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Myanmar – Google News

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Russia, Myanmar reaffirm nuclear cooperation – World Nuclear News


Russia, Myanmar reaffirm nuclear cooperation
World Nuclear News
Russia and Myanmar have agreed to cooperate in nuclear energy, Rosatom said today, during the first of a two-day working visit to the Southeast Asian country by its deputy director general Nikolay Spassky. During his visit, Spassky met Myanmar vice …
Will Myanmar's Military Reform?Huffington Post

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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 4:24 pm

Burmese restaurant Royal Myanmar opens in West View – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Burmese restaurant Royal Myanmar opens in West View
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Royal Myanmar is an anchor for the couple of hundred Pittsburgh residents with roots in Myanmar. It also gives Pittsburghers the chance to try a handful of interesting Burmese dishes on a pan-Asian menu that includes sushi, Thai and Chinese food. This

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 4:22 pm

Upcoming Myanmar Elections Threatened by Midnight Inspections – VICE News


VICE News

Upcoming Myanmar Elections Threatened by Midnight Inspections
VICE News
Casting a shadow on upcoming parliamentary elections that are supposed to mark a turning point for Myanmar as a burgeoning democracy and an ally of the West, a human rights NGO has released a critical report accusing the government of using an …

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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 3:58 pm

Startups in Myanmar – The Economist


The Economist

Startups in Myanmar
The Economist
REMARKABLE views greet visitors to Phandeeyar, an open-plan office and events space which sits atop a tower block in the centre of Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city. Its north windows frame golden pagodas and colonial mansions; to the south …

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 3:47 pm

Business, military, government seize land for rubber in Myanmar: rights group – Reuters


Business, military, government seize land for rubber in Myanmar: rights group
Reuters
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Businesses in Myanmar have colluded with military and government officials to seize vast tracts of farmland from ethnic minority villagers in the northeast, using much of the land for rubber plantations, a UK

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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 1:20 pm

China says probing if more Myanmar bombs strayed over border – Business Insider


South China Morning Post (subscription)

China says probing if more Myanmar bombs strayed over border
Business Insider
BEIJING (Reuters) – China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it investigating whether more stray bombs had fallen in Chinese territory during fighting between Myanmar's government and rebels, after five people were killed earlier this month.
PLA holds night live-fire drills near border with MyanmarSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
Myanmar military says taken 'total control' of KokangAnadolu Agency
Myanmar Army Commits Rapes, Beatings, Killings of Kokang People: RefugeesRadio Free Asia

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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 10:47 am

Myanmar increases civil servant pay to raise living standard – U-T San Diego


U-T San Diego

Myanmar increases civil servant pay to raise living standard
U-T San Diego
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar is increasing the salaries of its government employees — doubling some of them — as of next month. The announcement by Finance Minister Win Shein was relayed Thursday on state-run television. The increases were …

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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 8:51 am

Myanmar Urged to Consider Revising Draft Investment Law – Voice of America


Voice of America

Myanmar Urged to Consider Revising Draft Investment Law
Voice of America
A leading human rights group is urging Myanmar, also known as Burma, to consider revising a proposed investment law to ensure better protection against social and environmental dangers. Myanmar has "failed to engage in a meaningful public consultation" …

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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 8:13 am

Myanmar students and activists charged over protest clashes – BBC News


BBC News

Myanmar students and activists charged over protest clashes
BBC News
Sixty-five people have appeared in court in Myanmar to be charged over a student protest that ended in violence. The group, a mix of students and activists, were arrested while taking part in a protest two weeks ago against a new education bill. They
Students' mothers 'desperate' outside Myanmar courtBBC News
Myanmar upper house approves student unionsThe Nation
Myanmar authorities charge education law protestersJURIST
Daily Mail -ABC News
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Posted on 25 March 2015 | 9:00 am

President defends ‘violent’ Myanmar police – BBC News


BBC News

President defends 'violent' Myanmar police
BBC News
Nearly 100 people are expected to appear in court in Myanmar on Wednesday, in connection with the violent dispersal of a student demonstration two weeks ago. Clashes broke out and scores of students, and some police officers were injured. President …
Myanmar to invite Western observers for general electionReuters
Myanmar Police Reject Lawsuit Against Government MinisterABC News
Myanmar students seize political freedom on campus and in streetsDaily Mail

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Posted on 25 March 2015 | 3:48 am

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Myanmar Urged to Consider Revising Draft Investment Law

A leading human rights group is urging Myanmar, also known as Burma, to consider revising a proposed investment law to ensure better protection against social and environmental dangers. Myanmar has "failed to engage in a meaningful public consultation" on the draft investment law that "could have a profound impact on human rights," Human Rights Watch said Thursday. A nominally civilian …

Posted on 26 March 2015 | 8:18 am

The Guardian view on Burma’s president: wanting it both ways

Thein Sein is moving in the right direction, but democracy will not be achieved while he maintains military privilege and leaves the constitution unreformed President Thein Sein’s affirmation that the armed forces in Burma should ultimately come under civilian control is to be welcomed, although it would be hard to claim to be in favour of a transition to democracy, as he does, without admitting …

Posted on 22 March 2015 | 6:46 pm

Burma jails men for Buddha 'insult'

A Burma court has jailed a New Zealand bar manager and his business associates for insulting Buddhism over a flyer that showed a psychedelic depiction of Buddha wearing headphones.

Posted on 17 March 2015 | 4:02 pm

WorldViews: Why China can’t get too angry at Burma for dropping bombs

BEIJING — For days, the anger has grown online. After a bomb from a Burmese aircraft killed four Chinese near the China-Burma border, many Chinese have been expressing their outrage on the Internet — not only against the Burmese government but against their own for not taking a harder stance. So far, Chinese leaders [?]

Posted on 17 March 2015 | 1:26 pm

Burma jails New Zealand bar manager over 'insulting' Buddha images

Phil Blackwood and two Burmese colleagues get two-and-a-half year sentences over use of psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones to promote bar A Burma court has jailed a New Zealand bar manager and two Burmese colleagues for two-and-a-half years for insulting religion by using a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones to promote their bar. The case comes amid a surge in Buddhist …

Posted on 17 March 2015 | 8:15 am

China Accuses Burmese Military of Fatal Bombing Across Border

Fighting between Burma's border-dwelling ethnic rebels and the central government is making Beijing increasingly tetchy

Posted on 16 March 2015 | 9:51 am

Burma aircraft drops bomb on Chinese territory

Beijing summons Burmese ambassador after bomb kills four Chinese citizens near border

Posted on 14 March 2015 | 12:25 pm

Air raid by Burma kills four in China

Beijings summons Burmese ambassador and Chinese aerial patrols increase as tensions rise over operations against rebels in border region China has summoned Burma’s ambassador for a meeting after a bomb from a Burmese aircraft fell in Chinese territory and killed four people, the foreign ministry in Beijing said on Saturday. Burmese government forces have been battling rebels in the country’s …

Posted on 14 March 2015 | 5:55 am

Washington Condemns Burma’s Violent Student Crackdown

Students and monks were peacefully calling for changes to the country's education bill

Posted on 11 March 2015 | 9:44 am

WorldViews: Here’s why students in Burma are suddenly taking to the streets

Police beat student student protesters in Burma, evoking the country's past brutal regime.

Posted on 10 March 2015 | 6:28 pm