Parliament: Changi T5, new MRT stations could be delayed if Covid-19 outbreak drags on, says Khaw

SINGAPORE – Major transport infrastructure projects such as Changi Airport Terminal 5 and new MRT stations could be delayed if the coronavirus outbreak drags on, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Thursday (March 5). Mr Khaw told the House his ministry has been tracking the impact of the outbreak

U.S. House passes $8.3 billion bill to battle coronavirus; Senate vote due Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved on Wednesday an $8.3 billion bill to combat the spread of the new coronavirus and develop vaccines for the highly contagious disease, sending it to the Senate for final passage. Reflecting the urgency among lawmakers to address the growing coronavirus

Airline executives tell Trump: planes getting cleaner amid coronavirus concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump met on Wednesday with executives from some of the nation’s top airlines who said they have stepped up procedures to keep planes “clean and disinfected” amid concerns about the coronavirus. Executives from Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N), United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O), American Airlines

Petrol fury: Tories warn of ‘disaster’ over budget plot to hit drivers with MORE tax

Rishi Sunak is poised to warn that prices at the pump will go up in the future, possibly from next year, at the Budget. But MPs warned any increase would undermine the party’s credibility after Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted he had “absolutely no intention” of putting up the levy during

Biden's Super Tuesday surge reshapes Democratic race, Bloomberg drops out

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The search for a Democrat to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election narrowed on Wednesday to a choice between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, who staged a comeback in Super Tuesday voting to become the undisputed standard-bearer of the party’s moderate wing.

Government accused of trying to ‘silence’ flood-hit communities

The Government has been accused of trying to "silence" the voices of communities affected by severe flooding. Labour called for an independent review in order to learn the lessons following Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, including an assessment of the Government's response. But Shadow Environment Secretary Luke Pollard took aim

In a Texas chicken joint, Biden and onetime rival Buttigieg unite to stop Sanders

DALLAS (Reuters) – It was a scene that was hard to imagine just one week ago. Joe Biden, 77, and until Sunday his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination Pete Buttigieg, 38, appeared together before a tiny crowd in the Chicken Scratch restaurant in Dallas, where Buttigieg endorsed the former

Bloomberg to reassess campaign as ad blitz fails to win Super Tuesday voters

MIAMI (Reuters) – Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will reassess the future of his Democratic presidential campaign after his disappointing showing on Super Tuesday, but a campaign official said that did not mean his candidacy would end on Wednesday. “As our campaign manager said before the polls closed tonight,

Super Tuesday voters largely split into two camps: Bernie versus Biden – Edison Research

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The race for the Democratic nomination is effectively down to a tight two-way race after almost a third of U.S. states cast ballots on Super Tuesday, with front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders drawing support from sharply divergent groups. According to Edison Research exit polling, African Americans,

Parliament: First of coastal protection studies to start this year; Jurong Island, East Coast are priority areas

SINGAPORE – As Singapore fortifies itself against rising tides that threaten to swallow it up, the nation’s solutions and strategies will be based in science, with national water agency PUB taking the lead as the new national Coastal Protection Agency. Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli told Parliament