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US to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba

US President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House, on December 17, 2014. (photo credit:AFP/POOL / DOUG MILLS)

US President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift that aims to bring do away with a half-century of Cold War enmity.

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Public Mostly Hopeful About Burma’s Development, Elections: Survey

A new nationwide public survey has found that 62 percent of the people of Burma are generally positive about the direction the country is heading in, while 77 percent believe that planned democratic elections will bring about positive change as Burma emerges from decades of military rule.

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UEC Chairman: If country is not stable, the army will seize power back

Yangon – The military was not guaranteed of 25 per cent of the seats in parliament to enable it to seize power back, but if the country is not stable and tranquil, the army will take control of the country, said Tin Aye, chairman of the Union Election Commission (UEC), at a meeting with artists at Micasa Hotel in Yangon on December 16.

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