7 stories biographer David Maraniss presented in his new book "Barack Obama: The Story."
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo was declared the official victor in Indonesia's tightest presidential race. But his opponent Prabowo Subianto withdrew, claiming 'mass fraud.'
Most people now live in cities, the UN declares, and more will follow, perhaps marking the 21st century as the Urban Era. Why the attraction to cities? Perhaps it shows rising hopes for progress.
Exit polls from today's presidential election point to a comfortable victory for Joko Widodo over his rival, Prabowo Subianto, who refuses to concede. Widodo has promised to shake up a corrupt system.
In Indonesia's presidential election the rival candidates each claimed to win Wednesday. Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo won with 52 percent of the vote, but his Suharto-era opponent, Prabowo Subianto, said other data indicated he had won.
Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation and the world's third-largest democracy, but writer Elizabeth Pisani says the country 'punches below its weight on the world stage.'
Experts say Wednesday's presidential election is too close to call. Front-runner Joko Widodo, the reformist mayor of Jakarta, has given up an early lead over his rival.
Despite a commanding early lead, Joko Widodo now just edges his opponent, a former military general, a week before Indonesians vote for their second directly-elected president.
A social media campaign is circulating rumors that the popular Jakarta governor is an ethnic Chinese Christian. The majority Muslim country holds presidential elections in July.
Joko Widodo runs Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, and has long kept admirers wondering if he'd stand in July. His appeal to ordinary voters may have swayed the political gatekeepers.
The roll out of Indonesia's new health care program for its 247 million people, over a decade in the works, has been bumpy. Full implementation will take effect in 2019.