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European Delegation Due in Rangoon to Meet Democracy Leader

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A European Union delegation was expected Tuesday in Rangoon for talks with Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. The delegation is led by Robert Cooper, a special adviser to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. The delegation was in the administrative capital of Naypyitaw Monday to meet with Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin and […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Speak to US Congressional Committee

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver remarks to members of the U.S. Congress on recorded video Wednesday, to discuss her country’s elections last year. Representative Don Manzullo announced the plan for the recorded testimony on Monday. The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Wednesday will hold a hearing on […]

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India’s FM Heads to Burma, Elevating Diplomatic Ties

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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India’s foreign minister flew Monday to Burma for a visit that is expected to boost warming ties between the Asian neighbors. Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna said before leaving New Delhi that the talks would focus on security cooperation as well as energy, infrastructure and other matters. He is the highest ranking Indian government official to […]

Burma Blames Kachin Rebels for Fighting

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s government is blaming ethnic Kachin rebels for starting a week of fighting along the northeastern border with China. The state-run New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday that the army is battling rebels to protect a major Chinese-built hydroelectric power project that has come under threat from the rebels. The rebels have blamed government forces […]

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US Urges Burma to End Hostilities

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is urging Burma to cease hostilities in northern ethnic minority regions, as deadly clashes between government forces and rebels have forced many refugees to flee toward neighboring China. State Department spokeswoman Kelly McKellogg Thursday called on the Burmese authorities to start a dialogue toward reconciliation with opposition and ethnic minority groups. She […]

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China Denies Blocking Refugees From Burmese Fighting

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China is denying charges that its border guards have turned back thousands of refugees who are fleeing a Burmese government assault on ethnic rebels in northern Burma. The Thailand-based Kachin News Group, which has close ties to the rebels, says more than 10,000 Kachin refugees have fled to the Chinese border over the past three […]

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China Denies Blocking Refugees From Burmese Fighting

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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China is denying charges that its border guards have turned back hundreds of refugees who are fleeing a Burmese government assault on ethnic rebels in northern Burma. More than 1,000 Kachin villagers have massed near the Chinese border seeking to escape from the fighting, which began late last week. A witness tells VOA that most […]

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China Faces Pressure to Admit Refugees From Burmese Fighting

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group wants governments to press China to open its border to hundreds of refugees who are fleeing a Burmese government assault on ethnic rebels in northern Burma. More than 1,000 Kachin villagers have massed near the Chinese border seeking to escape from the fighting, which began late last week. A witness tells […]

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Thousands Flee Fighting in Burma

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are fleeing deadly clashes between Burmese government forces and ethnic minority rebels near the country’s border with China. Rights groups say about 2,000 Burmese villagers have fled their homes, most of them crossing into China. However, reports say thousands of others attempting to enter China were rejected by Chinese border guards and […]

Thousands Flee Fighting in Burma

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are fleeing deadly clashes between Burmese government forces and ethnic minority rebels near the country’s border with China. Rights groups say about 2,000 Burmese villagers have fled their homes, most of them crossing into China. However, reports say thousands of others attempting to enter China were rejected by Chinese border guards and […]

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