Wednesday, 23 May 2018
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:53 WIB

A teenager who started a massive fire in the northwestern U.S. state of Oregon has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution over the next decade. The 15-year-old admitted earlier this year that he threw two fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon on Sept. 2. The fast-spreading fire caused evacuations, an extended shutdown of a major interstate highway, and devastation to a major outdoor tourist attraction. A district judge on Monday ordered the teen to set up a payment plan to reimburse the victims, including the U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Transportation,...

Trump says not pleased with how trade talks went with China
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:36 WIB | Global

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was not pleased with recent trade talks between the United States and China, but kept the door open for further negotiations. Speaking to reporters ahead of a meeting with South Koreas President Moon Jae-in at the White House, Trump said the China talks œwere a start. Source: Reuters

British MPs Urge More Financial Pressure on Russia
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 18:39 WIB | Global

His football team won Britains prestigious FA Cup Sunday, but Roman Abramovich, the Kremlin-tied Russian oligarch who owns Chelsea football club, is struggling to get his British visa renewed and officials are saying they are still considering his application. Downing Street declined to comment in detail on Abramovichs case, but Prime Minister Theresa Mays spokesman told reporters extra checks are being carried out on Russian businessmen applying for investor visas. Abramovich's visa expired last month. Worth an estimated $13 billion, according to researchers who compile the...

Starbucks: No Purchase Necessary to Access Stores
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 01:50 WIB | Starbucks

Coffee giant Starbucks says anyone is welcome to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything, according to a new policy announced over the weekend. Previously, it was left to individual store managers to decide whether people could access Starbucks premises without making a purchase. "We are committed to creating a culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is welcome,'' Starbucks said in a statement. The company has asked employees to follow established procedure when dealing with "disruptive behaviors," and are still asked to call 911 in case of "immediate...

US, China Back Away From Tariff War
Monday, 21 May 2018 18:15 WIB | Global

The U.S. and China have agreed to back away from imposing tough new tariffs on each other's exports, a day after reaching a deal for China to buy more American goods to "substantially reduce" the huge trade deficit with the U.S. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News the world's two biggest economic powers "made very meaningful progress and we agreed on a framework" to resolve trade issues. "So right now we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework," he said. China's state-run news agency Xinhua quoted Vice Premier Liu He, who led Chinese...

Trump Says He'll Order DOJ Probe of Alleged Campaign Surveillance
Monday, 21 May 2018 10:15 WIB | Global

President Donald Trump says he will order an investigation Monday into claims an FBI informant infiltrated his 2016 election campaign “ setting up a potential showdown with the Justice Department. œI hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!, Trump tweeted Sunday. Later Sunday, the Justice Department announced it has asked the inspector general to...

Trump Meets Chinese Vice Premier Amid Tough Trade Talks
Friday, 18 May 2018 18:05 WIB | china

President Donald Trump stepped into a round of tough trade talks with China on Thursday after the White House confirmed a meeting between the U.S. president and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. The two world powers are taking part in a second series of trade negotiations that started Thursday. The initial talks were held in Beijing two weeks ago. Speaking to reporters before his meeting with Liu, Trump repeated his strong dislike for previous deals between Washington and Beijing. "The United States has been ripped off for many, many years by its bad trade deals. I don't blame China; I blame...

Democrats Begin Their Search for the Anti-Trump
Friday, 18 May 2018 10:33 WIB | Global

It may seem as though the 2020 U.S. presidential election is a long way off. But good luck telling that to President Donald Trump or a dozen or so Democrats contemplating a White House bid two years from now. Trump has already been out on the campaign trail testing themes for his expected re-election bid. "Our new slogan for 2020. Do you know what it is? Keep America great!" Trump told cheering supporters at a recent rally in Elkhart, Indiana. But Trump also made it clear he is concerned about this year's congressional midterm elections, in which opposition Democrats are favored to make...

European Commission to Move to Block US Sanctions on Iran
Friday, 18 May 2018 01:19 WIB | Global

The European Commission will initiate plans Friday to prohibit European companies from adhering to U.S. sanctions against Iran, a move to help keep the Iran nuclear agreement intact and to defend European corporate interests. "We have the duty to protect European companies," Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said following a meeting of European Union leaders Thursday in Sofia, Bulgaria, "We now need to act and this is why we are launching the process." Juncker said the commission will begin the process of activating a so-called blocking statute, which bans EU companies from...

AUD/JPY Struggling to Maintain 84.00, Slips Ahead of RBA Lowe Speech

The AUD/JPY is drifting lower in Wednesday's early session, testing just beneath the 84.00 major level. The Aussie rebounded strongly to start off this week, but that bullish momentum is souring quickly, and the AUD/JPY is stuttering its way back...

Hong Kong Stocks Retreat in First Few Minutes

Hong Kong stocks eased in the opening exchanges on Wednesday as investors returned from a one-day break to concerns about the historic US-North Korean summit. The Hang Seng Index dipped 0.14 percent, or 42.48 points, to 31,191.87. And the...

Gold Advances on Doubts Over U.S.-North Korea Summit

Gold climbs as geopolitical tensions resurface after President Donald Trump casts doubt on possible summit with North Korea during Oval Office meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae-in. Bullion for immediate delivery +0.3% to...

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US Issues List of Russian Politicians, Oligarchs But No New Sanctions
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:01 WIB

The U.S. Treasury Department has released a congressionally mandated list of Russian politicians and business figures who are close to President Vladimir Putin's government, along with their...

Riots Roil India Ahead of Controversial Movie Release
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB

Riots broke out in cities across India as angry protestors torched cars and damaged movie theaters a day before a controversial film is set to be released. A day before 'Padmaavat', a movie based...

FBI Deputy Director Stepping Down
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB

Andrew McCabe, the FBI's No. 2 official whom President Donald Trump publicly criticized for alleged political bias, stepped down from the bureau Monday, several weeks ahead of his retirement, an FBI...