JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s new president says he wants to be called his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer.
Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo was inaugurated into office Monday morning in Jakarta after a hectic interregnum in which it appeared that his opponent in the July 9 national elections, Prabowo Subianto, might seek to steal the office from him.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is asking Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.
In Jakarta for the inauguration of Indonesia’s new reformist president, Kerry took the opportunity to meet separately with the prime ministers of Malaysia and Australia. Later Monday, he’ll meet with leaders of other Asian nations.
Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia’s new president on Monday.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s defeated presidential candidate and the victor Joko Widodo have met for the first time since the bitterly contested polls, in a sign that political tensions in the Southeast Asian nation might be thawing.
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