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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

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The battle lines for Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election were drawn Friday as the incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo formally registered as a candidate after choosing a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate. Jokowi, the first Indonesian president from outside the military and political elite, announced his vice-presidential candidate, Ma’ruf Amin, on Thursday … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019