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China e-retailer JD.com ending sales in Thailand, Indonesia

Jan. 30, 2023 06:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc. is closing its consumer e-commerce services in Indonesia and Thailand amid intense competition in Southeast Asia. The e-commerce service will stop taking orders Feb. 15 in both countries and shut down in March, according to...

Boeing pleads not guilty in case over deadly Max crashes

Jan. 26, 2023 18:11 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Boeing pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge that it misled regulators who approved its 737 Max, the plane that was involved in two crashes that killed 346 people. Family members of passengers who died gave emotional testimony, calling for criminal...

Bali welcomes back 1st flight from China as COVID rules ease

Jan. 22, 2023 00:47 AM EST

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A direct flight from China landed in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for the first time in nearly three years on Sunday after the route was suspended due to the pandemic. At least 210 people were on board the chartered plane operated by Indonesia’s...

By the numbers: President Biden at the two-year mark

Jan. 19, 2023 14:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden notches two years in office on Friday. That represents 730 days since his inauguration — and a whole lot of other numbers as well. The story of the first half of Biden's term, at least by the numbers, is a mixed bag. It includes a...

Quake shakes east Indonesia, south Philippines; no tsunami

Jan. 18, 2023 02:38 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook eastern Indonesia and southern Philippines on Wednesday, with no damage immediately reported and no tsunami warning issued. Some residents tried to escape from houses in the Indonesian town of Tobelo in North Maluku...

Deep 6.1 earthquake shakes east Indonesia, no known damage

Jan. 17, 2023 20:56 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A deep earthquake shook eastern parts of Indonesia on Wednesday, but no serious damage or injuries were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.1 earthquake was centered 147 kilometers (91 miles) under the sea, 65 kilometers (40 miles)...

Yellen to meet with Chinese finance minister in Switzerland

Jan. 16, 2023 05:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will meet with her Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, in Switzerland on Wednesday to discuss economic developments between the two nations. The Zurich talks will be a follow-up to the November meeting between President Joe...

6.2 earthquake shakes west Indonesia, no casualties reported

Jan. 15, 2023 21:57 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An undersea earthquake shook part of western Indonesia on Monday morning, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake was centered 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Singkil, a coastal district in...

7.6 quake damages buildings in Indonesia, felt in Australia

Jan. 10, 2023 06:23 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful deep-sea earthquake damaged village buildings in a lightly populated island chain in eastern Indonesia early Tuesday and was widely felt in northern Australia. Two school buildings and 124 houses were damaged in Indonesia's Tanimbar islands and...

Malaysia pledges to invest in Indonesia's new capital

Jan. 09, 2023 03:03 AM EST

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Monday his country would invest in the development of Indonesia's new capital on Borneo island, which both nations share. Anwar made his first overseas trip to Jakarta since taking office in November, saying at...