Monday, 30 March 2020
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Monday, 30 March 2020 17:03 WIB

Britain is on an emergency footing for the first time since World War II. The move means the British government is setting up what it calls strategic coordination centers across the U.K. to distribute supplies to citizens to help combat the coronavirus outbreak.  There are more than 22,000 British confirmed cases of coronavirus “ Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles are among them. More than 1,200 have died. The government's deputy chief medical officer says the lockdown could last as long as six months but says if people do as they're told and conditions improve, the...

Trump: Premature to Declare National Emergency Due to Coronavirus
Wednesday, 4 March 2020 00:21 WIB | Global

As the reported number of coronavirus cases and fatalities on Monday increased in the United States, President Donald Trump said there is no immediate need to declare a national emergency. "I don't think you'll need that, because I really think we're in extremely good shape," the president said. "We're prepared for anything. And we can always do that at a later date if we need it." There have been media reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing for such a presidential declaration that would allow FEMA to get more funding and personnel to respond to the anticipated...

Korean Sect Leader Apologizes for the Spread of the Coronavirus
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 18:52 WIB | Global

The leader of a South Korean sect linked to more than half the country's 4,000-plus coronavirus cases apologized Monday for the spread of the disease. "I would like to offer my sincere apology to the people on behalf of the members," said Shincheonji head Lee Man-hee, his voice breaking. The 88-year-old twice got down on his knees to bow before reporters in Gapyeong, his head to the floor. "Although it was not intentional, many people have been infected," he said. " We put our utmost efforts but were unable to prevent it all. I seek the forgiveness of the people. "I am very thankful...

Trump Administration Caps Chinese State Media Personnel in US
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 11:18 WIB | Global

The Trump administration is limiting the number of Chinese state media personnel allowed to work in the United States, citing Beijing's "long-standing intimidation and harassment of journalists." U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a cap on People's Republic of China (PRC) citizens from five Chinese state-owned outlets ” Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network (CGTV), China Radio International, China Daily Distribution Corp., and Hai Tian Development USA, Inc. These entities together currently employ about 160 Chinese nationals. Effective March 13, the...

Virus Kills Member of Council Advising Iran's Supreme Leader
Monday, 2 March 2020 23:59 WIB | Global

A member of a council that advises Iran's supreme leader died Monday after falling sick from the new coronavirus, state radio reported, becoming the first top official to succumb to the illness that is affecting members of the Islamic Republic's leadership. The death of Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi came as Iran announced the virus had killed 66 people among 1,501 confirmed cases in the country. Iran has the highest death toll in the world after China, the epicenter of the outbreak.   Mirmohammadi died at a north Tehran hospital of the virus, state radio said....

Putin Says Oil Prices 'Acceptable' Ahead Of OPEC+ Meeting
Monday, 2 March 2020 19:15 WIB | Global

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called current oil price levels "acceptable" in a possible sign that Moscow is willing to bend when the world's biggest oil exporters gather this week in Vienna to discuss supply curbs as coronavirus effects pummel oil demand and prices. Putin also said Moscow was approaching a so-called OPEC+ meeting this week in Vienna as an "instrument for long-term stability," according to Interfax. Reports last week quoted sources saying some influential OPEC members, including Saudi Arabia, were likely to call for a larger-than-expected reduction in oil output by...

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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...

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...

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,...