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Burmese Exile Group: ‘Business as Usual’ for Political Prisoners

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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A leading Burmese exile group says the country’s military-backed government appears to be conducting “business as usual” when it comes to political prisoners, despite its release of hundreds of prisoners of conscience earlier this year. The Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma said Tuesday that hundreds of political prisoners “remain locked up and subject […]

AAPP Urges Release of Terminally Ill Burmese Political Prisoner

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An independent non-profit organization supporting political prisoners (The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) has urged an immediate and unconditional release of a leading member of the All Burma Student Federation Union, Ko Zaw Lin Tun, from prison. In a press release Saturday, the independent non-profit organization says Ko Zaw Lin Tun is terminally ill, […]

Belgian Parties Clear Hurdle Toward Forming Government

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Belgium’s Dutch- and French-speaking parties say they have reached an agreement on a key issue toward forming a new government 15 months after the election. The eight parties said Thursday they have a deal on splitting up an electoral district in the bilingual Brussels area. They released a joint statement that talks on economic and […]

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Belgian King Returns To Resolve Political Crisis

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Belgian King Albert cut short his holidays in France and headed back to Brussels as talks there on forming a government threatened to collapse Wednesday, prolonging a 15-month-long political crisis. Belgium has been without a government since June 10, 2010, as leaders of the country’s deeply divided French- and Dutch-speaking communities have been unable to […]

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Japanese PM Bracing for No-Confidence Vote in Parliament

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is facing a no-confidence vote in parliament, with many members of his own party signaling they will vote to remove him from office. The Asahi newspaper says more than 50 members of Mr. Kan’s Democratic Party of Japan support the no-confidence motion, which is expected to come up for a […]


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