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Tony Blair denies striking a "covert" deal with George Bush a year before the 2003 war as he faces the UK's Iraq inquiry.

US growth reaches six-year high
US economic growth hit 5.7% in the final three months of 2009, more than twice the pace of the previous quarter.
Russia tests stealth fighter jet
A new Russian stealth fighter - designed to be invisible to radar - makes its maiden flight in Russia's far east.

Despite Discomfort, Suu Kyi Stays Busy

Confined in her delapidated home, Suu Kyi keeps busy and healthy, according to her lawyer.

Jailed 88 Generation Activist Calls for Blanket Amnesty

In a letter from Mandalay Prison, Hla Myo Naung calls for a blanket amnesty for Burma's political prisoners and an inclusive political process in the election.

Junta Imposes Long Sentence on Journalist

A Rangoon court sentences journalist Ngwe Soe Lin to 13 years in prison.

Release of Political Prisoners and National Reconciliation Urgent: France

France has urged the Burmese junta to release all political prisoners and make steps toward national reconciliation prior to the election.

Burma has Nuclear Ambitions, Says US Think Tank

The Burmese regime has nuclear ambitions, according to a leading US “think tank,” which supports its claim with photographs of what it says is construction work on a possible nuclear reactor site near Mandalay.

Will junta focus on agricultural reform?
A United Nation’s report recently urged Burma to prioritize its agricultural sector in ...
Indian activists to brainstorm Burmese junta’s intentions
Activists and journalists in Northeast India are preparing to hold a symposium ...
Thailand concerned over agricultural smuggling from Burma
Thailand has increased surveillance along the Thai-Burma border since the ASEAN ...
Dissidents want Suu Kyi released before election
The release of detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi before ...
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Minister’s comment is attempt to influence court – Suu Kyi

Jan 29, 2010 (DVB)–Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said that Burma’s Home Minister Major General Maung Oo’s alleged comment on her release is an attempt to influence the court, according to a lwayer of hers. - more

UN rights envoy to visit Burma in February

Jan 29, 2010 (DVB)–Tomas Ojea Quintana, United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, is planning to make a visit to the country in February. - more

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