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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Myanmar welcomes Obama’s historic visit

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 04:21am by Associated Press in Yangon, Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agencies in Yangon and Washington Myanmar’s government says it “warmly welcomes” US President Barack Obama’s decision to visit the country this month, noting it will increase the momentum ... travel to Thailand and Cambodia, the latter another first for a US president. While in Cambodia, Obama will attend the East Asia Summit. During his trip to Myanmar, Obama will also meet democracy ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi tells US students she’s ‘no icon’

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:51pm by Reuters in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    ... Reuters in Cambridge, Massachusetts Myanmar pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi got celebrity treatment from students at Harvard University on Thursday, but insisted ... the receipt of a US Congressional Gold Medal to recognise her efforts to promote freedom and democracy, and visits with Myanmar expatriates. She has spoken on several college campuses, where her ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... indication that White House is thinking of its legacy, Rice hailed democratic reforms in Myanmar and tied them to Obama’s outreach to the long-time pariah state since the start of his presidency. “If ... said, using Myanmar’s alternative name. But Rice said that Myanmar needed to do more to protect minorities including the mostly Muslim Rohingya and to ensure free elections in 2015.   ...

  4. Clinton's visit sets hopeful tone

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent As far as diplomatic courtships go, the US and Myanmar are one of the stranger parings suddenly on show in a fast-changing region. Today eyes will be on that relationship as US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on the first cabinet-level US mission to Myanmar since 1955. Rather than a hot, sweaty tango leading to a swift consummation, ...

  5. News - World - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi calls for release of Russian singers

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 08:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, on a landmark visit to the United States, called on Thursday for the release of jailed members of the Russian ... I was making any sort of sacrifice. I never thought I was suffering,” she said. “I never forgot that I was much more fortunate than my colleagues who were in jail.” Myanmar was ruled by an iron-fisted ...

  6. A good week for...

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar's opposition leader had a homecoming of sorts in Britain, returning for the first time to the country where she had been living until 1988. Among her engagements was a historic address to both houses of the British Parliament and a visit to Oxford, where she lived with her husband and two sons until she left for Myanmar to care for her dying ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama passes on UN meetings to focus on re-election

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Myanmar leader Thein Sein, he is expected to record an appearance on the popular American daytime talk show The View. The show is a favourite ... audience. In his place, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, will hold meetings normally on the presidential portfolio, with talks expected with leaders of Israel, Myanmar, Pakistan ...

  8. Unity will toughen Asean to withstand Sino-US rivalry

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... but questions arise about American intentions and staying power vis-a-vis a rising China. In Beijing, reactions to the US 'pivot' seem mixed. Myanmar sets a stark example with dramatic ... in between can matter. Look again at Myanmar. Most believe China's increasing dominance made Myanmar leaders uncomfortable. But the effort to bring in others does not necessarily exclude China. ...

  9. Ruffling feathers

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Tay This week, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a historic high-profile visit to Myanmar even as Asians assess a flurry of US moves in the region. The Obama ... an intention to shut China out. For Myanmar, the twisting path for Clinton's visit has been paved over the past two years by Senator Jim Webb and Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell. Coming after ...

  10. Piecing together the Pacific pivot

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Myanmar and even New Zealand are all being closely watched by Chinese diplomats and the military. 'The US says over and over that it does not want to contain China, but their actions ... said recently. Meanwhile, recent reforms in Myanmar have paved the way for initial steps towards a fledgling US-Myanmese military relationship. Just as the search for missing US servicemen ...




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