Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during unrest

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary social media restrictions that were imposed to stop online hoaxes during violence around the announcement of official election results. Communications Ministry... Read more »

Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during recent unrest

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary restrictions on some social media functions aimed at stopping online hoaxes during recent violence linked to the announcement of official election... Read more »

Trump orders intelligence community to cooperate with review on Russia probe origins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr’s review of the events that prompted an investigation into... Read more »

Sanders, other U.S. Democratic 2020 candidates back workers in dispute with McDonald’s

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As a part of a push to increase the minimum wage for American workers, Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday waded... Read more »

India’s Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

NEW DELHI/AYODHYA (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a... Read more »

South Africa swears in new parliament, excludes deputy president

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa began swearing in its newly elected parliament on Wednesday, excluding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s influential deputy David Mabuza, who put off taking up his... Read more »

Indonesia to limit social media features to prevent hoaxes: minister

People protest in the streets of Tanah Abang area in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 22, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Hafidz Mubarak A/ via REUTERS JAKARTA... Read more »

Indonesian police arrest at least 20 amid post-election violence

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian police have arrested at least 20 people accused of provoking riots in Jakarta following official results showing President Joko Widodo had been re-elected, a police... Read more »

Democrat O’Rourke unveils new plan to protect abortion rights as he seeks to halt slide in polls

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke unveiled an ambitious plan to protect abortion rights on Tuesday through mobilizing every branch of the U.S government to defend... Read more »

Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez slams graft trial as political ‘smokescreen’

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s populist ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, due in court on Tuesday to face accusations of corruption, slammed the trial as a political “smokescreen” aimed... Read more »