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(Reuters) - Myanmar's deposed president testified on Tuesday that the military tried to force him to relinquish power hours before its Feb. 1 coup, warning him he could be seriously harmed if he refused, according to his lawyer.
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, journalists whose work has angered the rulers of the Philippines and Russia, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an award the committee said was an endorsement of free speech rights under threat worldwide.
PETALING JAYA: Albukhary International University chancellor and Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus has officially become the second recipient of the Olympic Laurel.
(Reuters) - The judge in the trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday rejected a motion to dismiss evidence central to a case that could see her jailed for up to two years for incitement, her legal team said.
YANGON (Reuters): More than 800 people have been killed by Myanmar's security forces since a wave of protests broke out across the country after the military seized power in a coup in February, an activist group said.
(Reuters) - More than 800 people have been killed by Myanmar's security forces since a wave of protests broke out across the country after the military seized power in a coup in February, an activist group said.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on members of Myanmar's junta who took control of the country in a Feb. 1 coup, as well as its new information minister and two conglomerates controlled by the military.
South Korea's POSCO Coated & Color Steel Co Ltd (POSCO C&C) shas announced that it will end its joint venture with Myanmar Economic Holdings Public Co Ltd (MEHL), a firm controlled by the military in Myanmar which took control of the country in February.
BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters): The European Union has agreed to impose sanctions on another 10 individuals linked to the Feb 1 coup in Myanmar and to target two businesses run by the armed forces for the first time in protest at the military takeover, two diplomats said.