Tag: US

In the Covid-19 pandemic, ventilators are the ‘deciders between life and death’

Singapore—Around five percent of all Covid-19 cases will be so severe that patients will be needing mechanical ventilators in order to breathe. While that percentage may seem small, given the large, and rising, number of novel coronavirus patients today, it’s no wonder that country...

Covid-19 in the US: Will it be like Italy or can it mirror South Korea and Singapore’s success in containing the virus?

All eyes are now on the United States, with America taking the pole position in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases around the globe, with almost 165,000 people infected with the coronavirus. Over 3,000 people have died from Covid-19. Whether the United States will be...

PM Lee on US and Covid 19: It’s a “pity” they are not using resources to deal with this “very grave challenge”

Singapore—Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held nothing back as he told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that the whole world needs to work together to find solutions for the current coronavirus crisis, particularly the United States and China. Acknowledging that the relationship between the two superpowers—currently the...

American who travelled to China billed more than S$4,500 for coronavirus test

An American who visited Wuhan for work in January developed flu-like symptoms after he came home, and went to a hospital to get tested for the novel coronavirus, feeling this would be the responsible thing to do. While he turned out to only have the...

‘Parasite’ raises hope of breakthrough for world cinema in US

by Claire LEE The Oscar nominations for South Korean black comedy "Parasite" are the latest illustration of its success in the United States, but a widespread aversion to subtitles still stands between Korean cinema and a breakthrough into English-language markets. Whether Bong Joon-ho's Golden Globe-winning dark...

US, China set to sign vital trade truce

by Heather SCOTT The world's two dominant economic powers, the United States and China, are poised to sign a trade truce Wednesday that will allow businesses around the globe to breathe a sigh of relief. Although tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of two-way trade...

US Senate leader ready to pass impeachment trial rules without Democrats

Republicans are prepared to press ahead with rules for US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, the Senate leader said Tuesday, ignoring opposition Democrats who want assurances that witnesses can be called. Mitch McConnell said he has the backing in his majority caucus to pass a...

US warns citizens in China over mystery pneumonia outbreak

Americans travelling in China should avoid animals and contact with sick people as the country grapples with a mystery pneumonia outbreak, the US embassy in China said Tuesday. The viral illness was first reported last week in Wuhan, a central Chinese city with a population...

How the world is reacting to US killing of top Iran general

The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Iraq, with leaders appealing for restraint. The assassination was praised by US President Donald Trump's Republicans but elsewhere there were warnings of the danger it...

European companies minimise risks from US-China trade war

European companies in China have been able to minimise the effect from the tariff war between Beijing and Washington, although some are considering relocating their businesses, the EU Chamber of Commerce said Monday. The world's two biggest economies have been entangled in a lingering trade...