Stories By Lorna Shaddick
126 Mar 2015 Thu
A book of condolences for Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has been set up at the US Capitol, in the offices of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for lawmakers to pay their respects.
224 Mar 2015 Tue
Singaporeans and diplomats of various nationalities stop to pay tribute to Mr Lee, who was instrumental in helping the Obama administration make a key policy shift towards the Asia Pacific.
312 Mar 2015 Thu
British Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon met his new US counterpart, Ashton Carter, in Washingon DC. He urged solidarity in the face of threats from Islamic State and other terror groups.
410 Feb 2015 Tue
US President Barack Obama is giving diplomatic efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis another chance. He has been considering providing lethal weapons to Ukraine, but after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington, he said he will "wait and see".
509 Feb 2015 Mon
Young, glamorous female radio announcers, all seemingly alike - but which of them is the American propaganda broadcaster known as Tokyo Rose? Miwa Yanagi's new play - Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose’s Last Tape - hopes to shed some light on the life of Japanese-American women during World War II.
627 Jan 2015 Tue
Across the US, traditional shopping malls have record numbers of empty stores inside them and are closing at an alarming rate. But a new kind of development appears to be taking their place.
724 Jan 2015 Sat
United States President Barack Obama is set to travel to India this weekend, to be chief guest at the country's Republic Day ceremony on Monday (Jan 26).
820 Jan 2015 Tue
With unemployment at its lowest since 2008, the main focus of US President Obama's announcements is cementing his economic legacy, but with both chambers of Congress now controlled by the Republican Party, it may be harder for him to see his ideas come to fruition.
911 Jan 2015 Sun
The 'Missing Maps project', a joint programme run by three different non-governmental organisations, aims to update map information in developing nations to ensure faster humanitarian response in case of disasters.
1005 Jan 2015 Mon
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of detonating two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, killing three people and injuring 260 others. The jury selection for his trial is set to begin.