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Indonesia and Australia sign new economic cooperation deal

Nov. 5, 2018 2:58 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Indonesian and Australian ministers signed an agreement to strengthen government economic exchanges on Monday as the neighboring countries work toward forging a bilateral free trade deal. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani signed a memorandum of...

Australia's ex-PM warns Jerusalem move would worry Indonesia

Oct. 30, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian prime minister has warned the government to expect a negative reaction from Indonesia if Australia follows the United States by shifting its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke to reporters after meeting...

Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

Oct. 29, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline crashed minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board. Distraught family...

The Latest: Searchers recover remains, debris

Oct. 29, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Lion Air plane in Indonesia (all times local): 2:00 a.m. Rescuers in inflatable boats have retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline...

Turkish president: Saudis must name masterminds of killing

Oct. 23, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi Arabia must identify those who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and turn over the suspects for trial, the Turkish president said Tuesday in remarks that carefully ratcheted up pressure on a country that is a source of investment for Turkey, but also a rival for...

The Latest: Mnuchin meets with embattled Saudi crown prince

Oct. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 12:08 a.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has met with Saudi Arabia's embattled crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The meeting took place as the...

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...