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Clinton Welcomes Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has welcomed Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Washington at the start of the opposition leader’s first U.S. visit since her 2010 release from house arrest. In brief comments to reporters at the start of their meeting on Tuesday, Clinton said there was a great deal of excitement and […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Begins US Tour

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi begins her 17-day visit to the United States in earnest Tuesday with events in Washington, including talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Aung San Suu Kyi, who traveled to Washington Monday, is also scheduled to deliver remarks as part of a discussion about Burma’s democratic transition and […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Begins US Tour

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has begun a two-week visit to the United States, where she is to receive Congress’ highest honor. Aung San Suu Kyi traveled Monday to Washington, the city where she will spend the first four days of her trip. There she will receive the Congressional Gold Medal and also […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Get US Congress’ Highest Honor

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Nobel Prize-winning Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Monday begins a two-week tour of the United States, where she is to receive Congress’ highest honor. Aung San Suu Kyi will spend the first four days of her visit in Washington — meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and receiving the Congressional Gold Medal. […]

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Burma’s Suu Kyi Gives First Parliament Speech

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has used her first speech in parliament to call for laws protecting the rights of the nation’s ethnic minorities. The Nobel Peace Prize winner spoke Wednesday, urging equal rights for all ethnic groups as part of Burma’s transition to democracy. Aung San Suu Kyi’s presence in parliament marks […]

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Burmese Democracy Leader to Visit US, Accept Award

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based advocacy group has announced that Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit the United States in September to accept an award for global citizenship. The New York-based Atlantic Council issued a statement Monday saying Aung San Suu Kyi is one of four people to be honored September 21 with its Global […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes Debut in Burma’s Parliament

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has made her historic debut in parliament. The Nobel Peace Prize winner took her seat in Burma’s lower house of parliament for the first time Monday in the administrative capital, Naypyidaw. Aung San Suu Kyi’s presence marks a new phase in her long struggle to bring democracy to […]

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French President Pledges Support For Burma’s Democratic Transition

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday assured visiting Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that France will do everything possible to support Burma’s democratic transition. ) “We support all the efforts that could be taken for the success of this transition. And France must be at the service of democracy. Everything that can be […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Urges France to Support Burma

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has asked France to support her country’s fragile democratic movement. During a visit to Paris Tuesday, she told reporters that it is very important to make the country’s powerful military understand that democracy is for the good of everyone in Burma, not only one segment of society. The […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi in France on Final Leg of European Tour

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in France, on the final leg of her historic European tour. The 67-year-old Nobel prize laureate arrived in Paris by train from London Tuesday afternoon. She is scheduled to meet with President Francois Hollande for dinner and a press conference. During her trip, she will also […]

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