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US Suspends Economic Sanctions on Burma

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has declared a new phase in its relationship with Burma, suspending economic sanctions and naming the first U.S. ambassador to the southeast Asian nation in more than 20 years. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement Thursday alongside visiting Burmese Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, who is on his nation’s first […]

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US Suspends Economic Sanctions on Burma

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has suspended economic sanctions against Burma, which have banned American investment in the country for the last 15 years. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement Thursday in Washington alongside visiting Burmese Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin. She said that Derek Mitchell, the State Department’s special representative to Burma, […]

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US Suspends Economic Sanctions on Burma

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has suspended economic sanctions against Burma, which have banned American investment in the country for the last 15 years. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement Thursday in Washington alongside visiting Burmese Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin. She also said the United States would be sending its first ambassador […]

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Clinton, Burmese FM Meet in Washington

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Burma’s top diplomat are meeting in Washington, amid signs the Obama administration may be preparing to suspend long-standing economic sanctions against the Southeast Asian nation. The chairman of a key Senate East Asian subcommittee, Jim Webb, called the visit by Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin an “appropriate time” […]

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Seoul: Burma to Comply with UN Resolutions on Pyongyang

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say Burma has agreed to comply with U.N. resolutions aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. The move was announced Tuesday by a spokesperson for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who is finishing up his landmark two-day visit to Burma. President Thein Sein acknowledged during meetings with Mr. Lee that […]

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Seoul: Burma to Comply with UN Resolutions on Pyongyang

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say Burma has agreed to comply with U.N. resolutions targeting North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. The move was announced Tuesday by a spokesperson for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who is on a landmark two-day visit to Burma. The official also said that Burma has agreed to release a North Korean defector […]

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South Korean President Visits Burma

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has received an honor guard welcome in Burma, on the first such trip by a South Korean leader in nearly 30 years. Mr. Lee met with Burmese President Thein Sein Monday to discuss increasing economic ties as well as cooperation on energy and natural resources. He is expected to meet […]

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South Korean President Visits Burma

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak headed to Burma Monday for a two-day visit, the first such trip by a South Korean leader in nearly 30 years. Mr. Lee’s office said he will meet with Burmese President Thein Sein to discuss increasing economic ties as well as cooperation on energy and natural resources. The South Korean […]

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Burma Government: Ballot Tampering Claims ‘Groundless’

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s government is denying allegations of ballot tampering during last month’s by-elections, which saw an historic victory for the opposition party of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Many in Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy complained of irregularities, including allegations that ballots in several towns were covered in wax that could be […]

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Burma Government: Ballot Tampering Claims ‘Groundless’

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s government is denying allegations of ballot tampering during last month’s by-elections, which saw an historic victory for the opposition party of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Many in Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy complained of irregularities, including allegations that ballots in several towns were covered in wax that could be […]

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