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Stories with place: Singapore
  • Hopes for Singapore resurgence as Malaysian partnership ends 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 8:07 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Fifty years ago Malaysian and Singapore parted ways to form two separate countries, a decision that helped to kick start the economic miracle that subsequently took place in the Lion City.

  • Suspected match-fixer Dan Tan released from Singapore jail 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 8:39 am

    SINGAPORE - A Singaporean man detained for more than two years under suspicion of being the mastermind behind a global soccer match-fixing syndicate was ordered to be released Wednesday by the country's highest court, which ruled he was being held unlawfully.

  • Singapore cuts 2015 growth forecast to 2 percent 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:02 pm

    SINGAPORE - Singapore lowered its growth forecast for 2015 because of weakness in manufacturing and said gains will continue to be modest next year even as the global economy improves.

  • India's Modi stresses reforms in Singapore investment push story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:05 am

    SINGAPORE - In a plea for Singapore investments, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed Tuesday that reforms have been made under his watch, as the two countries elevated their relations to a strategic partnership.

  • The Latest: Myanmar leader thanked for move toward democracy story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 7:27 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local.)

  • Obama hails 'very strong' relations with Singapore 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 2:18 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama says relations between the U.S. and Singapore are strong and that the Asian nation is an excellent international partner.

  • Things to know about the 10-nation ASEAN story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 12:43 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday signed a landmark declaration creating an ASEAN Community. Key things to know about this diverse region, consisting of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

  • SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.

  • Singapore woman, son reunited after AP's 'McRefugee' story story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 9:00 am

    HONG KONG - After being tricked into selling her Singapore home and traveling to China to invest the proceeds, Mary Seow eventually found herself homeless in Hong Kong, having lost touch with her family.

  • Singapore jails church leader who funded wife's music career story has photos
    Updated: Nov-20-15 6:25 am

    SINGAPORE - A Singapore court on Friday sentenced the founder of a popular church to eight years in jail for misappropriating more than $35 million in donations to support his wife's singing career.

  • Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 10:35 pm

    KAMPAR, Indonesia - For farmer Achmad Rusli, it was a season of smoke: Ten weeks without sunlight for his oranges, guavas and durians, thanks to deliberately set forest fires that burned a chunk of Indonesia the size of New Jersey.

  • Apple to open retail store in Singapore powered only by sun 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 6:08 am

    SINGAPORE - Apple will open its first retail store in Singapore, which will also be Southeast Asia's first to be powered solely by solar energy, officials said Monday.

  • Foes at war, WWII vets from UK, Japan shake hands 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 8:12 am

    TOKYO - In 1944, the two men were in northeastern India as foes, fighting one of harshest battles of World War II between Japan and Britain. More than 70 years later on Thursday, they shook hands and sipped tea in Tokyo.

  • Asian powers look to lift this week in World Cup qualifying 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 8:19 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - World Cup regulars Iran, Australia and Japan need to bounce back from some mediocre performances if they are to keep pace with Asian rival South Korea when qualifying for Brazil 2018 resumes Thursday.

  • Analysis: Historic meet realizes hopes for Taiwan, China story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 1:40 am

    SINGAPORE - Many thought it might never happen: The presidents of China and Taiwan - inheritors to the Communist and Nationalist regimes that fought a civil war and remained bitter rivals for decades - coming together as equals for talks.

  • Presidents of China, Taiwan meet for 1st time, shake hands story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-07-15 1:03 pm

    SINGAPORE - The leaders of China and Taiwan met Saturday for the first time since the formerly bitter Cold War foes split amid civil war 66 years ago, and though no concrete agreement resulted, both hailed the meeting as a sign of a new stability in relations.

  • Singapore is natural choice for China-Taiwan talks story has photos
    Updated: Nov-07-15 4:57 am

    SINGAPORE - If the historic summit this weekend between the leaders of China and Taiwan is laden with symbolism, so is the location, the city-state of Singapore.

  • The Latest: China, Taiwan leaders end historic meeting story has photos
    Updated: Nov-07-15 4:50 am

    SINGAPORE - The latest on the historic meeting between the presidents of China and Taiwan in Singapore. All times Singapore.

  • Timeline of China-Taiwan relations leading to historic meet 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 4:18 am

    BEIJING - China and Taiwan have been separately ruled since the Chinese civil war of the 1940s, but China claims sovereignty over the island and insists the two sides eventually unify. They have in recent years set aside that dispute to build trust and sign economic cooperation deals, and their presidents met for the first time Saturday.

  • China leader vows to respect free navigation in disputed sea story has photos
    Updated: Nov-07-15 12:44 am

    SINGAPORE - China's President Xi Jinping on Saturday promised to safeguard freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, where tensions have flared over overlapping claims and the U.S. Navy's moves to challenge Beijing's massive island building.

  • Singapore, China strengthen diplomatic ties with Xi's visit 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 11:25 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday with a state banquet featuring local favorites, as the two countries pledged to strengthen economic links and cooperation in regional and international affairs.

  • Timeline of China-Taiwan relations leading to historic meet story has photos
    Updated: Nov-06-15 3:52 am

    BEIJING - China and Taiwan have been separately ruled since the Chinese civil war of the 1940s, but China claims sovereignty over the island and insists the two sides eventually unify. They have in recent years set aside that dispute to build trust and sign economic cooperation deals, and their presidents will meet for the first time Saturday.

  • Taiwan's Ma wants China's Xi to ease island's isolation story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 1:17 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's president said Thursday he hopes this weekend's historic meeting with China's leader can ease Beijing's hard-line stance on diplomatic relations with Taiwan, which is now recognized by just 22 countries.

  • Briton who intruded Singapore F1 track jailed for 6 weeks 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 2:38 am

    SINGAPORE - A British national who walked into the track while cars were hurtling toward him at about 280 kilometers per hour (175 mph) during Singapore's Formula One night race was on Tuesday sentenced to six weeks in jail.