Indonesia

Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia

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SHANGHAI - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.

In emerging Indonesia, Honda's Mobilio muscles in on Toyota's turf

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE - Honda Motor's Mobilio, a spacious yet affordable multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), has nearly doubled its market share this year, triggering a price war with Toyota Motor in Indonesia, the latest battleground for global carmakers.

23 Oct 2014

Indonesia president submits new cabinet list for anti-graft review

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo submitted a revised list of cabinet ministers to the country's anti-graft agency on Thursday, in the hope that his new ministerial team will be considered free of corruption.

World, 23 Oct 2014

Indonesian cabinet delayed after anti-graft body blocks candidates

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo failed to finalize his cabinet on Wednesday after the country's anti-corruption agency rejected eight candidates, underlining the challenge he faces in fulfilling election promises of a government free from graft.

World, 22 Oct 2014

Australia drops investigation into Indonesia 'Balibo Five' murders

SYDNEY - Australian police said on Tuesday they were dropping a long-running war crimes investigation into the deaths of five Australian journalists, killed during Indonesia's invasion of East Timor in 1975.

World, Australia, Tony Abbott 21 Oct 2014

Indonesian president ponders some cabinet picks on anti-graft concern

JAKARTA - New Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday he was re-evaluating some of his choices for cabinet jobs after an anti-graft agency raised concern about possible problems with some candidates.

World, 21 Oct 2014

Reform-minded outsider Widodo takes over as Indonesia's president

JAKARTA - Indonesia's Joko Widodo took over as president of the world's third-largest democracy on Monday with supporters' hopes high, but pressing economic problems and sceptical rivals set to test the former furniture salesman. | Video

World, 20 Oct 2014

Kerry in Indonesia seeking Asian support against Islamic state

JAKARTA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia for Joko Widodo's presidential inauguration on Monday, seeking more help from Southeast Asian leaders in the U.S.-led effort against Islamic State in the Middle East.

World, 19 Oct 2014

Reform-minded outsider Widodo takes over as Indonesia's president

JAKARTA - Indonesia's Joko Widodo will on Monday take over as president of the world's third-largest democracy with supporters' hopes high but pressing economic problems and skeptical rivals set to test the former furniture businessman.

World, 19 Oct 2014

Indonesia's Widodo to name ex-Astra chief state enterprises minister

JAKARTA - Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo is expected to appoint former Astra International chief Rini Soemarno as minister for state-owned enterprises (SOE), two advisers said on Saturday.

World, 18 Oct 2014
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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. | Video