23 October 2018

USA

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.

AS Tuding Rusia Berusaha Pengaruhi Referendum Makedonia

KONFRONTASI-Menteri Pertahanan Amerika Serikat Jim Mattis, Senin, menuding Rusia berusaha memengaruhi hasil referendum di Makedonia soal perubahan nama negara itu.

Perubahan itu akan membuka jalan bagi Makedonia bergabung dengan Pakta Pertahanan Atlantik Utara (NATO) dan Uni Eropa.

Ketika melakukan pembicaraan di Skopje dengan pemimpin Makedonia, Mattis juga mengatakan AS berupaya memperluas kerja sama bidang keamanan dunia maya dengan negara kecil di Balkan tersebut.

Tropical Storm Gordon hits southern US

KONFRONTASI-Tropical Storm Gordon has made landfall on the US Gulf Coast, coming on onshore around 50km east of Biloxi, Mississippi, on Wednesday.

On arrival, Gordon had sustained winds approaching 115kmph, which is just short of Category 1 hurricane strength.

State of emergency was declared across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the western side of the Florida Panhandle as damaging winds and heavy rain causing flood swept across the region.

AS Perpanjang Larangan Kunjungan ke Korut

KONFRONTASI-Departemen Luar Negeri Amerika Serikat, Kamis, mengatakan memutuskan memperpanjang satu tahun pelarangan warga negara AS berkunjung ke Korea Utara.

Rokok Elektrik Meledak di Saku Celana, Anu Pria Ini Hangus Terbakar

KONFRONTASI- Sebuah pena Vape, sejenis rokok elektrik, milik seorang pria di Amerika Serikat (AS) tiba-tiba meledak di saku celananya. Insiden di sebuah departement store di Anaheim, California, itu membuat organ kemaluan pria tersebut hangus.

Kejadian pada hari Sabtu lalu itu dialami pria bernama Mohamad Zayid Abdihdy, 24. Menurutnya, pengalaman itu benar-benar menakutkan. 

Dia kini bersumpah tidak akan pernah lagi menggunakan rokok elektrik. 

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