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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...

US, Indonesia hold joint military drills amid China concerns

Aug. 03, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The United States and Indonesian militaries began annual joint combat exercises Wednesday on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, joined for the first time by participants from other partner nations, signaling stronger ties amid growing maritime activity by China in the...

Myanmar violence, Ukraine war loom over ASEAN meetings

Aug. 02, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers are gathering in the Cambodian capital for meetings addressing persisting violence in Myanmar and other issues, joined by top diplomats from the United States, China, Russia and other world powers amid tensions over the invasion of...

Women go to Muirfield, regular-season finale for PGA Tour

Aug. 02, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB AND LPGA TOUR AIG WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN Site: Muirfield, Scotland. Course: Muirfield. Yardage: 6,649. Par: 71. Prize money: $6.8 million. Winner's share: $1.02 million. Television:...

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...

Isolation complication? US finds it's hard to shun Russia

Jul. 29, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration likes to say Russia has become isolated internationally because of its invasion of Ukraine. Yet Moscow's top officials have hardly been cloistered in the Kremlin. And now, even the U.S. Is talking to them. Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Blinken off to Asia, Africa as Russia, China tensions rise

Jul. 29, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is headed to Asia and Africa, the State Department said Friday, as the U.S. and rivals China and Russia intensify their battle for global influence amid deepening divisions over Taiwan and Russia's war in Ukraine. Blinken will...

Japan, Indonesia to boost naval security ties as China rises

Jul. 27, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Indonesia agreed Wednesday to bolster their ties in maritime security and their cooperation on climate change, energy and investment between the Asian archipelago nations. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, at a joint news conference after...

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...

Indonesia's Widodo to meet Xi on rare China trip before G20

Jul. 25, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo was heading to Beijing on Monday for a rare visit by a foreign leader under China's strict COVID-19 protocols and ahead of what could be the first overseas trip by Chinese President Xi Jinping since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago....