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Elon Musk arrives in Indonesia's Bali to launch Starlink satellite internet service

May. 18, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Elon Musk arrived in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Sunday to launch Starlink satellite internet service in the world’s largest archipelago nation. The billionaire head of Tesla and SpaceX and owner of social platform X arrived by private jet on...

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...

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...

Prabowo Subianto seals victory as Indonesia's next leader after a top court rejects rivals' appeals

Apr. 22, 2024 08:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s top court on Monday rejected appeals lodged by two losing presidential candidates who are demanding a revote, alleging widespread irregularities and fraud at the February polls. The 5-to-3 majority decision by the eight-judge panel of the...

Chinese foreign minister criticizes US role in Gaza talks during visit to Indonesia

Apr. 18, 2024 06:35 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attacked the United States for earlier blocking United Nations resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Gaza after a meeting with his counterpart in Indonesia. The Chinese and Indonesian foreign ministers reiterated their...

Apple CEO says company will 'look at' manufacturing in Indonesia

Apr. 17, 2024 05:30 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will “look at” manufacturing in Indonesia as he met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday. “We talked about the president’s desire to see manufacturing in the country, and it’s something that we...

Indonesian Cabinet ministers deny claims by losing presidential candidates of misused government aid

Apr. 05, 2024 04:16 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Indonesian Cabinet members testified Friday that no rules were violated in the distribution of government aid during the recent election campaign, despite claims by the two losing presidential candidates that it was used for the benefit of the election winner. ...

Indonesia's president-elect holds talks with Malaysian leader on bolstering ties

Apr. 04, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto held talks Thursday with Malaysia's leader on bolstering bilateral ties as part of a regional visit that has also taken him to China and Japan. Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said he and Subianto discussed next...

Indonesian President-elect Subianto visits China in bid to strengthen ties

Apr. 01, 2024 09:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto pledged to continue his country’s friendly policy toward China as he met Monday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing. Subianto, who will succeed Joko Widodo in October, chose Beijing for his first official visit...