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Indonesia leader lays out priorities for G-20 presidency

Sep. 22, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Indonesia's leader said Wednesday that inclusiveness and a sustainable, green economy would be among his priorities when he assumes the G-20 presidency next year. In a recorded statement to the U.N. General Assembly, Indonesian President Joko Widodo...

'The future is raising its voice': A dire mood at UN meeting

Sep. 22, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Racism, climate change and worsening divisions among nations and cultures topped the agenda Wednesday as leaders from China to Costa Rica, from Finland to Turkey to the United Nations itself outlined reasons why the world isn't working as it should — and what must be...

Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

Sep. 22, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed the controversial Rodrigo Duterte. Manila Mayor Isko...

Indonesian court rules president negligent over pollution

Sep. 16, 2021 05:59 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court ruled Thursday that President Joko Widodo and six other top officials have neglected citizens’ rights to clean air and ordered them to improve the poor air quality in the capital. A three-judge panel at the Central...

Indonesian court rules President Joko Widodo and 6 top officials have neglected to fulfill citizens' rights to clean air

Sep. 16, 2021 02:35 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian court rules President Joko Widodo and 6 top officials have neglected to fulfill citizens' rights to clean air.

Indonesia Cabinet minister gets 12 years in COVID-19 graft

Aug. 23, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s anti-graft court sentenced a former Cabinet minister to 12 years in prison on Monday after finding him guilty of bribery related to the government’s distribution of coronavirus aid. Former Social Affairs Minister Juliari Peter...

President Widodo says pandemic changed Indonesia's culture

Aug. 16, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president pledged to improve COVID-19 testing and treatment in a speech Monday marking the country's independence and said the pandemic has changed Indonesian culture in ways that would be a foundation for advancement. Wearing...

Indonesian Muslims mark grim Eid amid devastating virus wave

Jul. 19, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims across Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha festival for a second year Tuesday as the country struggles to cope with a devastating new wave of coronavirus cases and the government has banned large gatherings and toughened travel restrictions. ...

Indonesia caught between surge and slow vaccine rollout

Jul. 03, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sri Dewi stood in the graveyard with her family, waiting their turn to bury her brother. He suffered a stroke and needed oxygen, but there wasn't any in a hospital overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. “We took him to this hospital, but there...

The Latest: SKorea sees biggest daily virus jump in 6 months

Jul. 01, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 826 new cases of the coronavirus, its biggest daily jump in about six months, as fears grow about another huge wave of the virus in the greater capital area. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Friday that...