India could facilitate a resolution to the war in Ukraine as G20 president

India could facilitate a resolution to the war in Ukraine as G20 president

Because of its historical ties with Moscow and continued engagement with the West, India is being courted by all players involved in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as it looks forward to holding a successful G20 summit in New Delhi next year.…

Can India bridge the divide between developing and developed nations as G20 president?

Can India bridge the divide between developing and developed nations as G20 president?

As India takes the G20 reins in a world facing contentious issues such as global climate finance, protectionism, and shifting supply chains, it may have to play a vital role in building bridges between nations. Political observer Richard M. Rossow…

Retailers report strong Black Friday sales as year-end shopping season begins

Retailers report strong Black Friday sales as year-end shopping season begins

Online retailers like Lazada and department store chain BHG reported strong sales over the Black Friday weekend. However, business at some brick-and-mortar stores was somewhat muted, said the Singapore Retail Association. CNA’s Gaiatri Sasitharan reports. Subscribe to our channel here:…

China COVID-19 protests in Shanghai and Beijing

China COVID-19 protests in Shanghai and Beijing

Protesters in Shanghai were detained on Sunday (Nov 27) as demonstrations against China’s zero-COVID policy spread to several cities. Protesters also gathered in Beijing, where residents held up blank sheets of paper in an act of defiance. (Video: Reuters) Full…

Russia firms face supply disruptions despite efforts to overcome sanctions

Russia firms face supply disruptions despite efforts to overcome sanctions

Russia’s plan to find new ways of importing goods, and therefore getting around the sanctions introduced after its invasion of Ukraine, is producing mixed results. Some items have been easily replaced by domestic alternatives, or readily sourced from countries that…

Can you follow your passion, and still be considered successful? | Youths ask DPM Lawrence Wong

Can you follow your passion, and still be considered successful? | Youths ask DPM Lawrence Wong

How can we follow our passions and yet meet the demands of the future economy? Youths share their views on job opportunities, competition and innovation, with Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong at the CNA Youth Forum. DPM Wong engaged…

Can Singapore do more than just talk about climate change? | Youths ask DPM Lawrence Wong

Can Singapore do more than just talk about climate change? | Youths ask DPM Lawrence Wong

How can we get more people to act on the climate crisis? Youths discuss with Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong Singapore’s role in global climate action, decarbonisation efforts and how to encourage more people to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, at…

EU interior ministers holding emergency meeting to discuss migrant crisis

EU interior ministers holding emergency meeting to discuss migrant crisis

EU interior ministers are holding an emergency meeting to discuss growing regional tensions over migration, a worsening crisis which has plagued the bloc for years. Tough negotiations between member states are expected, amid dire attempts to reform and restructure asylum…

Death toll from Indonesia quake rises to 310

Death toll from Indonesia quake rises to 310

The death toll from an earthquake that shook Indonesia’s main island of Java this week has risen to 310. Twenty-four people remain missing. More than 36,000 people have been displaced and are taking refuge at over a hundred evacuation points.…

Malaysian PM Anwar's main priority is tackling rising cost of living

Malaysian PM Anwar’s main priority is tackling rising cost of living

Big plans to revive Malaysia’s economy, fight corruption and bring unity back to the country are on Anwar Ibrahim’s agenda as he begins his first day in the top job. His first order of business is tackling inflation, the top…

COVID-19: Residents in China frustrated as curbs creep back in amid resurgence in cases

COVID-19: Residents in China frustrated as curbs creep back in amid resurgence in cases

Frustration is brewing in China among residents and business groups, as stricter COVID-19 curbs creep in following a resurgence of cases. The daily caseload stood at 33,000 on Nov 25. This is small for a large country like China, but…

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim: 5 things to know about him

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim: 5 things to know about him

Once seen as Mahathir Mohamad’s successor, Anwar Ibrahim was fired from his post of deputy prime minister in 1998 and charged with sodomy and corruption, a move he said was aimed to end his political career. On Thursday (Nov 24),…