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Clinton: US to Lift Import Ban On Burma

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington will take steps to lift a ban on imports from Burma in response to continued reforms by the country’s military-backed government. At a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Clinton told Burma’s President Thein Sein that the U.S. will “begin the process” of […]

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Clinton: US to Lift Import Ban On Burma

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington will take steps to lift a ban on imports from Burma in response to “continued progress toward reform” in the Southeast Asian nation. At a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Clinton told Burma’s President Thein Sein that lifting the import ban is […]

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US Lifts More Economic Sanctions On Burma

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced the lifting of U.S. import bans on Burma in response to democratic reforms implemented by the new government there. Clinton announced the decision Wednesday after her meeting with Burma’s President Thein Sein on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. She said the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Addresses Burmese Community in Indiana

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed members of the Burmese population in the United States Tuesday, expressing optimism about Burma’s transition to democracy. Thousands of the democracy activist’s supporters turned out to see her speak in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana — home to one of the nation’s largest Burmese communities and […]

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Burmese President to Visit US

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s president leaves Monday for a U.S. visit at the same time that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is touring the United States. Thein Sein will address the United Nations General Assembly and highlight the reforms taking place in his long-isolated nation. The former general hopes to persuade Washington to lift sanctions against Burma, […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Welcomes Lifting of US Sanctions

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she is “happy” that the United States has lifted sanctions against her country. The democracy activist spoke Friday at a news conference at United Nations headquarters in New York, where she appeared alongside U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Aung San Suu Kyi’s return to New York, where she […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Meet UN Chief in New York

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Friday, as she continues her 17-day tour of the United States. The democracy activist’s return to New York, where she worked over 40 years ago at U.N. headquarters, is part of her first visit to the U.S. […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Seeks Support From Burmese Diaspora

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called on the Burmese community in the United States to support the democratic movement in their native land. Speaking mostly in Burmese, the Nobel Laureate on Thursday addressed her compatriots, including a group of Buddhist monks, at American University in Washington. But she reiterated in English that […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Seeks Support for Political Prisoners

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi is urging human-rights activists to work to end the plight of political prisoners. The opposition leader told members of the Amnesty International rights group and other supporters in Washington that hatred and fear often prompt officials to detain individuals with different viewpoints. “Prisoners become prisoners out of the fear of […]

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Top Burmese Official to VOA: Future Will Be More Peaceful

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A high-ranking Burmese official says the government will do more to end fighting with ethnic groups and help refugees return to their lands. In an interview with VOA’s Burmese Service , Minister for the President’s Office U Aung Min says the Burmese goverment will make good on pledges to end ongoing skirmishes, especially in Kachin […]

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