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French finance minister hints at cut in 2015 savings target
French finance minister hints at cut in 2015 savings target

France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Tuesday hinted that the country's much-vaunted aim to cut 21 billion euros ($28 billion) in public spending next year could be in jeopardy due to low inflation.

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singapore

  • Football: LionsXII lose 3-1 to Felda United in Malaysia Cup matchFootball: LionsXII lose 3-1 to Felda United in Malaysia Cup match
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 4:07 PM

    SINGAPORE: The final Malaysia Cup Group A match for the LionsXII was a formality, as Fandi Ahmad's side had already been knocked out of the competition.The Singapore team ended their campaign on Tuesday night (Sep 2) on a losing note, going down 3-1 ...

  • New secondary school programme aims to teach science in hands-on wayNew secondary school programme aims to teach science in hands-on way
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 4:05 PM

    SINGAPORE: A new programme has been introduced to secondary students to get them to apply the knowledge learnt from math and science using a more practical, hands-on approach.It is part of an applied-learning programme that focuses on Science, Techno...

  • Universities need to maintain rigour in their programmes: DPM TeoUniversities need to maintain rigour in their programmes: DPM Teo
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 3:19 PM

    SINGAPORE: As more students enter university, universities have a greater responsibility to maintain rigour and relevance in their programmes and to build strong relationships with their alumni.Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean made this point on T...

  • One individual, 2 institutes receive President’s Award for the EnvironmentOne individual, 2 institutes receive President’s Award for the Environment
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 3:06 PM

    SINGAPORE: One individual and two institutes have received the President's Award for the Environment, the highest environmental accolade in Singapore. They received the awards from President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Tuesday evening (Sep 2)....

  • Families for Life Celebrations to promote importance of bondingFamilies for Life Celebrations to promote importance of bonding
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 2:30 PM

    SINGAPORE: A poll, conducted by the Families for Life Council in August, showed that seven in 10 respondents felt that spending time with their family gave them the most happiness. However, only 872 of those polled - about half - were satisfied with ...

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  • French finance minister hints at cut in 2015 savings targetFrench finance minister hints at cut in 2015 savings target
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 4:58 PM

    France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Tuesday hinted that the country's much-vaunted aim to cut 21 billion euros ($28 billion) in public spending next year could be in jeopardy due to low inflation.

  • Romance blossoms between German, French leaders in TV filmRomance blossoms between German, French leaders in TV film
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 3:53 PM

    Imagine the president of France bringing the German chancellor croissants for breakfast after an all-night summit between the sheets.

  • France's scorned former first lady to publish kiss-and-tellFrance's scorned former first lady to publish kiss-and-tell
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 3:22 PM

    France's scorned former first lady Valerie Trierweiler is set to lift the lid on her tumultuous relationship with the president on Thursday in what could prove an explosive memoir.

  • World 'losing battle' to contain EbolaWorld 'losing battle' to contain Ebola
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 2:55 PM

    International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.

  • World 'losing the battle' to contain EbolaWorld 'losing the battle' to contain Ebola
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 2:55 PM

    International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola and called for a global biological disaster response to get aid and personnel to west Africa.

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sci-tech

  • Turkey hosts Internet forum, despite online crackdownTurkey hosts Internet forum, despite online crackdown
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 3:53 PM

    Turkey has  begun hosting a major UN-backed forum on Internet governance, despite sharp criticism that it is one of world's leading offenders on limiting Internet rights.

  • EU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadbandEU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadband
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 8:01 PM

    The EU should convert a whole spectrum of television and radio frequencies for use by mobile broadband by around 2020 as smartphone use soars, a report said on Monday.

  • Japan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technologyJapan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 10:07 AM

    Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery was unveiled in Japan Monday, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there. 

  • Sony founder nephew starts as head of PlayStation unitSony founder nephew starts as head of PlayStation unit
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 9:49 AM

    The nephew of a Sony founder on Monday started as head of a regional gaming unit, after the Japanese electronics giant sailed past the 10 million mark in sales of its PlayStation 4.

  • Japan says electronics OK during take-off and landingJapan says electronics OK during take-off and landing
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 6:25 AM

    Japan on Monday relaxed a ban on the use of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets in flight, following similar moves by the United States and the European Union.

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business

  • Indian stock market hits new peak amid buying spree
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 3:48 PM

    Indian shares swept past the 27,000-point mark Tuesday, a record high buoyed by investor hopes that the country will see stronger economic growth under new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Yemen president to replace govt after rebels pressure
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 3:11 PM

    Yemen's president is to name a new prime minister and cut a disputed fuel price hike as he bids to head off escalating tension with Shiite rebels, an official said Tuesday.

  • Spain claws back 28 bln euros in fraud crackdown
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 2:55 PM

    Spain has clawed back 28 billion euros ($37 billion) since launching a crackdown on tax fraud two years ago in a bid to fix public finances, the government said on Tuesday.

  • Deadline looms for buyers of struggling Cyprus Airways
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 2:37 PM

    Potential buyers of Cyprus Airways have until Wednesday to submit non-binding offers for the loss-making national carrier, with Ryanair and Aegean Airlines in the running.

  • Yemen president to replace govt, cut fuel hike
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 1:19 PM

    President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi is to replace Yemen's unity government and cut a controversial fuel price hike, two demands of Shiite Huthi rebels, in an initiative announced Tuesday.

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