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Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nck Clegg on election night
Britain's David Cameron offers the smaller Liberal Democrats a deal to work together in government.
Angela Merkel, centre, waits to cast her ballot in the Bundestag, Berlin, 7 May 2010 The Arctic Sea, file image
Germany's parliament votes to approve a 22.4bn euro (£19bn) German contribution to bail out debt-ridden Greece.
A Moscow court jails a man for five years over the mysterious seizure of the cargo ship Arctic Sea last year.
A man waits to cross a street outside a securities firm in Tokyo Breaking News
Shares in Europe and Asia fall amid investor fears over Greek debt, as sterling slumps during the British general election count.
An Indian court rules in favour of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries in a row with his brother over gas prices.
President Ahmadinejad (L)and Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki at a UN conference in New York on 3 May cholesterol test
Iran's foreign minister hosts a dinner for UN Security Council members amid talks on new sanctions against Tehran.
A type of blood fat different from cholesterol may play a key role in heart disease, a study suggests.

The endless blame game

Friday, May 7, 2010

Game Over? No, Not Yet

Even if Burma's upcoming election produces a less oppressive and more sophisticated government, the country's basic challenges will remain the same.

Feathers Fly Over Use of Fighting Peacock Image

Feathers are flying in Burma over the use of the fighting peacock emblem by two newly registered political parties in their election campaigns.

NDF Party to Ally with Pro-democracy, Ethnic Groups

A former NLD leader who plans to form a new political party to contest in the coming election said the party will ally with other pro-democracy and ethnic parties to shape the pro-democracy movement.

People Need a Political Party

The Irrawaddy recently interviewed Dr. Than Nyein, a former leader of the now-defunct NLD who will lead a small group of other former NLD leaders to found a new political party and contest the election.

Forced Relocation Underway for New Town in Delta

Burmese authorities have ordered residents of Kyauk Chaung village and others to be relocated as part of a plan to expand Three-Mile Myo-Thit in Nargis-hit delta region..

Poll: Many Believe USDP Candidates Will Win

Many people believe candidates of the Union Solidarity and Development party will win a majority of seats in the upcoming elections, according to an Irrawaddy survey. That belief was supported by 418 out of 450 people who responded to the informal poll.
Former NLD grouping to form party
Former National League for Democracy party central committee members and ...
Army expands outposts near Indian border
The Burmese junta’s Western Command is building 15 army outposts using forced labour ...
Gale lashes Monywa
A fierce gale lashed villages in Monywa yesterday damaging homes, monasteries, and ...
Cosmetic change alone can’t fix Burma’s problems
(Editorial) When Prime Minister Thein Sein and 26 other military officers quietly retired ...
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Burma to enact anti-terror laws

New laws follow in the wake of a series of bombings across Burma that the government has pinned on exiled

opposition groups New opposition says Suu Kyi ‘is still leader’ thumbnail

New opposition says Suu Kyi ‘is still leader’

National Democratic Force party, formed from the ashes of the National League for Democracy, will soon register for controversial elections in Burma National League for Democracy: R.I.P…? thumbnail

National League for Democracy: R.I.P…?

Four luminaries of the pro-democracy movement - Zoya Phan, U Win Tin, Harn Yawnghwe and Aung Naing Oo - chart the past and future of Burma's principal opposition party

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