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Suu Kyi nominated for Myanmar Cabinet post: speaker

Mar 22, 2016

Suu Kyi nominated for Myanmar Cabinet post: speaker

Aung San Suu Kyi was nominated to join the Cabinet in Myanmar’s incoming government Tuesday, giving the democracy veteran a formal position in the administration, despite being blocked from the presidency. The Nobel laureate, who has vowed to rule above the next president, Htin ...

Mar 3, 2016

EU plans to restore Schengen by November: sources

The European Union will unveil on Friday a “road map” to restore by November the Schengen passport-free travel area, which is nearing collapse because of the migration crisis, sources said. The plan, a draft of which has been seen by AFP, includes quickly creating ...

Record-breaking South Korea filibuster runs beyond 100 hours

Feb 28, 2016

Record-breaking South Korea filibuster runs beyond 100 hours

South Korean opposition lawmakers seeking to block a government-backed “anti-terrorism” bill pushed their record-breaking filibuster into a sixth straight day of speeches in the parliamentary chamber on Sunday. The filibuster began on Tuesday and had continued around the clock for more than 115 hours ...