Hague in Myanmar to look at reforms first-hand


NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (Reuters) – Foreign Secretary William Hague began a landmark visit to Myanmar on Thursday to get a first-hand view of “encouraging” reforms being pursued by its civilian leadership, but officials said he would set out conditions for the lifting of sanctions. Foreign Secretary William Hague arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London November 29, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett The two-day visit by Hague is the first by a British foreign minister since the military seized power in 1962. As the former colonial power, a visit by a British cabinet minister is seen as one of the most significant diplomatic initiatives since an army-backed civilian government…

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Trinamul rally to counter Cong

The ongoing war of words between the Trinamul Congress and the Congress on Wednesday exploded into an all-out war which may even endanger their alliance. Angered by the Congress agitation against the Mamata Banerjee government, the Trinamul Congress has planned a counter-rally in Kolkata on January 9. The Congress leaders […]