Sunday, 19 August 2018
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Thursday, 16 August 2018 21:15 WIB

British counterterrorism police searched several properties Wednesday as they tried to determine what made a 29-year-old Sudan-born man crash a car outside Britain's Parliament in what police were treating as an act of terrorism. Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, was arrested at the scene of Tuesday's crash. British authorities do not identify suspects by name until they are charged, but media reports and neighbors said the arrested man was Khater. He was being held on suspicion of preparation of a terrorist act, as well as attempted murder. Police said Wednesday that...

Qatar said to invest $15 billion in Turkey
Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:03 WIB | Global

Qatar will invest $15 billion in Turkey, Turkish news site NTV reported Wednesday, citing Turkish officials. The news followed a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan and Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani earlier in the day. The Turkish lira spiked to a session high versus the U.S. dollar and the euro in response. The past few trading days have been dominated by Turkey's spiraling currency crisis, which is underpinned by its high current account deficit, foreign currency-denominated debt and high inflation. While market participants have been calling for interest...

Hong Kong Independence Activist Says China 'Destroying' City
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:39 WIB | Global

Hong Kong independence activist Andy Chan denounced China as a modern-day colonial power in a speech before a group of foreign journalists that Beijing wanted cancelled. Andy Chan, a founder of the Hong Kong National Party, told members of the Foreign Correspondents Club that Hong Kong, as a nation, "is quickly being annexed and destroyed by China." Chan is one of many young activists who have openly criticized the mainland's tightening grip on the former British colony, which was granted a huge level of autonomy under the "one country, two systems" formula established when Beijing...

Pennsylvania priests 'abused thousands of children'
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 13:12 WIB | Amerika

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a grand jury report detailing sex abuse in the Catholic Church, naming over 300 accused clergymen. The landmark grand jury investigation found more than 1,000 children had been abused by members of six dioceses in the state for the last 70 years. Officials say the probe found systematic cover-ups by the church. The report is the latest inquiry into allegations of sex abuse by Catholic clergy worldwide. After an 18-month investigation, "over one thousand child victims were identifiable, from the church's own records," the grand jury states in...

Erdogan Wants Boycott of US Electronics
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 04:12 WIB | Global

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Tuesday to boycott U.S. electronic goods in response to what he says is a targeted economic war being waged against Turkey by the United States. The diplomatic dispute between the two countries has helped spark an economic crisis in Turkey and push its currency, the lira, to record lows. "If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung elsewhere. In our own country we have Vestel," Erdogan said. He has called on people to exchange their U.S. dollars for lira in order to shore up the currency. The lira has plunged 40 percent this year and saw...

US Rests Case Against Former Trump Aide Manafort
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 18:54 WIB | Global

Prosecutors on Monday rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case against Paul Manafort, a longtime Washington operator and President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. The case now goes to Manafort's defense team, which is expected to lay the blame for wrongdoing with Rick Gates, the former Manafort protege who says the two committed crimes together. Defense attorneys have called Gates a liar, philanderer and embezzler as they've sought to undermine his testimony. The trial is the first to emerge from Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election, but...

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US Issues List of Russian Politicians, Oligarchs But No New Sanctions
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:01 WIB

The U.S. Treasury Department has released a congressionally mandated list of Russian politicians and business figures who are close to President Vladimir Putin's government, along with their...

Riots Roil India Ahead of Controversial Movie Release
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB

Riots broke out in cities across India as angry protestors torched cars and damaged movie theaters a day before a controversial film is set to be released. A day before 'Padmaavat', a movie based...

FBI Deputy Director Stepping Down
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB

Andrew McCabe, the FBI's No. 2 official whom President Donald Trump publicly criticized for alleged political bias, stepped down from the bureau Monday, several weeks ahead of his retirement, an FBI...