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Indonesia toughens up anti-terror laws days after worst attack in years

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament approved on Friday tougher anti-terrorism laws as it seeks to combat a surge in homegrown Islamist militancy, days after suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State killed more than 30 people in the city of Surabaya.

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Distraction or disaster? Freeport’s giant Indonesian mine haunted by audit report 1:46am BST

JAKARTA A state audit of operations at Indonesia's Grasberg mine has cast a cloud over the government's multi-billion-dollar deal to take a majority stake in the mine from Freeport McMoRan Inc and its partner Rio Tinto , according to government and company officials.

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Rattled by bombings, Indonesia set to pass tough anti-terror laws 24 May 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament is expected to adopt tough anti-terrorism laws on Friday as it seeks to combat a surge in homegrown Islamist militancy days after the deadliest attacks since 2002 bombings on the tourist island of Bali.

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Distraction or disaster? Freeport’s giant Indonesian mine haunted by audit report 24 May 2018

JAKARTA A state audit of operations at Indonesia's Grasberg mine has cast a cloud over the government's multi-billion-dollar deal to take a majority stake in the mine from Freeport McMoRan Inc and its partner Rio Tinto , according to government and company officials.

UPDATE 2-Indonesia plans to roll out 25 pct biodiesel rule from 2019 24 May 2018

* Country pushing to boost palm oil consumption, cut fuel imports

UPDATE 1-Indonesia's new c.bank governor pledges focus on rupiah stability 24 May 2018

* Bank Indonesia to use policy rate, intervention to help rupiah

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Rio Tinto negotiates Grasberg copper exit 23 May 2018

MELBOURNE/JAKARTA Global miner Rio Tinto Ltd confirmed on Wednesday it was in discussions to sell its interest in the world's second largest copper mine to Indonesia's state mining holding company Inalum.

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Rio Tinto negotiates Grasberg copper exit 23 May 2018

MELBOURNE/JAKARTA Global miner Rio Tinto Ltd confirmed on Wednesday it was in discussions to sell its interest in the world's second largest copper mine to Indonesia's state mining holding company Inalum.

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Indonesia central bank steps up FX swap auctions to support liquidity 21 May 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank will conduct three foreign exchange swap auctions this week to ensure there is enough rupiah liquidity in the market following its benchmark interest rate hike, a senior bank official told Reuters on Monday.

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Twenty years on, victims of 1998 Indonesia violence still seek justice 20 May 2018

JAKARTA For the past decade, Indonesian housewife Maria Sanu has joined a small group of protesters at a silent weekly vigil outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, seeking justice for her son who died during the political turmoil of 1998.

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On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 North Korea summit

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday dangled the possibility that a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un could still take place, just a day after he cancelled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "open hostility." | Video