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Live updates | Germany: gas search not against climate goals

Jun. 27, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO leaders that will start on Tuesday in Madrid: The German government insists its plans...

Japan suspect in COVID relief fraud deported by Indonesia

Jun. 22, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese man accused of defrauding the government of 1 billion yen ($7.3 million) intended for small Japanese businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic was arrested on board a flight Wednesday after being deported from Indonesia, where he fled 1 1/2 years ago. ...

Indonesian leader to travel to Russia, Ukraine

Jun. 22, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo is planning to meet the leaders of Russia and Ukraine following the Group of Seven summit in Germany later this month. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Wednesday that Widodo will travel to Kyiv and Moscow...

Indonesian leader reshuffles Cabinet amid rising food prices

Jun. 15, 2022 05:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, replacing key economic ministers amid a national cooking oil shortage and rising food prices. Widodo selected Zulkifli Hasan, the chairman of a political party that joined the...

Body of Indonesian governor's son found in Swiss river

Jun. 10, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Authorities in Switzerland said they found the body of an Indonesian governor's 22-year-old son who went missing two weeks ago while swimming in the river that runs through the Swiss capital. Police in Bern said Thursday that the body of Emmeril “Eril” Kahn...

Japanese man arrested in Indonesia over COVID relief fraud

Jun. 08, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities on Indonesia’s Sumatra island arrested a Japanese fugitive accused of helping steal $7.3 million intended for small businesses in Japan hurt by the coronavirus, police said Wednesday. Mitsuhiro Taniguchi, 47, was arrested late Tuesday at a...

New Zealand PM to visit Australian counterpart in Sydney

Jun. 07, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has held face-to-face meetings with the leaders of the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia during his hectic two weeks in office, but he will receive a world leader for the first time when New Zealand Prime...

Indonesian army officer gets life sentence for double murder

Jun. 07, 2022 05:31 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A middle-rank Indonesian army officer is being stripped of his military title after he was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for murder, joint deprivation of the independence of others and removing the bodies with the intention of concealment in a case that drew public...

Australian leader visits Indonesia's Makassar to deepen ties

Jun. 07, 2022 03:49 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Tuesday visited an eastern Indonesia area with close ties to Indigenous Australians as he continued a trip aiming to strengthen his country's economic ties with its closest major neighbor. Albanese said...

Australian leader's visit affirms deeper ties to Indonesia

Jun. 06, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday looked to move beyond regional issues that have been key in his trips abroad by promoting the importance of building stronger economic ties with neighboring Indonesia. The visit was only Albanese's...