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US-Taiwan fighter jet deal remains grounded ( video) + Hyun Bin Kunjungi Indonesia Untuk Bantu Diskusi Pembelian Jet dan Kapal Selam Korea

Posted on October 5 2011 by Steve Chao / Al Jazeera / Zenab/ KB

Block on US sale of F16 Fighting Falcons ruffles feathers amid the island nation’s military On a gloomy, storm-cast morning, Lieutenant Colonel Cheng Kuang Jen looks out over the runway, as two of his squadron’s fighter jets take off on their first patrol of the day. His mood is as sombre as the weather. The […]

Chinese Techies in Silicon Valley Disappointed in Obama + Hadiah Steve Jobs untuk Presiden Obama: iPad2

Posted on October 5 2011 by Sing Tao / Nam/ Renne R.A Kawilarang, Indrani Putri/V V

Reports that Jack Ma, a former schoolteacher and owner of one of China’s largest on-line portals, has expressed interest in purchasing the Internet giant Yahoo follow on the heels of earlier statements by Silicon Valley’s Chinese workers that President Obama is ignoring the issue of most concern to them — immigration. According to the Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily, […]

Siput Raksasa ‘Alien’ Buat Warga Miami Panik

Posted on October 5 2011 by Elin Yunita Kristanti / v v

Ini bukan siput biasa, panjangnya sampai 20 centimeter. Siapa sangka siput bisa memicu kepanikan massal. Inilah yang terjadi di Miami, negara bagian Florida, Amerika Serikat. Warga sedang berjuang mengatasi wabah siput raksasa asal Afrika. Bayangkan, siput yang yang biasanya berukuran kecil, bengkak sampai sepanjang 20 centimeter. Siput ini memakan tanaman, bahkan pleter tembok. Kadang, hewan […]

Now is Not the Time to Wave the White Flag on Clean Energy Jobs

Posted on October 4 2011 by Dan Pfeiffer, White House Communications Director

This morning, Chairman Cliff Stearns, who leads the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, told NPR that “We can’t compete with China to make solar panels and wind turbines.” This comment reflects exactly the sort of counterproductive defeatism that Energy Secretary Steven Chu warned against this weekend when he spoke to a […]

Special Report: A “great haircut” to kick-start growth

Posted on October 4 2011 by Jennifer Ablan and Matthew Goldstein / CNN

More than three years after the financial crisis struck, the economy remains stuck in a consumer debt trap. It’s a situation that could take years to correct itself. That’s why some economists are calling for a radical step: massive debt relief. Federal policy makers, they suggest, should broker what amounts to an out-of-court settlement between institutional bond […]

President Obama Welcomes New Joint Chief of Staff Chairman ( Video)

Posted on October 3 2011 by The White House / IM

Pays tribute to outgoing Chairman Mike Mullen at “Change of Office” Staff Ceremony.   This post was submitted by The White House / IM.

The top 10 music games of all time

Posted on October 3 2011 by Scott Steinberg, CNN

By the late 2000s, music-themed games had become gaming’s fastest-growing genre. Smash hits such as “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” transformed parties, and the face of pop culture, to the tune of $1.7 billion in 2008 alone. Then came the crash. Despite allowing millions of otherwise tone-deaf players to follow in the footsteps of the […]

Business Plan Competition 2011

Posted on October 2 2011 by Indonesia Media

Los Angeles , September 26 , 2011 / Indonesia Media Mengacu kepada press release KBRI Washington DC , dengan Ini “Indonesia Media” turut menghimbau dan mengundang para wirausahawan dan wirausahawati  Indonesia di Amerika untuk ikut berkompetisi  dalam hal gagasan-gagasan bisnis inovatif yang menguntungkan  melalui  kompetisi  rencana bisnis bertajuk “INDOPRENEURS USA” yang diselenggarakan oleh MEKAR Entrepreneur […]

Fighting for the American Jobs Act ( video )

Posted on October 2 2011 by The White House / IM

President Obama discusses the letters he receives every day asking for action on jobs and calls on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act right away to cut taxes, create jobs and provide a win for the American people       This post was submitted by The White House / IM.

The Fight To Save The U.S. Postal Service

Posted on October 2 2011 by NPR / IM

More than half a million people work for the U.S. Postal Service making it the seventh largest employer in the world. But like a lot of other businesses, this one is being hit hard by the tough economy and transformed by the Internet. Just in the last four years, mail volume is down 20 percent, […]

A letter’s journey, from founding father to religious question

Posted on October 1 2011 by Dan Merica, CNN

Washington – Standing over the letter, one would never know its unique story. Worth millions at auction, reading it unveils that it stands as a testament to religious freedom in America. But as it stares up, idly sitting there, the stories of “erotic” behavior, twisted ownership and historic encounters are lost on those lucky enough to […]

The Man Behind The Illegal-Immigration Crackdown

Posted on October 1 2011 by LAURA ZIEGLER / NPR

Alabama and Arizona have some of the toughest immigration laws in the country. Behind both states’ laws, and many others, is Kris Kobach, a constitutional lawyer and the Kansas secretary of state. Kobach has helped several other states shape immigration legislation, and he says there’s more to come in 2012. Many national stories have called […]

Holding on to hope: Young and unemployed in America ( VIDEO ) + Unemployment claims fall to lowest level since April

Posted on September 30 2011 by CNN

 Bridget Coyle wants to be a social worker, but an underwhelming job market and devastating national unemployment rate are making it difficult. Despite this, she remains optimistic. “I’m hopeful because I see a lot of opportunity (for me), and it’s the only option I have,” the 24-year-old college graduate said. “I don’t want to be […]

President Obama on Back-to-School: “Set Your Sights High” ( video )

Posted on September 29 2011 by The White House / IM

This afternoon, students from across the country tuned in as President Obama addressed them directly in histhird annual Back-to-School speech. The President encouraged America’s students to use their time in school to try new things, discover new passions and hone their skills to prepare themselves for the kind of profession they want in the future: It starts, obviously, with being the […]

Dubes RI: Utang Parkir Bukan Rp6,5 Miliar + Kemlu RI Tolak Bayar Utang Parkir Diplomat

Posted on September 29 2011 by Denny Armandhanu, Indrani Putri / v v

“Yang tercatat 221.668 dolar dan 94 sen (Rp1,9 miliar),” kata Dubes RI untuk PBB. Duta Besar Indonesia untuk PBB di New York, Hassan Kleib, membantah jumlah tunggakan parkir yang menurutnya terlampau besar. Kleib juga mengatakan, masalah parkir para diplomat ini telah berulang kali dirundingkan dengan pemerintah kota New York. Dilansir dari laman VOANews, Selasa 27 September 2011, […]

Wakil Tetap RI untuk PBB Bantah Tunggak Parkir di New York

Posted on September 29 2011 by Eva Mazrieva

Isu ini hangat dikabarkan di tanah air. Tapi ironisnya, banyak pihak yang tidak mengetahui duduk permasalahan sesungguhnya, memberikan komentar yang memperumit masalah. Kota New York berluaskan 790 kilometer persegi dan berpenduduk 8,2 juta jiwa, menjadikan New York kota terpadat di Amerika. Keberadaan kantor pusat perusahaan-perusahaan asing ternama di dunia, Bursa Efek New York (NYSE) dan […]

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