Tang Siong Beng, 40, decided to threaten the woman, identified only as N, with a knife and force his way into her flat. Tang’s death was ruled a suicide by State Coroner (SC) Marvin Bay on Monday (27 March) during a coroner’s inquiry. The court heard that Tang entered into a relaRead more »
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has postponed a planned trip to Russia due to a NATO foreign ministers meeting being rescheduled, a spokesman for his office said on Monday. Johnson was due to visit Moscow to discuss the differences between the two countries over Syria and Ukraine, in the first
Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it plans to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were pulled from markets due to fire-prone batteries. Samsung said in a statement it will determine in which markets it will sell the refurbished Note 7s after discussions
In a new crime-fighting initiative, a team of police in Plymouth commandeered a double-decker bus to catch drivers using mobile phones. In what is thought to be the first scheme of its kind in the country, officers from Devon and Cornwall Police spent two days being driven around Plymouth in a bus.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The operator of Dubai's largest mall said Monday it made an $880-million offer to purchase the Middle East's biggest online retailer Souq.com, adding new corporate intrigue to the website's rumored sale to Amazon.
Environmentalists have denounced a plan by Donald Trump - who has said climate change is a hoax - to sign an executive order that will take apart his predecessor’s efforts to try and slow the warming of the planet. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, said the order will
(Reuters) - Two victims of a weekend nightclub shooting in Ohio that left one person dead and 15 hurt remain in critical condition, with three other victims listed as stable, a hospital spokeswoman said on Monday. The gunfire erupted early on Sunday in the packed Cameo Nightlife in southeast Cincinnati
LONDON (AP) — The family of an American slain in last week's attack in London expressed gratitude Monday for the kindness of strangers as they insisted some good would come from the tragedy.
By Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Monday for his part in a big anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition's morale a year before a presidential election. Sunday's protest and
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders.
The link between the death toll in Yemen and the sale of arms by British companies to Saudi Arabia can be seen in two new charts produced exclusively for The Independent. As the conflict enters its third year one shows that the UK has licensed an estimated £3.3bn in arms sales to the oil rich Middle
Theresa May has announced that Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty will be triggered on March 29. This is the formal mechanism which will begin the two year negotiation for the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union. It means that the UK will quit the EU by March 29 2019 at the latest, ahead of
Theresa May intends to notify the EU of Britain’s intention to withdraw on March 29, triggering two years of negotiations that would end with Brexit in 2019. Is Article 50 irrevocable? The question of irrevocability was raised during a Supreme Court hearing on the right of Parliament to give its approval
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted a close and growing relationship with the new Trump administration during a speech Monday to a major pro-Israel lobby group, but skipped over thornier issues like settlement construction and a path forward for peace with Palestinians.
Jared Kushner will face questioning as part of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives. Mr Kushner, the President’s son-in-law and Senior Adviser, will be the closest person to the President to be questioned on the alleged links to Russia
Samsung has announced plans to start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets. "Samsung Electronics has established three principles to ensure that Galaxy Note 7 devices are recycled and processed in an environmentally-friendly manner," the company has just announced. "Regarding the
Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, has written a letter to London Mayor Sadiq Khan calling for him to address a row over controversial Met Police risk assessment 'Form 696', following claims that it can target grime and R&B artists. Through meetings my team have held with
Before a rally in London on Saturday in support of the European Union, tributes were paid to those killed and injured in last week’s terrorist attack on Westminster. Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, declared that MPs would not be cowed and that “democracy continues”. Mr Farron said that he
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday welcomed a surprise state poll triumph by her party as "encouraging" for a S`eptember general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test. With just six months to go until voters decide whether Merkel will have a fourth term, the
By Tsvetelia Tsolova SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's centre-right GERB party will start talks next week on forming a coalition government, it said on Monday, after an election victory partly offset by the strong showing of pro-Russian Socialists and anti-migrant nationalists. With 99 percent of votes
The Senate Intelligence Committee is seeking to interview President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of its investigation into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials, a congressional official said on Monday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed
Since President Donald Trump's election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York's Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw. In the nine years that Reverend Serene Jones has served as its president
By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's government wants a Chinese company to agree to cut its stake in a strategic port project by up to a quarter, as part of a renegotiation aimed at blunting public and political opposition to the deal. After signing an agreement in
Mexicans who help build U.S. President Donald Trump's planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on Sunday, turning up the heat on a simmering dispute over the project. In a provocative editorial, the country's biggest
Hanane Charrihi never felt shunned by the country of her birth until a radical drove a truck through a crowd celebrating France's national holiday in Nice, killing 86 people, including her mother. Born in the Riviera city to Moroccan parents, the 27-year-old was still trying to come to terms with
Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will lead the new White House “Office of Innovation to apply business strategies to government departments. Mr Kushner will report directly to the President, who believes that much of Washington DC is a “swamp” that runs too slowly and costs too much. Mr