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Indonesia arrests 3 foreigners for drug distribution in Bali

Aug. 05, 2022 05:08 AM EDT

Authorities in Indonesia arrested three foreigners for distributing cocaine on the Indonesian resort island of Bali at the end of July. Officers from the National Narcotics Agency seized 844.6 grams (1.9 pounds) of cocaine along with other drugs including MDMA and cannabis from the...

AP PHOTOS: Bali holds mass cremation for over 100 deceased

Jul. 31, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

PADANGBAI, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of people wearing white shirts and traditional clothes gathered along the coast of Padangbai port on the Indonesian resort island of Bali for a mass cremation ceremony taking place in their village for the first time. Families in Padangbai are...

Indonesia's leader invites Chinese counterpart to G20 summit

Jul. 26, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday formally invited Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the Group of 20 summit in Bali this fall, although it's unclear whether he would attend in person. The invitation came during a meeting in Beijing where the two discussed...

EXPLAINER: Foot-and-mouth disease and the efforts to stop it

Jul. 21, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of cattle are covered in blisters from highly infectious foot-and-mouth disease in Indonesia, sounding the alarm for the country, its Southeast Asian neighbors and Australia. The virus found in two provinces in May has now infected several hundred-thousand...

Yellen calls out China trade practices in South Korea visit

Jul. 19, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korea should deepen their trade ties to avoid letting other countries use their market positions to unfair advantage, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday during a visit where she also urged the U.S. ally to support a plan to seek a price cap...

G20 finance meetings in Bali overshadowed by war in Ukraine

Jul. 16, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Financial leaders of the Group of 20 richest and biggest economies have wrapped up meetings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali without a final joint communique after talks were overshadowed by divisions over the war in Ukraine. As G-20 host this year, Indonesia...

G20 finance leaders in Bali to tackle Ukraine, inflation

Jul. 15, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Top financial officials from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations met on the Indonesian island of Bali on Friday seeking strategies to counter inflation, food insecurity and other troubles that have worsened due to the war in Ukraine. Indonesian...

G-20 finance leaders tackle dire fallout from war in Ukraine

Jul. 14, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has urged leaders of major economies to work more closely in countering the impact from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Yellen and other top financial officials from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are...

Australia, Indonesia commit to fight against FMD outbreak

Jul. 14, 2022 05:38 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Australia’s top agriculture official met with his Indonesian counterpart on Thursday to discuss ways to stop a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak that has infected hundreds of thousands of cattle in Indonesia and prevent the outbreak from spreading to Australia. ...

US, Japan vow joint efforts on Ukraine, trade, food crisis

Jul. 12, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Japan’s finance minister agreed Tuesday to cooperate in dealing with challenges from the war in Ukraine and promoting free trade, sustainable energy and food security. Yellen was visiting Tokyo on Tuesday for talks ahead of a...