Subianto to stand for election

JAKARTA – Former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto has accepted the endorsement of the main opposition party to stand as a candidate in a presidential election next year, setting the stage for a rematch with President Joko Widodo.

Peace plan nears completion

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has nearly completed a long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan but is still struggling to decide how and when to roll it out, a senior White House official said, acknowledging that Washington faced a “disconnect” with Palestinians over its planned US embassy move to Jerusalem.

Tough line towards Moscow

WASHINGTON – CIA Director Mike Pompeo will signal a harder line toward Moscow during his confirmation hearing on Thursday to become US. President Donald Trump’s new secretary of state, according to excerpts of his testimony.”Russia continues to act aggressively, enabled by years of soft policy towards that aggression,” Pompeo said.

according to excerpts released on the eve of his nomination hearing. “That’s now over.”

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