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# Singapore

Last month
October 2023
Ex-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone spared jail for failing to declare €463m of overseas assets
The billionaire failed to declare a trust in Singapore with a bank account containing around $650 million, worth about €463 million at the time.
This year
Singapore executes a woman for the first time in nearly 20 years
The execution was carried out despite appeals from rights groups, who argue capital punishment has no proven deterrent effect on crime.
Man executed in Singapore for co-ordinating 1kg delivery of cannabis
Tangaraju Suppiah, 46, was sentenced to death in 2018 for abetting the trafficking of one kilogram of cannabis.
South Korea's Ko defends title in Singapore as Maguire finishes in tie for 20th
Ko became the first player to successfully defend her HSBC Women’s World Championship title.
Maguire 8 shots off the lead as Ko takes charge in Singapore
World number two Nelly Korda of the United States trailed the defending champion by two shots.
Tom McKibbin two shots off lead ahead of Singapore Classic final round
The lead is at -14 going into the final round with McKibbin in a tie for fourth.
Last year
Singapore to repeal colonial-era law against gay sex
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong maintained that the government will continue to “uphold” marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Taoiseach pays emotional visit to Singapore prison camp that held his uncle
Micheal Martin’s uncle Philip Martin spent three years interned in the camp during the Second World War.
Taoiseach meets Prime Minister of Japan to discuss trade, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament
The Taoiseach also expressed his sincere condolences on the killing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Taoiseach to express condolences on Abe killing on official visit to Japan
Micheál Martin will also visit Singapore on the four-day visit.
Singapore executes disabled Malaysian man over drugs conviction
Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam had been on death row for more than a decade after being convicted of trafficking 1.5oz of heroin into the city state.
Heartbreak for Ireland 7s as they agonisingly miss out on first-ever Series final
New Zealand struck with the clock in the red to deny James Topping’s side.
Ireland 7s notch first win over mighty Fiji as they advance into quarter-finals
James Topping’s side notched a historic victory on their way through the pool stages.
Singapore court dismisses mentally disabled man's death sentence appeal
Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam was arrested in 2009 for trafficking heroin into the city-state.
All time
Singapore to stop paying medical bills for the 'unvaccinated by choice'
Bills for those who are ineligible for vaccination will still be fully paid
Lab-grown meat makes historic debut in Singapore
The lab-grown chicken could help reduce the environmental damage involved in human food production.
UK and Singapore sign free trade deal
It comes amid tense negotiations in Brussels to salvage the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal.
Cruise cut short in Singapore after passenger tests positive for Covid-19
The 83-year-old passenger had tested negative before boarding.
Micheál Martin says level of testing and contact tracing is 'not where we should be'
He said testing and tracing is key to getting the economy reopened.
Same-sex kiss cut from new Star Wars movie for viewers in Singapore
Local media reported that the women were seen embracing but not kissing.
'He reminds me of Giggs': Man United starlet Greenwood earns high praise from Solskjaer
The 17-year-old netted the only goal of the game as the Red Devils edged out Inter Milan on Saturday.
Ireland send out statement as they fire 11 past Singapore for three wins from three
The Green Army are through to the semi-finals at the FIH Final Series.
Singapore joins list of countries to ban use of 737 Max planes following Ethiopia Airlines crash
A total of 157 people died after the plane went down on Sunday.
From Singapore to New York - world's longest non-stop flight set for take off
The flight will spend a marathon 19 hours in the air.
Couple used stolen credit card details to buy hotel stay, sex toys and other items
The defendants spent thousands of euro over a seven-day stay in the capital last December.
Donald Trump expects a 'nice' outcome from historic summit with Kim Jong Un
Trump announced that he would depart Singapore by tomorrow evening, meaning his time with Kim would be fairly brief.
Trump continues Twitter attack on US allies following G7 summit: 'Justin acts hurt when called out!'
US president Donald Trump has continued his strong criticism of US allies.
'One-time shot': Kim and Trump arrive in Singapore for high stakes meeting
Trump has said the summit is a “one time shot” at peace.
It's looking very likely that Trump and Kim Jong Un will end up meeting after all
Donald Trump seemed to have put an end to the meeting planned for 12 June last Thursday. But now the situation has flipped once more.
Australian man jailed in Singapore for selling forged Ed Sheeran concert passes
He used forged ‘all area access’ passes to bring concertgoers into the stadium.
People looking to relieve stress can now smash up items in 'rage room'
Customers pay to indulge in an unusual form of destructive stress relief.
Human remains found in search for missing US sailors in Singapore
A US naval ship collided with a tanker yesterday.
Entire US navy brought to a standstill after 10 sailors lost in Singapore collision
The guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC near the Straits of Malacca.
Three British men sentenced to caning and jail time for sexually assaulting woman in Singapore
Caning is a punishment which dates back to British rule, and involves being flogged with a rattan stick.
'She was wasting away': Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid
She was only allowed to shower once or twice a week and could only use the condominium’s common toilet.
Temple Bar Hotel bought by Singapore company in €55m deal
The property is on Fleet Street.
Less than a year after joining, ex-Liverpool winger Pennant's spell in Singapore is set to end
The 33-year-old has declined the Tampines Rovers’ offer of a new deal with reduced terms.
Veteran aquarium diver (62) killed in stingray attack
Philip Chan was stung at Underwater World Singapore while readying stingrays for transfer.
Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore
The animals were part of 1,700 young sheep flown from Ireland to be slaughtered in Monday’s Hari Raya celebration.
Cork Mayor hits out at accusation that local politicians were "used as pawns" by airline
Plans had been in place for a service to operated between Cork and Boston by Norwegian Air International from May of this year.