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For decades, Myanmar’s people dreamed of democracy. But a year into office, Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government is struggling to revive a sluggish economy and shake off the vestiges of the still powerful military.

Underage laborers

Fourteen-year-old San Min Hteik had worked at the steel factory for less than a week when his hand got caught in a machine, a casualty of the economic boom driving more children into Myanmar’s factories.

Dreams on hold

Indian student Sunny Nair has always dreamt of working for a technology giant in the United States, but fears that President Donald Trump will crush his ambition in life.


French minister opens inquiry on Chinese national death, calls for calm

French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl on Tuesday said an inquiry has been opened after a Chinese national was shot dead by a police officer, promising full respect of the law "to establish the facts."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:56:36

Central European leaders discuss Brexit, migration policy in Warsaw

Prime ministers from the Visegrad Group (V4) countries on Tuesday said they are against an obligatory refugee quota and linking migration with European funds.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:56:17

Scottish parliament backs call for new independence referendum

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon won a major victory Tuesday in her demand for a new Scottish referendum.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:56:01

Trump's order to reverse Obama-era climate policies draws mixed reaction

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at reversing his predecessor Barack Obama's climate policies, a move that sparked praise from energy industry, criticism from environmentalists and, almost certainly, legal challenges in the future.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:55:31

British PM urged to intervene in Northern Ireland crisis

The British government will have to look at all options if political parties in Northern Ireland fail to reach an agreement to work together, MPs in the House of Commons were told Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:55:02

Trump to host Egyptian President in Washington next week

US President Donald Trump looked forward to welcoming President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt for an official visit to Washington on April 3, the White House said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:54:47

111 fugitive Islamists in Egypt sentenced 25-year jail terms over riots

A military court in Upper Egypt sentenced on Tuesday 111 fugitive loyalists of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group to 25 years in jail over committing acts of violence and riot following the overthrow of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in mid-2013, official MENA agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:54:24

Germany investigates possible Turkish espionage

German federal prosecutor's office on Tuesday launched an investigation into suspected spying by Turkish intelligence service.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:54:02

Cuba approves new joint venture to build luxury golf course and resort

Cuba has approved a joint venture with a Spanish company to develop a new luxury gulf course and resort in the western province of Pinar del Rio, a senior tourism official announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:52:36

Warplanes target maintenance workers in charge of Syria's Euphrates Dam

Warplanes targeted maintenance workers in charge of the Euphrates Dam in Syria's northern province of Raqqa, a monitor group reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:52:23

British PM makes farewell phone calls to EU leaders, Merkel

British Prime Minister Theresa May made telephone calls Tuesday night to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Downing Street said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:51:54

British PM signs Article 50 notification letter to EU leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the Article 50 notification letter which will officially begin Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), local media said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 7:28:28

Nigeria says Boko Haram forces teenager to kill hostages, spy on markets

The Nigerian government forces on Tuesday opened an investigation on a 17-year-old terror suspect, who was nabbed while on a mission to spy on two crowded markets in the northeastern state of Borno.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/29 0:45:58