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Actor Thewlis on Suu Kyi biopic

Actor Thewlis on Suu Kyi biopic | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Actor David Thewlis discusses playing Aung San Suu Kyi's husband in The Lady, a biopic based on the Burmese opposition leader's life.
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Burma 'jails' Karen rebel leader

Burma 'jails' Karen rebel leader | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Mahn Nyein Maung, an ethnic Karen rebel leader, is sentenced to 17 years in prison for "unlawful association", reports from Burma say.
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In Myanmar, Government Reforms Win Over Some of Country’s Skeptics

In Myanmar, Government Reforms Win Over Some of Country’s Skeptics | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives in the country on Wednesday as a show of support for the country’s transformation to nascent democracy.
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Khmer Rouge leaders 'had control over crimes'

Khmer Rouge leaders 'had control over crimes' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
UN-backed genocide tribunal hears how leaders had life-and-death authority over Cambodia while in power...
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Analysis: US overtures may lure Myanmar from China

Analysis: US overtures may lure Myanmar from China | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first visit to Myanmar in a half-century by the top U.S. diplomat opens a door for that nation's military-dominated government to reduce its international isolation and dependence on a staunch but mistrusted ally: China.

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China’s Trouble with the Neighbors

China’s Trouble with the Neighbors | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
China’s “good neighbor” policy is under unprecedented pressure; indeed, it is at its nadir since the Cold War’s end.
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Burma's military junta accused of torturing and killing ethnic rebels

Burma's military junta accused of torturing and killing ethnic rebels | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
War on Kachin rebels has intensified but gone entirely unnoticed, with abuses overshadowed by drive for political reform...
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Clinton Arrives in Myanmar to Assess Reforms and Urge More

Clinton Arrives in Myanmar to Assess Reforms and Urge More | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After years of abysmal relations, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s visit is both a reward for Myanmar’s progress and an attempt to press for more significant reforms.
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Clinton trip to Burma: a contest to define power in Asia

Burma's regime seeks distance from China by welcoming a Clinton visit. And the US can help bring freedom to Burma (Myanmar), but it must better understand legitimacy in this Buddhist society.
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Aung San Suu Kyi to run for parliament

Aung San Suu Kyi to run for parliament | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Move comes after Burma pro-democracy leader's party decision to rejoin mainstream politics following government reforms...
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Burma Democracy Leader Cites Progress, Challenges

Burma Democracy Leader Cites Progress, Challenges | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Burma’s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has cited positive steps toward democracy by the military-backed government.
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Burma starts release of prisoners

Burma starts release of prisoners | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Burma begins a promised amnesty for prisoners, including popular comedian Zarganar, but it is unclear how many political detainees will be freed.
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