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Jokowi's Obama Problem

Stanley Weiss | Posted 12.07.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

WASHINGTON--In 1949, a young press attaché was dispatched from Jakarta to New York, with the difficult task of convincing the American public to supp...

Report: Indonesia Police Kill 5 Alleged Terrorists

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 03.07.2013 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia anti-terror police shot and killed five suspected Islamist militants in eastern Indonesia, the latest assault aga...

Moving To Indonesia And Into The Present Tense

Kate Willsky | Posted 07.08.2012 | Travel
Kate Willsky

This afternoon, a monsoon opened up the sky and I went onto our sheltered patio and sat on the little couch out there and pulled out my box of Bahasa vocabulary cards

Governor's Remarks On Taxi Rapist Fuel Jakartan 'Slut Walk'

Posted 11.19.2011 | World

Crawling Jakarta traffic helped stymie a taxi driver's escape after he allegedly raped a 28-year-old woman, The Jakarta Globe reports. The Indonesi...

PHOTOS: A Walk Through Bustling Jakarta

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When President Obama landed in Indonesia's capital Jakarta on Tuesday, it was more than just a state visit; he was returning to a former childhood hom...

Indonesia Mulls Plans To Relocate Capital City

AP | ALI KOTARUMALOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia's president has a solution for the country's overcrowded, gridlocked and flood-prone capital: Move it. "If we're...

Blogger jailed over Jakarta blasts

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Indonesia sentences "Prince of Jihad" to five years for concealing information....

Jakarta Tomb Protests Turn Violent (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia - Protesters wielding machetes, sticks and petrol bombs clashed with riot police in a series of running battles Wednesday over...

Christian, Muslim Schools Battle Over Who Gets To Claim Obama In Indonesia

washingtonpost.com | Andrew Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, INDONESIA -- Long shadowed in the United States by dark rumors that he attended a radical Muslim school while growing up in Indonesia, Presid...

New PHOTOS Of Obama's Childhood In Indonesia Emerge

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A childhood friend of Barack Obama's in Indonesia has given never before seen photographs of a young Obama to the Associated Press ahead of the presid...

Barack Obama Statue Removed From Jakarta Park

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Authorities removed a statue of Barack Obama from a park in the Indonesian capital due to a public backlash and moved it Mo...

Indonesia's Controversial Obama Statue To Be Moved

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A statue of a young President Barack Obama that drew a public backlash after it was given a prominent position in a Jakarta...

In Focus: World Bank Offers Indonesia Totally Free Checking

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JAKARTA, INDONESIA--Its currency and economy decimated by the lingering Asian financial crisis, Indonesia received welcome news Tuesday, when the Worl...

KIA -- a brand new name for Asia's middle powers

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

South Korean President Lee inspects troops. Jonas Parello-Plesner works as senior advisor with the Danish government on Asian affairsand is c...

Demand should aid Freeport-McMoRan's 2Q report

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., the world's largest publicly traded copper company, reports second-quarter results Tuesday before the market opens. Here is a summary of key developments related to the period.

OVERVIEW: The Phoenix-based company was targeted by violence this month in Indonesia, where it operates the world's largest gold mine in the eastern Papua province. At least 15 people were killed or wounded.

In addition, two company employees were injured last week during suicide bombings at hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.

On the financial front, copper prices have improved as demand has picked up overseas, particularly in China and other emerging markets.

Copper futures rose 56 percent in the first six months, closing at $2.2720 a pound June 30 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Friday, copper futures closed at $2.4230 a pound, compared with $3.715 a pound a year ago.

Freeport Tense After Latest Ambush

GroundReport.com | GroundReport.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PT.Freeport Indonesia has been gripped by tension after gunmen again ambushed police near its Grasberg gold and copper mine in Papua on Wednesday. The...

US earnings continue to buoy world markets

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

World stock markets rose solidly once more Friday as better-than-expected earnings in the U.S. continued to buoy recovery hopes, but Indonesian markets were shaken by deadly bomb blasts at hotels in the country's capital.

In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 28.23 points, or 0.7 percent, at 4,390.07 while France's CAC-40 was up 30.80 points, or 1 percent, at 3,230.48. Germany's DAX breached the 5,000 level for the first time in a month, trading 45.60 points, or 0.9 percent, higher at 5,002.79.

Earlier in Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average rose 51.16 points, or 0.6 percent, to 9,395.32 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 443.79, or 2.4 percent, at 18,805.66.

One country bucking the upward trend was Indonesia, which saw its main stock measure drop after a pair of powerful explosions killed eight and wounded at least 50 people at the upscale Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels in Jakarta. The country's currency, the rupiah, dropped almost 1 percent against the dollar.

Overall though, investor appetite for stocks continues after a string of better than expected U.S. second-quarter corporate earnings, not least from technology bellwethers IBM Corp. and Google Inc. Their strong after-hours statements reinforced hopes that the worst of the recession is over.

Jakarta Bombing: At Least 18 Foreigners Among The Dead, Wounded

AP | ANTHONY DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Two days ago, they checked into room 1808 at the swank J.W. Marriott Hotel – smuggling explosives past metal detector...

Indonesia Military Plane Crash Kills 98

AP | AGUS BASUKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAGETAN, Indonesia — An Indonesian military plane carrying troops and their families caught fire and nose-dived into a residential neighborhood ...

Obama To Visit Jakarta, Indonesia

The Australian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US President Barack Obama will make a much-awaited visit to Jakarta this year, his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has confirmed. Spe...

Indonesia Dam Bursts Near Capital, Killing 58

AP | ALI KOTARUMALOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIRENDEU, Indonesia — Soldiers and police dug through piles of mud and debris Saturday looking for bodies after a dam burst outside Indonesia's ...