21 November 2018

USA

Trump-Putin Bahas Sejumlah Isu di Paris

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS), Donald Trump membahas sejumlah masalah, termasuk Traktat Pasukan Nuklir Tingkat Menengah (Perjanjian INF), perdagangan serta situasi di Suriah, Arab Saudi, Afghanistan, China dan Korea Utara (Korut) dengan para pemimpin asing, termasuk dengan Presiden Rusia, Vladimir Putin.

Sekretaris Pers Gedung Putih, Sarah Sanders mengatakan, pertemuan itu berlangsung di sela-sela acara peringatan berakhirnya Perang Dunia I yang berlangsung di Paris, Prancis.

Dua Muslimah Raih Kemenangan di Pemilu Sela AS

KONFRONTASI-Pemilihan sela kemarin, Rabu (7/11) WIB bisa dibilang adalah representasi wajah Amerika Serikat yang sesungguhnya. Amerika yang plural. Yang selama ini berusaha ditutupi Presiden Donald Trump lewat berbagai kebijakan kontroversial.

Ada dua perempuan muslim dari dua daerah pemilihan berbeda yang melenggang masuk House of Representatives alias DPR. Ada perwakilan suku asli (Indian) di lembaga yang sama. Juga, legislator pertama berdarah Latin dari Negara Bagian Texas.

Republik Pertahankan Mayoritas Kursi di Senat AS

KONFRONTASI-Partai Republik Amerika Serikat pada Selasa (6/11)mempertahankan mayoritas kursi di Senat melalui pemilihan paruh waktu 2018, kata perkiraan hasil, yang dikeluarkan media massa AS.

Saat dimulai dengan 42 kursi, yang diraihnya, Partai Republik dinyatakan sebagai pemenang dalam perebutan kursi di Senat, setidak-tidaknya delapan kali.

Sementara penghitungan suara terus berlangsung dalam perebutan kursi Senat, Partai Republik kemungkinan meraih lebih banyak kursi di lembaga tinggi Kongres itu.

Sanksi AS Bidik Sumber Penghasilan Utama Iran

KONFRONTASI-Amerika Serikat, Senin, memberlakukan kembali sanksi-sanksi yang membidik sektor perminyakan, perbankan dan transportasi Iran dan mengancam mengambil tindakan tambahan untuk menghentikan "kebijakan-kebijakannya yang tak sah".

Badai Michael Hantam Florida, Seribu Orang Hilang

KONFRONTASI-Lebih dari seribu orang pada Rabu masih hilang, satu minggu setelah badai Michael meratakan daerah perumahan di wilayah Florida Panhandle dan menewaskan sedikit-dikitnya 27 orang.

Kelompok beranggotakan ratusan tenaga sukarela bersama organisasi berpusat di Houston, CrowdSource Rescue, mencari keberadaan lebih dari 1.135 orang di Florida, yang kehilangan kontak dengan teman dan keluarga mereka, kata Matthew Marchetti, salah satu pediri CrowdSource Rescue.

Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to United Nations

KONFRONTASI-US President Donald Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations, saying she would be leaving his administration at the end of the year.

In the White House's Oval Office on Tuesday, Trump called the ambassador a "very special" person "who gets it", adding that she told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off.

Trump said that together they "solved a lot of problems".

Nikki Haley Mundur dari Jabatan Dubes AS untuk PBB

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump telah menerima pengunduran diri Nikki Haley sebagai duta besar AS untuk PBB. Pada Senin (8/10), pengunduran diri itu dilaporkan media AS.

Situs berita yang berbasis di AS, Axios, melaporkan kepastian waktu pengunduran diri Haley masih belum jelas.

Trump mengatakan di Twitter bahwa ia akan membuat "pengumuman besar" soal "temannya", Duta Besar Haley di Oval Office, Gedung Putih pada Selasa pukul 10.30 pagi, waktu setempat.

AS-Australia Bersatu Hadang Ekspansi China di Papua Nugini

KONFRONTASI-Perang bisnis Amerika Serikat (AS) dan Cina terus berlanjut. Kini terjadi di Papua Nugini.

Diplomat teras AS di Australia mengonfirmasi secara terbuka bahwa kedua negara sedang berusaha menghentikan perusahaan telekomunikasi asal Cina, Huawei, untuk membangun jaringan kabel internet domestik di Papua Nugini.

Namun Canberra menanggapi dengan waspada ketika Pemerintah Papua Nugini mengumumkan Huawei akan membangun jaringan domestik yang berbeda dari kabel, yang memicu kekhawatiran keamanan siber baru.

Sexual assault survivors tell Trump 'why I didn't report'

KONFRONTASI-Sexual assault survivors are taking to Twitter to share the challenges in reporting abuse after US President Donald Trump questioned Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. 

"I was afraid", "Nobody would believe me", and "I was ashamed", were among the reasons why thousands, using #WhyIDidntReport, said they did not go to authorities at the time of an assault. 

Trump says U.S. considering permanent military presence in Poland

KONFRONTASI-President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland’s concerns about possible Russian aggression.

Poland has repeatedly requested a permanent U.S. military presence on its soil to counter Russia, offering up to $2 billion in funding for such a base.

The United States currently rotates troops through Poland temporarily but permanently stationing forces there would be expensive given costs that can include housing for families, schools and hospitals.

Russia expressed concern in May over reports about Poland’s request, saying NATO’s expansion toward Russia’s borders undermined stability in Europe.

Polish President Andrzej Duda made a direct appeal to Trump for a permanent U.S. base, telling a joint news conference with the American president that he would name the base “Fort Trump,” and that it would serve as a bulwark against what he considers a threat from Moscow.

Trump said he shared Duda’s concern about Russia but that Russia respects strength and that the United States has strengthened its military under his leadership.

“I am with the president. I feel that he is right,” he said.

Meeting Duda earlier in the Oval Office, Trump said Poland’s request was under consideration.

“We’re looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, and it’s something that we are considering, yes,” he said.

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