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EU to tighten sanctions against Myanmar

The European Union said it would slap tougher sanctions on Myanmar after the military-run state failed to heed EU demands including the release of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.  The 25-nation bloc had warned last month that it would bolster the sanctions unless Myanmar’s junta met the demands ahead of an Asia-Europe (ASEM) summit opening in Hanoi on Friday. Dutch Foreign Minister Bernard Bot, whose country holds the bloc’s rotating presidency, said EU nations were reluctantly attending the ASEM summit partly “to exert pressure directly on the regime”.Full Story

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