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Singapore's outgoing prime minister will stay on as senior minister, his successor says

Apr. 16, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will stay on in the government as senior minister after he steps down next month, his successor said Tuesday. Lee, 72, announced Monday that he will end his 20-year rule and hand over to his deputy Lawrence Wong on May 15....

Singapore PM Lee to step down on May 15 and hand power to his deputy

Apr. 15, 2024 04:55 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday that he will step down on May 15 after two decades at the helm, and hand power to his deputy Lawrence Wong. Lee, 72, will formally advise the city-state's president to appoint Wong, who is currently deputy prime...

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says he will step down on May 15 and hand post to his deputy

Apr. 15, 2024 04:12 AM EDT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says he will step down on May 15 and hand post to his deputy.

Pope Francis to travel in September to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Singapore in longest trip of papacy

Apr. 12, 2024 06:09 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis to travel in September to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Singapore in longest trip of papacy.

Track and field becomes first sport to pay prize money at Olympics. Paris gold medalists get $50,000

Apr. 10, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

Track and field is set to become the first sport to introduce prize money at the Olympics, with World Athletics saying Wednesday it would pay $50,000 to gold medalists in Paris. The move is a symbolic break with the amateur past of the Olympics in one of the games' most-watched...

Rescue teams in Taiwan searching for family feared trapped in rockslide following earthquake

Apr. 05, 2024 02:34 AM EDT

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescue teams are searching for a family of five feared trapped in a rockslide following Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in 25 years, which has left at least 12 dead. Two bodies have been found in the Taroko National Park, a tourist attraction famous for its...

Swimmer Joseph Schooling retires. He beat Michael Phelps for Singapore's first Olympic gold medal

Apr. 02, 2024 02:40 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Joseph Schooling, who beat Michael Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly to win Singapore's first and only Olympic gold medal at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, announced his retirement on Tuesday. It was the American swimming legend Phelps' last individual race of his career...

Cargo ship's owner and manager seek to limit legal liability for deadly bridge disaster in Baltimore

Apr. 01, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

The owner and manager of a cargo ship that rammed into Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge before the span collapsed last week filed a court petition Monday seeking to limit their legal liability for the deadly disaster. The companies' “limitation of liability” petition is a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Mar. 29, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Video from 2022 misrepresented as...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mostly higher after another set of Wall St records

Mar. 29, 2024 01:37 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday in quiet holiday trading, with markets closed in Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore and India, among other places. Many financial markets are closed on Friday for Good Friday. In India, markets were closed for the Holi holiday. ...