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18 Dead in Indonesia Bridge Collapse, Dozens Still Missing

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Searchers in central Indonesia said Tuesday the number of people confirmed killed in the collapse of a bridge has climbed to 18, while dozens remain missing and feared dead. At least 39 people were injured when the 720-meter-long bridge, built to resemble San Francisco’s Golden Gate, collapsed Saturday on Borneo island, hurtling dozens of vehicles […]

11 Dead in Indonesia Bridge Collapse, 30 Missing

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Searchers in central Indonesia said Monday the number of people confirmed killed in the collapse of a bridge has climbed to 11, with more than 30 missing and feared dead. At least 39 people were injured when the 720-meter-long bridge, built to resemble San Francisco’s Golden Gate, collapsed Saturday on Borneo island, hurtling dozens of […]

Indonesia Sentences Australian Boy for Drug Possession

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced an Australian teen to two months detention for buying marijuana while on the resort island of Bali. The unidentified 14-year-old boy could be released as early as next week, when time already served is taken into account. Under the country’s tough narcotics laws, he could have faced up to […]

Indonesia Airline Places Largest Ever Boeing Order

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesia’s Lion Air has signed a deal to buy 230 Boeing 737 airplanes for a list price of nearly $22-billion, the U.S. firms largest commercial order, by both dollar volume and total number of airplanes. The agreement, announced Thursday, sees Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest commercial carrier, purchasing 201 Boeing 737Max aircraft and 29 extended-range 737-900s. […]

US Commission Urges Obama to Raise Religious Freedoms in Indonesia

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. government panel is urging President Barack Obama to address ongoing problems of religious freedom in Indonesia during his upcoming visit. Leonard Leo, the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, sent a letter to the White House Monday highlighting a number of violent attacks that he said were carried out by […]

Papua Miners Threaten to Extend Labor Strike

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of workers at a massive U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia are threatening to extend a crippling labor strike into December, if negotiators fail to reach a deal this week on worker pay. Workers at the Freeport-McMoRan mine in eastern Papua province have been on strike over pay since mid-September, slashing production […]

Papua Miners Threaten to Extend Labor Strike

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of workers at a massive U.S.-owned gold and cooper mine in eastern Indonesia are threatening to extend a crippling labor strike into December, if negotiators fail to reach a deal this week on worker pay. Workers at the Freeport-McMoRan mine in eastern Papua province have been on strike over pay since mid-September, slashing production […]

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Indonesian Court Cuts Radical Cleric’s Prison Term

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An appeals court in Indonesia has cut the prison term of a radical Muslim preacher who is linked to the deadly 2002 Bali bombings and was convicted of inciting terrorism. The court in Jakarta reduced the sentence last week of Islamist convict Abu Bakar Bashir from 15 to nine years. In announcing the move Wednesday, […]

Panetta Praises China for Response to Taiwan Arms Sale

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has praised China for its muted reaction to the latest U.S. arms sale to Taiwan. Last month the Obama administration announced it is providing Taiwan with a multi-billion dollar arms package that includes upgrades to the island’s F-16 fighter jets. Panetta spoke with reporters on the Indonesian island of Bali […]

US Defense Secretary in Indonesia for Military Talks

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is on the resort island of Bali for talks with his Indonesian counterpart and other regional defense ministers . Officials say Panetta and Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro will discuss the two countries’ growing military relations, as well as human rights reforms in the Indonesian military. Washington cut military relations […]

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