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Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

Oct. 16, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election. Prime Minister Scott...

Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

Oct. 12, 2018 5:18 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo added to a chorus of criticism Friday over trade friction between the U.S. and China, telling financial leaders gathered in Bali, Indonesia, that victory in a trade war would be pointless in a "sinking world." Widodo's comments at the...

The Latest: Southeast Asian leaders affirm free trade goals

Oct. 11, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the IMF-World Bank annual meeting (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have reaffirmed their commitment to open trading systems that have underpinned their economic growth. The leaders met Thursday in Bali, Indonesia, on...

As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

Oct. 11, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share prices drove home potential perils from a clash between the world's two biggest economies. Global economic...

The Latest: Death toll tops 1,500

Oct. 4, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck central Sulawesi island a week ago has surged past 1,500. The agency, which earlier Thursday says the death...

Tsunami and quake survivors eat last bit of food and seethe

Oct. 2, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

WANI, Indonesia (AP) — He survived the earthquake and tsunami, yet days have passed since. Taking refuge on the shaded porch of an empty house, Darjan didn't feel relief as he looked out at the mix of broken concrete and shattered lumber that littered the narrow street cutting through his village. "No help...

Australia sends 50 medical professionals and $3.6M in aid

Oct. 2, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit part of central Indonesia (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Australia's government says it will send more than 50 medical professionals to Indonesia to help with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami as part of a 5...

The Latest: Canada delays UN speech amid trade talks with US

Sep. 29, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 6 p.m. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has postponed her U.N. General Assembly speech as trade talks between the U.S. and Canada intensify. Freeland had been scheduled to speak Saturday but exchanged the...

Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict

Sep. 24, 2018 10:16 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles. But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is just an idealistic tourist with...

Asian leaders fault US, say open trade best growth option

Sep. 12, 2018 4:17 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A top Chinese official and leaders of several Southeast Asian countries said Wednesday that moves by the U.S. to limit trade and protect American businesses pose a grave threat to the world economy. Uncertainty and destabilizing factors threaten to undermine growth, Chinese Vice...