Aung San Suu Kyi http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28937/all en Korean star reminds Myanmar's Suu Kyi of her father http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/korean-star-reminds-myanmars-suu-kyi-her-father <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi had a special dinner Thursday night with a host of South Korean soap opera stars, one of whom was invited because of his resemblance to her assassinated father.</p> <p>Taking some time out of a hectic four-day visit schedule, the Nobel Peace Prize winner dined with four well-known faces of the "Hallyu", or Korean Wave, of TV dramas that have captivated audiences across Asia -- including Myanmar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/korean-star-reminds-myanmars-suu-kyi-her-father" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people Entertainment Human Interest AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:30:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742497 at http://www.globalpost.com Suu Kyi urges 'more human' democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/suu-kyi-urges-more-human-democracy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi called Friday for democracy with a "more human" face, arguing that technological development and economic wealth were no guarantee of a free and harmonious society.</p> <p>Speaking to students after receiving an honorary doctorate from Seoul National University, the 1991 Nobel peace laureate said it was up to the younger generation to ensure that development brought peace not strife.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/suu-kyi-urges-more-human-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people Entertainment Human Interest Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742664 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar festival celebrates new literary freedom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/myanmar-festival-celebrates-new-literary-freedom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dozens of renowned international and local writers gathered Friday at Myanmar's first international literary festival to celebrate the country's new-found freedom of expression.</p> <p>Authors hailed the festival -- supported by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi -- as a breakthrough for creativity after years lost to stifling censorship rules under the generals who ruled the country for decades.</p> <p>"There was no freedom at all before," said poet Saw Wai, who was jailed under the former junta for writing a satirical poem about the regime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/myanmar-festival-celebrates-new-literary-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people Entertainment AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:30:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742680 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar rejects 'white phosphorus' claim report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/myanmar-rejects-white-phosphorus-claim-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar on Saturday dismissed an independent report that alleged security forces used white phosphorus in a crackdown on a copper mine protest last year, which left dozens of people injured.</p> <p>The pre-dawn raid on protest camps at the Chinese-backed mine in northern Myanmar in November was the toughest clampdown on demonstrators since a reformist government came to power in early 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/myanmar-rejects-white-phosphorus-claim-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people Politics AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757389 at http://www.globalpost.com Proposed Myanmar media law draws criticism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/proposed-myanmar-media-law-draws-criticism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Media groups reacted with dismay Saturday over a proposed law to regulate the press that has raised fears the government could be rolling back on promises to loosen its grip on the long-shackled industry.</p> <p>The printing and publishing bill, drafted by the ministry of information, has listed a number of restrictions -- including reporting on clashes between ethnic groups and producing articles that "violate" the junta-drafted constitution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/proposed-myanmar-media-law-draws-criticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Burmese people Media of Burma AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 09:15:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771585 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar military handed $2.4 billion budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/myanmar-military-handed-24-billion-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar's military has been granted a $2.4 billion annual budget, just over 12 percent of total government spending in the poverty-stricken country, according to figures seen by AFP on Wednesday.</p> <p>The sum, approved by parliament last Friday, is $100 million less than the previous year but still likely to dwarf the money available for the crumbling education and health care systems in the nation of 60 million people.</p> <p>Under the former military junta which ruled Myanmar for decades, the state budget was not released publicly or put up for scrutiny and oversight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/myanmar-military-handed-24-billion-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people Business Health Labor Social Issues Technology USD AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:31:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774921 at http://www.globalpost.com WORLD-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2300 GMT/6 PM ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/world-news-schedule-at-2300-gmt6-pm-et <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Editor: Jim Loney + 1 202 789 8015</p> <p>Global Picture Desk: + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Global Graphics Desk: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT/ET)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>North Korea threatens nuclear strike, UN expands sanctions</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/world-news-schedule-at-2300-gmt6-pm-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Barack Obama Burmese people Human Interest Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:15:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776627 at http://www.globalpost.com WORLD-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0200 GMT/9PM ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/world-news-schedule-at-0200-gmt9pm-et <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Editor: Paul Tait + 612 9373 1801</p> <p>Global Picture Desk: + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Global Graphics Desk: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT/ET)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>UN slaps sanctions on North Korea, Kim visits frontline</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/world-news-schedule-at-0200-gmt9pm-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Burmese people Human Interest Politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776781 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP 0500 GMT News Advisory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/afp-0500-gmt-news-advisory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Duty Editor: Jitendra Joshi</p> <p> Tel: +852 2829 6211</p> <p>-- TOP STORIES --</p> <p>+ North Korea stokes tensions as UN toughens sanctions</p> <p>+ Venezuela to embalm Chavez as huge numbers view body</p> <p>+ Suu Kyi's opposition in Myanmar holds first congress</p> <p>+ Bin Laden son-in-law faces terror counts in New York</p> <p>NKorea-nuclear-military-UN-SKorea,2ndlead-WRAP</p> <p>SEOUL</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/afp-0500-gmt-news-advisory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Burmese people Business Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Politics Silvio Berlusconi AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 06:00:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776864 at http://www.globalpost.com WORLD-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0600 GMT/ 1 AM ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/world-news-schedule-at-0600-gmt-1-am-et <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Editor: Ronald Popeski + 65 6870 3815</p> <p>Global Picture Desk: + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Global Graphics Desk: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT/ET)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>UN slaps sanctions on North Korea, Kim visits frontline</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/world-news-schedule-at-0600-gmt-1-am-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Barack Obama Burmese people Human Interest Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 06:46:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776878 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK FROM MARCH 8 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/reuters-world-news-outlook-march-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>FRIDAY, MARCH 8</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/reuters-world-news-outlook-march-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Aung San Suu Kyi Burmese people Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776915 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Myanmar opposition reappoints Suu Kyi as leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/urgent-myanmar-opposition-reappoints-suu-kyi-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar's long-banned opposition on Sunday reappointed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader at a landmark maiden congress, as it eyes victory in elections due in 2015.</p> <p>The former political prisoner, who entered parliament last year, was unanimously selected as chairwoman by her National League for Democracy's 120-member Central Committee, a party source told AFP.</p> <p>hla/dr/mtp</p> Aung San Suu Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:30:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778592 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Asia news agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/afp-asia-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Duty Editor: Alex Millson</p> <p> News Desk: +852 2829 6211</p> <p>ASIA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY</p> <p>+ Delhi gang-rape suspect autopsy report due</p> <p>+ Suu Kyi to visit controversial Myanmar mine</p> <p>+ S. Korea on alert after threats from North</p> <p>INDIA</p> <p>-- A post-mortem examination report on a Delhi gang-rape suspect who was found dead in his jail cell is to be presented in court and is expected to show he died by hanging (INDIA-RAPE-WOMEN-COURT)</p> <p>MYANMAR</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/afp-asia-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people Business Religion Technology AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 03:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781908 at http://www.globalpost.com British DJ re-arrested in Savile probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/british-dj-re-arrested-savile-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British former radio DJ Dave Lee Travis has been re-arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of an investigation sparked by claims against his late BBC colleague Jimmy Savile, police said Wednesday.</p> <p>Travis, 67, was first arrested in the case in November. On returning to answer bail on Monday, he was re-arrested over further allegations.</p> <p>"On his return on March 11 the man in his 60s was further arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in connection with further allegations made to Operation Yewtree," a police spokesman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/british-dj-re-arrested-savile-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Kyi Burmese people Dave Lee Travis Human Interest Top of the Pops AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:17:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782517 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces flak for backing copper mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/myanmars-suu-kyi-faces-flak-backing-copper-mine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was met with rare hostility Thursday by villagers near a controversial Chinese-backed mine that was the scene of a violent crackdown last year.</p> <p>The Nobel laureate, who is normally venerated around the country, was heckled by villagers enraged by her recommendation that the copper mine continues to operate, despite concerns over its environmental impact and land grabbing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/myanmars-suu-kyi-faces-flak-backing-copper-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:31:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783289 at http://www.globalpost.com