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Indian PM to Meet with Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Tuesday with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as he wraps up his three-day visit to strengthen trade and investment links between the two Asian neighbors. Prime Minister Singh met with Burmese President Thein Sein on Monday. The two leaders signed about a dozen trade and investment agreements, […]

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Indian PM in Burma to Boost Trade, Investment

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Burma in an effort to strengthen trade and investment links between the two Asian neighbors. Mr. Singh met with Burmese President Thein Sein in the administrative capital, Naypyitaw, after a formal welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace. The two signed about a dozen trade and investment agreements, including […]

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Burmese Police Disperse Protest over Power Blackouts

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition groups say police broke up a demonstration and detained several protesters after they defied police warnings and took to the streets demanding an end to electricity blackouts. A spokesperson for the National League for Democracy said police dispersed the protest of at least 100 people Thursday in the town of Pyay, about 260 […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Address Economic Forum in Thailand

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will travel outside the country next week for the first time in more than two decades to attend an economic forum in Thailand. A spokesperson for the Nobel laureate’s National League for Democracy said Thursday that Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver a speech in Bangkok at the […]

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Amnesty Says Rights Abuses Continue in Burma, Despite Reforms

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says human rights abuses in Burma’s ethnic minority areas have increased in the past year, despite recent political and economic reform in the Southeast Asian nation. In an annual report released Thursday, the Britain-based rights watchdog documented cases of extra-judicial executions, torture, and forced labor by Burma’s military in the country’s ethnic conflict […]

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Burmese Protesters Press Demands for Electricity

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 1,000 Burmese protesters defied police and returned to the streets of Rangoon on Wednesday to demand an end to electricity blackouts in key Burmese cities. The protests, along with similar rallies Sunday and Monday in the city of Mandalay, are a rare departure from the norm in the Southeast Asian nation, which — […]

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Burmese Electricity Protests End Without Arrests

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Two rallies against chronic electricity shortages in Burma’s commercial capital, Rangoon, ended peacefully Tuesday, after residents gathered in the central city to protest rolling power blackouts. The protests, along with similar rallies Sunday and Monday in Mandalay, are a rare departure from the norm in the Southeast Asian nation, which had been under harsh military […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Give First International Speech in Geneva

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver a speech to a labor conference in Geneva next month. International Labor Organization Director-General Juan Somavia said Tuesday that Aung San Suu Kyi will address the annual ILO conference on June 14. The long-time pro-democracy activist will be making her first trip […]

Aung San Suu Kyi to Give First International Speech in Geneva

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver a speech to a labor conference in Geneva next month. International Labor Organization Director-General Juan Somavia said Tuesday that Aung San Suu Kyi will address the annual ILO conference on June 14. The long-time pro-democracy activist will be making first her trip […]

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Burma’s Suu Kyi to Address British Parliament

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will give a historic speech to both houses of Britain’s parliament next month when she makes her first trip outside the country in 24 years. British Prime Minister David Cameron invited the Nobel Peace Prize winner to come to Britain when he visited her in Burma in April. […]

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