Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-time political prisoner, finally collects the European Union's 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights from European Parliament President Martin Schulz at the European parliament in Strasbourg eastern France Tuesday Oct 22, 2013.  (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

At last, Myanmar’s Suu Kyi collects 1990 prize

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-time political prisoner, has finally collected the European Union’s 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights. In Tuesday’s stirring ceremony, European Parliament […]

10/22/2013

Director General of  the OPCW,  Ahmet Uzumcu  comments on the organization being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, during a press conference in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

A look at the impact of recent Nobel Peace Prizes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — By honoring the global chemical weapons watchdog, the Nobel Peace Prize committee stuck to its tradition of not just awarding past achievements, but highlighting a cause, movement or process it hopes can […]

10/12/2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden during his meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch)

Snowden among finalists for EU human rights prize

BRUSSELS (AP) – U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is among three finalists for the European Union’s top human rights prize. European lawmakers on Monday narrowed down the list of nominees for the prestigious 50,000 euro […]

09/30/2013

Aung San Suu Kyi, opposition leader of Myanmar

Sweaters knit by Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sell for $123K

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s cash-strapped opposition party is tapping into the prestige of its leader: Two sweaters hand-knit by Aung San Suu Kyi have been auctioned for $123,000.

12/29/2012

US waives Myanmar import ban before Obama's trip

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States on Friday suspended its ban on imports from Myanmar before President Barack Obama’s landmark visit to the country to reward its democratic reforms. The State Department said it was […]

11/16/2012

Myanmar's Suu Kyi begins landmark US visit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Washington, where she will be presented Congress’ highest award. It’s the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting […]

09/17/2012

Suu Kyi walks on with U2's 'star-struck' Bono

(AP) – Aung San Suu Kyi and Bono are hanging out. The Myanmar democracy activist has joined forces with the U2 frontman, one of her key backers, as her European tour moves to Ireland. The […]

06/18/2012

Bono to present Amnesty award to Suu Kyi in Dublin

(AP) – Bono will present Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with Amnesty International’s highest honor when she visits Dublin next month as part of her first international tour in 24 years, the U2 […]

05/30/2012

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