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Jakarta governor found guilty in landmark blasphemy trial

Jakarta governor found guilty in landmark blasphemy trial

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (popularly known as "Ahok"), the outgoing Christian governor of Indonesia's Jakarta province, has been convicted of blasphemy against Islam and faces a two-year prison sentence. The governor was charged with blasphemy after he made comments last September about the Al Maidah 51 verse of the Quran, regarding whether Muslims can elect a leader of another religion.



Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus

In April 2016, Obama criticised a "troubling" path that Erdogan might be putting Turkey on with respect to freedom of the press, a day after the two leaders met in Washington . Turkey also saw the rebels as handy proxies against the Syrian Kurds. Trump's earlier congratulatory message to Erdogan on "winning" a now widely disputed referendum that vastly extends his powers and his term of office comes immediately to mind.


Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Valero Energy (VLO) Share Price

Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Valero Energy (VLO) Share Price

Jane Street Group Incorporated Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Alpha One also gave media headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 25 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.



Macron's election offers chance for more dynamism in EU - Merkel

Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) saw a surge in support, winning 33 percent, up from 26.3 percent in 2012. It was not clear whether the liberal Free Democrats (FDP), the CDU's preferred partners projected to win 12 percent, had enough votes for the two allies to form a majority in the state.