Fuzhou, China (ANTARA News) - The fifth Indonesian president, Megawati Soekarnoputri, stated that economic diplomacy carried out by a country cannot be separated from politics. "Economic diplomacy cannot be separated from politics, and so there must be a political basis," Soekarnoputri stated after receiving an honorary doctorate (Honoris Causa) in the field of economic diplomacy from Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China, on Monday. She gave an example of Bung Karno, the first Indonesian president, as one who consistently held the state ideology Pancasila and also carried out economic diplomacy through the implementation of the 1955 Asia Africa Conference. At that time, Soekarnoputri noted that Karno assigned Indonesian prime minister Ali Sastroamidjojo to meet the Government of the People`s Republic of China to submit an official invitation to attend the 1955 Asia Africa Conference. "Karno conveyed a message stating that it was time for China to open its doors to the world and … [Read more...] about Economic diplomacy cannot be separated from politics: Megawati
Krishan Francis and Emily Schmall, Associated Press Updated 3:25 am PDT, Monday, October 29, 2018 Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe holds a copy of the constitution of Sri Lanka as he attends a media briefing at his official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe holds a copy of the constitution of Sri Lanka as he attends a media briefing at his official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena, AP A Sri Lankan man reads newspaper headlines reporting the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as new prime minister in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the country's prime minister and his Cabinet and replaced him with the former strongman, creating what some observers said could be a constitutional crisis. less A Sri Lankan … [Read more...] about AP Explains: How Sri Lanka plunged into political crisis
All parties must arrive at consensus on undertaking governance reforms 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Recommended Stories Imran rules out coalition government with 'corrupt politicians'Says Shehbaz Sharif is a master in rigging electionsPPP hopes to be part of coalition governmentPolitical pundits says party is battling for survivalBAP rejects rumours of ‘establishment’ support in pollsKamal says next coalition government will be announced soon … [Read more...] about Coalition government: a challenge or opportunity?
By Stuart Varney Published July 12, 2018 Politics FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video People are losing faith in the political honesty of their government: Varney FBN's Stuart Varney on FBI agent Peter Strzok testifying on Capitol Hill. Peter Strzok is about to testify. He’s the FBI agent right at the center of the Clinton and Russia investigations. The questioning will center on his political bias, which was revealed in his texts to his FBI lover, Lisa Page. Continue Reading Below Put those texts aside for a moment. Agent Strzok has the answers to far more important questions: Why was the Russia probe started in the first place? What solid evidence did the FBI have that suggested candidate Trump had colluded with the Russians to rig the election? What intelligence did the FBI use? Who were the informants? Advertisement What was the legal basis for an investigation of a presidential campaign? What ethical discussions … [Read more...] about Americans are losing faith in government’s political honesty: Varney
FPL parent NextEra Energy’s shareholders are getting ready to vote on an institutional investor’s proposal that would require greater disclosure of political contributions. The vote is scheduled to take place Thursday as NextEra holds its annual meeting in Tucson, Ariz.The New York State Common Retirement Fund’s proposal calls for the company to provide semiannual reports disclosing its policies and procedures for contributions to any political campaign. The fund also wants Nextera to identify the recipient, the amount paid, and the executive who decided to make the contribution on behalf of NextEra. The fund owns 1.29 million shares of NextEra worth more than $211 million.The shareholder proposal cites the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United where the court supported transparency as being in the best interest of shareholders.“If we can't see how and where portfolio companies are spending our investment dollars, then we cannot determine if those … [Read more...] about Pension fund calls for more transparency in FPL-parent NextEra’s political contributions