SINGAPORE (Apr 30): “I would rather deal just with France. The [European] Union is very tough for us. They have trade barriers that are unacceptable.” — US President Donald Trump, continuing to push his trade agenda in a briefing at the White House. French President Emmanuel Macron visited the US this past week.

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1 In Singapore’s latest Cabinet shake-up, 10 of the 16 ministries will be led by so-called 4G leaders — up from eight at present. The changes take effect on May 1. The term “4G” refers to the fourth generation of political leaders since Singapore’s independence.

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