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Jaime Mayor Oreja, Spanish opposition party Partido Popular candidate, celebrates
Centre-right parties have done well in EU elections at the expense of the left, with far-right groups also making gains.

Real IRA chief Michael McKevitt was responsible for the 1998 Omagh bomb which killed 29 people, a UK judge rules.

US President Barack Obama says he is "deeply concerned" by North Korea's sentencing of two US journalists to hard labour.

South Korean protester shouts slogan as he holds poster of American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling during rally against North Korea in Seoul, 2 Apr 2009
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N. Korea Sentences US Journalists to 12 Years Labor

North Korean authorities captured the women in March, accusing them of illegally crossing the border from China and committing 'hostile actions' against the country

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EU Commissioner for Economy and Monetary Affairs, Joaquin Almunia smiles during a live TV show at the European Parliament building in Brussels, 07 Jun 2009

Conservative Parties Cheer Victory in EU Parliamentary Elections Audio Clip Available

Leftist lawmakers say they are bitterly disappointed with the results


Bomb in Baghdad Kills 7

Police say someone planted the bomb under a minibus early Monday in Abu Dsheer, a Shi'ite enclave in the mainly Sunni Dora district

The majority leader in Lebanon's parliament, Saad al-Hariri, 07 Jun 2009

Pro-Western Coalition Wins Lebanon's Parliamentary Election

Pro-Western coalition wins 71 seats in the 128-seat parliament, while the Hezbollah-led alliance backed by Syria and Iran wins 57 seats

Gabon President Omar Bongo (2006 file photo)

Gabon Denies Media Report of President's Death Audio Clip Available

Omar Bongo's death was reported late Sunday on the website of a French magazine and by the news service Agence France-Presse, quoting a source 'close to the French government'

Clashes Force More Karens to Thailand

Some 3,500 Karen villagers have been forced to flee to Thailand to escape a wave of anti-rebel attacks by the Burmese army and DKBA.

Experts Criticize Junta’s Temple Renovation Work

Burma’s state-run media breaks its long silence on the collapse of the historic Danok Pagoda, calling the structure’s failure a result of renovation work.

Another Ceasefire Group Rejects Border Guards Proposal

The Kokang group, based on the Sino-Burmese border, has rejected a government order to reassign its troops as border guards.

Explosion in UNLF Home Kills Two

A home used by the UNLF separatist group to store weapons in Tamu Township exploded and caught fire on Sunday, killing two men and injuring one person, according to a local resident.

Goh to Meet Than Shwe in Naypyidaw

Singaporean former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong is to meet Burmese premier Gen Thein Sein and Snr-Gen Than Shwe during a four-day visit to Burma.

Suu Kyi Porn Site Sparks Outrage

A pro-junta blog site, which has recently posted pornographic cartoon images of Aung San Suu Kyi, has sparked outrage among Burmese exiles.

Constitutional loophole leaves door open for forced labor: ILO

A committee on International Labor Standards has called on Burma's military government to both amend existing legislation and address shortcomings in a new Constitution due to,...

Goh Chok Tong on four-day Burma visit

Goh Chok Tong, Singapore’s Senior Minister begins a four-day official visit to military-ruled Burma on Monday. Goh Chok Tong will be visiting the new Burmese jungle capital of Naypyitaw, where...

Junta launches fresh offensive against KNU

Burmese Army troops are preparing to launch an offensive against the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and heavy fighting is likely on Saturday, a Karen officer said.

State media accuses U.S. and UK embassies of nexus with NLD

The military government has accused officials of the US and British embassies in Rangoon of allegedly dropping into the office of the Opposition party – the National League for Democracy...

Sri Lanka and Singapore ministers in Burma

June 8, 2009 (DVB)–A senior minister from the Singaporean government today began a four-day visit to Burma while Sri Lankan government sources say that the country’s president is soon to “consolidate bilateral relations” with a visit. - more

ILO condemns Burmese law allowing forced labour

June 8, 2009 (DVB)–A United Nations group has called for a revision of a clause in the Burmese constitution that apparently justifies the use of forced labour, and has said that cases of forced labour in Burma continue unabated. - more

Junta clampdown on exiled radio listeners

June 8, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese junta has clamped down on the rising numbers of unlicensed radio owners in a move that media experts see as restriction on the freedom of media and access to pro-democracy broadcasts. - more

Thousands of Burmese flee offensive to Thai border

June 8, 2009 (DVB)–Following a series of offensives over the weekend by government troops against the Karen National Union, over 3000 Karen villagers, many of whom are women and children, have now fled into Thailand. - more

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