Indonesia

Trial to push for better flight tracking a year after MH370

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SYDNEY - Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are launching a trial to allow air traffic controllers to more closely track aircraft traversing remote oceans such as the one believed to be the final resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

After Indonesia retreat, GM retrenches in Thailand, too

- A day after announcing it is to stop making GM-branded cars in Indonesia, General Motors said on Friday it would cease production of its Chevrolet Sonic in Thailand by the middle of this year.

27 Feb 2015

GM's Indonesia closure highlights automakers' emerging markets woes

DETROIT - General Motors Co's decision to shutter a car factory in Indonesia comes as global automakers rethink the timing and scope of investments in emerging markets once touted as engines of growth.

26 Feb 2015

GM to shut plant, cut jobs in Indonesia, where Japanese dominate

BEIJING - General Motors will stop making GM-branded cars in Indonesia, a battleground for global automakers, closing an assembly plant, axing some 500 jobs and shifting its focus to sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

26 Feb 2015

Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

SYDNEY/JAKARTA - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott struck a conciliatory tone on Thursday after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.

World, Australia, Tony Abbott 26 Feb 2015

Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott struck a conciliatory tone on Thursday after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.

World, Australia, Tony Abbott 25 Feb 2015

Australia pleads for mercy for drug traffickers to be executed in Indonesia

SYDNEY/JAKARTA - Australia's foreign minister appealed to Indonesia's president on Wednesday to show mercy for two Australian drug traffickers due to executed in Indonesia, expressing disappointment that their latest legal appeal had been rejected.

World, Australia, 25 Feb 2015

Indonesia says executions won't be delayed despite mercy pleas

JAKARTA - Indonesia's president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed, warning foreign countries not to intervene in his government's right to use capital punishment. | Video

World, 24 Feb 2015

Indonesia recalls envoy to Brazil amid row over execution

JAKARTA - Indonesia has recalled its new ambassador to Brazil after the South American country stopped him taking part in a credentials ceremony following the execution of a Brazilian national for drugs trafficking.

World, Brazil, 21 Feb 2015

Australian PM plays down bullying allegations in spat with Indonesia

SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott attempted on Thursday to play down allegations of bullying Indonesia as a diplomatic rift deepens between the uneasy neighbors over Jakarta's planned executions of two Australian drug smugglers.

World, Australia, Tony Abbott 18 Feb 2015
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Israel's Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran, faces partial boycott

WASHINGTON - Almost a quarter of Democratic U.S. lawmakers are expected to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday as he escalates his campaign against President Barack Obama's Iran diplomacy in a speech to Congress that has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders' already strained ties.