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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, Taliban See 'No Reason' to Slow Down Afghan Peace Talks
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 10:44 WIB | Global

The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has set off on another regional trip that will also take him to Qatar for a new round of negotiations with the Taliban, aimed at finding a political end to the Afghan war. The insurgent group was quick to welcome the announcement, saying it remains committed to the Afghan peace process with the United States and anticipates further progress when the two sides reconvene. "In Doha, he will continue to press forward on negotiations with the Taliban to reach a consensus on core national security issues, and urge their...

'Several' Killed in Philippines Earthquake
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 04:00 WIB | Global

A strong earthquake in the northern Philippines Monday left several people dead, trapping others in buildings and damaging the capital's secondary airport. The quake hit the main island of Luzon with a magnitude of 6.3, centered some 60 kilometers away from the capital city of Manila, according to the U.S. Geological survey. The Clark International Airport, a former U.S. military base which now functions as Manila's secondary airport, was closed Monday after the quake damaged check-in counters and ceilings. Witnesses reported seeing skyscrapers in the capital city of Manila sway during...

Volodymyr Zelenskiy Wins Landslide Victory in Ukraine Presidential Election
Monday, 22 April 2019 20:27 WIB | Global

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old television actor, won a landslide victory in the Ukrainian presidential election Sunday, with exit polls showing he received about 73% of the vote in the final round -- nearly three times as many as his rival, the incumbent Petro Poroshenko. Conceding defeat Sunday evening, Poroshenko offered his congratulations to Zelenskiy, and added, "I will leave the office, but I want to announce firmly: I will not leave politics." Zelenskiy combined a slick social media campaign with his image as an outsider, capitalizing on a swell of public anger at the old...

Earth Day 2019 Looks at Human Effect on Planet
Monday, 22 April 2019 16:28 WIB | Global

On April 22, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries are expected to take part in a global day of political and civic action for the Earth. People will march, plant trees, clean up their cities, parks, beaches and waterways, politicians will announce policies, and corporations will pledge to work toward sustainability ” all to mark Earth Day 2019. Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day observances worldwide, has designated 2019 to be the year to "Protect Our Species." According to EDN, the theme was picked to highlight the fact that human activities are directly...

At least 138 Killed in Sri Lanka in Easter Attacks
Monday, 22 April 2019 10:51 WIB | Global

Sri Lanka has imposed a curfew, effective immediately, following a series of Easter Sunday explosions at churches and hotels. The government says it has also blocked access to major social media and messaging apps to prevent the spread of misinformation and rumors. At least 138 people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter, a security official told The Associated Press, in the worst violence in the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. Two of the...

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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,...