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  • Losing Indonesia presidential candidate files suit

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's losing presidential candidate filed complaints to the Constitutional Court on Friday, alleging that widespread irregularities at the polls damaged his chances of victory in the country that is Southeast Asia's largest economy. The verdict is expected in...

  • US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia. A peaceful transfer of power in...

  • Ex-general to challenge Indonesian election defeat

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's losing presidential candidate plans to file a legal challenge in the nation's highest court, his campaign said Wednesday, a move that may prolong the political uncertainty in the country's transition to democracy. Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, known to most...

  • Indonesia's democracy faces test as tally comes in

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner on Tuesday — but that may not settle a simmering dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim victory. Unofficial counts by eight polling agencies of the July 9 election...

  • Ex-general alleges massive fraud in Indonesia vote

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto alleged Friday there had "been quite massive incidences" of fraud in general elections, which he said might prevent him from winning the most divisive polls in the fragile democracy's history. The Suharto-era general...

  • Asian stocks weak amid new Europe jitters

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian stock markets were muted Friday, following the lead of Wall Street traders spooked by worries about the soundness of a bank in Portugal that raised the specter of more financial turmoil in Europe. Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 15,176.27 and South Korea's...

  • Indonesia deadlock: court may decide new president

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A day after Indonesia's presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta's police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing to claim victory, the next leader of the world's...

  • Campaign smears taint Indonesian presidential race

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's presidential race appears to have tightened dramatically less than a week before the election with credible polling showing front-runner and former Jakarta governor Joko Widodo having lost virtually all the formidable lead he had before his nomination....

  • China-Vietnam clash could spawn new anti-China alliance

    The China-Vietnam confrontation in the South China Sea continues to roil Asia. Gun battles have yet to erupt in the disputed Paracel Island maritime zone where, in early May, China deployed a very large oil exploration and drilling ship. In lieu of anti-ship missiles and fighter-bombers, the...



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