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United States

John Chalmers

Trump's summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

Nov 16 2018

SINGAPORE U.S. President Donald Trump didn't make it to this week's summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city. | Video

Trump's summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

Nov 16 2018

SINGAPORE U.S. President Donald Trump didn't make it to this week's summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city. | Video

Special Report: How Myanmar punished two reporters for uncovering an atrocity

Sep 03 2018

YANGON Time and again, Myanmar's government appeared at risk of blowing its prosecution of two young journalists who had exposed a massacre of 10 Muslim men and implicated security forces in the killings.

Indonesia still has too much corruption, says Suharto's son

Jul 23 2018

SENTUL, Indonesia The youngest son of former Indonesian President Suharto, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, said on Monday he is leading a party into elections next year because two decades of reform have failed to move the country on from corruption, collusion and nepotism.

Clash of political titans brings a gripping election to Malaysia

May 07 2018

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's general election this week will be an extraordinary contest, pitting a 92-year-old former authoritarian leader and a jailed reformist he fell out with 20 years ago against a prime minister who has been mired in a multi-billion-dollar scandal.

Islamic party aims to hold the key in Malaysia's election

Apr 21 2018

KOTA BHARU, Malaysia The outcome of next month's election in Malaysia may hinge on the performance of a party that has strived for decades to turn the country into an Islamic state and enforce harsher penalties on Muslims for adultery, theft and drinking alcohol.

Trump heads home with 'America First' ringing in Asian ears

Nov 14 2017

MANILA As Air Force One took off from Manila on Tuesday at the end of the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than quarter of a century, at least two of the region's leaders had good reason to feel satisfied. | Video

After insurgents' truce, Myanmar says 'we don't negotiate with terrorists'

Sep 10 2017

YANGON/SHAH PORIR DWIP ISLAND, Bangladesh Myanmar on Sunday rebuffed a ceasefire declared by Muslim Rohingya insurgents to enable the delivery of aid to thousands of displaced people in the violence-racked state of Rakhine, declaring simply that it did not negotiate with terrorists. | Video

After political storm, Indonesia president faces economic clouds

Sep 03 2017

JAKARTA During the first months of this year, President Joko Widodo was an embattled leader grappling with Indonesia's most serious political and religious tensions in two decades. Now, he has come through the storm looking stronger than ever.

Exclusive: Indonesia hopes for additional $10 billion inflows after S&P upgrade, president says

Jul 03 2017

JAKARTA Indonesia is hoping for additional inflows worth $10 billion from pension funds and other institutional investors over the next two years following Standard & Poor's upgrade of its credit rating to investment grade, President Joko Widodo told Reuters.

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