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Insight – "The Lady" media splash presents new face of Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) – As Myanmar loosens media controls, one woman’s image is everywhere, from newspapers to magazines to television programmes: pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, or simply “The Lady” as she is known here. “The Lady is good for business,” said Ko Lynn, a senior editor at a Yangon weekly journal, one of many publications enjoying the slight relaxation ...

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Western states step up sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States, Britain and Canada announced fresh plans Monday to sanction Iran’s financial and energy sectors, steps analysts said would raise pressure on Tehran but were unlikely to halt its atomic program. A shield of arms adorns a wall inside the Treasury in central London, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Chris Ratcliffe/Pool The United States named Iran as ...

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We Must Keep in Mind the Interest of Fellow Tibetans in Tibet: Says Dr. Sangay

Article, via WN.com, By: Tibetan Official Media: Tibet Net, Dharamshala, India. Zurich: We must keep in mind the interest of fellow Tibetans in Tibet, said the political leader (Kalon Tripa) of the Tibetan government in exile, Dr Lobsang Sangay, during his address to the Tibetan community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Over 600 Tibetans attended the address by their new political ...

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Panel set to fail to cut deficit $1.2 trillion

WASHINGTON-It’s just about over for a special deficit-reduction supercommittee, which appears set to admit failure on Monday in its quest to sop up at least $1.2 trillion in government red ink over the coming decade. The bipartisan 12-member panel is sputtering to a close after two months of talks in which key members and top congressional leaders never got close ...

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Iran minister says sanctions a "lose-lose game"

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s trade minister said on Monday sanctions were hitting the economy but warned Western countries threatening to tighten the measures that they were harming their own interests. EDITORS’ NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi In a…

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Spain’s new leaders feel euro zone heat with Greece

MADRID/ATHENS (Reuters) – Spain’s newly-elected leadership must act fast to shore up investor confidence, analysts say, after the Socialist government became the fifth in the euro zone to be toppled by the debt crisis. In Greece, whose financial woes touched off the market nervousness now felt around the world, more political wrangling cast a pall over the new technocrat prime ...

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Suu Kyi to stand in Myanmar by-elections

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s most prominent dissident, will run in an upcoming by-election, a senior official in her party said, three days after her National League for Democracy (NLD) ended its boycott of the country’s political system. “Aung San Suu Kyi intends to stand for the by-election but it’s a bit early to say from which constituency she will ...

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