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Indonesia’s Widodo unveils cabinet including female foreign minister

From left, Indonesian Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Indroyono Susilo, National Development Planning Minister Andrinof Chaniago, State Secretary Pratikno, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, his wife Iriana, Vice President Jusuf Kalla's wife Mufidhah, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Security Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo, and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi pose for photographers during the announcement of the new cabinet at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Indonesia's new president unveiled his Cabinet on Sunday, a compromise lineup featuring technocrats in key finance roles who will need to push painful reforms to fix the country's slowing economy, but also including politicians who supported his spectacular rise to power.  AP PHOTO/ACHMAD IBRAHIM

New Indonesian President Joko Widodo Sunday unveiled a cabinet including the country’s first female foreign minister, as well as political allies and technocrats in key economic posts.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cebu-bound Australian plane illegally enters Indonesia

Indonesian air force jets on Wednesday intercepted an Australian light aircraft and forced it to land after the plane entered the country’s airspace without permission, officials said.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Wife admits ordering killing of Briton on Bali—police

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The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said Wednesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Briton found dead with throat slashed in Bali–police

A man carries a surf board into an ocean during the sunset at a beach in Bali, Indonesia, on Oct. 18, 2014. The body of a British man was found Tuesday tied up in a ditch with his throat slashed on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, police said.  AP PHOTO/FIRDIA LISNAWATI

The body of a British man was found Tuesday tied up in a ditch with his throat slashed on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, police said.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesian president gets rock star welcome at inauguration

Indonesian President Joko Widodo greets supporters during a celebration after his inauguration as the country's seventh president at the National Monument in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power. AP PHOTO/DITA ALANGKARA

Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first president from outside the political and military elite, got a rock-star welcome from a cheering crowd at a celebration marking his inauguration Monday but takes power facing challenges to enact an ambitious reform agenda.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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