Children play near new apartment blocks in Jakarta's business ...
Jan 19th, 2012
(Reuters) - Children play near new apartment blocks in Jakarta's business district in this June 1, 2009 file photo. Indonesia is getting major credit upgrades at a time when Western economies are getting downgrades. Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday returned the country to investment-grade level for the first time since the Asian financial crisis. To match Special Report INDONESIA-INFRASTRUCTURE REUTERS/Beawiharta/Files (INDONESIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION) -
Les Enfantines, which offers ready-to-wear apparel for children between the ages of three months and eight years and† was created by designer Alexia Gobert in partnership with Laure Gues, a descendant of legendary French couturiere Jeanne Lanvin opens its first dedicated store Wednesday. (Source: AFP Relax News)... [Full Article]
By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplayed tensions over China's controversial air defense zone, which has also rankled the United States, Japan and South Korea, after meeting her Chinese counterpart on Saturday. "Australia is concerned that there be peace and stability in our region and we ... [Full Article]
By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. has made it harder to monitor calls and chats over its Skype phone service in China, a freedom of expression advocacy group said, as the Chinese government steps up censorship of the Internet. Skype said on Monday it had ended an eight-year joint-venture with Hong Kong-based TOM Group - 51 percent... [Full Article]
Australia warned travelers to Indonesia of a planned demonstration at its embassy in Jakarta on Thursday as anger grows over reports Canberra spied on top Indonesians, including the president and his wife. Relations between the key trading and strategic neighbors have slumped to their lowest ebb since 1999 after media this week reported that Austra... [Full Article]
By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court any attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to seize its foreign business customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad. "We are committing contractually to not turning it ove... [Full Article]