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For first time, Myanmar state media reports Suu Kyi’s US trip


September 21st, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 21 (IANS) Myanmar state media Friday reported news about opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi's trip to the US for the first time, a rare move ... Read more...

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Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi


September 20th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday met Myanmar's opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House.Obama expressed his admiration for "her courage, determination and ... Read more...

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Merkel’s election law reform declared unconstitutional


July 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 26 (IANS) Germany's top court has ruled changes in the current election law, introduced last year by Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, as unconstitutional.The Wednesday's ruling has left politicians ... Read more...

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Samaras begins coalition talks for a Greece government (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS) Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party, which narrowly won Greece's election has begun holding urgent talks to form a coalition, saying he wishes ... Read more...

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New Democracy party asked to form Greek government (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS) Greece President Karolos Papoulias has tasked Antonis Samaras, head of the conservative New Democracy party, with forming a government, the Greek state television reported Monday.Voting was ... Read more...

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New Democracy party asked to form Greek government


June 18th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece President Karolos Papoulias has tasked Antonis Samaras, the head of the conservative New Democracy party, with forming a government, according to Greek state ... Read more...

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Clinton calls Suu Kyi on sanction decision


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has informed Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the recent US decision to ease sanctions on the ... Read more...

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Myanmar economy set to boom: Report


May 20th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 20 (IANS) Myanmar's economy looks set for rapid expansion although concerns over inflation, infrastructure and political stability remain, according to an international report.The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a ... Read more...

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Obama nominates ambassador to Myanmar


May 18th, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday nominated Derek Mitchell as the country's first ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years."Today , I am nominating our first US ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party to attend parliament for first time


April 30th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 30 (IANS) All 43 lawmakers-elect of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), including its long-incarcerated leader Aung San Suu Kyi, will Wednesday attend the ongoing session of ... Read more...

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Polls critical step in Myanmar reform: UN


April 12th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 12 (IANS) The UN Security Council has praised the by-elections held in Myanmar as important progress in the country's democratic reform process."Council members welcome the successful by-election ... Read more...

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US to ease financial restrictions on Myanmar


April 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US will ease its financial and investment restrictions on Myanmar following the landmark parliamentary by-election in the country, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.America was ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party scripts landslide win


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party has won 40 of the 45 parliamentary seats so far in the recently held ... Read more...

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Syrian parliamentary poll plan ridiculous: US


March 14th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US does not take seriously a desicion by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to hold parliamentary elections in the country hit by flagrant violence, State ... Read more...

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Myanmar pro-democracy leader appeals to India to play proactive role


March 10th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 9 (IANS) A former parliamentarian of Myanmar and active member of the nation's National League for Democracy (NLD) Tint Swe has appealed to the Indian government to play ... Read more...

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Myanmar assures fair by-elections


February 18th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 18 (IANS) The Myanmar election commission has urged its officers to ensure free and fair by-elections set for April 1.Commission chairman U Tin Aye said the political parties ... Read more...

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Myanmar recognises Suu Kyi’s NLD as political party


December 13th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 13 (IANS) The Myanmar government has officially recognized Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) as a political party, authorities said Tuesday.Earlier, the main ... Read more...

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Ready for mid-term election: BJP


December 1st, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday reiterated that it was prepared for mid-term general elections and exuded confidence of winning over 200 parliamentary seats on ... Read more...

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Egypt to hold parliamentary polls in three rounds


July 21st, 2011 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 21 (IANS) Voting for Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections will be held in three rounds in October, the ruling army council has said.Preparations for the elections will start in ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood’s party officially registered in Egypt


June 7th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian commission for political parties has officially registered the Freedom and Justice Party created by the Muslim Brotherhood to run in the upcoming parliamentary ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress to contest seats lost in 2008 poll


May 30th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 30 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), upbeat at its improved prospects, has said it will seek to re-contest all the seats it lost in the ... Read more...

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Comrades wake up to India’s affluent middle class (Comment)


May 28th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
There are faint indications that the comrades are waking up to the cause of their decline. Although they have been on a downhill slope ever since their obdurate opposition to the ... Read more...

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to contest September polls


May 1st, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, May 1 (ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood, one of Egypt's most powerful political forces, has announced plans to contest the September parliamentary elections.The Brotherhood's Shura Council (Consultative Council) decided in a ... Read more...

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood forms party to contest elections


May 1st, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 30 (IANS) The Muslim Brotherhood, one of Egypt's prominent political forces, announced Saturday it would form its own party to contest up to half the parliamentary seats in ... Read more...

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Left will win over 150 seats in Bengal, says Bardhan


April 15th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary A.B. Bardhan Friday said the Left Front will win more than 150 seats in the election for the ... Read more...

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I want opposition to remain divided: Buddhadeb


November 13th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has said he would always like to see the opposition parties in the state divided."We have to understand the issue. It's natural ... Read more...

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Netherlands to ban burka, halve immigration: Anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders


October 1st, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 1(ANI): The Netherlands will ban the 'burka' and halve immigration under measures agreed in a pact to form a minority coalition government, according to Geert Wilders, the anti-Islam MP whose ... Read more...

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Government will complete its term: Italy PM


September 14th, 2010 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 14 (IANS/AKI) Italy's embattled prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has ruled out a mid-term election in the country and insisted that his government will stay in office until the end of ... Read more...

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Indian-origin grandmother is Trinidad and Tobago’s first woman PM


May 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, May 25 (IANS) Kamla Persad-Bissessar, whose forefather came here from India as an indentured labourer, has been elected the first woman prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago after the ... Read more...

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Indian origin grandmother is first woman PM of Trinidad and Tobago


May 25th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, May 25 (IANS) Indian-origin Kamla Persad-Bissessar has been elected the first woman prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago after the political coalition led by her won a thumping majority ... Read more...

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Britain heads for hung parliament (Second Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (DPA) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a bold bid to cling to power early Friday even though the opposition Conservatives could emerge as the biggest party from ... Read more...

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Brown wants to secure stable government in Britain


May 7th, 2010 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (DPA) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Friday it was his duty to play his part in securing strong and stable government in Britain after the general election. "The ... Read more...

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Brown hints election defeat on his mind


May 4th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (DPA) Prime Minister Gordon Brown indicated Tuesday that he is thinking about life beyond politics should his ruling Labour Party fair badly in Britain's general election this week. He ... Read more...

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Britain faces parliament polls with no clear winner in sight


April 7th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) With opinion polls throwing up no clear winner among the three top political parties and hinting at a possibly hung parliament, 45 million voters in Britain get ... Read more...

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Indians to benefit from 30 new parliamentary seats in Canada


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, April 3 (IANS) The fast increasing population of Indian and other immigrant communities has forced the Canadian government to raise the number of MPs from 308 to 338.The Conservative ... Read more...

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