Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election

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Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, final results showed Tuesday.Widodo, a former furniture exporter known to most as “Jokowi,” is the first candid...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:49

EU foreign ministers consider arms embargo against Russia

BRUSSELS (AFP) ― Several EU foreign ministers said Tuesday the bloc needs to consider an arms embargo against Russia following the downing of a plane over eastern Ukraine, allegedly by pro-Moscow reb...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:29

World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) ― U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry were in Cairo Tuesday in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after two weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.Many of those killed in the relentless I...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:27

Taliban attack kills 4 foreigners in Kabul

KABUL (AFP) ― A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on Tuesday, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during an impasse o...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:17

Syrian rebels press bid to expel jihadists from Damascus area

DAMASCUS (AFP) ― Rebels have expelled jihadists from four areas in the Damascus region, after having lost territory to the Islamic State in the north and east of Syria, a monitoring group said Monday.IS, meanwhile, has started selling Syrian oil to Iraqi businessmen, according to the Syri...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:17

16 killed as Libyan army, Islamist fighters clash

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) ― Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, were killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, medical and military sources said Tuesday.“Most of the dead and injured are soldiers. Three civilians, inclu...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:17

Dutch anger at treatment of crash bodies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) ― The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leade...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:15

Friend convicted of impeding Boston bomb investigation

BOSTON (AP) ― A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled firewo...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:14

South Sudan truce crumbles as rebels battle government troops

JUBA (AFP) ― South Sudan rebels and government troops battled Monday over the strategic town of Nasir, the United Nations said, with rebels launching their largest offensive since an oft-broken May truce. Heavy shooting continued for a second day with fighting continuing in the northern t...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:14

15,000 Nigerians displaced after Boko Haram raid

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AFP) ―A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa displaced more than 15,000 people, an official said Monday, as the security forces sent reinforcements to flush out the Islamist fighters.The attack on Damboa began late Thursday but continu...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:13

Yahoo builds mobile muscle with Flurry buy

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) ― Yahoo continued its quest for renewed relevance with the purchase of a startup specializing in analyzing and making money from mobile applications.Yahoo did not disclose how muc...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:47

MS makes design central to its future

REDMOND, Washington (AP) ― Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft’s Surface tablet, he designed food ― or “food concepts,” he says, for people on the go. Among them: drie...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:46

Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba

HAVANA (AFP) ― Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Cuba with hopes of expanding political and economic ties in the fellow communist nation.The tour of the Americas’ only one-party communist nat...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:46

Switzerland, China agree on swap boosting yuan’s role

GENEVA (AFP) ― The Swiss and Chinese central banks signed a currency swap agreement in Beijing on Monday, marking an important step in the development of a market for yuan in Switzerland, the Swiss c...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:45

Bank crisis further rattles Portuguese economy

LISBON (AFP) ― Portuguese Economy Minister Antonio Pires de Lima admitted on Monday that a crisis engulfing the giant Banco Espirito Santo group could affect the country’s recovery, but insisted Portugal’s “upturn is stronger.”“The crisis in the Espirito Santo group will not do us go...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:45