BEIJING (AP) — Police have arrested the brother-in-law of China’s jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo on fraud charges in what the family said is the latest act of official retaliation. Beijing police detained Liu Hui on Jan. 31, just before the Lunar New Year and a planned family reunion, and formally charged him...
President of Burma (Myanmar) U Thein Sein, at the invitation of President of South Korea Mr Lee Myung-bak, left Nay-pyi-taw for the Republic of Korea on Sunday (7 October) to pay a goodwill visit. The President’s delegation members are Union Ministers Wunna Maung Lwin, Soe Thein, Tin Naing Thein, Khin Maung Soe, Aye Myint, Region...
Elizabeth I of England, with her signature red hair, pale coloring, frilly ruffs and over-embellished clothes, used to love making stately progresses through the countryside. Since June 13, Burma’s democracy leader Dr. Aung San Suu Kyi has been on a tour of Europe (she arrived back in Rangoon on June 30) and earlier when she visited Thailand for...
Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, has responded to the Bangladesh Bank letter asking for his retirement as the head of the Grameen Bank, an institution that provides micro credit to aid its clients to establish financial self-sufficiency. Last Wednesday, Bangladesh’s central bank removed the 70-year-old Mr Yunus,stating the mandatory age of retirement as 60. The Bank...
In December, there was a brouhaha in the Philippines over the decision by the Aquino government to skip/snub/boycott — take your pick — the Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony in Oslo for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. Initially, the Manila government offered different explanations for the skip/snub/boycott – the attaché in Oslo had a prior appointment,...
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Chinese premier heads to India to boost ties
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More controversy for Japan party over sex comments
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Burma leader frees prisoners ahead of US visit
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