WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration extended Thursday by one year targeted U.S. sanctions against Burma, a move aimed at preventing backsliding on democratic reforms. But to sweeten the pill, the administration eased some of the U.S. visa restrictions imposed against Burma’s former military regime in recognition of the nation’s dramatic shift from authoritarian rule....
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives has backed legislation that eases another restriction on the U.S. providing aid to Burma. The bill, that still has to pass the Senate, would allow the U.S. to provide financial aid to the country also known as Burma through the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury has removed Burma’s president, Thein Sein, from a list of individuals who are barred from doing business or owning property in America. The announcement comes as Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is on a high-profile trip to the U.S. that is expected to include a private meeting...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has renewed a U.S. import ban against Burma for another year. But Republican minority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, said Thursday he was encouraged by Burma’s progress in the past year-and-a-half. He said lawmakers would monitor developments there “with hope for the future.” McConnell is an influential voice on Burma...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Just days after the U.S. eased key sanctions on Burma, General Electric became the first American company to invest in the former pariah state, signing deals Saturday to provide medical equipment to a pair of hospitals in the country’s biggest city. Burma President Thein Sein held talks on Friday with U.S....
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