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Viewing volunteerism in a new light

Viewing volunteerism in a new light

Here is the good news: The spirit of volunteerism is catching on in the corporate sector. The most recent Corporate Giving Survey by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy...

Nothing routine in this Gaza war

Nothing routine in this Gaza war

At 6.02am on Saturday, the air raid siren sounded over Tel Aviv. I was rousted by the hotel staff from my room and ushered into the windowless service elevator area with two...

What I learnt from Vladimir Putin

What I learnt from Vladimir Putin

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin, like most political leaders, predisposed to spinning the truth for his own benefit? Or does he go far beyond that, governing Russia and...

Russia’s Eurasian vision

Russia’s Eurasian vision

The escalating conflict in Ukraine between the Western-backed government and Russian-backed separatists has focused attention on a fundamental question: What are the Kremlin’s...

New cabbies need more rigorous training

New cabbies need more rigorous training

In a written response to Parliament on Monday, Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew said taxi availability standards had improved. The percentage of taxis on the roads during...

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