woman has been kidnapped from her home in the northern Malian town of Timbuktu, army officials say. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. Go To. Comments. A spokesperson for the Malian army, Souleymane Maiga […]

Isis member 'executes his mother' in Syria – Irish Times

Irish Times Isis member ‘executes his mother’ in SyriaIrish TimesAn Islamic State militant executed his mother in public in the Syrian city of Raqqa because she had encouraged him to leave the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Friday. The woman in her 40s had warned her son that a US-backed …ISIL jihadist […]

S$650k giant statue of Mao Zedong 'demolished' – TODAYonline

TODAYonline S$650k giant statue of Mao Zedong ‘demolished’TODAYonlineBEIJING — A gargantuan gold-painted statue of Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong has suddenly been demolished, apparently for lacking government approval, state media said today (Jan 8), days after images of it went viral. Images of the …Giant statue of China’s Mao Zedong ‘demolished’Channel News AsiaChina just destroyed […]

Budget 2016 must be adjusted due to challenging new year – Najib – Astro Awani

Astro Awani Budget 2016 must be adjusted due to challenging new year – NajibAstro AwaniNAJIB: It looks like 2016 is going to be a very challenging year, and we have to manage our resources with efficiency and at the optimum level. -Astro AWANI/Shahir Omar. PUTRAJAYA: Adjustments to Budget 2016 are to be tabled soon by […]

Writing longer tweets won't debase art form – Salt Lake Tribune

Newsweek Writing longer tweets won’t debase art formSalt Lake TribuneTwitter’s founder, Jack Dorsey, has taken a lot of flak for tweeting Wednesday that the company might abandon its 140-character-per-post limit. Many see the “beautiful constraint,” as Dorsey called it in his post, as the service’s defining feature. It …Can 10000-character tweets boost Twitter’s flatlining user […]