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Friday, 20 September 2019 16:57 WIB

Senior U.S. military officers claim "impressive" progress in cooperation with NATO ally Turkey in northeast Syria. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning of unilateral action against Washington's critical Syrian ally if Turkish security demands aren't met by the end of the month. "I am constantly impressed by what the CJOC [Combined Joint Operation Center] has achieved in such a short period of time," said Brig. Gen. Christian Wortman in a briefing to journalists.  "I would like to compliment our Turkish allies for their high levels of professionalism." CJOC is based in...

RECENT NEWS
Hong Kong Demonstrators Clash with Police on 99th Day of Protests
Monday, 16 September 2019 10:47 WIB | Global

Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong again on Sunday, with demonstrators hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at authorities who responded with volleys of tear gas and blasts of blue-dyed water fired from water cannons. Some of the thousands of protesters threw bricks at police outside the Chinese People's Liberation Army base and tore down and set fire to a banner proclaiming the 70th anniversary of the October 1 founding of the People's Republic of China. Police said in a statement, "Radical protesters are currently occupying Harcourt Road in Admiralty, vandalizing...

Xinhua: China to Lift Tariffs on US Soybeans, Other Farm Goods
Saturday, 14 September 2019 02:18 WIB | Global

China says it will lift tariffs on U.S. soybeans, pork and some other farm goods in yet another sign of easing tensions between the two countries ahead of trade talks scheduled for next month. The announcement, reported Friday by China's Xinhua news agency, is the latest in a series of recent conciliatory gestures the world's two largest economies have taken to curb their ongoing trade war.    On Thursday, Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said China was looking into purchasing U.S. agricultural goods such as pork and soybeans. Gao also voiced hope the two sides...

Did Boris Johnson Lie to the Queen?
Friday, 13 September 2019 18:10 WIB | Global

Britains Prime Minister Boris Johnson flatly denied Thursday that he lied to Britains monarch when asking Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament for five weeks in the run-up to a Brexit deadline ” a controversial suspension thats being challenged in the countrys courts and drawing reluctant judges deep into political waters. Asked if he had lied to the Queen when advising her to prorogue [suspend] Parliament, and whether he had misled her about his reasons for wanting a suspension, he replied: œAbsolutely not. He said it was œnonsense to suggest the prorogation was...

Saudi Princess Found Guilty of Having Worker Beaten in France
Friday, 13 September 2019 11:12 WIB | Global

The sister of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been found guilty in France of having a plumber beaten and held captive in her Paris apartment. Princess Hassa bint Salman, who was tried in absentia, was given a 10-month suspended sentence Thursday and fined $11,000 on charges of armed violence and complicity to hold someone against their will. The only daughter of Saudi Arabia's King Salman reportedly became angry when she thought the plumber, Egyptian-born French national Ashraf Eid, had photographed her inside her home. Eid said he was summoned to fix a sink in the princess'...

China Considering US Agricultural Purchases as Trade Rivals Exchange Good Will
Friday, 13 September 2019 02:29 WIB | Global

China on Thursday extended the latest gesture of goodwill in its trade dispute with the United States, as the world's two largest economies prepare for high-level trade talks. Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said China was looking into purchasing U.S. agricultural goods such as pork and soybeans. Gao said China welcomed goodwill actions from the Trump administration, and that it hoped the two sides would continue to create favorable conditions for the trade negotiations. On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was postponing tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese...

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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,...