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South Korean President Visits Burma

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has received an honor guard welcome in Burma, on the first such trip by a South Korean leader in nearly 30 years. Mr. Lee met with Burmese President Thein Sein Monday to discuss increasing economic ties as well as cooperation on energy and natural resources. He is expected to meet […]

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South Korean President Visits Burma

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak headed to Burma Monday for a two-day visit, the first such trip by a South Korean leader in nearly 30 years. Mr. Lee’s office said he will meet with Burmese President Thein Sein to discuss increasing economic ties as well as cooperation on energy and natural resources. The South Korean […]

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China, Japan, S Korea Warn North to Stop Provocations

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea say they will not tolerate further provocation from North Korea, amid fears that Pyongyang is preparing for a new nuclear test. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made the remark Sunday after meeting in Beijing with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. North Korea’s […]

UN Chief Urges Sudan, South Sudan to Resume Negotiations

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Sudan and South Sudan to “disengage” and return to negotiations after recent reports of fighting along their border. Speaking to the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday, Mr. Ban said another element in consolidating peace between the two countries is for each to address internal issues. “The […]

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South Sudan Accuses Sudan of More Airstrikes

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Sudan says Sudan has carried out cross-border airstrikes in violation of a United Nations-backed cease-fire. Military spokesman Kella Dual Kueth on Wednesday accused Sudan of bombing and shelling sites in four northern states — Unity, Upper Nile, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Northern Bahr el Ghazal. A commissioner in Western Bahr e Ghazal, Riziq […]

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Clinton Arrives in India for Talks

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in India where she will urge New Delhi to reduce the oil it imports from sanctions-hit Iran. Clinton arrived in Kolkata Sunday after visits to Bangladesh and China. She will head to New Delhi Monday to meet with top government officials. India has made some reductions in its […]

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Clinton Warns Bangladesh on Grameen Bank

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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` U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flies to India Sunday, the last stop on a three-nation Asian tour that started in China. In Bangladesh Sunday, she told an audience at a public question-and-answer session in Dhaka that she supports the work of Grameen Bank and its founder, Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus. She said she […]

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Clinton Meets with Bangladesh Micro-Lender Pioneer

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the work of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus at a closed-door meeting with him Sunday in Bangladesh, a day after the top U.S. diplomat met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The prime minister’s administration ousted Yunus, who is 71, as managing director of the pioneering micro-lender Grameen Bank last […]

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Tensions Boiling Along Sudan-South Sudan Border

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Renewed accusations and continued distrust are threatening to sabotage a promised cease-fire involving the world’s newest country. South Sudan – which gained independence last July – and Sudan traded allegations Friday of continued violations and attacks along their volatile border. Southern army spokesman Philip Aguer repeated allegations made to VOA Thursday that Sudan resumed its […]

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South Sudan Accuses North of New Bombings Despite Ultimatum

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan is accusing Sudan of bombing its border region Thursday despite a U.N. Security Council warning for the countries to end hostilities or face sanctions. Southern army spokesman Philip Aguer told VOA that Sudanese warplanes dropped 12 bombs and launched artillery in the village of Lalop where southern forces are stationed. Aguer said the […]

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