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Clinton Urges Burma to End “Illicit” Ties to North Korea

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on Burma to end any “illicit” military ties to North Korea, and says more work must be done before the United States can consider lifting sanctions. Clinton said Thursday during a landmark visit to Burma that its government must respect international consensus against the spread of nuclear […]

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Burmese President Welcomes “Historic” Clinton Visit

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s President Thein Sein has welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying her visit is “historic” and represents a new chapter in relations between the two countries. Clinton met Thursday in the capital, Naypyitaw, with Thein Sein, Burma’s foreign minister and other officials. She is the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Burma […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Optimistic Clinton Visit will Advance Burma Reforms

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, says she is optimistic that a landmark visit by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will advance reforms in the country. Speaking via video conference from Burma Wednesday, Aung San Suu Kyi told a Washington research institution she supports the United States’ efforts to engage more with the […]

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Clinton Makes Landmark Visit to Burma

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hillary Clinton has begun a landmark trip to Burma, becoming the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit there in 50 years. Clinton arrived in the Burmese capital Naypyitaw Wednesday from South Korea, where she told reporters she will determine for herself the civilian Burmese government’s intentions to continue political and economic reforms. Clinton talked […]

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Clinton Makes Landmark Visit to Burma

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hillary Clinton has begun a landmark trip to Burma, becoming the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit the country in 50 years. Clinton arrived in the remote Burmese capital, Naypyitaw, on Wednesday from South Korea, where she told reporters she will determine for herself the current Burmese government’s intentions for continuing political and economic […]

Clinton Makes Landmark Visit to Burma

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has begun a landmark trip to Burma, becoming the first chief U.S. diplomat to visit the country in 50 years. Clinton arrived in the remote Burmese capital, Naypyitaw, on Wednesday from South Korea, where she told reporters she will determine for herself the current Burmese government’s intentions for continuing […]

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China Wants to Retain Burma Ties Amid Western Influence

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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China says it is open to Burma seeking closer ties with the West, but not at the expense of Beijing’s interests. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman (Hong Lei) said Wednesday Beijing welcomes Burma’s moves to enhance contact and improve relations with Western nations. But China’s state-run newspaper Global Times, known for its nationalist stance, said […]

China Wants to Retain Burma Ties Amid Western Influence

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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China says it is open to Burma seeking closer ties with the West, but not at the expense of Beijing’s interests. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman (Hong Lei) said Wednesday Beijing welcomes Burma’s moves to enhance contact and improve relations with Western nations. But China’s state-run newspaper Global Times, known for its nationalist stance, said […]

Clinton Makes Landmark Visit to Burma

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has begun a landmark trip to Burma, becoming the first chief U.S. diplomat to visit the country in 50 years. She arrived Wednesday in the remote Burmese capital, Naypyitaw, for three days of talks, including scheduled meetings with Burmese President Thein Sein and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. […]

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Clinton Expresses Hope for Change in Burma

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says there is hope that reforms in Burma could spark a movement for change in the country that benefits its people. Clinton told reporters in South Korea Wednesday that she will determine for herself the current Burmese government’s intentions for continuing political and economic reforms. She is traveling to […]

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