Tuesday, 07 July 2020
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Monday, 6 July 2020 23:38 WIB

A Chinese law professor who has written essays critical of President Xi Jinping's governance has reportedly been detained in Beijing. Friends of Xu Zhangrun say the writer and academic was taken from his home early Monday morning by more than a dozen police officers.  The New York Times, quoting his friend Geng Xiaonan, says a computer and papers were also taken from the home. Geng says she learned from Xu's wife that police told her Xu was accused of soliciting prostitutes during a recent visit to the southwestern city of Chengdu.   Xu Zhangrun taught law at Beijing's...

Trump Promises Bigger Pentagon Budgets Coming
Friday, 26 July 2019 19:04 WIB | Global

U.S. President Donald Trump may not be done building up the country's military. Speaking at a welcoming ceremony at the Pentagon for newly sworn-in Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday, Trump hinted he is planning to continue to increase the Defense Department budget. "We had a budget approved when I first came in, billions and billions of dollars more than it was previously," Trump said. "Then I went to $716 billion." "And I won't tell you what this one is. I can only tell you it is even more," he added. A budget deal announced Tuesday by the White House and congressional leaders...

Tunisian President Essebsi Dies at 92
Friday, 26 July 2019 09:17 WIB | Global

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has died at the age of 92. The office of the presidency said the veteran politician passed away Thursday after being taken to Tunis military hospital where he was taken the night before. He was hospitalized late last month to be treated for a severe illness. Essebsi was Tunisia's first democratically elected president and the heir to the country's founding father, Habib Bourguiba, who built up the country and educated its people. Essebsi came to power in 2014, three years after Arab Spring uprising that ousted longtime authoritarian Zine El Abidine...

Britain's Johnson Rejects Brexit Deal and Vows to Exit EU Without New Agreement
Friday, 26 July 2019 00:08 WIB | Global

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on the European Union (EU) to reconsider its decision not to renegotiate the Brexit deal and vowed to withdraw from the 28-nation bloc without a new agreement if necessary. During his first address Thursday before Parliament since becoming prime minister, Johnson said the Brexit deal negotiated by his predecessor, Theresa May, is "unacceptable," maintaining she "signed away" Britain's economic and government independence. Johnson insisted he wanted a new deal but said Britain was better prepared than most political observers believed to leave...

North Korea Fires 2 Missiles Off East Coast, Seoul Says
Thursday, 25 July 2019 18:53 WIB | Global

North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast early Thursday, South Korea's military said, a move apparently aimed at increasing Pyongyang's leverage in nuclear talks with the United States. The missiles were launched from around North Korea's eastern city of Wonsan and headed eastward before splashing into the sea, according to South Korea's joint chiefs of staff. The first missile traveled an estimated 430 kilometers and the second traveled 690 kilometers, it said. South Koreas military says the second missile may be a new design, but that further analysis was needed....

Democrats: Trump, Republican Inaction on Election Security Puts US at Risk
Thursday, 25 July 2019 09:24 WIB | Global

Democratic lawmakers accused U.S. President Donald Trump and the Senate's leading Republican of working to kill legislation designed to protect the upcoming U.S. presidential election from interference by Russia and others. They also warned that because of Trump and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's efforts, time is running out to get improved security measures in place for the 2020 vote. "It appears that the majority leader, at the behest of the White House, has made it his goal to kill any meaningful legislation," Mark Warner, the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence...

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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,...