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Myanmar stumbles on path to democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi

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.

Myanmar stumbles on path to democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi

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.

Myanmar stumbles on path to democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi

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.

Thousands march in London against looming Brexit

London - Tens of thousands of pro-EU protesters took to London's streets Saturday, in defiance of the terror threat, to mark the bloc's 60th anniversary just days before Brexit begins.

'Prove you are leaders of Europe,' Tusk tells Rome summit

Rome - EU President Donald Tusk called for leadership to steer Europe out of crisis at a special summit in Rome on Saturday to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaties.

Troubled EU renews vows in Rome on 60th anniversary

Rome - European Union leaders renewed their vows at a special summit in Rome on Saturday, celebrating the troubled bloc's 60th anniversary with a commitment to a common future without Britain.Meeting without Britain just days before it triggers its divorce.

Pope warns EU 'risks dying' without new vision

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday warned European Union leaders the bloc risks dying without a new vision of the future based on the principles of solidarity on which it was founded.

'Disintegrating' EU has nothing to celebrate: Varoufakis

Rome - The EU is falling apart so quickly it might not last another decade, Greece's former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said Friday as leaders descended on Rome for the bloc's 60th birthday party.

Italy capital in security lockdown for EU celebrations

Rome - The Italian capital was preparing Friday for a high-security lockdown as 27 heads of state or government head to Rome for the European Union's 60th anniversary celebrations.

Greek PM presses EU on labour rights amid fraught creditor talks

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday called on EU leaders, who are among his country's creditors, to protect labour rights amid tough talks on the debt-hit nation's economy.

Pope Francis to offer birthday counsel to troubled EU

Vatican City - European Union leaders will receive guidance from Pope Francis Friday, on the eve of the troubled bloc's 60th anniversary celebrations in Rome.

Two years on, Yemen stuck in 'quagmire'

Riyadh - Deadly fighting, a rise in jihadism, the threat of famine -- two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against Iran-backed rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever.

Marchers bear 'jihad of love' message on Brussels bombs anniversary

Brussels - In a bid to help Molenbeek shed an image as a hotbed of Islamist extremism, schoolchildren led a march to central Brussels wearing T-shirts stamped with "jihad for love.

Marchers bear 'jihad of love' message on Brussels bombs anniversary

Brussels - In a bid to help Molenbeek shed an image as a hotbed of Islamist extremism, schoolchildren led a march to central Brussels wearing T-shirts stamped with "jihad for love.

Marchers bear 'jihad of love' message on Brussels bombs anniversary

Brussels - In a bid to help Molenbeek shed an image as a hotbed of Islamist extremism, schoolchildren led a march to central Brussels wearing T-shirts stamped with "jihad for love.

Belgium observes minutes silence one year after Brussels attacks

Brussels - Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde on Wednesday led a minute of silence in memory of the 32 people killed in the Brussels airport and metro attacks one year ago.

Is there life after 60 for the EU?

Brussels - As the EU turns 60 amid a divorce from Britain and other mid-life crises, the question is increasingly not how it can bounce back, but how it can survive.

The EU at 60: Where are we and where are we going?

Rome - The European Union celebrates its 60th birthday on Saturday, the anniversary of its six founder members signing the Treaty of Rome which gave birth to the European Economic Community.

Belgium falls silent one year after Brussels attacks

Brussels - Belgium fell silent Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Islamic State suicide attacks in Brussels that killed 32 people, on a day of emotional ceremonies aimed at showing the heart of Europe is still beating.

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome

Rome - The European Union's six founding members formally approved the Treaty of Rome by signing a string of blank pages at the 1957 ceremony that gave birth to the bloc.

Muslims suffer year of discrimination after Brussels bombs

Brussels - Belgian teenager Ahmed is still reeling from the hostile reception he received from a teacher the first day he attended a new sports school last September.

EU marks 60th birthday in Rome under Brexit's shadow

Brussels - European Union leaders gather in Rome this week to proclaim their "common future" on the bloc's 60th birthday, despite a wave of crises including Britain's looming exit from the bloc.

'Victims twice over' slam Brussels attacks response

Brussels - For Philippe Vansteenkiste, whose sister was killed in the Brussels attacks one year ago, the suffering is made worse by the battle with the Belgian authorities for support.

Brussels to mark attacks anniversary with sound, not silence

Brussels - Belgium this week marks the first anniversary of the Brussels airport and metro bombings with ceremonies showing the heart of Europe is still beating despite the country's worst ever attacks.

EU to vow 'common future' after Brexit body blow: draft

Brussels - The EU is set to re-commit itself to "our common future" at a summit marking its 60th anniversary, defying Brexit and growing euroscepticism, according to a draft declaration.

Sluggish reforms blot pope's four-year report card

Vatican City - Elected in 2013 with a brief to reform a scandal-hit Vatican, Pope Francis has launched numerous initiatives but, four years later, he is still struggling to deliver real change.

Japan recalls tsunami, nuclear tragedy six years on

Toukyo - Japan paused Saturday to mark six years since a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster devastated a wide swathe of its northeastern coast as more than 100,000 people remain unable or unwilling to return home.The magnitude 9.

Belgium 'safer,' returning fighters a threat: minister

Brussels - A year after the Brussels bombings, Belgium is more secure but it faces the threat of battle-hardened jihadi fighters returning home as Islamic State makes its last stand, interior minister Jan Jambon said.

Protests in Taiwan as island marks 70 years since massacre

Taipei - Hundreds of protesters rallied in Taiwan on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of a massacre by nationalist Chinese troops, calling for justice as the island's leader vowed to investigate the killings.

Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed

Moscow - Thousands marched through central Moscow on Sunday in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov ahead of the second anniversary of his murder.The 55-year-old former deputy prime minister was gunned down near the Kremlin on February 27, 2015.
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