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Ski Resort in China Reopens

Ski Resort in China Reopens

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 2 days ago Internasional

A Ski Resort in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region reopened on Monday earlier this week as the region's covid-19 outbreak has been brought under control and life is getting back to normal.

The silkroad resort  only about one hour's drive from urumqi capital of the autonomous region welcomed ski lovers visiting from across the country. Qin Xianhua a ski lover visiting the resort said the pandemic measures are also good and it makes visitors feel relaxed and reassured. 

The reopening of the ski resort is also expected to stimulate the sales of local winter sports themed tour packages that were impacted by the covid-19 outbreak.

China-Saudi Arabia Relations

China-Saudi Arabia Relations

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 2 days ago Internasional

Chinese Leader Xi Jinping arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to attend meetings with oil rich gulf Arab Nations crucial to his country's energy supplies as Beijing tries to revive an economy battered by its strict coronavirus measures. 

Saudi and Chinese flags flew as he arrived in Riyadh and an honour flight flew over. Gulf arab states are trying to recalibrate their foreign policy as the united states turns its attention to elsewhere in the world.

Russia's war on ukraine and the west's hardening stance on moscow has also left the arab countries wanting to cement ties with China.

During the visit Xi is expected to attend the inaugural China and Arab states summit and a meeting of the gulf cooperation council which includes the kingdom along with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the united Arab Emirates.

Trump Organization Guilty of Tax Fraud

Trump Organization Guilty of Tax Fraud

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 2 days ago Internasional

Former US Presiddent Donald Trump's company has been convicted of tax fraud for a scheme by top executives to avoid paying personal income taxes on perks such as apartments and luxury cars.

As punishment the Trump organization could be fined up to $1.6 million. The guilty verdict tuesday day came on the second day of deliberations in the only criminal trial to arise from the manhattan district attorney's three year investigation of the former president and his businesses.

Longtime trump organization finance chief allen weisselberg previously pleaded guilty to hatching the 15-year scheme. He testified at the trial in exchange for a promised five-month jail sentence.

 Highlights of People's Choice Awards

Highlights of People's Choice Awards

Asia Prime • 2 days ago Internasional

In our top entertainment news tonight. The long awaited sequel "Avatar: The Way of Water" with a star studded world premiere and we show you highlights of the people's choice awards and after a virtual press for two years ''Emily in Paris" finally premieres in the city of lights.

David Tennant  Retells Litvinenko Murder

David Tennant Retells Litvinenko Murder

Asia Prime • 2 days ago Internasional

In our top entertianment news tonight, David Tennant retells the true story of Sasha Litvinenko's Murder while Bill Cosby NBC and a Studio Face a sex abuse lawsuit from five women. And Letitia Wright acts and produces a new drama: 'The Silent Twins'.

Indonesia Raises Foreign Currency Deposit Rate

Indonesia Raises Foreign Currency Deposit Rate

Asia Prime • 2 days ago Internasional

The indonesian deposit lending institution have raised their foreign currency deposit interest rate at commercial banks by 100 basis points increasing it to one point 75%.

The head of the LPS Commisionr Board Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa confirmed that rate increase will come into effect starting from friday the 9th of Decmber until the 31st of January 2023.

Purbaya explained that the rate increase was done in a bid to attract more people to hold their foreign currencies in in Indonesia. Especially dollars and foreign currencies accumulated from from exports. With the increase the nominal value of FX deposits is higher than it is in Thailand and Singapore.

Mohsen Shekari: Iran Carries Out First Execution Over Protests

Mohsen Shekari: Iran Carries Out First Execution Over Protests

MGN World News • 2 days ago Internasional

Iran executed Mohsen Shekari who was convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country's ongoing nationwide protests. It becomes the first such death penalty carried out by tehran.

The execution comes as other detainees also face possibility of death penalty for their involvement in the protests which brought unrest to tehran in mid September. Activists warn that others could also be put to death in the near future saying that at least a dozen people so far have received death sentences over their involvement in the demonstrations.

Iran's mizan news agency reported the execution. It accused the man of blocking a street  and attacking a security force member with a machete in tehran. Mizan news agency run by iran's judiciary identified the executed man as Mohsen Shekari.

Mizan said Shekari had been arrested September 25 then convicted November 20 on the charge of moharebeh a farsi word which means waging war against god.

Floating Yacht Evacuation

Floating Yacht Evacuation

MGN World News • 2 days ago Internasional

Two Australians and a Canadian were safely evacuated by Indonesian navy after their yacht got engine failures at sea off Jakarta. On December 6, Indonesian navy and search and rescue teams responded SOS signal from the floating yacht dolphin by deploying navy ship KRI Spica 934 to reach yacht location.

The Yacht named Dolphin was planned to sail to australia from Malaysia but it then stopped at gulf of Jakarta caused by engine failures. The sailors who were identified as Australian and Canadian have to spent 2 nights floating at water North of Jakarta.

Now, both the yacht and three sailors who sail with it have been evacuated to national search and rescue agency in North Jakarta. Offical said that those three sailors were under treatment and procedure is ongoing. Indonesia has also communicated with australia to solve the incident.

Japan's Fans Welcome National Team With Proud

Japan's Fans Welcome National Team With Proud

MGN World News • 2 days ago Internasional

Hundreds of Japanese soccer fans flocked to Tokyo's Narita International Airport to greet their national team as they returned from the world cup in Qatar. Tthough Japan was eliminated in the round of 16 but their fans still proud of the team's achievement.

Japan National Football Team returned home on Wednesday. Samurai Blue Manafer Hajime Moriyasu and Captain Maya Yoshida, Alongside other players such as ritsu Doan and Junya Ito were welcomed back by a huge crowd at the airport in chiba prefecture.
 
Some of Japan's Europe based players have returned tho their clubs. Japan having surprised the world with group stage wins over germany and spain eventually exiting in the round of 16 on penalties to croatia.

Meanwhile Spain's National squad touched in Madrid on Wednesday after crashing out of the World Cup to Morocco 3-0 in a penalty shootout. The teams were deadlocked at 1-0 following regulation and extra time in their last-16 match.

It is now 10 years since spain won their last major trophy and they have failed to progress past the last 16 since they won the World Cup in 2010. Head coach luis enrique has insisted that it is too early to make a decision over his future.

3 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Army Raids

3 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Army Raids

Asia Prime • 2 days ago Internasional

Conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinians continues in West Bank. Currently three Palestinians were shot dead when Israeli stepped up raids in Jenin. Mourners gathered on Thursday for the funeral of three Palestinians killed during an Israeli army raid in Jenin West Bank. 

The Palestinian health ministry identified the three men as 46 years old atta Shalabi 29 yeras old tarek Al-Damj and 29 years old Sedki Zakarneh.

Israeli military said it was carrying out an arrest raid in the flashpoint city of Jenin when forces came under fire and then responded with live fire. Official Palestinian news agency, wafa, reported that confrontations and violent clashes erupted between residents of jenin and israeli forces early Thursday. 

It was not immediately clear if they were affiliated with a militant group. But Jenin and its adjacent refugee camp are a stronghold for palestinian militants.

Indonesia's Bombing Aftermath

Indonesia's Bombing Aftermath

Asia Prime • 2 days ago Internasional

A day after a sucide bomber blew himself at Astana Anyar Police office in Bandung, Indonesia police have questioned at least 18 people including the bomber parents and public activities have retuned normal. A number of police personnel are guarding the area around the bomb site. Although police line is still place in around the crime scene but the street is now can be passed by public as usual.

Two people were killed the suicide bomber and a police officer while ten  others were injured including a civilian due to Yesterday's explosion. Aaccording to police the bomber carried three bombs but only managed to detonate one of them, two others were later disposed by police' bomb squad unit.

Boy Rafly Amar head of Indonesia's National Terrorism Mitigation Agency BNPT was inspected the bomb scene Thursday. During his inspection Boy warned police to escalate their security at all facilities considering police become one of terrorists main targets.

According to the official terrorists consider police as a threat that will disrupt them from achieving their terror purposes.

The suicide bomber who has died instantly at the scene was a terrorism recidivist who served four years of jail term for his involvement at cicendo bombing in West Java. According to police the bomber was released from the country's maximum security island prison on Nusa Kambangan Island in last year.

Japan's Fans Welcome National Team With Proud

Japan's Fans Welcome National Team With Proud

World News • 2 days ago Internasional

Hundreds of Japanese soccer fans flocked to Tokyo's Narita International Airport to greet their national team as they returned from the world cup in Qatar. Tthough Japan was eliminated in the round of 16 but their fans still proud of the team's achievement.

Japan National Football Team returned home on Wednesday. Samurai Blue Manafer Hajime Moriyasu and Captain Maya Yoshida, Alongside other players such as ritsu Doan and Junya Ito were welcomed back by a huge crowd at the airport in chiba prefecture.
 
Some of Japan's Europe based players have returned tho their clubs. Japan having surprised the world with group stage wins over germany and spain eventually exiting in the round of 16 on penalties to croatia.

Meanwhile Spain's National squad touched in Madrid on Wednesday after crashing out of the World Cup to Morocco 3-0 in a penalty shootout. The teams were deadlocked at 1-0 following regulation and extra time in their last-16 match.

It is now 10 years since spain won their last major trophy and they have failed to progress past the last 16 since they won the World Cup in 2010. Head coach luis enrique has insisted that it is too early to make a decision over his future.

Jepan's Fans Welcome The Team With Proud

Jepan's Fans Welcome The Team With Proud

Asia Prime • 2 days ago Internasional

Hundreds of Japanese soccer fans flocked to Tokyo's Narita International Airport to greet their national team as they returned from the world cup in Qatar. Tthough Japan was eliminated in the round of 16 but their fans still proud of the team's achievement.

Japan National Football Team returned home on Wednesday. Samurai Blue Manafer Hajime Moriyasu and Captain Maya Yoshida, Alongside other players such as ritsu Doan and Junya Ito were welcomed back by a huge crowd at the airport in chiba prefecture.
 
Some of Japan's Europe based players have returned tho their clubs. Japan having surprised the world with group stage wins over germany and spain eventually exiting in the round of 16 on penalties to croatia.

Meanwhile Spain's National squad touched in Madrid on Wednesday after crashing out of the World Cup to Morocco 3-0 in a penalty shootout. The teams were deadlocked at 1-0 following regulation and extra time in their last-16 match.

It is now 10 years since spain won their last major trophy and they have failed to progress past the last 16 since they won the World Cup in 2010. Head coach luis enrique has insisted that it is too early to make a decision over his future.

Australia's Central Bank Raises Key Interest Rate to 3,1%

Australia's Central Bank Raises Key Interest Rate to 3,1%

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 3 days ago Internasional

Australia's Central Bank has raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to 3.1% as it continues trying to wrestle down inflation. The increase was the bank's eighth in a row and took the rate to its highest level in 10 years.

Still, Australia's rate hikes have remained relatively modest and its key rate remains, lower than in many other countries, including the united states, where the federal reserve has raised its key interest rate to a range of 3.75% to 4%.

Reserve bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe said inflation remained too high at 6.9%. That's well above the bank's target inflation rate of between 2% and 3%. The bank noted the labor market remains tight with unemployment at 3.4% in October the lowest rate since 1974 and many firms struggling to hire workers.

Investor Sentiment on Indonesian Startups

Investor Sentiment on Indonesian Startups

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 3 days ago Internasional

Tech and startup companies around the world have been suffering mass layoffs as global economic uncertainties persist. Amid all this how are investors viewing the condition of Indonesian startups? To discuss further Metro Globe Network's Audrey Widodo spoke to Eddy Danusaputro who is the chairman of the Indonesian association of venture capital and startups.

KPPU Summon Google Over Monopoly Allegations

KPPU Summon Google Over Monopoly Allegations

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 3 days ago Internasional

The Indonesian watchdog for business competition or the KPPU are set to summon representatives of Google in the US and Singapore. Regarding allegations of monopoly over digital app distribution in Indonesia.

The chief spokesperson of Indonesian Business Competition Watchdog Deswin Nur said that the watchdog will summon google representatives this week and is coordinating with the Indonesian ministry of foreign affairs to deliver those summons letters to google's headquarters in California and Google Asia pacific offices in Singapore.

The KPPU have already asked for statements from google Indonesia but need further clarifications for other google offices. The Indonesian business competition watchdog is currently conducting investigations regarding allegations of monopoly by Google.

This is in regards to the company's requirement to use google pay billings for certain apps with service charges of 15 to 30 percent for each app purchase.

Indonesia's business competition watchdog, believes that such policies are unfair for Indonesian app developers as the service charges are too high. Prior to this those wishing to buy apps could use other payment methods that charge service fees below five percent much lower than google's service fee of 15 to 30 percent.

First Ice Festival in Madrid Opens

First Ice Festival in Madrid Opens

Asia Prime • 3 days ago Internasional

Spain has launched the first ice festival an international competition featuring some of the world’s best ice sculptures in Madrid with visitors praising the displays on Monday.

A total of twelve teams competed in the competition with sculptors taking part from ten different countries, including Canada, The United States Japan, Italy, and France, and the teams had seven days to finish their work.

Over one hundred tons of ice was used in the production of the sculptures which are kept frozen in a specially designed room. The winning exhibition was the Canadian entry by Julian Dore and Jean Francois Gauthier called invasion of dimensions.

With the melting of the sculpture inevitable, the exhibition's commissioner and winner of the 20-14 tournament Juan Carlo Arellano described it as a reflection of reality.

5 Days Before Indonesia President's Youngest Son's Wedding

5 Days Before Indonesia President's Youngest Son's Wedding

Asia Prime • 3 days ago Internasional

Five days before his wedding president Joko Widodo's youngest son Kaesang Pangarep attended a dress rehearsal for the traditional ceremony at the Pendopo Agung or great hall at the Royal Ambarukmo Hotel in Yogyakarta.

This dress rehearsal will be the guideline for the ceremony taking place next Saturday. The rehearsal included the arrival of guests the arrival of the groom and his entourage the recital of marriage vows between the groom and the father of the bride according to Islam up to the ceremony where the couple first meet each other continued with the exchange of rings.
 
Kaesang wore the traditional material with the Sido Asih motif and the traditional weapon known as keris. However, this is not the wedding attire that he will wear next Saturday. The bride-to-be Erina was also not present.

According to Javanese tradition, the couple will not meet until the wedding ceremony. The wedding ceremony of Kaseang and Erina will apply the traditional Yogyakarta custom.

Egg Price Rises Towards The End Of Year

Egg Price Rises Towards The End Of Year

Asia Prime • 3 days ago Internasional

In anticipation of Christmas and new years celebrations, a number of food commodities in a traditional market located in Semarang Central Java is experiencing a price increase. Price of chicken eggs have risen quite drastically in comparison to other essential goods.

In Bandarjo Ungaran traditional market in Semarang price of chicken eggs went up to 30 thousand rupiahs per kilogram when they used to be just around 26 thousand rupiahs per kilogram previously. 

The increase of prices in eggs especially is thought to be driven by the amount of customers buying eggs to bake Christmas cakes. Other than that the decreasing supply of chicken eggs from suppliers are a major factor in driving up the market prices. A lot of sellers are predicting that chicken eggs will continue to experience price increases in the countdown to Christmas.

34 Killed as Mudslide Swallows Bus in Colombia

34 Killed as Mudslide Swallows Bus in Colombia

Asia Prime • 3 days ago Internasional

A mudslide unleashed by torrential rain buried a bus and affected two other vehicles on a highway central Colombia killing at least 34 people. In a statement, the national disaster risk management unit said, eight children were among the dead.

The mudslide Sunday divided a highway in two in the town of Pueblo Rico in the district of Risaralda. There were thirty-three people aboard the bus which was buried in two meters of mud and earth and a car with six passengers and a motorcycle with two people were also affected.

More than seventy search-and-rescue workers using backhoes and other equipment tried to reach survivors but they ended their search Monday afternoon after twenty-four hours. According to Colombia's national emergency management agency, the town had been under a mudslide threat due to heavy rains caused by the La Nina weather phenomenon.

Replacing Ronaldo, Ramos Scored a Hattrick

Replacing Ronaldo, Ramos Scored a Hattrick

Asia Prime • 3 days ago Internasional

Portuguese fans celebrated a 6-1 win over Switzerland that leads their team into the quarter-finals to face Morocco. A 21-year-old forward Goncalo Ramos who replace Cristiano Ronaldo in starting eleven scored a hat trick.

Portugal took on Switzerland at the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday with a chance to book a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs. Without star man, Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting eleven Goncalo Ramos took his place and had a lot to prove.

He only needed 17 minutes to prove that. Ramos scored the opening goal in the 17th minute and added the others in the 51st and 67th.

Portugal Veterans, Pepe, Rafael Guerreiro, and Rafael Leao completed Portugal's victory 6-1. While Switzerland only got one goal from Manuel Akanji. Outside the Lusail Stadium, Portuguese fans celebrated their victory over Switzerland. Many fans said they enjoyed the thrilling game but missed seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play more.

Indonesia Set to Announce Bauxite Exports Ban

Indonesia Set to Announce Bauxite Exports Ban

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 3 days ago Internasional

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo affirmed he will announce an export ban on bauxite in the near future. During a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace, President Joko Widodo said that the export ban on bauxite is a crucial part of Indonesia's efforts, to further develop the country's downstreaming industry and increase the value of its minerals.

For example, processing raw bauxite into alumina can increase the commodity's value three point eight times higher while processing bauxite into aluminum can increase it four point one times higher. The Indonesian government has been persistent in claiming its right to ban the exports of its own mineral resources.

For example, the government is planning to file an appeal after losing a suit on its nickel exports ban. This ban has reportedly helped Indonesia develop its nickel downstreaming industry which has raised the value of the commodity by eighteenfold.

High Prices, Scalping Sour Ticket Buying at World Cup

High Prices, Scalping Sour Ticket Buying at World Cup

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 3 days ago Internasional

Some fans who traveled to Qatar to watch their national teams compete in the World Cup say they are having trouble getting tickets at the venue. This is forcing many to pay exorbitant prices to watch matches. Lacopo Luzi Reports from Doha, Qatar.

House Relocation Construction for Cianjur Quake Victims to Be Selective

House Relocation Construction for Cianjur Quake Victims to Be Selective

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 3 days ago Internasional

Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited locations affected by the Cianjur earthquake for the 3rd time since the tragedy. Besides meeting citizens at the refugee posts the president also oversaw the progress of the construction of homes for the victims that need to be relocated. Hundreds of homes will be built in Sirnagalih village.

US Views on Indonesia's G20 Presidency Success

US Views on Indonesia's G20 Presidency Success

Asia Prime • 3 days ago Internasional

US ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste, Sung Yong Kim on Wednesday afternoon highlighted the success of G20 and Indonesia's G20 Presidency from US perspective and congratulated Indonesian government for its success.

Speaking in a press conference held by the US embassy in Jakarta the ambassador also addressed the achievements of the US-ndonesia strategic partnership including the launch of the just energy transition partnership (JETP).

He also affirmed US commitment to support Indonesia's upcoming 2023 chairmanship of ASEAN. The cooperation in trade and investment between the two countries are on the rise and there are tremendous opportunities for both sectors to grow.

The cooperation in defence sector is on progress with the implementation of military drill called super garuda shield and added that maritime security cooperation of both countries will increase.

The ambassador stated that US has a comprehensive strategic partnership with ASEAN and together with Indonesia, US shares the same concern about Myanmar and supports Indonesia's role in Myanmar's issues.

He also highlighted US campaign to promote democracy, human rights, diversity and tolerance to Indonesia and other countries particularly Myanmar given the difficult situation in the country.

Marocco Advance to The World Cup Quarterfinals

Marocco Advance to The World Cup Quarterfinals

World News • 3 days ago Internasional

Morocco became the first Arab Nation and only the fourth African Nation to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals beating Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw through extra time. Morocco has been the biggest surprise of the tournament and will next face Portugal.

Morocco fans celebrated in Qatar while Spanish supporters consoled themselves after a dramatic match in the world cup on Tuesday which saw Spain beaten by morocco on penalties. Moroccan fans were significantly outnumbered and were louder than the Spaniards at Education City Stadium.

Achraf Hakimi converted the deciding penalty in the shootout. Abdelhamid Sabiri and Hakim Ziyech who returned to the national team after a dispute with the previous coach also scored for Morocco.

While goalkeeper Yassine Bounou became a hero for the atlas lion for stopping two kicks from the Spanish executor. Morocco is also the only team from outside Europe or South America to make it to the last eight. The team made the round of 16 once before the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

The Long Awaited Sequel Has World Premier

The Long Awaited Sequel Has World Premier

World News • 3 days ago Internasional

The long awaited sequel "Avatar: The Way of Water" with a star studded world premiere and we show you highlights of the people's choice awards and after a virtual press for two years ''Emily in Paris" finally premieres in the city of lights.

FBI Director Raise Security Concerns About TikTok

FBI Director Raise Security Concerns About TikTok

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 3 days ago Internasional

FBI director Chris Wray is raising national security concerns about TikTok warning Friday that control of the popular video-sharing app is in the hands of a Chinese government that doesn't share their values.

Wray said the FBI was concerned that China had the ability to control the app's recommendation algorithm. He also asserted that China could use the app to collect data on its users that could be used for traditional espionage operations.

Tiktok is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance. The TikTok statement Friday noted that ByteDance is a private company and that TikTok inc which offers the TikTok service in the united states is a U.S. company bound by U.S. laws.

Concerned about China's influence over TikTok, the Trump administration in 2020 threatened to ban the app within the U.S. and pressured ByteDance to sell TikTok to a U.S. company. U.S. officials and the company are now in talks over a possible agreement that would resolve American security concerns a process that Wray said was taking place across U.S. government agencies.

G7 and EU Agree on Russian Oil Price Cap

G7 and EU Agree on Russian Oil Price Cap

Jakarta Movers & Shakers • 4 days ago Internasional

Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan the United States or the G7 alongside the 27-nation European Union agreed on Friday to cap what they would pay for Russian oil at USD 60 per barrel.

The price cap is set to take effect on Monday along with an EU embargo on Russian oil shipped by sea. Under the agreements, insurance companies and other firms needed to ship oil would only be able to deal with Russian crude if the oil is priced at or below the cap. Most insurers are located in the EU and the united kingdom and could be required to observe the ceiling.

The price cap aims to put an economic squeeze on Russia and further crimp its ability to finance its war on Ukraine. In response, the Russian embassy in Washington insisted that Russian oil will continue to be in demand and criticized the price limit as reshaping the basic principles of the functioning of free markets.

A post on the embassy’s telegram channel predicted the per-barrel cap would lead to a widespread increase in uncertainty and higher costs for consumers of raw materials.

Digital Rupiah be in Wholesale and Retail Form

Digital Rupiah be in Wholesale and Retail Form

Asia Prime • 4 days ago Internasional

Indonesia's Central Bank plans to launch a digital currency or digital rupiah. The Central Bank has released the roadmap within a white paper on Wednesday the 30th of November 2022 that explains the publishing mechanism as well as the distribution plans.

Bank Indonesia's governor Perry Warjito The digital rupiah will be the only official digital currency in Indonesia. the project is dubbed 'garuda' and will publish the digital currency in two ways wholesale and retail. 

Wholesale digital rupiah can only be used by parties appointed by the central bank. While the retail digital currency can be used by the general public just like any other paper money or coins just in digital form.