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Suu Kyi tells lawyers trial testimony against her is wrong

Jun. 21, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Lawyers for Myanmar's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said Monday she told them some of the testimony against her was wrong in her trial on criminal charges that could send her to prison and end her political career. In the trial, now in its second week....

EU slaps coup-related sanctions on top Myanmar officials

Jun. 21, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on several senior officials and organizations in Myanmar over the military coup in February and the security crackdown that followed. The EU imposed travel bans and asset freezes on 8 officials and froze the...

Pope on Myanmar: Houses of worship serve as neutral refuge

Jun. 20, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried the suffering of refugees in Myanmar and pleaded that houses of worship be respected as neutral places to take shelter. He told the public gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his customary Sunday noon remarks that he...

Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo

Jun. 19, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday rejected a U.N. General Assembly resolution calling for an arms embargo against the Southeast Asian nation and condemning the military's February seizure of power. Myanmar described the resolution, which passed...

Today in History

Jun. 19, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 19, the 170th day of 2021. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War...

UN assembly condemns Myanmar coup, calls for arms embargo

Jun. 18, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a rare move, the U.N. General Assembly on Friday condemned Myanmar’s military coup and called for an arm embargo against the country in a resolution that demonstrated widespread global opposition to the junta and demanded the restoration of the country’s...

Blasts in Myanmar's biggest city kill 2, destroy army truck

Jun. 18, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — At least two explosions on Friday rocked a neighborhood in Myanmar’s biggest city, killing two people, destroying a military truck and damaging a taxi in what appeared to be a serious escalation of violence between the country’s military rulers and their pro-democracy...

UN alarmed by abuse of civilians in growing Myanmar conflict

Jun. 17, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The United Nations’ office in Myanmar expressed concern Thursday about escalating human rights abuses after reports that a group opposed to the junta may have executed 25 civilians it captured and allegations that troops had burned down a village. The...

Japan considering Myanmar soccer player's asylum request

Jun. 17, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A member of Myanmar’s national soccer team who played a 2022 World Cup qualifier in Japan has refused to return home and is seeking asylum, a request the government was considering taking into account unrest in his country following a coup. Pyae Lyan...

Resident: Junta burns Myanmar village in escalating violence

Jun. 17, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Government troops have burned most of a village in Myanmar's heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by independent media and on social networks. The action appeared to be an attempt to suppress resistance against the ruling military junta. ...