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Terkait Perubahan Kebijakan Pertahanan AS, Tiongkok Ingaktkan Obama

Posted on January 8 2012 by SP / IM

Otoritas Tiongkok menanggap serius pidato Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Barrack Obama soal pergeseran fokus pertahanan luar negeri negara itu dari Timur Tengah ke Asia Pasifik. Media massa Tiongkok mengatakan, kehadiran militer AS di Asia Pasifik bisa mengganggu perdamaian kawasan.  Dalam editorial kantor berita Tiongkok,Xinhua, Sabtu (7/1),  mengatakan, kebijakan Presiden Barack Obama untuk meningkatkan kehadiran militer di kawasan, […]

The Annual Resolutions Edition ( video)

Posted on January 7 2012 by The White House / IM

This week, the President traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to discuss appointing Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — which will protect families from predatory lenders – spoke on a comprehensive review of our defense strategy, and the White House staff shared its New Year’s resolutions.       This post was submitted by […]

US jobless rate falls to three-year low ( video)

Posted on January 7 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

In a boost to Obama, about 200,000 jobs created last month as unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 per cent. The US unemployment rate has dropped to a three-year low, which some economists say may be one of the strongest signs yet that the country’s recession-hit economy is improving. The jobless rate was at 8.5 per […]

Now I Know Why They Call it Los Angeles

Posted on January 6 2012 by Klaus Heinrich Radityo / IM

Hari itu malam hari tanggal 17 September 2011, di tengah hembusan udara sejuk perkebunan teh Ciater,bumi Parahyangan Jawa Barat, kami para siswa Sekolah Dinas Luar Negeri (Sekdilu) – Sekolah pendidikan bagi calon diplomat Kementerian Luar Negeri RI) angkatan ke-36 duduk berharap-harap cemas menanti pengumuman. Pengumuman itu mungkin adalah yang paling ditunggu-tunggu setelah proses pendidikan selesai, pengumuman itu […]

Boeing PHK 2.000 Karyawan Lebih

Posted on January 5 2012 by WK ./ IM

Perusahaan pembuat pesawat terbang asal Amerika Serikat, Boeing, pada Rabu (4/1) mengumumkan rencananya untuk menutup pabrik pertahanannya di Wichita, Kansas, sebelum akhir 2013. “Keputusan untuk menutup fasilitas di Wichita adalah hal yang sulit, namun hal itu diambil berdasarkan analisis kondisi pasar masa kini dan masa depan,” kata Wakil Presiden Direktur divisi Pemeliharaan, Modifikasi dan Peningkatan […]

Liputan Singkat Natal Bersama Umat Kristiani di Houston 2011

Posted on January 4 2012 by Michael Kaunang / IM

Perayaan Natal Bersama komunitas Kristen Indonesia di Houston yang diadakan pada Sabtu 17 Desember 2011 di gedung Konsulat Jendral RI dan dihadiri sekitar 300 pengunjung termasuk Para pimpinan gereja-gereja Indoneparade Houston, para undangan seperti Bp. Ibu Al Busyra Basnur, Konjen RI Houston, beserta Ibu, staff dan keluarga, serta beberapa wakil dari komunitas umat agama Indonesia […]

Explosives found in bag at Texas airport

Posted on January 2 2012 by Melanie Whitley, CNN

A North Carolina man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to carry explosives through a security checkpoint at an airport in Midland, Texas, federal authorities said. Trey Scott Atwater of Hope Mills was taken into federal custody Saturday morning after Transportation Security Administration agents spotted what they described as a suspicious item. The item was […]

The Changing Face Of America’s Chinatowns

Posted on January 1 2012 by NPR / IM
One former resident of New York City

The Chinese New Year begins on Jan. 23. On that day, people will celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Chinatowns across the country. The neighborhoods known as Chinatowns sprang up in the U.S. during the Gold Rush. But since then, they’ve seen gradual yet significant changes – not so noticeable to the average visitor, […]

2011 Year in Review: Top Photos from the White House Flickr Feed

Posted on December 31 2011 by The White House / IM

May 1, 2011: President Obama and his top national security aides gathered in the White House Situation Room receive minute-by-minute updates about the Navy SEAL operation in Pakistan that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against […]

U.S., Saudi Arabia agree to $30 billion deal for F-15s ( video)

Posted on December 30 2011 by CNN / IM

The U.S. government has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to sell nearly $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets, federal officials said Thursday. The $29.4 billion deal — announced against the backdrop of rising tensions with Iran — calls for the production of up to 84 new F-15SA aircraft and the modernization of 70 […]

Robot wars ( video)

Posted on December 30 2011 by Al Jazeera / IM

What is the role of drones and robots in wars and how will they shape the future of the US military? Over the past decade, the US military has shifted the way it fights its wars, deploying more unmanned systems in the battlefield than ever before. Today there are more than 7,000 drones and 12,000 […]

The White House’s photostream

Posted on December 29 2011 by The White House / IM

Navy corpsmen help Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden into gowns before their meeting with patients and families during a Christmas visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Dec. 25, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) This official White House photograph is being made available only for […]

‘Slow, Plodding’ Economy Stalled By Housing Market

Posted on December 28 2011 by CHRIS ARNOLD / NPR

This month, consumer confidence jumped to itshighest level since April, a sign that the U.S. economy is starting to mend. But the housing market isn’t going along yet with this cheerier mood: Home prices were down 3.4 percent for the year as of October, according to a new report released Tuesday. Housing has been at the […]

Behind the Scenes: The Ceremony at the White House before the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors ( video)

Posted on December 27 2011 by The White House / IM

On December 4, the President welcomed the 2011 Kennedy Center honorees to the White House for a ceremony before the live performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The annual awards show celebrates individuals who have made a lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts–whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures, or […]

Mereka Tewas Setelah Buka Bingkisan Natal

Posted on December 27 2011 by SP / IM

Tujuh orang ditemukan tewas di sebuah apartemen di pinggiran Kota Texas pada Minggu (25/12), para hari raya Natal, setelah  membuka bingkisan Natal masing-masing sebelum akhirnya ditembak hingga tewas. Otoritas setempat yakin, pelaku penembakan ada di antara tujuh jenasah tersebut. Meskipun mereka belum bisa memastikan sebelum melakukan penelitian secara komprehensif. Dari tujuh jenasah itu, masing-masing empat […]

China’s yuan hits all-time high versus dollar

Posted on December 27 2011 by Al Jazeera / IM

Currency expected to appreciate further next year as China ignores US pressure to devalue its currency The yuan has closed up against the United States dollar after hitting an all-time high in intra-day trading, guided by a stronger mid-point by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), and looks set for an over four per cent […]

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