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Friday, 19 April 2019 19:37 WIB

As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region. In a rare interview, Russian Ambassador Vladimir Zaemskiy rejected an assertion this week by U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton that the 1823 Monroe Doctrine is "alive and well." The policy, originally aimed at opposing any European meddling in the hemisphere, was used to justify U.S. military interventions in countries including Cuba, Nicaragua, the...

RECENT NEWS
Pakistan Refrains From Condemning Afghan Taliban's Offensive
Friday, 19 April 2019 11:03 WIB | Global

Pakistan warned Thursday that an escalation in hostilities could derail U.S.-led peace efforts in Afghanistan, although it apparently refrained from condemning Taliban insurgents for unleashing their annual spring offensive in the neighboring country. The Taliban announced the new offensive last Friday amid expectations their ongoing direct peace talks with U.S. interlocutors would discourage the insurgent group from going ahead with this year's spring operations, which mark an intensification in the Afghan war, now in its 18th year. U.S. chief negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad swiftly condemned...

North Korea: Pompeo Not Welcome at Nuclear Negotiations
Friday, 19 April 2019 03:19 WIB | Global

North Korea is demanding that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo no longer take part in any further talks involving its nuclear weapons program. Kwon Jong Gun, a senior official in the North's foreign ministry, says Pyongyang wants someone who is œmore careful and mature in communicating, according to a report by the official KCNA news agency. When asked about the development, a State Department spokesperson said "The United States remains ready to engage North Korea in a constructive negotiation." On Wednesday, North Korea announced that it had tested a new œtactical guided...

Strong Earthquake hits East Taiwan
Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:59 WIB | Global gempa Taiwan

The 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the eastern coast of Taiwan late Thursday, according to the country's Central Weather Bureau. Television footage of landslides in one area, but no one reported on land or mountains. The bureau said the earthquake occurred at one minute after 1 pm, with the epicenter about 10 kilometers northwest of the city of the eastern coast of Hualien. The Depth earthquake was 10 kilometers, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake shook buildings in the capital, Taipei, which is about 115 kilometers from the epicenter. Records recorded by Taiwanese...

North Korea Tests New 'Tactical Guided Weapon'
Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:55 WIB | Global

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA -- North Korea has tested a new œtactical guided weapon, the latest display of Pyongyangs military capabilities, state media reported Thursday. Kim Jong Un supervised and guided the Wednesday test, calling it an operation of œvery weighty significance, the official Korean Central News Agency said. The KCNA report did not elaborate on the type of weapon tested, but the phrase œtactical suggests it is not a ballistic missile. Still, the test could be seen as a warning to the United States, amid an impasse in talks over North Koreas nuclear...

Parisians, Tourists Flock to See Crippled 'Mother' of France
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:02 WIB | Global

Just a couple of days ago, Severine Vilbert strolled by Notre Dame with her eldest daughter on a chilly but brilliantly sunny day. The blossoms were out and the cathedral glistened in the light. "We were looking at Notre Dame and saying, ˜Wow, it's such a beautiful monument, how proud we were to be Parisian and live in this beautiful city,'" Vilbert recalled, not bothering to fight back tears. "And then, it was like a nightmare for us." On Tuesday, Vilbert retraced her footsteps in a transformed Paris. A few drops of rain fell from a slate grey sky, as she joined thousands of Parisians...

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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,...