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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Amnesty Award in Dublin

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi received a rock star welcome in Ireland Monday where she received Amnesty International’s highest human rights award at a concert in her honor. The Nobel peace laureate took to the stage with rock singer and philanthropist Bono to collect her long-postponed Ambassador of Conscience Award. She won the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Resumes European Tour after Brief Illness

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi got a celebrity’s welcome Friday when she visited a session of the Swiss parliament. The Nobel laureate is continuing her trip through Europe despite a brief illness. Supporters of the rights group Amnesty International waited outside the Swiss parliament building in Bern to greet her with cheers and […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Resumes European Tour after Brief Illness

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi got a celebrity’s welcome Friday when she visited a session of the Swiss parliament. The Nobel laureate is continuing her trip through Europe despite a brief illness. Supporters of the rights group Amnesty International waited outside the Swiss parliament building in Bern to greet her with cheers and […]

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Financial, Political Uncertainty Grips Europe

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Financial and political uncertainty is gripping Europe, with new evidence of its economic slump and contentious parliamentary elections Sunday in Greece centered on its fate in the euro currency bloc. The chief of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, warned Friday that the 17-nation eurozone faces “serious downside risks,” mostly because of “heightened uncertainty.” He […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Resumes European Tour after Brief Illness

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has attended a session of the Swiss parliament, after a brief illness forced her to cancel a Swiss state dinner on Thursday evening. The democracy icon excused herself from a news conference on Thursday, saying she was exhausted and disoriented by the long flight and time change. The […]

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European Leaders Discuss Economic Crisis Ahead of Greek Vote

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti have agreed that budget discipline must not be allowed to hamper economic growth. The two leaders met Thursday in Rome for talks ahead of national elections in Greece Sunday and a summit of 20 economic powers next week in Mexico. They called for a unified […]

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Moody Slashes Cyprus, Spain Ratings

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Moody’s Investors Service has cut the credit rating of Spain and Cyprus as the markets brace for Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Greece, which could take the country out of the eurozone and undermine the European common currency. On Wednesday, Moody’s cut its rating on the Spanish government debt by three notches despite the $125 billion […]

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Suu Kyi Departs on Landmark Trip to Europe

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Long-time Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has departed on a landmark European tour that will include her formal acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her more than 20 years ago. The opposition leader, who spent much of the past two decades under house arrest, set out from Rangoon Wednesday for her […]

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Suu Kyi Departs on Landmark Trip to Europe

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Long-time Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has departed on a landmark European tour that will include her formal acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her more than 20 years ago. The newly elected member of parliament, who spent much of the past two decades under house arrest, set out from Rangoon […]

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Suu Kyi Set for Landmark Trip to Europe

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to leave Burma for Europe Wednesday, her first trip to the continent in 24 years, after spending much of the past two decades under house arrest. Aung San Suu Kyi’s first stop will be Geneva on June 14, where she will address the annual International Labor […]

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