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Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful campaign

Sep 23, 2018

Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white birds and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will exploit religious and ethnic divides

Malaysian death sentences commuted for 3 Mexican brothers

Sep 21, 2018

The deaths sentences against 3 Mexican brothers convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia have been commuted to long prison terms, a lawyer says

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

Sep 21, 2018

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations in a blow to an industry blamed for environmental destruction and worker exploitation

Stocks up despite trade dispute, oil drops on Trump threat

Sep 20, 2018

European markets are up following a mixed day in Asia, buoyed by hopes the U.S. and China will proceed with talks to tackle their escalating trade dispute.

Malaysia's ex-PM pleads not guilty to new corruption charges

Sep 20, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has pleaded not guilty to 25 new charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund

Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

Sep 20, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall Street

Malaysia anti-graft agency arrests former leader Najib Razak

Sep 19, 2018

Malaysia's anti-graft agency said former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund

World stocks advance, unfazed by new US-China tariffs

Sep 18, 2018

European and Asian shares are rising, shrugging off President Donald Trump's decision to place tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods staring next week

Asian shares mixed as Trump orders new tariffs on China

Sep 18, 2018

Asian markets are mixed after President Donald Trump orders tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, ramping up tensions between the world's two largest economies

Asian shares fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff

Sep 17, 2018

Asian shares fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff

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Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful...

Sep 23, 2018

Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders...

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Asian Games stir Indonesia's pride, boost...

Sep 3, 2018

Indonesia's success in hosting and competing at the Asian Games has swelled national pride, boosted...

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Indonesian president urges tolerance in annual...

Aug 16, 2018

Indonesia's president urged the country to embrace its founding spirt of tolerance in an annual...

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Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate...

Aug 10, 2018

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has formally registered as a candidate in 2019 elections...

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Indonesia's Aceh carries out public canings...

Jul 13, 2018

Conservative Indonesian province publicly canes gay couple, others found guilty of violating...

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Malaysia investigates marriage of man to...

Jul 2, 2018

Malaysia's deputy prime minister says authorities are investigating the marriage between an...

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