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Delegates from Ireland confer prior to a plenary session at the climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.
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Delegates from Ireland confer prior to a plenary session at the climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 Dec 2009

No Climate Deal as World Leaders Meet for Two More Days

Aim to work out agreement or at least viable framework to curb global warming

French, African Leaders Promote Fight Against Deforestation

Heads of state, who met in Paris before heading to Copenhagen say they would push to make summit a success

U.S. health care

U.S. health care

US House Adjourns as Democrats, Republicans Feud Over Health Care, Other Measures

Senate Republicans used procedural tactics to delay Democrat's efforts to move toward a vote on health care reform

Iran Test Fires Improved Long-Range Missile

State television shows video of Sejil 2 missile launch, calling test a success

A young girl sits on her father's shoulders at a demonstration in Copenhagen, 16 December
Talks remain deadlocked at the protest-hit climate summit in Copenhagen as world leaders join efforts to seal a deal.

Mexico drug lord killed in raid
One of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords, Arturo Beltran Leyva, is killed in a shoot-out with state security forces, officials say.

Arrest in Brazil needle boy case
A Brazilian toddler is found with 40 sewing needles inside him and his stepfather is arrested after an alleged "black magic rite".

2010 is a risky year for the Karen people because the Burmese regime—a government that doesn't want to recognize the fundamental rights of ethnic peoples—is trying to complete its plan to legitimize its Constitution by eliminating the ethnic minority groups.
—Gen Tamla Baw, chairman of Karen National Union

Stiglitz Advises Regime to Use Oil and Gas Revenues Wisely

Nobel Economics Laureate Joesph Stiglitz has told a forum in the Burmese capital, Naypyidaw, that revenues from oil and gas, if well used, could open up a new era for the country.

US Welcomes Suu Kyi Meeting with NLD Leaders

The US has welcomed the Burmese regime's decision to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet three senior members of her National League for Democracy and has urged the junta to enter “genuine dialogue” with all the country's stakeholders.

Vietnam Orders Russian Submarines, Fighter Jets

In a move to beef up its modest navy, Vietnam orders six “Kilo” submarines and 12 Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter jets from Russia.

Tribunal Charges 2 Khmer Rouge Leaders with Genocide

The UN-assisted tribunal in Cambodia charges ideological leader Nuon Chea and former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary with genocide.

Will 2749 Be a Happy New Year for the Karen?

According to legend, the Karen people first settled in Burma in 739 BC. But they still face discrimination and thousands live in fear.

Workers demonstrate in Rangoon

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Workers of a textile factory in the Industrial Zone (3) in Rangoon’s suburban Township of Hlaing Tharyar demonstrated outside the factory on Thursday morning, sources said.
Ethnic Karens celebrate New Year
Ethnic Karen in Rangoon and Karen State on Wednesday celebrated their New Year in ...
Suu Kyi allowed to pay respects to party elders
In a development, rare in military ruled Burma, detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi..
Sincere response expected from Than Shwe to Suu Kyi
The Burmese junta has partially granted detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s ...

Seized fishing vessel owners reach Rangoon
An Indonesian and a Taiwanese, who are owners of recently seized fishing boats, arrived in Rangoon this week to ...
‘Enthusiastic’ Suu Kyi calls for party reform

Dec 17, 2009 (DVB)–The detained leader of Burma’s largest political party has called for it to be reorganised for the first time in the party’s 21-year history, following rare talks with three senior party members. - more

Sex workers on the rise in Rangoon

Dec 17, 2009 (DVB)–More women and young men are resorting to prostitution in order to scrape a living in Burma’s former capital of Rangoon, local residents and social workers have said. - more

China to air Burma border concerns

Dec 16, 2009 (DVB)–Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping will arrive in Burma this week where he is expected to meet Burma’s reclusive leader and discuss Beijing’s concerns over border security. - more

Suu Kyi holds rare party meeting

Dec 16, 2009 (AFP)–Burma's junta allowed detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet with three elderly senior members of her party Wednesday in a rare concession by the military regime. - more

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