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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
US Condemns Myanmar Ruling Keeping 2 Journalists Imprisoned
Thursday, 25 April 2019 19:15 WIB | Global

The U.S. on Wednesday condemned the Myanmar Supreme Court decision upholding the convictions of two Reuters journalists for violating the country's Official Secrets Act by uncovering the Myanmar military's massacre of Rohingya Muslims. The U.S. State Department said Tuesday's ruling against Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, "despite serious irregularities in the case against them, sends a profoundly negative signal about freedom of expression and the protection of journalists in Burma," the southeast Asia country's colonial name. The statement said the U.S. "is...

Former US State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Hiding Ties to China
Thursday, 25 April 2019 11:18 WIB | Global

A former U.S. State Department employee accused of hiding extensive contacts with China has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Candace Marie Claiborne entered the plea in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Assistant Attorney General John Demers said the 63-year-old Washington resident "traded her integrity and non-public information of the United States government in exchange for cash and other gifts from foreign agents she knew worked for the Chinese intelligence service." Claiborne...

US Negotiators to Visit China Next Week for New Round of Trade Talks
Thursday, 25 April 2019 02:53 WIB | Global

The White House says two senior economic officials will travel to China next week to continue negotiations aimed at resolving the two economic giants ongoing trade war. A statement issued Tuesday says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet with Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing on April 30. The two sides will discuss such issues as intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers and agriculture. The White House says Vice Premier Liu will lead a Chinese delegation to Washington for additional talks the following week,...

Kim Jong Un, Putin Set for Talks in Russia Thursday
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 10:45 WIB | Global

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is due to travel this week to the far-eastern Russian city of Vladivostok for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin on Tuesday confirmed the two leaders are meeting on Thursday. Kim is expected to push Putin for sanctions relief amid stalled nuclear talks with the United States. Over the past year, Kim Jong Un has held high-profile summits with U.S. President Donald Trump as well as the leaders of Vietnam. China, and South Korea. Kim wants relief from painful U.N. sanctions that remain in place after nuclear talks with the United States...

Mexico Breaks Violence Record in First Quarter of 2019
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 03:36 WIB | Global

Violence in Mexico hit new heights in the first quarter of 2019, with 8,493 murders recorded from January to March, according to official figures. According to the Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System, that number represents a 9.6 percent rise on the same period in 2018. Last year was considered the most violent in Mexico's history, with over 33,500 murders -- the highest number since records began in 1997. The new record contradicts claims by leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that murders have not increased during his presidency, which began in...

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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,...