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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....

Analysis: Battle lines drawn in Burma’s fight for democracy

By Tue, Jan 07, 2014 12:14PM UTC Comments Off Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks as she asks a question during a regular session of parliament. Pic: AP.

Burma’s existing Constitution, approved in a May 2008 referendum, is controversial since it was prearranged by means of subjective legal principles. It says the military commander-in-charge can take sovereign power if the country is in a dangerous situation. In late July last year, a three-day Ethnic Conference organized by the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC)...

Few heirs apparent to Mandela’s symbol of freedom

By Sun, Dec 08, 2013 12:08PM UTC Comments Off This combination of 2013 file photos shows, from left, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi; Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, and Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression - and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela’s iconic power. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, Craig Ruttle, Marco Ugarte)

The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression — and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela’s iconic power. There are a few whose trials have made them symbols of freedom, including the former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi...

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Australia

By Wed, Nov 27, 2013 11:39AM UTC Comments Off Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to overseas members of the Burmese community in Singapore, Sunday. Pic: AP.

SYDNEY (AP) — Burma pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney on Wednesday for her first Australian visit. The National League for Democracy lawmaker is on a five-day trip to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and will make a number of speeches, including one at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday. The Nobel Peace...

Burma’s Suu Kyi picks up overdue honor in Rome

By Mon, Oct 28, 2013 11:01AM UTC Comments Off Aung San Suu Kyi with Rome mayor Ignazio Marino during Sunday's ceremony. Pic: AP.

ROME (AP) — Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi has picked up an overdue honor from Rome, a city she fondly recalled enjoying, along with its gelato, 40 years earlier. The Nobel Peace Prize winner received Rome’s honorary citizenship Sunday night in City Hall on the ancient Capitoline Hill. In 1994, Rome had conferred the honor...

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