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Indonesia tourist bus smashes into billboard, killing 14

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — A tourist bus with an apparently drowsy driver slammed into a billboard Monday on a highway on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least 14 people and injuring 19 ot...

Germany promises G7 show of unity against Russia as ministers meet

WEISSENHAUS, Germany, May 13 (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations aim to give what Germany called a "powerful sign of unity" as they meet on Friday to discuss the ...

Announcing Microsoft AI for Accessibility Hackathon APAC winners: Thailand, Singapore, and Philippines accelerate inclusive innovation

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 13 May 2022 - Teams from Thailand, Singapore and Philippines are winners of the Microsoft AI for Accessibility (AI4A) Hackathon in APAC. In its third year, the AI4A Hacka...

US: Joe Biden hosts ASEAN leaders amid concerns over China

US President Joe Biden kicked off a summit for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by holding a dinner for the bloc's leaders at the White House on Thursday evening. The first-ever...

Indonesian mourning for mother leaps from 3rd floor of Taiwan quarantine hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian migrant worker on Tuesday (May 10) was restrained by police after he leaped out of the third floor of a quarantine hotel following news that his mother had d...

Indonesian sailors seize $82M of cocaine floating off port

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sailors deployed to secure travel during the Eid al-Fitr holiday made Indonesia's biggest cocaine seizure after finding plastic packages of the drugs floating at sea, the nav...

Exclusive: Philippine students at Taiwan university working grueling, full-time factory 'internships'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Filipino students at Kaohsiung's Kao Yuan University allege the school misled them about an internship program during recruitment and say they and their classmates hav...

Can Indonesia and Germany build ties ahead of major summits?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has often styled itself on the European Union. In return, the EU has frequently taken a big brother, little brother approach to ASEAN, which hasn't alway...

Indonesian Technology Company, WIR Group to Introduce the Indonesia's Metaverse Prototype

Jakarta, Indonesia - Newsfile Corp. - May 2, 2022 - WIR Group (JK: WIRG), an Indonesia-based metaverse technology company from Indonesia, will reveal a prototype of Indonesian metaverse in November 2...

Indonesian Muslims fully celebrate Eid al-Fitr after 2 years

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Millions of Muslims in Indonesia returned to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in full swing Monday after two years of subdued festivities due to pandemic restrictions and travel curbs. ...

Japan, Indonesia urge immediate halt to war in Ukraine

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged a rapid halt to fighting in Ukraine on Friday and said they will work together to improve hum...

Indonesia fights violence against women with new law

Earlier this month, Indonesian lawmakers passed a controversial bill targeting sexual violence, a step long awaited by women's rights activists but one that has been criticized for taking far too ...

Malaysia urges countries to prioritise food over fuel as Indonesia bans palm exports

Countries should pause or slow use of edible oil as biofuel to ensure adequate supply for use in food, a state-backed Malaysian palm oil group said on Monday, warning of a supply crisis following an I...

Indonesia bans palm oil exports

Indonesia announced on Friday a ban on palm oil exports in a bid to stymie the soaring domestic price of cooking oil. Palm oil is the most produced, consumed and traded edible oil in the world. The ...

Will the EU abandon its 'green policy' for Southeast Asia?

In 2020, Indonesia brought a case against the EU to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over its phased banning of imports of palm oil, which Brussels says is a leading driver of deforestation across t...