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Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age

Oct. 19, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Instead of destroying jobs and leaving legions of people without work, the digital revolution can open doors to unseen opportunities and industries, but only if everyone has access to the internet and the ability to use it, Melinda Gates said in a recent interview with The...

Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villages

Oct. 18, 2018 7:01 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Helicopters are dropping disinfectant on neighborhoods in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken city of Palu to reduce disease risks from the thousands of victims believed buried in obliterated communities, Indonesia's disaster agency said Thursday. The agency said that 430...

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...

When embassies become places of terror, not sanctuaries

Oct. 15, 2018 3:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide are often considered places of sanctuary, however, not all have been impervious to horrific incidents. When Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week it prompted Turkish officials...

27 dead in floods, landslides on Indonesia's Sumatra island

Oct. 13, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said Saturday. A flash flood with mud and debris from landslides struck Mandailing Natal district in North...

IMF-World Bank ends meetings with call to brace for risks

Oct. 13, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Global financial leaders wrapped up an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank on Saturday by urging countries to brace for potential risks from trade disputes and other tensions. The meetings in Bali, Indonesia, this week were overshadowed by a spate of...

The Latest: IMF's Lagarde planning to attend Saudi meeting

Oct. 13, 2018 3:55 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Bali, Indonesia (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has said she still intends to attend an investment conference in Saudi...

Trump vows to unearth truth about Khashoggi disappearance

Oct. 13, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday the U.S. will uncover the truth about what happened to journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, whose possible murder at Saudi hands after disappearing in Istanbul has captured worldwide attention. Trump promised to personally call Saudi...

Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

Oct. 12, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade war between the world's two largest economies. Worries about the increased tariffs the two sides have...

Philippine, Vietnam leaders discuss disputed sea boundaries

Oct. 12, 2018 9:27 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnam's prime minister have discussed efforts by their countries to delineate their maritime boundaries in the disputed South China Sea, most of which is claimed by China. Duterte said Friday, without elaborating, that he told Prime...