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German economy sees record growthGerman cars awaiting export

Surging exports and consumer spending helped Germany's economy grow by 2.2% in the latest quarter, its fastest rate in more than 20 years, and lifting growth in the eurozone ahead of the US.

  • Iran nuclear plant start date set                                                                             Russia says it will undertake a key step next week towards starting up a reactor at Iran's first nuclear power station at Bushehr.

  • Bodies found in South Africa mine

    Four bodies are found in an unused shaft of a mine run by relatives of South Africa's president and Nelson Mandela, after an earlier shooting.

Registered Parties Should Carefully Assess Election Strategy

Burmese parties planning to participate in the election with the intention of focusing on the people's betterment, believing they could make changes from within, should not gamble on the fate of the nation with their dreams.

Burma Designates Constituencies for “Parliament”

Election Commission has designated constituencies for the national and regional parliaments, state media announces, while political parties face myriad legal restrictions.

Burma Elections to Be Held Nov. 7

Burma's first election in two decades will be held Nov. 7, the junta announced Friday, setting the wheels in motion for a long-awaited event that critics have dismissed as a sham designed to cement military rule.

Mekong Dams Could Destabilize Region

Uncoordinated decision-making and unilateral initiatives not only threaten the Mekong River area environment and livelihoods, but could affect security in Southeast Asia.

Asian Shares Slide on Signs of Slowing Growth

Asian markets tumbled Thursday as investors dumped riskier assets like stocks amid growing evidence the world economic recovery is stumbling.

'Sandwich Reporting' Keeps the Censors Guessing

A new term, "Sandwich Reporting," has crept into the vocabulary of Burmese journalists looking for ways to bypass the government censors.
Soldiers stand guard at site of municipal housing blaze
insein-firesSoldiers of the 90th Brigade based in Rangoon Division are guarding the site of a blaze at municipal staff ... Electoral watchdog defines 330 lower-house electorates
electoralsThe Burmese junta’s electoral watchdog yesterday formally released its list of the 330 lower house ...
Special Branch officers harass party members
Democracy Party chairman Thu WeiBurmese junta intelligence staff have called at the homes of Democracy Party members uninvited and ...Row at ethnic Karen party over ‘sacking’ of chairman
senate_in_naypyidaw1ss1Fire officials suspect a blaze that broke out in municipal staff housing blocks in Insein Township, Rangoon, ...

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Election date announced

The much anticipated date for the first election since 1990 has been announced, later than expected, it is however not lacking in numerological significance

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A wave of dissent-activists start campaign opposing elections

Generation Wave, a group of young Burmese activists, start a campaign to boycott 'unfair and undemocratic' 2010 elections in central Rangoon Talking about my generation thumbnail

Talking about my generation

On the 10th International Day of Youth DVB reflects on a generation with the constraint of coming of age under the SPDC and trying to live with hope in the lonely wilderness of military rule

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