Tuesday, 10 December 2019
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:01 WIB

News reports say House Democrats and the White House are close to agreeing on changes to a trade deal that the United States, Canada and Mexico signed last year but have not ratified. The United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, known as the USMCA, would replace the existing North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has derided as the "worst trade deal" ever signed by the U.S. He made renegotiating NAFTA a campaign promise during the 2016 presidential race. NAFTA took effect in the 1990s during U.S. President Bill Clinton's administration. The Mexican...

Japan's Ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone Dies at 101
Friday, 29 November 2019 23:32 WIB | Global

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a giant of his countrys post-World War II politics who pushed for a more assertive Japan while strengthening military ties with the United States, has died. He was 101. The office of his son, Hirofumi Nakasone, confirmed that Nakasone died Friday at a Tokyo hospital where he was recently treated. As a World War II navy officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his countrys utter defeat and devastation. Four decades later, he presided over Japan in the 1980s at the pinnacle of its economic success. In recent years, he lobbied...

Dozens Killed in Iraq as Protests Escalate
Friday, 29 November 2019 17:44 WIB | Global

Iraqi security forces used live ammunition against mostly unarmed demonstrators Thursday, killing at least 40 people in one of the bloodiest days since anti-government protests began last month, security and medical officials said. At least 25 people were killed and more than 200 wounded when security forces opened fire on protesters who had blocked key roads and bridges in the southern city of Nasiriyah. Baghdad said it had sent military troops to restore order across southern Iraq, where protests have grown increasingly violent. Demonstrators have occupied buildings and bridges and have...

Trump Makes Surprise Afghan Visit, Says Taliban Wants Cease-Fire
Friday, 29 November 2019 11:12 WIB | Global

U.S. President Donald Trump made an unannounced Thanksgiving visit to American troops in Afghanistan where he disclosed his administration had resumed peace talks with the Taliban and the insurgent group is willing to observe a cease-fire. The news comes less than three months after Trump abruptly halted the yearlong U.S.-Taliban dialogue just as the two adversaries had come close to signing an agreement to end the 18-year-old Afghan war, Americas longest overseas military engagement. œThe Taliban wants to make a deal and we're meeting with them and were saying it has to be a...

Iran Condemns Burning of Its Consulate by Iraqi Protesters
Thursday, 28 November 2019 23:30 WIB | Global

Iran on Thursday condemned the burning of its consulate in southern Iraq hours earlier, which came amid an escalation in Iraq's anti-government protests that erupted nearly two months ago. Violence across southern Iraq had continued throughout the night, with security forces killing 16 protesters and wounded 90 since Wednesday. Protesters closed roads while a large number of police and military forces were deployed across key oil-rich provinces. Tehran called for a œresponsible, strong and effective response leadership to the incident from Iraq's government, said Abbas Mousavi, a...

Trump Signs Bills Backing Pro-democracy Protesters in Hong Kong
Thursday, 28 November 2019 18:30 WIB | Global

President Donald Trump has signed two separate bills backing pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, despite a trade deal in the balance and threats from Beijing. The House and Senate passed both bills last week nearly unanimously. One law requires the State Department to certify annually that China allows Hong Kong enough autonomy to guarantee its favorable trading status. It threatens sanctions on Chinese officials who do not. The second bans the export of tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and other non-lethal ammunition to Hong Kong police. On Thursday, China's Vice Foreign...

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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
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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

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