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New Greek Government Seeking Bailout Relief

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The new Greek government is moving quickly to win Europe’s approval for easing the terms of its financial bailout. Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, a partner in the fledgling coalition government, said the meeting of the continent’s finance ministers on Thursday in Luxembourg “will be the first big battle” on revising the $168 billion bailout Greece […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Warm British Welcome No Challenge to Burmese President

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded an honorary doctorate Wednesday from Oxford University, which she said “stood up and spoke for her” during her long years of isolation under house arrest in her homeland. In her acceptance address, the Nobel laureate told her audience that she survived years of imprisonment under Burmese […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Warm British Welcome No Challenge to Burmese President

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says Burma’s president should not see the warm welcome she has received during her first trip to Britain in 24 years as a challenge. She was due to receive an honorary degree and give an address Wednesday at Oxford University, a day after a packed auditorium at the […]

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EU Set to Ease Greek Bailout Terms

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it is set to ease the strict austerity conditions of Greece’s financial bailout, possibly agreeing to changes in the rescue package in the next few months. With Greece on the verge of forming a new coalition government after Sunday’s parliamentary elections, one EU official anonymously said given the country’s worsening economic […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Thanks Britain for Years of Support

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi thanked the British people for two-and-a-half decades of support during the start of her visit to Britain Tuesday, on her 67th birthday. She left the country and her husband and sons there 24 years ago when she returned to Burma to take care of her sick mother. She […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Returns to Oxford After 24 Years

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited her alma mater, Oxford University, for the first time since she left to return to Burma and care for her sick mother 24 years ago. The opposition leader attended Oxford in the 1960s and raised her family in the British university town until 1988. She did […]

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EU Set to Ease Greek Bailout Terms

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it is set to ease the strict austerity conditions of Greece’s financial bailout, possibly agreeing to changes in the rescue package in the next few months. With Greece on the verge of forming a new coalition government after Sunday’s parliamentary elections, one EU official anonymously said given the country’s worsening economic […]

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EU Set to Ease Greek Bailout Terms

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it is set to ease the strict austerity conditions of Greece’s financial bailout, possibly agreeing to changes in the rescue package in the next few months. With Greece on the verge of forming a new coalition government after Sunday’s parliamentary elections, one EU official anonymously said Tuesday that with the country’s […]

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24 Years Later, Aung San Suu Kyi Returns to Britain

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi continues her European tour Tuesday in Britain, where she will reunite with family after leaving the country nearly a quarter century ago. The Nobel laureate, who turns 67 Tuesday, will participate in a panel discussion at the London School of Economics before attending a family reunion in Oxford. […]

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Twenty-four Years Later, Aung San Suu Kyi Returns to Britain

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi continues her whirlwind European tour Tuesday in Britain, where she will reunite with family after leaving the country nearly a quarter century ago. The Nobel laureate, who turns 67 on Tuesday, will participate in a panel discussion at the London School of Economics before attending a family reunion […]

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