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  • Likely new Indonesian leader warns against tampering with vote

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's likely next president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, warned on Thursday against tampering with ballots ahead of a final count of votes from a disputed election.
  • Factbox: Indonesians elect a president

    (Reuters) - Indonesia's third direct presidential election kicked off on Wednesday. The race to lead Southeast Asia's biggest economy is closely contested by ex-general Prabowo Subianto and Jakarta governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. Current President...

    Boycott Hobby Lobby? Sure, but only if you want to increase its sales

    Boycott Hobby Lobby? Sure, but only if you want to increase its sales
    You could have seen this coming a mile away. “Counter the leftist hate,” someone named Marji Wojack tweeted earlier this week. “Join me in Hobby Lobby Love Day-Thursday, July 3.” Those who support Monday’s Supreme Court...

    Boom time for moneylenders as debt pile drags on Thai recovery

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Business is great," said Aoy, a moneylender who charges a whopping 10 percent a month interest but finds plenty of takers in Thailand, where a huge pile of household debt is complicating the military government's efforts to revive a...

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...