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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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia listens as United States President George W. Bush makes remarks to the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy at the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ron Sachs/Pool)

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, AC (pronounced  ( listen)), (born 9 September 1949) is an Indonesian politician and retired Army general officer who has been President of Indonesia since 2004.

Yudhoyono won the 2004 presidential election, defeating incumbent President Megawati Sukarnoputri. Widely known in Indonesia by his initials "SBY", he was sworn into office on 20 October 2004, together with Jusuf Kalla as Vice President. He ran for re-election in 2009 with Boediono as his running mate, and won with an outright majority of the votes in the first round of balloting; he was sworn in for a second term on 20 October 2009.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was born in Tremas, a village in Arjosari, Pacitan Regency, East Java, to a lower-middle class family and is the son of Raden Soekotjo and Siti Habibah.

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