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

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 1:07 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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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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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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US Lawmakers Welcome Passport Issuance for Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have welcomed the news that Burma has issued a passport to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, allowing her to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years. Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, expressed hope Tuesday that Burma’s democratic leader can visit the United States, as he recalled meeting her […]

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