While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 27
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France is not planning a reciprocal boycott against Turkish products and will continue talks and relations with Turkey and its president, Trade Minister Franck Riester said on Monday."There is no retaliation on the agenda," Riester told RTL radio.
READ MORE HEREEurope needs 'serious acceleration' in fight against coronavirus: WHOEurope needs a"serious acceleration" in the fight against the coronavirus and a lack of contact-tracing capacity could drive the disease into the darkness, a top World Health Organisation official said on Monday (Oct 26).
In Europe the picture is unrelentingly grim as a string of countries reported record increases, led by France, which posted more than 50,000 daily cases for the first time on Sunday, while the continent passed the threshold of 250,000 deaths.The vast region, comprising 46 countries at WHO, accounted for 46 per cent of global cases and nearly one third of deaths, said Mike Ryan, the WHO's top emergencies expert.
READ MORE HERETrump goads Biden for forgetting his nameUS President Donald Trump on Monday (Oct 26) taunted opponent Joe Biden for forgetting his name and calling him"George" just a week before the election.Trump, 74, has often accused Biden, 77, of being senile as the two candidates battle it out ahead of the November 3 vote.
Joe Biden's habit of verbal gaffes reemerged on Sunday evening when he struggled to remember Trump's name as he addressed a virtual concert by TV link.READ MORE HEREGermany cancels Nuremberg Christmas market over coronavirusThe German city of Nuremberg has cancelled its world-renowned Christmas market over soaring coronavirus cases, officials said on Monday (Oct 26).
The worsening pandemic has already forced a slew of other German cities, including Berlin, Duesseldorf and Cologne, to announce they are scrapping or severely curtailing their Christmas markets."After much deliberation and in order to protect the population, we have come to the conclusion that the Christmas market will not take place this year," Nuremberg mayor Marcus Koenig said in a statement.
READ MORE HEREMoon richer in water than once thoughtThere may be far more water on the Moon than previously thought, according to two studies published Monday (Oct 26) raising the tantalising prospect that astronauts on future space missions could find refreshment - and maybe even fuel - on the lunar surface.
The Moon was believed to be bone dry until around a decade ago, when a series of findings suggested that our nearest celestial neighbour had traces of water ice in permanently-shadowed craters at its polar regions.Two new studies published in Nature Astronomy on Monday suggest water could be even more widespread, including the first confirmation that it is present even in easier-to-access sunlit areas.Read more: The Straits Times »
Grace Fu on why she hopes to be a climate change champion | EP 14
She took over the newly formed Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment in July. Four months into her new role, Ms Fu talks to Jaime Ho about why sustainability will be at the heart of government policies and why shifting towards sustainability is less of a choice than a necessity for Singapore today.
While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 25A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Oct 25, 2020.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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Residents can collect TraceTogether tokens only from their constituency's CCs from Oct 27SINGAPORE — From Tuesday (Oct 27), collection of TraceTogether tokens at community centres (CCs) will be restricted to residents within the constituency only, the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) said on Monday.
Daily Debrief: What Happened TodaySingapore’s industrial production up 24.2% in September on strong pharma output, Singapore embarks on trial to import electricity from Malaysia over two years at
Siglap Shopping Centre to go on collective sale for S$120 millionSINGAPORE: Siglap Shopping Centre will be put up for collective sale by public tender on Tuesday (Oct 27), with the reserve price for the freehold ... I don’t know what to say Another condo or mall on the way.....for siglap residents Another en bloc sale that will not happen 😏
Singaporean singer Stef Sun: ‘I’m already 42 but I still want to sing’Sun sang a total of eight songs at the online concert held yesterday (Oct 24). Do what you want, ma'am. Sing lah.....this also must say......whos stopping u. Haha! Out of sight out of mind.. that’s why my say lah