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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes Burma Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday. Pic: AP.

Suu Kyi, Germany’s Merkel discuss Burma’s future

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:07AM UTC Comments Off German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes Burma Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday. Pic: AP.

BERLIN (AP) — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is discussing Burma 's future with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, a city Suu Kyi describes as a symbol of success in achieving unity....

Wen says China might contribute to Europe fund

By Fri, Feb 03, 2012 11:00AM UTC Comments Off Chinese Prime minister Wen Jiabao. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s premier said Thursday that Beijing might contribute to European bailout funds, while visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for help in persuading Iran to renounce possible nuclear weapons ambitions. Merkel was on a visit to reassure Beijing about Europe’s financial health following agreement this week on a European treaty on government...

Germany’s Merkel visits Vietnam to boost ties

By Tue, Oct 11, 2011 2:04PM UTC Comments Off

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Vietnam’s capital for a two-day visit to boost trade ties with the communist country, amid the European debt crisis. Merkel and her Vietnamese counterpart, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, reviewed an honor guard Tuesday in Hanoi before the two headed for talks behind closed...

Time: Sheikh Hasina seventh global woman leader

By Fri, Aug 12, 2011 2:46PM UTC Comments Off Time: Sheikh Hasina seventh global woman leader

After the MDG award and numerous accolades last year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked the seventh top woman leader in the world by Time Magazine on August 11 this year. The UNB in Bangladesh released the Time Magazine list in the following order: 1) Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand 2) Angela Merkel,...

Germany’s Merkel voices concern over Burma’s ASEAN presidency

By Thu, Jun 02, 2011 8:04PM UTC Comments Off

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to openly discuss Burma’s political and human rights problems before the country takes its turn as chair of the regional bloc, according to AFP news. “Looking at the discussion about Myanmar (Burma) and its interest in taking over the presidency of ASEAN,...

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