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A year of elections in democracies around the world is revealing deep dissatisfaction among voters

Jun. 05, 2024 16:45 PM EDT

In a community center in East London, about 20 men gathered for their regular lunch meeting, sipping coffee and tea from mismatched mugs and engaging in an increasingly popular pastime in the world’s democracies: Complaining about their government. They feel estranged from the...

Indonesia's leader says 1st phase of new capital is 80% complete and he'll have an office there soon

Jun. 05, 2024 03:42 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday said construction of the first phase of the country's ambitious new capital is 80% complete and he will have an office there once clean water is available next month. “I am very optimistic about the office....

Nickel-rich Indonesia pitches EV battery plant plan to Elon Musk

May. 20, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s top investment official said Monday that the government has proposed to Tesla CEO Elon Musk the construction of an electric vehicle battery plant in the nickel-rich country. The official spoke after Musk met with Indonesian President Joko...

Elon Musk launches Starlink satellite internet service in Indonesia, world's largest archipelago

May. 19, 2024 14:45 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Elon Musk traveled to Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Sunday to launch Starlink satellite internet service in the world’s largest archipelago nation. Wearing a green Batik shirt, Musk was greeted with a garland of flower petals at a community...

Rape, terror and death at sea: How a boat carrying Rohingya children, women and men capsized

May. 08, 2024 01:43 AM EDT

MEULABOH, Indonesia (AP) — The boat glided across waters that were dark and still, under a night sky that was cloudless and calm. But on board, the 12-year-old girl quaked with fear. The captain and crew who she says had tortured her and three other women and girls were not...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May. 02, 2024 22:40 PM EDT

April 26-May 2, 2024 Workers marched during a May Day rally in Jakarta, anti-nuclear protesters demonstrated in front of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan in Taipei, and people in India’s northeastern Assam state crossed the Brahmaputra River in a country boat to vote in the national...

Microsoft will invest $1.7 billion in AI and cloud infrastructure in Indonesia

Apr. 30, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Microsoft will invest $1.7 billion over the next four years in new cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure in Indonesia — the single largest investment in Microsoft’s 29-year history in the country — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday. ...

Indonesian and Singaporean leaders hold annual talks, joined this year by their successors

Apr. 29, 2024 05:48 AM EDT

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday celebrated the countries' continued cooperation at their seventh and final Leaders' Retreat in Jakarta, an annual meeting between the two Southeast Asian leaders that was also...

Deforestation in Indonesia spiked last year, but resources analyst sees better overall trend

Apr. 28, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — From trees felled in protected national parks to massive swaths of jungle razed for palm oil and paper plantations, Indonesia had a 27% uptick in primary forest loss in 2023 from the previous year, according to a World Resources Institute analysis of deforestation data....

Indonesia declares Prabowo Subianto president-elect after court rejects rivals' appeal

Apr. 24, 2024 10:12 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s electoral commission formally declared Prabowo Subianto president-elect in a ceremony on Wednesday, after the country’s highest court rejected challenges to his landslide victory lodged by two losing presidential candidates. Subianto, who...