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Friday, 24 January 2020 23:43 WIB

More airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns Friday over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds. The energy-rich Gulf Arab nation of Qatar, home to long-haul carrier Qatar Airways, said it had installed thermal scanners at its main hub, Hamad International Airport.    Kuwait announced similar measures late the night before at Kuwait International Airport, joining the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which on Thursday announced screenings for all passengers...

RECENT NEWS
France Unveils Pension Reforms, Setting Up Part 2 in Battle With Unions
Friday, 24 January 2020 19:45 WIB | Global

After weeks of crippling transportation strikes, Frances government will formally unveil controversial pension reform legislation Friday. Which will test its ability to overcome powerful union dissent and overhaul an indebted retirement system that is one of Europes most generous. The pension reforms arguably are the most central and problematic of President Emmanuel Macrons broader campaign promises to make the country more economically sustainable and business friendly. But it remains unclear whether he will succeed where previous governments have failed ” and angry voters may...

Trump Administration Releases Rule Restricting 'Birth Tourism'
Friday, 24 January 2020 11:43 WIB | Global

As the Trump administration adds another hurdle to visitors coming to the U.S. from abroad, the limits of the law may restrict officials from stopping pregnant woman from obtaining visas. The new visa rules published on Thursday by the U.S. Government is an attempt to curb œbirth tourism, the practice of coming to the U.S. with the express intent to give birth in the country to obtain U.S. citizenship for the child. Under the rules, which take effect Jan. 24, 2020, consular officers may deny tourist visas if they believe the applicant is coming to the country for that reason. But in...

Virus-Related Tourism Ban Could Hurt North Korea's Economy
Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:07 WIB | Global

North Korea has temporarily banned foreign tourists in response to the outbreak of a dangerous new virus in neighboring China. Depending on how long the ban lasts, it could hurt North Korea's economy, which though heavily sanctioned, has received a boost by a recent influx of Chinese tourists. Starting Wednesday, North Korea closed its borders to foreign tourists, according to Young Pioneer Tours, a China-based company that leads trips to North Korea. On its website, the company says it is not clear how long the suspension will last, but that authorities say they intend to reopen the border...

Top Judge Elected as Greece's First Female President
Thursday, 23 January 2020 17:41 WIB | Global

Greece's lawmakers elected their country's first female president Wednesday, with an overwhelming majority voting in favor of high court judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Speaking after being formally informed of the parliament vote, Sakellaropoulou said she would aim for the "broadest possible consensus'' in the course of carrying out her duties. In her first comments as president-elect, the judge noted the  "difficult conditions and challenges of the 21st century, including the financial crisis, climate change, the mass movement of populations and the consequent humanitarian crisis,...

Taiwan Urges China to Release All Information on New Virus
Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:39 WIB | Global

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen urged China on Wednesday to release all information about the outbreak of a new virus and work with Taiwan on curbing its spread. At China's insistence, Taiwan is not a member of the World Health Organization and is not allowed to participate in any of its meetings. However, large numbers of Taiwanese travel to and live in China, where hundreds of people have been sickened and nine have died in an outbreak that apparently originated in the city of Wuhan. Despite Beijing's restrictions, the Taiwan Center for Disease Control said earlier this month it had...

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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,...