Will he stay or go? Putin’s G-20 guessing game

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) talks to Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on May 18, 2016. Photo: AFP/Host Photo Agency

JAKARTA – The nearer the day, the less likely Russian President Vladimir Putin will show up for the November 14-15 G-20 summit in Bali as the Indonesian government fields an 18,000-strong security force to safeguard world leaders on a holiday island normally overrun with foreign tourists. Although President Joko Widodo still expects Putin to attend, […]Continue Reading

Japan PM reshuffles cabinet as approval ratings slide

Since Abe’s death a month ago, Japanese media has revealed that many ruling lawmakers – especially those in Abe’s faction – received similar assistance from Unification Church members, some thing the group says fans only do because private citizens. The organisation founded in Korea in 1954, in whose followers areContinue Reading