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Indonesia revises law to put checks on anti-graft agency, sparks protests

Indonesia revises law to put checks on anti-graft agency, sparks protests

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament on Tuesday approved changes to a law governing the country’s anti-corruption agency, sparking alarm among activists who say revisions that include curbing its freedom to wiretap suspects will hurt the fight against graft. FILE PHOTO: A view of Indonesia’s Parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta The Corruption […]

Oil price shock leaves markets on edge, as WeWork postpones float – business live | Business

Oil price shock leaves markets on edge, as WeWork postpones float – business live | Business

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Global stock markets are extremely edgy today as investors worry about […]

Iran’s supreme leader: No talk with the US at any level

Iran’s supreme leader: No talk with the US at any level

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, greets Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr during a mourning ceremony commemorating Ashoura, the death anniversary of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Shiite Muslims around the […]

Cameron Ortis: Canadian police intelligence official charged with espionage offenses

Cameron Ortis: Canadian police intelligence official charged with espionage offenses

Cameron Ortis is accused of multiple offenses under the Security of Information Act, as well as two sections of the country’s Criminal Code, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). They include the “unauthorized communication of special operational information” and possession of a device “for surreptitiously communicating, obtaining or retaining information,” […]

Trump is trapped between two impulses on Iran

Trump is trapped between two impulses on Iran

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Train Derails in Hong Kong, Injuring 5 and Snarling Commute

Train Derails in Hong Kong, Injuring 5 and Snarling Commute

HONG KONG — A subway train derailed in Hong Kong on Tuesday, injuring at least five passengers and snarling the morning rush-hour commute in a city whose transit system has been routinely disrupted by three months of pro-democracy protests. One man and four women were hospitalized after the accident near a major station on the […]

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