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Monday, 20 May 2019 23:58 WIB

Oil supplies were sufficient and stockpiles were still rising despite massive output drops from Iran and Venezuela, said OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and key producer UAE on Sunday, as oil exporters met in Jeddah. Producer nations discussed how to stabilize a volatile oil market amid rising U.S.-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt global supply. But "we see that (oil) inventories are rising and supplies are plenty," Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters at the start the meeting. The UAE's energy minister said there was no need to relax a deal by the OPEC+ group...

RECENT NEWS
China Imposes Tariffs on $60 Billion in US Exports
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 08:09 WIB | Global

China says it is imposing tariffs on $60 billion worth of imports from the United States, retaliating after President Donald Trump boosted taxes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods sent to the United States and moved to impose duties on another $300 billion of Chinese exports. The Chinese finance ministry said Monday its new 5% to 25% tax would be imposed June 1 and affect 5,140 U.S. products exported to China. Beijing said its response was targeting "U.S. unilateralism and trade protectionism." "China will never succumb to foreign pressure," the foreign ministry said. "We are...

UAE: Sabotage on 4 Commercial Ships in Gulf of Oman
Monday, 13 May 2019 19:18 WIB | Global

The United Arab Emirates says four commercial ships were subjected to "sabotage operations" Sunday near its territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman. Authorities gave no details, however, on what kind of sabotage they suspect or to whom the ships belong, other than saying they were of different nationalities. They say no one was hurt and no chemicals or fuel were spilled from the ships. The UAE did deny Iranian and Lebanese news reports of explosions at the port of Fujairah and added "media outlets must be responsible and rely on official sources." The UAE says international bodies are...

Turkish Opposition Journalist Hospitalized Following Attack
Monday, 13 May 2019 09:29 WIB | Global

A journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government and its nationalist allies was hospitalized after being attacked outside his home, his newspaper said Saturday. The Yenicag newspaper said columnist Yavuz Selim Demirag was beaten up by about five or six people with baseball bats after appearing on a TV show Friday. The assailants escaped the scene in a vehicle. The reason for the attack was not known, but it came amid tensions over the top electoral authority's decision to cancel the results of the March 31 mayoral race for Istanbul, which was won by the opposition. It...

US Sanctions Hit Two of Iran's Top Non-Energy Exports
Friday, 10 May 2019 23:42 WIB | Global

New U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian industrial metals will hit two of the country's most lucrative non-energy exports, according to Iranian government data seen by VOA Persian. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday, seeking to deny Iran revenue from its exports of iron, steel, aluminum and copper. The measure blocks the assets of people involved in producing those metals inside Iran. It also authorizes sanctions against foreign financial institutions that sell goods and services to Iran to help it produce or export those metals. An Iranian government trade report for...

New Tariffs on Chinese Products Go into Effect
Friday, 10 May 2019 17:33 WIB | Global

The United States has increased tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. China on Friday said it œdeeply regrets the increased tariffs and will take the œnecessary countermeasures without giving any details. The increases are going into effect amid talks between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. On Thursday the U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators ended the first of two days of talks aimed at saving a trade deal even as President Donald Trump said the new œvery heavy...

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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,...