WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ ANN) - The historic handover of power came at the end of a bitterly fought election that divided the country. 


BEIJING (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Economy expected to slip further, from 6.7 per cent growth last year to 6.5 per cent this year. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Observers await more policy details before reaching conclusions. 

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ ANN) - The historic handover of power came at the end of a bitterly fought election that divided the country. 

BANGKOK (The Nation/ ANN) - New United States President Donald Trump must be “fantastically” happy with a “wonderful” Asean because it is the only “great” regional organisation that has no military might and has not been at war. The problem is, he might not know about the grouping at all.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday stressed the Japan-U.S. alliance as the foundation of Japan’s diplomacy and security policies, calling it an “unchanging principle.”

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japanese government will carefully observe the South Korean government’s handling of the issue involving a girl statue symbolising comfort women that has been installed in the South Korean city of Busan before deciding when to send two Japanese diplomats back to the country.

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NEW DELHI (dataLEADS/ ANN) -  If you have citizenship in Singapore, Japan and Malaysia, you have a great deal of travelling power.

BANGKOK (ANN) - The Rolls-Royce case involves bribing senior foreign officials and senior staff over a period spanning 25 years in countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, China and Malaysia.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Small, newly independent Ukraine's dealings with an assertive Russia hold lessons for small states in Asia dealing with a large regional power. 

SEOUL (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Liberals criticise court decision to release him but business lobby groups welcome it. 

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the Capitol for the inauguration ceremony.  Among them are supporters and opponents of Trump who have travelled from all over the country to the capital for the inauguration.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Barack Obama is leaving the White House but for Indonesians, the president's policies follow Pancasila which is Indonesia's ideology.

TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - About 1,000 Japanese companies operating in Britain have begun to review their strategies as Britain looks at restricting immigration and pulling out of the EU single market.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia's anti-corruption commission names Emirsyah Satar, former Garuda Indonesia CEO, a suspect in a corruption case involving Rolls Royce.

TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - Japan's declining birth rate has forced some businesses to utilise robots and turn to AI (artificial intelligence).