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Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party

Aung San Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s parliament, led for the first time by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, began a historic session Monday that will install the country’s first democratically elected government in more than 50 years. The National League for Democracy won a landslide victory in Nov. 8 …

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Israeli academics face growing boycott pressures

Mideast Israel Academic Boycott

HAIFA, Israel (AP) – Israeli anthropologist Dan Rabinowitz is a leader in his field, heading a prestigious school of environmental studies at Tel Aviv University, authoring dozens of publications and holding visiting teaching positions over the years at leading North American universities. But the British-educated Rabinowitz fears that his younger …

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On historic foray, Castro visits France as Cuba opens up

Raul Castro

PARIS (AP) – Cuban President Raul Castro is paying a state visit to France, in the first European foray by a Cuban leader in two decades, as Cuba opens up its economy. The trip comes after a breakthrough deal was reached in Paris in December lightening Cuba’s foreign debt – …

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