Indonesia

  • earthquake Jan 7

    6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Western Indonesia Coast

    A strong earthquake hit off western Indonesian coast in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

  • Indonesia Jan 4

    60 Dead in Landslides, Flash Floods in Indonesia’s Capital

    Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours in Indonesia’s capital have left at least 53 people dead as rescuers were struggling to search people apparently buried under tons of mud. Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on the city’s outskirts as well as in neighboring...

  • tsunami Dec 26, 2019

    Indonesia, Thailand Mark 15th Anniversary of Massive Tsunami

    Religious services and memorial ceremonies have been held in Indonesia and Thailand to mark the 15th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, one of modern history’s worst natural disasters. Thousands of people knelt in prayer in Aceh province in Indonesia, the country which suffered the most casualties with more than 170,000 people killed or missing and assumed dead.

  • Indonesia Dec 24, 2019

    28 Killed as Bus Plunges Into Ravine in Indonesia

    A bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia’s Sumatra island after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 28 people and injuring 13 others, police and rescuers said Tuesday. The accident occurred just before midnight Monday on a winding road in South Sumatra province’s Pagaralam district. Palembang search and rescue operation chief Berty Kowaas said the bodies were taken to…

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2019

    Schools Teach Refugee, Migrant Kids Skills to Succeed in US

    International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed. When the school year begins, the refugee and immigrant children often don’t know the rules. A kid might be fascinated with a light switch they...

  • United States Nov 15, 2019

    Boeing Settles Several More Lawsuits Over Max Plane Crashes

    Boeing is settling more of the roughly 150 lawsuits filed by families of passengers killed in two crashes of the 737 Max jet. A Seattle law firm said Friday it settled four cases involving passengers on the Lion Air Max that crashed off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018. On Thursday, a judge approved settlements of nine other cases....

  • United States Nov 11, 2019

    Boeing Details Steps Needed to Get Grounded Max Jet Flying

    Boeing is detailing steps it needs to complete before its grounded 737 Max can carry passengers again.

  • airline Nov 8, 2019

    American, Southwest Airlines Plan to Resume Commercial Flights on 737 Max in March

    American and Southwest airlines announced Friday plans to resume commercial flights of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft in March 2020.

  • Captain Oct 25, 2019

    Lion Air Crash Report Points to Boeing, Pilots, Maintenance

    Indonesian investigators found plenty of blame to go around for a Boeing 737 Max crash that killed 189 people a year ago. They faulted design decisions by Boeing that made the plane vulnerable to failure of a single sensor. They criticized U.S. safety regulators who certified the plane. And they pointed fingers at one of their country’s own airlines, Lion...

  • Los Angeles Oct 7, 2019

    Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After Crash

    Ethiopian Airlines’ former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included fabricating documents, signing off on shoddy repairs and even beating those who got...

  • Executive Oct 2, 2019

    Reports Say Boeing Insider Filed Safety Complaint About Max

    A Boeing engineer filed an internal complaint alleging that company managers rejected a backup system that might have alerted pilots to problems linked to two deadly crashes involving the 737 Max jet, according to published reports. The Seattle Times and The New York Times reported Wednesday that an engineer who worked on the Max said managers were urged to consider...

  • San Francisco Sep 18, 2019

    Right at Home: The Look of Hand-Drawn Art Is Hot in Decor

    Hand-crafted is popular these days, and many home decorators are looking for unique textiles and other furnishings that feature the look of hand-drawn art. Items like the eclectic, playful wallpapers of Brooklyn-based artist Aimee Wilder, who designed for brands like DwellStudio, Martha Stewart and Vans before starting her own studio. She’s expanded the line beyond wallpaper to include rugs, pillows,...

  • Christmas Sep 1, 2019

    American Joins United in Extending Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Until December

    American Airlines is pulling the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules until early December, a month later than it previously expected, as the grounding of the troubled planes following two fatal crashes continues, sparking flight cancellations over Thanksgiving. The planes have been grounded since mid-March when regulators ordered airlines to stop flying passengers with them after two fatal crashes within...

  • Donald Trump Aug 24, 2019

    ‘China Is Not Paying for It’: Trump Tariff Hike Hits Everyone From Beer Brewers to Book Publishers

    They brew beer, make musical instruments, publish children’s books and design headphones. Their industries are diverse, but they all have something in common: They represent American small and medium-sized businesses that rely on China either for production or essential equipment. And they are dreading President Donald Trump’s latest round of tariffs in a trade war that reached new intensity on...

  • Donald Trump Aug 7, 2019

    Why a US-China Deal That Once Looked Close Now Seems Far Off

    A deal seemed so close. As recently as May, the Trump administration and China seemed on the verge of resolving their dispute over Beijing’s combative trade policies. Then it all collapsed. A cease-fire, declared by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in June, failed to stick. Now, global financial markets are shaking and central banks across the world are trying...

  • CEO Jul 27, 2019

    Boeing’s 737 Max Grounding Is Going on So Long It Will Disrupt Holiday Air Travel

    With no end in sight to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max, one airline is warning travelers that their Thanksgiving and Christmas travel plans might be disrupted. Southwest Airlines on Thursday became the first U.S. airline to pull the planes, grounded by regulators worldwide in mid-March after two fatal crashes within five months of one another, from its schedule until...

  • Florida Jul 20, 2019

    Canceled Flights, Higher Fares, Older Jets — Air Travel Takes a Hit From Boeing 737 Max Grounding

    The worldwide grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes is now in its fifth month and disruptions to air travel are set to continue for several months more. Aviation regulators haven’t said when they might allow the 737 Max to fly again. They grounded the planes across the globe in mid-March after two fatal crashes — one in Indonesia in October...

  • CEO Jul 16, 2019

    6 Minutes: Man Haunted by Family’s Final Moments on 737 Max

    When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. “I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark,” Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne before plunging back to Earth...

  • Indonesia Jul 7, 2019

    Indonesia Issues Tsunami Warning After Molucca Sea Quake

    Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck late Sunday night in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and the Maluku archipelago. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.9 quake was centered 185 kilometers (115 miles) southeast of Manado at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles). A graphic posted on Twitter by Indonesia’s geophysics agency...

  • Twitter Jul 7, 2019

    Indonesia Issues Tsunami Warning After Molucca Sea Quake

    Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck late Sunday night in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and the Maluku archipelago. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.9 quake was centered 185 kilometers (115 miles) southeast of Manado at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles). A graphic posted on Twitter by Indonesia’s geophysics agency...

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