Government And Politics

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

Jun 2, 2019

China's defense minister is warning its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters

S. Korea urges restraint after North's missile test

Jun 1, 2019

South Korea's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo is fending off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month

Shanahan to call out China over South China Sea

May 31, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says he will call out China's bad behavior in a speech Saturday, including what he termed the excessive militarization of manmade islands in the South China Sea.

S&P upgrades Indonesia credit after Widodo election win

May 31, 2019

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has upgraded Indonesia's sovereign credit rating following the election of Joko Widodo to a second term as president

Pentagon nominee focuses on China despite Mideast tensions

May 29, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived Wednesday in Asia on a high-profile weeklong trip that is intended to reinforce that China is the administration's main foreign policy priority

Challenge to Indonesia vote makes big claims, weak on proof

May 29, 2019

The court challenge to Indonesia's presidential election from the losing candidate claims the police, intelligence agency and other state institutions were biased in favor of the incumbent, but its evidence for fraud is mainly printouts of news articles

Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

May 23, 2019

Police say seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta

Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

May 23, 2019

The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to file a court challenge as calm returned to the capital following a spasm of apparently orchestrated violence

6 die in Indonesia riots; Widodo says he won't allow unrest

May 22, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election

Official count shows Widodo reelected as Indonesian leader

May 21, 2019

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has been reelected with 55.5% of the vote in last month's election, official results show, though former general Subianto refuses to accept defeat and his campaign is planning street protests

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