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BP says its new attempt to halt the Gulf of Mexico oil leak will take at least four days to set up and has no guarantee of success.
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, left, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, front, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, rightColombian President Alvaro Uribe casts his ballot in Bogota (30 May 2010)
China resists pressure to censure North Korea over the sinking of a warship, at a summit in South Korea.
Colombians go to the polls in a presidential election to replace Alvaro Uribe, who is standing down after two terms.
An old drachma note and a 20 euro note (file image)Mizuho Fukushima heads to meet PM Hatoyama on 28 May 2010
A second Danish pharmaceutical company withdraws products from Greece over its decision to cut medicine prices by 25%.
The Socialists leave Japan's ruling coalition over the Okinawa base row, threatening the government majority in the upper house.
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The Queen will not attend the Commonwealth Games in India later this year due to other work commitments.
The head of Canadian forces in Afghanistan is dismissed after allegations of an inappropriate personal relationship.

Thailand Increases Redshirt Surveillance; No Warrant on Ex-PM Yet

Thai security forces step up their efforts to monitor leaders of the Redshirt movement, as former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra continues to deny charges of terrorism.

Jim Webb: A Big Fish for Burma's Top General?

US Sen Jim Webb will start his second three-day visit to Burma on June 4. If he meets with Snr-Gen Than Shwe, the junta-chief will be casting for election legitimacy and the removal of sanctions.

Parties Must Show Sufficient Numbers or Face Dissolution: EC

Burma's Election Commission has warned parties that they face abolition if they fail to present lists showing they meet minimum membership requirements within 90 days.

Weekly Business Roundup (May 29, 2010)

The European Union (EU) has asked the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to continue dismantling trade barriers and avoid petty national protectionism.

Analysis: Attack May Be Tied to North Korean Succession

Young, inexperienced and virtually unknown even at home, Kim Jong Un needs at least a few political victories under his belt if he is to succeed his father as leader of communist North Korea.

Junta to Reshuffle Regional Commanders

Burma's military junta reportedly decided at its four-monthly meeting to reshuffle its regional military commanders and other senior military posts.
Transocean drilled in Burmese waters linked to drug lord
steven-lawsSwiss-American firm Transocean, presently embroiled in the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster, did exploratory ...
Mon leaders resign after decades of struggle
Three top leaders of the New Mon State Party, which has rejected the junta’s ...
Car-accident refugees US-bound
Eleven Burmese refugees injured in a car accident while they were travelling to ...
Sino-US visits’ motives in question
For Burma, neighbours China, India and the Asean bloc are as important as America ...
Migrant workers vote in ‘People’s Ballot’ campaign
Burmese migrant workers in Mae Sot, Thailand voted in the “People’s Ballot” campaign ...
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Suu Kyi ‘would snub US senator’

Opposition leader would likely refuse to meet with US senator Jim Webb this week on account of his 'soft' stance towards the Burmese junta, Win Tin says

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N Korea ‘masking’ Burma weapons trade

UN accuses Pyongyang of using 'front companies and middlemen' to dodge sanctions and export nuclear and missile technology to Burma, Syria and Iran Suu Kyi supporters mark ’stolen’ polls thumbnail

Suu Kyi supporters mark ’stolen’ polls

Senior members of the now-defunct National League for Democracy mark the 1990 election landslide victory ignored by the ruling junta

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