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Burma showcases reforms at diplomatic debut

Burma, also known as Myanmar, will parade its once isolated capital to international leaders this weekend, hosting a landmark summit of Southeast Asia’s regional bloc as reforms see the country strut onto the world stage.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China tops Asean agenda

Graphic on contested claims in the South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino III (inset). AFP FILE PHOTOS

President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday vowed to press anew for the rule of law in resolving territorial conflicts at the annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders, which opens here Sunday amid a surge of tensions in the South China Sea.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino off to Burma on Saturday for Asean summit

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President Benigno Aquino III AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III leaves for Burma (Myanmar) Saturday to attend the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).   Mr. Aquino and the other Asean leaders will converge at the Burmese capital of Naypyitaw for the summit Saturday and Sunday to try to move the bloc closer to a European Union-style [...]

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Burma, PH ink 6 agreements

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, shakes the hands of Myanmar President Thein Sein during his visit at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. Myanmar signed six memorandums with the Philippines, including an agreement granting nonvisa entry for up to 14 days to Filipinos holding ordinary passports, on the first full day of Thein Sein’s three-day state visit here.  AP

Burma (Myanmar) signed six memorandums with the Philippines, including an agreement granting nonvisa entry for up to 14 days to Filipinos holding ordinary passports, on the first full day of President Thein Sein’s three-day state visit here.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Burmese president here for 3-day state visit

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Myanmar President Thein Sein, center, inspects a guard of honor with Philippine Air Force Commanding General Lauro Catalino de la Cruz, right, upon arrival at Manila international airport, Philippines, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Thein Sein is on a three-day state visit.  AP

President of Burma (Myanmar) Thein Sein arrived in Manila on Wednesday for a three-day state visit, during which he will sign agreements with the Philippine government, including one that would provide visa exemptions to ordinary Filipino passport holders.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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