While waiting for the new commissioners to be selected, the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is facing a new challenge as the Indonesian House of Representatives has officially proposed a revision of KPK Law No. 30/2002. According to the House, the amendment is nothing more than part of the efforts to strengthen the country's anticorruption agency.
Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be? Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphrase he made famous on his reality show "The Apprentice" -- "You're fired!" -- after NBC dumped the real estate mogul Monday over comments he made about immigrants during his recent presidential campaign kickoff speech.
Across the U.S. South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in a region known for fiercely defending its complex traditions, or simply the work of frightened politicians and nervous corporate bean counters scrambling for cover in the wake of another white-on-black atrocity?
A legislative victory on trade this past week has given a vital boost to President Barack Obama's effort to deepen U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. His administration also navigated worrying tensions with mainland China by stressing at high-level talks in Washington how the two powers can cooperate on issues of global concern, like climate change.
Nearly two decades after the fall of dictator Suharto forced Indonesia's military out of politics, the army is inching back into civilian roles, risking a setback for democracy in this Southeast Asian nation and perhaps even for the turbulent region.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged undamaged from the global financial crisis, European bailouts, an astonishing U-turn on nuclear power and the crisis over Ukraine.
Long past the prime of his presidency, Barack Obama is solidifying the contours of his legacy with the help of unlikely allies in Congress and the Supreme Court.
Despite the furious protests of France over the latest U.S. spying claims, experts say that in the intelligence game there are no friends or enemies -- only interests -- and all means are justified to pursue them.
Governors across the U.S. have been making trade missions abroad on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states. Last week alone, governors of 10 states were jetting across Europe, many converging at an air show in Paris.
An estimated 6,500 people have been rushed to emergency rooms with injuries from collapsing balconies and porches, while 29 -- including six college students in Berkeley this week -- have been killed since 2003.