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Indonesia, Singapore at loggerheads over warship name

JAKARTA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Indonesian military leaders cancelled their attendance at Singapore's international airshow amid a growing rift over Jakarta's decision to name a warship after two marines who bombed a civilian Singaporean target in 1965.

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 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.

Terror suspect still missing in Singapore

SINGAPORE, March 14 (UPI) -- The escape of a terrorist suspect and the failure to recapture him are a major embarrassment for the strait-laced Singapore government.

Interview: Lee Kuan Yew -- Part 2

SINGAPORE, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Part two of UPI Editor at Large Arnaud de Borchgrave's interview with Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore Feb. 2.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Interview: Lee Kuan Yew -- Part 1

SINGAPORE, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- UPI Editor at Large Arnaud de Borchgrave interviewed Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Feb. 2. The following is the text of the interview.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Playing with fire

SINGAPORE, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- NATO could collapse over Afghanistan; America should forget about democracy in Afghanistan. These are some of the provocative views of Lee Kuan Yew.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Suharto condition worsens

JAKARTA, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Former Indonesian President Suharto's condition worsened Tuesday on the 12th day of his hospitalization amid concerns of systemic infection.

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.

Globalization shaping Asia for now

SINGAPORE, April 5 (UPI) -- In recent years, China and India have wrestled with the challenges of economic globalization. The shrinkage of economic distances between nations has had its me
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Correspondent

Rebuilding trust between US and the world

SINGAPORE, March 2 (UPI) -- In his new book titled "Beyond The Age Of Innocence: Rebuilding trust between America and the World," former diplomat Kishore Mahbubani is giving an Asian persp
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

2005 seen turning point in war on terror

SINGAPORE, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew says 2005 will be a turning point in the war against terror.

Thai Foreign Minister eyes top U.N. post

BANGKOK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Thailand's Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai is likely to take a higher profile at the United Nations, with an eye on the top post in 2006.

Magazine apologizes to Singapore PM Lee

SINGAPORE, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Economist has apologized to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for implying corrupt motives in the appointment of his wife to head Temasek Holdings.

Will Singaporeans embrace changes?

SINGAPORE, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Singapore's new Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has outlined a policy map that aims to give Singaporeans more freedom of expression and more time to spend with t
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Leaders need to protect Singapore brand

SINGAPORE, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Singapore's new leaders must protect the nation's "brand," which stands for transparency and integrity, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said Monday.

Singapore PM maps out roles for Cabinet

SINGAPORE, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Singapore's new prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, Sunday assigned roles to members of his Cabinet, which includes some veteran political talent.

New PM sworn in

, Singapore, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Lee Hsien Loong, son of Singapore's first prime minister, took over the same post Thursday, but will face different challenges than his legendary father.

Singapore's new PM announces Cabinet

SINGAPORE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Singapore's new prime minister, Lee Hsien Loon, who will be officially sworn in Thursday, included few surprises in announcing his Cabinet lineup Tuesday.

Singapore new PM to take over Aug 12

SINGAPORE, July 17 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has announced he will relinquish his office Aug. 12.
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Lee Kuan Yew says his son is ready to lead

SINGAPORE, June 22 (UPI) -- Singapore Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew said that when his son Lee Hsien Loong takes over as prime minister this year he will face a different set of challenges.

Minister urges Asians to aid U.S. in Iraq

SINGAPORE, June 4 (UPI) -- Singapore Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew in Tokyo Thursday urged East Asian nations to support U.S. efforts to bring stability back to Iraq.

Lee Kuan Yew's son to lead Singapore

, Singapore, May 31 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong will announce the handover date of his seat to his deputy, Lee Hsien Loong, in July, officials said.

Singapore PM may step down early

SINGAPORE, April 24 (UPI) -- Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said Saturday he is likely to give up his position earlier than expected, Xinhua News Service reported.
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