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  • Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked
    Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead …

  • Here’s How To Spend The Leap Second In Singapore
    Here’s How To Spend The Leap Second In Singapore

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  We’re all familiar with the concept of the leap year, but here’s something you might not have paid much attention to before — the leap second. The …

  • Sprint rolls out all-included rate plan
    Sprint rolls out all-included rate plan

    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Corp said on Tuesday it will offer an $80 a month cellular phone plan, including both service and smartphone device fees, hoping to draw users who …

 
  • Here’s How To Spend The Leap Second In Singapore
    Here’s How To Spend The Leap Second In Singapore

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  We’re all familiar with the concept of the leap year, but here’s something you might not have paid much attention to before — the leap second. The last time we experienced a leap second was on 30 June in 2012, where, just before midnight, this happened: And this The post Here’s How To Spend The Leap Second In Singapore appeared first on Vulcan Post.

  • Bidding farewell to Malaysia

    Things can get busy on weekday mornings at the guardhouse outside the regal building of the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore at Jervois Road, as a string of Malaysians come to  renew their passports, announce their permanent resident (PR) status and renounce their Malaysian citizenship. Between 30 and 50 applications to renounce...

  • Abbott urges countries to help in fight against IS group
    Abbott urges countries to help in fight against IS group

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday urged countries around the world to proactively help fight the Islamic State (IS) group instead of expecting others to do the "heavy-lifting", as the jihadists eye international expansion. Speaking at a public lecture on regional security in Singapore, Abbott said the group, which has drawn thousands of people worldwide to fight in Syria and Iraq, could commit "more and worse atrocities as long as even a small minority of people are susceptible to its message." Asia-Pacific leaders including Abbott and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have previously warned of the potential formation of a regional arm of IS in Southeast Asia by returning fighters. The Australian leader, in Singapore for a two-day visit, lauded the Southeast Asian city-state's Religious Rehabilitation Group, which counsels and re-indoctrinates jailed militants and youths drawn to extremist views.