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Jose Manuel Barroso: Forces Of Integration In Europe Are Stronger Than Forces Of Disintegration

Jose Manuel Barroso is adamant in his stance that the European Union remains a solid alliance of 28 member states, despite recent dramatic changes and serious challenges. In 2012, during his tenure as the 11th president of the European Commission, Barroso received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the…

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First Strategic Dialogue with South Korea

Deputy Foreign Minister A.M. Fachir with his South Korean counterpart Lim Sung-nam hosted the first High Working Level Strategic Dialogue (HWLSD) between Indonesia and the Republic of Korea on February 6. Both deputy ministers focused on bilateral cooperation in defense, economy, socio-cultural and human resources.

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Indonesia and Singapore Complete Border Agreement

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Singaporean counterpart, Vivian Balakrishnan exchanged instruments of ratification for a treaty between the two countries on the delimitation of the territorial seas in the eastern part of the Strait of Singapore. "Negotiations over our maritime border with Singapore are expected to be completed in…

Indonesia to Expand its Market in Africa

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi went on a tour in Africa in a bid to improve and intensify Indonesia's relations with countries of that continent. Her first stop was Cairo, Egypt, where she held a meeting with the Egyptian International Cooperation Minister, Sahar Nasr, on February 5.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.