Singapore P.M. congratulates 15-year-olds on top world ranking

April 1 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated his country's students on their top ranking in the Program for International assessment test.
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Exxon Mobil launches Singapore petrochemical processing

SINGAPORE, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil has inaugurated a petrochemical processing facility in Singapore on the island of Jurong.

Singapore to deport 53 riot suspects back to India

SINGAPORE, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Singapore is set to deport 53 immigrant Asians workers for their part in the city-state's recent riot -- the first in 40 years.

Singaporean PM and presidential websites hacked

SINGAPORE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority is investigating hacking attacks on sections of the official websites of Singapore's prime minister and the president.

Singapore to help underwrite medical bills for needy sickened by haze

SINGAPORE, June 20 (UPI) -- The Singapore government said Thursday it will provide monetary help to certain Singaporeans sickened by the haze that has engulfed the capital city.

Obama schedule for Tuesday, April 2

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- President Obama welcomes Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore to the White House Tuesday for bilateral discussions, the daily schedule indicated.

Singapore founder Lee home from hospital

SINGAPORE, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of independent Singapore, was resting at home Sunday after a stay in a hospital, the government said.

Former Singapore P.M. Lee hospitalized

SINGAPORE, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Lee Kuan Yew, who was prime minister of Singapore for more than 30 years, remained in the hospital Saturday after suffering an irregular heartbeat.

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew leaves Cabinet

SINGAPORE, May 15 (UPI) -- Singapore's former prime minister and political fixture, Lee Kuan Yew, announced his resignation from the Cabinet Sunday after more than 50 years in politics.

Singapore matriarch Kwa Geok Choo dies

SINGAPORE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced Saturday night his mother, Madame Kwa Geok Choo, died earlier in the day at the age of 89.
Hu's Singapore visit strengthens ties

Hu's Singapore visit strengthens ties

SINGAPORE, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Singapore paved the way for the signing Thursday of four agreements between the two nations.

Singapore PM: Keep up terror vigilance

SINGAPORE, May 10 (UPI) -- The recapture of escaped Singapore terrorist Mas Selamat Kastari is not the end of the country's security problems, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says.
Californian charged with Singapore slander

Californian charged with Singapore slander

SINGAPORE, June 24 (UPI) -- California attorney Gopalan Nair is facing charges he defamed a Singapore judge on his weblog.

Singapore PM praises U.S. president

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on a Washington visit Friday praised U.S. President George Bush's leadership in the Middle East and in Iraq.

Bush puts trade before security in speech

SINGAPORE, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- In a lengthy speech in Singapore Thursday, U.S. President George Bush only briefly mentioned terrorism after stressing trade, energy and health issues.

Bush praises Singapore en route to Hanoi

SINGAPORE, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush had an amicable hourlong meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Thursday.

Singapore to put on financial smiley-face

SINGAPORE, June 12 (UPI) -- Singapore's prime minister wants at least 4 million residents to put on a smiley face to greet the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group this year.

Condemned man hanged in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Australian drug mule Van Tuong Nguyen was hanged early Friday in Singapore's Changi Prison.

Australian's hangman fired over publicity

SINGAPORE, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A young Australian sentenced to death for smuggling drugs may have a stay of execution after Singapore's only hangman was fired. Van Tuong Nguyen, 25, was scheduled to be hanged Dec. 2 for carrying 396 grams of heroin through Singapore airport in 2002. Ho

No need to fear China, says Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Singapore's political mentor Lee Kuan Yew says the world's economic center of gravity is shifting from the Atlantic to the Pacific but it's no cause for alarm.

Bush, Singapore P.M. agree on pact

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- President Bush and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Tuesday agreed to sign a security agreement between the two countries.

Singapore, India fast-track economic pact

SINGAPORE, April 25 (UPI) -- Singapore and India will work towards concluding the Closer Economic Cooperation Agreement (Ceca) within a month, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Singapore to build two casino resorts

SINGAPORE, April 18 (UPI) -- Singapore's Cabinet has decided to legalize casino gambling and will seek bids to build two multibillion-dollar casino resorts. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Parliament Monday the government had decided to approve the two integrated resorts to boost

Singapore, Myanmar to improve air links

YANGON, Myanmar, March 30 (UPI) -- Singapore and Myanmar officials have agreed to explore ways to improve air links between their countries to strengthen bilateral relations.

No referendum on Singapore casino

SINGAPORE, March 2 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has rejected a call for the issue of a casino to be put to referendum, Business Times reported.
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