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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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No change in relationship between Singapore and the UK: British High Commissioner
The close relationship between Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK) will remain unchanged following Thursday's Brexit vote, British High Commissioner to Singapore Scott Wightman said on Saturday (June 25). ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Institutes of higher learning must take lead in shaping students for the future
Students may be able to take part in co-operative programmes that allow them to take on jobs and study for degrees at the same time as early as 2017. This was announced on Saturday (Jun 25) by Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung, who was speaking at The Straits Times Education Forum 2016. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Malaysia says personal items suspected to belong to MH370 passengers not from missing flight
Malaysia's Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai  said on Saturday (June 25) the recent discoveries of several bags and other items found in Madagascar that were suspected to have belonged to passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are not from the missing plane, The Star reported. PHOTO: EPA
South Korea says Brexit a blow to integrated global economy
South Korean Finance Minister Yoo Il Ho said on Saturday (June 25) the world was stunned by Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and the global economy is faced with great volatility and uncertainty. PHOTO: EPA
Minister Heng Swee Keat discharged from hospital; he has made 'excellent recovery': PMO
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong thanked the staff at the hospital, and advised Mr Heng to take things easy: "I know from personal experience that recovering from serious illnesses takes time. I have advised Swee Keat to take things step by step. No constant checking of his email or his phone!"
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean also sent his well wishes on Facebook: "All the best Swee Keat. Our good wishes are with you and your family for a full and speedy recovery.".
In his social media post, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan called Mr Heng's recovery "miraculous". "I would not have dared to hope for such a miraculous quick recovery on that fateful evening as we discussed the emergency treatment options," he said.
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China says has stopped communication mechanism with Taiwan
The Chinese government said on Saturday (June 25) it had stopped a communication mechanism with Taiwan because of the refusal of the self-ruled island's new government to recognise the "one China" principle, in the latest show of tension between the two. PHOTO: REUTERS
JUST IN: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat discharged from hospital today. He has made excellent recovery from stroke: PMO
Mr Heng has made an excellent recovery from his stroke on 12 May 2016. Mr Heng will be on medical leave as he continues his rehabilitation process. DPM Tharman will continue to cover his duties as Finance Minister.  PHOTO: ST FILE
Two men killed in shooting in France's Marseille
Two men were killed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a 14-year-old girl seriously wounded in a shooting early Saturday (June 25) in the southern French city of Marseille, Police Commissioner Laurent Nunez told AFP. PHOTO: AFP
German officials urge against EU 'revenge' for UK Brexit vote
The 27 countries left in the European Union after Britain's vote to leave should refrain from taking revenge, but focus on building consensus in areas such as security, migration and economic growth, German officials said Friday (June 24). PHOTO: AFP
Moody's cuts British credit outlook after Brexit vote
Moody's cut Britain's credit rating outlook to "negative" on Friday, saying the vote to pull out of the European Union could hurt its economic prospects.  
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