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NUSA DUA, Indonesia | Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

NUSA DUA, Indonesia  — Indonesian President Joko Widodo took aim Friday at sparring for dominance between big economies like the U.S. and China, saying trade wars are an invitation to destruction and are pointless in a “sinking world.” Criticism over the tariffs standoff between Washington and Beijing has been abundant during the annual meeting of … Continue reading NUSA DUA, Indonesia | Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

PALU, Indonesia | Many loved ones lost and uncounted in Indonesian disasters

PALU, Indonesia — She lay inside a medical tent in the stifling midday heat, wincing in pain at the gashes and cuts that cover her body. But all Anisa Cornelia could think about was the love of her life — the man she was supposed to marry this month. She had not seen him since … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Many loved ones lost and uncounted in Indonesian disasters

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — A volcano erupted Wednesday morning on the same central Indonesian island as an earlier earthquake and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province spewed ash 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky Wednesday morning. No evacuations were immediately ordered. A government volcanologist said it’s … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: Pope, faithful pray for tsunami, quake victims

PALU, Indonesia — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Pope Francis has led the faithful in prayer for the people of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi hit by a strong earthquake and tsunami. The pope offered a prayer after the traditional Sunday blessing for the … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: Pope, faithful pray for tsunami, quake victims

PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: Many feared buried in residential complex debris

PALU, Indonesia — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Pope Francis has led the faithful in prayer for the people of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi hit by a strong earthquake and tsunami. The pope offered a prayer after the traditional Sunday blessing for the … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: Many feared buried in residential complex debris

PALU, Indonesia | 384 dead in Indonesia tsunami, quake; residents camp outside

PALU, Indonesia — Residents too afraid to sleep indoors camped out in the darkness Saturday while victims recounted harrowing stories of being separated from their loved ones a day after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that unleashed waves as high as 6 meters (20 feet), killing hundreds on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | 384 dead in Indonesia tsunami, quake; residents camp outside

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Tsunami sweeps away homes on Indonesian island of Sulawesi

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter (10-foot) -tall tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a TV interview that the tsunami hit Palu, the capital of central Sulawesi province, and … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Tsunami sweeps away homes on Indonesian island of Sulawesi

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Powerful quake rocks central Sulawesi in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Powerful earthquakes jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, destroying houses and killing at least one person. An official said widespread damage was expected and urged people to stay outdoors because of the danger of strong aftershocks. The U.S. Geological Survey said the strongest quake had a magnitude of 7.5 and … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Powerful quake rocks central Sulawesi in Indonesia