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Powerful quake shakes Indonesia, but no casualties reported

Sep. 23, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake shook Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties and officials said there was no threat of a tsunami. Witnesses said many people ran out of their...

Boeing pays $200 million to settle SEC charges over 737 Max

Sep. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

Boeing Co. will pay $200 million to settle charges that the company and its former CEO misled investors about the safety of its 737 Max after two of the airliners crashed, killing 346 people. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that it charged the aircraft maker and...

Conservative Muslims protest Indonesian fuel price hikes

Sep. 12, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Monday demanding that the government revoke its decision to raise fuel prices, saying it hurts people already reeling from the economic impact of the pandemic. Authorities blocked streets...

Strong earthquakes shake part of Indonesia's West Papua

Sep. 09, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A series of strong inland earthquakes shook Indonesia’s easternmost province Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said at least four land-based...

Indonesian students protest against fuel price hikes

Sep. 08, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of students rallied in Indonesia's capital on Thursday to protest sharp increases in fuel prices by the government. The protesters, from several student organizations, gathered at Jakarta's National Monument, which commemorates Indonesia's...

Commissioner: EU to unveil new responses to energy crisis

Sep. 06, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The European Union's next steps for addressing the continent's worsening energy crisis following Russia's invasion of Ukraine are expected to be unveiled next week, the European commissioner for energy said Tuesday. Many European countries have tightened...

Workers, students in Indonesia protest fuel price hike

Sep. 06, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of workers and students in Indonesia rallied on Tuesday demanding the government cancel fuel price hikes, a politically sensitive issue that has triggered past unrest. Members of trade unions, farmers, fishermen, temporary teachers and domestic...

3 rescued dolphins swim free from Indonesia sanctuary

Sep. 05, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Three bottlenose dolphins were released into the open sea in Indonesia Saturday after years of being confined for the amusement of tourists who would touch and swim with them. As red and white Indonesian flags fluttered, underwater gates opened off the island of Bali...

Philippine, Indonesia talks on pandemic recovery challenges

Sep. 05, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr. affirmed deepening economic and security ties with Indonesia on Monday during the first overseas trip of his presidency, while expressing concern about the persistent difficulties Southeast Asian nations have faced after pandemic. ...

Indonesia hikes fuel prices by 30%, cuts energy subsidies

Sep. 03, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Fuel prices increased by about 30% across Indonesia on Saturday after the government reduced some of the costly subsidies that have kept inflation in Southeast Asia’s largest economy among the world’s lowest. Indonesians have been fretting for weeks...