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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:42 WIB

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, as part of a Mideast tour aimed at strengthening ties between Moscow and this longtime U.S. ally amid tensions in the wider Persian Gulf. Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met Putin at the airport and traveled with him to the Qasr Al Watan palace. As they arrived, troops on horseback flanked their limousine as military jets flew overhead and left a trail of smoke in the color of the Russian flag. The martial demonstrations, mirroring one given to Pope Francis in February, showed the...

RECENT NEWS
US Ambassador: N. Korea Asked for 'Everything' While Offering Nothing
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:32 WIB | Global

North Korea is demanding that the U.S. œdo everything before Pyongyang makes any concessions, Harry Harris, the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, said in an interview published Monday. Harris comments to South Koreas Dong-A-Ilbo newspaper are the first substantive reaction by a U.S. official since North Korea walked away from working-level nuclear talks late last week and blamed the U.S. for the breakdown. North Korea has since threatened to resume long-range ballistic missile or nuclear tests and reiterated its end-of-year deadline for the U.S. to take a more flexible...

Russia Turns the Screws on Internet Freedom
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:57 WIB | Global

New legislation likely to be introduced next month in Russia's Duma, or lower chamber of parliament, would see tighter restrictions on the internet and on computers, tablets and other devices used to access the internet. The proposals include a provision for the identification of all email users and a requirement for new internet-able devices to be sold with pre-installed Russian software ” a legal obligation that could stop Apple, which won't install non-Apple software on its products, from selling computers and laptops in Russia. When the details of the legislation were first revealed...

Trump: US Will Impose 'Big Sanctions' Against Turkey for Onslaught on Kurds
Monday, 14 October 2019 23:42 WIB | Global

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday promised "big sanctions" against Turkey for its invasion into northern Syria against Kurdish fighters, but again defended his withdrawal of American troops who had been fighting alongside the Kurds against Islamic State terrorists. "Do people really think we should go to war with NATO Member Turkey?" Trump said on Twitter. "Never ending wars will end! The same people who got us into the Middle East mess are the people who most want to stay there!" He contended that the Kurdish fighters "may be releasing some" Islamic State prisoners in an effort "to...

Trump Pulls out Remaining Troops from N. Syria; Warns of 'Powerful Sanctions' on Turkey
Monday, 14 October 2019 18:32 WIB | Global

The U.S. is withdrawing all remaining troops from northern Syria, as President Donald Trump said Sunday it was "very smart... for a change" to not be involved in the fighting sparked by Turkey's onslaught against the U.S.'s long-time battlefield ally, Kurdish fighters. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told the Fox News Sunday talk show that Trump on Saturday night ordered the "deliberate withdrawal" of the remaining 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria. Esper said U.S. officials feared the American troops would be overrun in Turkey's advance against Kurdish fighters, whom Turkey sees as...

Up to 35 Dead as Typhoon Hagibis Slams Japan
Monday, 14 October 2019 10:51 WIB | Global

Tens of thousands of rescuers worked through the pre-dawn hours Monday to reach people trapped by landslides and floods in Japan caused by a powerful typhoon that has killed up to 35, officials and local media said. Typhoon Hagibis moved away from land on Sunday morning, but while it largely spared the capital, it left a trail of destruction in surrounding regions. More than 100,000 rescuers “ including 31,000 troops “ clawed through debris overnight Sunday to Monday to reach people trapped after torrential rain caused landslides and filled rivers until they burst their banks. The...

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POLITICS
Amerika Terbitkan Daftar Politisi dan Oligarki Rusia Tapi Tidak Ada Sanksi Baru
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:01 WIB

Departemen Keuangan Amerika telah mengeluarkan daftar politisi dan tokoh bisnis Rusia yang dekat dengan pemerintahan Presiden Vladimir Putin, berikut hubungan mereka dengan para pemimpin puncak...

SECURITIES
Kerusuhan Merebak di India Jelang Penayangan Film Kontroversial
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB

Kerusuhan merebak di berbagai Kota India, sehari menjelang penayangan perdana film kontroversial yang menceritakan legenda seorang Ratu Hindu. Para pengunjuk rasa yang marah membakar mobil dan...

MISCELLANEOUS
Deputi Direktur FBI Mundur dari Jabatan
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB

Andrew McCabe, pejabat FBI No. 2 yang secara umum dikritik Presiden Donald Trump atas dugaan bias politik, mundur dari biro tersebut hari Senin waktu AS, beberapa minggu sebelum masa pensiunnya,...