UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014
By United Press International

Mount Kelud erupts in Indonesia, killing three people on Java

JAKARTA, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Three people were killed and tens of thousands were evacuated after the Mount Kelud volcano erupted on Indonesia's island of Java, authorities said Friday.

South Korea delivers 16 T-50i jet trainers to Indonesia

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- South Korea has completed delivery of 16 T-50i trainer jets to Indonesia.

Aussie drugs mule Corby paroled from Indonesian prison

JAKARTA, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby was released on parole from Kerobokan Prison in the resort city of Bali today after spending nine years in jail.

Indonesia increases maritime patrols

JAKARTA, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Indonesia increased its offshore maritime patrols after an Australian patrol vessel chasing asylum boats strayed into its territorial waters.

Indonesia steps up patrols after Australian ships stray into waters

JAKARTA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Indonesian officials said they would step up maritime patrols after Australia admitted its boats strayed into Indonesia's waters trying to repel migrant boats.

Four-of-5 world leaders use Twitter; Obama leads the pack

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Four out of 5 world leaders use Twitter, an annual ranking of the use of social media among world leaders by the Digital Policy Council found.

Woman drugs smuggler faces 16 years in Indonesian jail

JAKARTA, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Indonesia are demanding a 16-year jail sentence for a British woman for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into the country.

Abbott urges Indonesia to normalize relations

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged Indonesia to normalize relations, saying it is "high time" Jakarta resumed cooperation on the fight against people smuggling.

Australia's ABC investigates biased reporting allegations

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Australia's national broadcaster is investigating allegations of reporting bias, especially in its coverage of politics and asylum seekers arriving by boat.

Indonesian Islamic parties consider a coalition

JAKARTA, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- One of Indonesia's main Islamic political groups the United Development Party said it will seek a broad coalition of Islamic parties to put forward a presidential candidate for next year's election.

Spy row threatens parole for 'beautiful' drugs smuggler

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Parole for "beautiful" Australian convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby could be postponed indefinitely as relations between Indonesia and Australia deteriorate further.

Indonesians protest at Australian embassy over wiretapping

SOUTH JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Indonesian protesters burned an Australian flag and threw eggs at the Australian Embassy in South Jakarta Friday over a wiretapping scandal, officials said.

Indonesia suspends cooperation with Australia over monitoring

JAKARTA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Wednesday he has demanded an explanation for Australian monitoring of his phone.

Australia-Indonesia relations dip further amid spying row

JAKARTA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Relations between Australia and Indonesia dipped further after Jakarta said it would suspend military and intelligence cooperation, including joint anti-people smuggling activities.
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Bambang Yudhoyono

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (pronounced /suːsiːlɵ bɑːmbɑːŋ juːdɒjɵnɵ/; born September 9, 1949), is an Indonesian retired military general and the sixth and current President of Indonesia. Yudhoyono won the 2004 Indonesian presidential election defeating incumbent President Megawati Sukarnoputri. Widely known as "SBY", he was sworn into office on October 20, 2004, together with Jusuf Kalla as Vice President. He is currently running for re-election together with Boediono.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was born in Tremas, a village in Arjosari, Pacitan, East Java, to a lower-middle class family and is the son of Raden Soekotjo and Siti Habibah. Since he was a child, he wanted to be in the army. Yudhoyono developed a reputation as an extremely talented student in addition to being an academic achiever, excelling in writing poems, short stories, and play-acting. Yudhoyono was also talented in music and sport, reflected when he and his friends established a volleyball club called "Klub Rajawali" and a band called "Gaya Teruna". Music became a hobby for Yudhoyono and he often sang one of his favorite songs, "Pelangi di Matamu" during his presidential campaign.

When he was in 5th grade, Yudhoyono visited the National Military Academy (AMN) at Magelang. After seeing the soldiers training there and perhaps inspired by his own father's career, Yudhoyono became determined to join ABRI and become a soldier. Yudhoyono had originally wanted to get into the ABRI Academy (Akabri) after graduating from high school in 1968, however, he missed out because he did not register in time.

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