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Sarkozy attacks Roma row critics

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Brussels, 16 September 2010

French President Nicolas Sarkozy denounces as "outrageous" comments by an EU commissioner criticising France's deportation of Roma.

Thousands await Pope's UK Mass New

Tens of thousands of people gather in Glasgow, where Pope Benedict XVI is to celebrate an open-air Mass at the start of his first visit to the UK.

EC Rejects Individual Kachin Candidates

Burma's Election Commission has rejected the applications of 14 former Kachin Progressive Party members who applied to run as individuals.

Top USDP Candidates to Run in Rangoon

Senior officials of the Burmese military regime who are running for office under the USDP banner will be concentrated in Rangoon Region constituencies.

No Legal Progress in Pegu Shooting

Relatives of the victims in the Pegu shooting remain uncertain what legal proceedings are being taken against the soldiers who executed the two young men.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Indicts 4 Senior Leaders

Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal indicts the four top surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime blamed for 1.7 million deaths in the 1970s, paving the way for the panel's long-awaited second trial next year.

'No One Dares to Confront the Army'

Two youth were shot dead execution style in Pegu after an argument with Burmese army officers. The Irrawaddy talks to the aunt of one of the victims.
More Ex-Generals to Run for USDP
Recently retired Burmese generals Shwe Mann and Tin Aung Myint Oo have been approved to run as USDP candidates in Naypyidaw.
Democratic Party to focus bid on lower house, leader says
thuwai-ss(Interview) Most of the 47 candidates submitted by the Democratic Party (Myanmar) led by Thu Wai ...
UN chief has ‘some concern’ over NLD, critics seek more
ban-ki-moonUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon “notes with some concern” the Burmese junta electoral watchdog’s ... No justice in our country, Kachin party leader says
tu-ja(Interview) The largest party in Kachin State had its run for power effectively halted only months into ...
NLD leader Tin Oo to visit Singapore for eye surgery
tinoo1sNational League for Democracy vice-chairman Tin Oo is to have eye surgery in Singapore by the end of ...
KNU to observe ceasefire for world day of peace
sayphawThe Karen National Union announced today it will observe a one-day unilateral ceasefire on September ...
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Tax charges bar opposition runner

Failure to pay a tax installment forces Democratic Party candidate out of the elections as other runners fall victim to the Election Commission
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‘Activists’ jail term extended by 20 years

Five men and two women serving jail terms of up to 38 years on explosives charges are handed an additional 20 years each
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Police forces bolstered in Rangoon

Additonal troops deployed in combat gear in possible attempt to beef up security in Burma's main city prior to 7 November elections

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