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Mr Cameron, it must be said, is no slouch: in announcing that sanctions on Burma are to be not lifted but "suspended", he succeeded in saving everyone's face while at the same time throwing almost everyone off balance.

Cameron calls for sanctions on Burma to be eased

The Prime Minister David Cameron today called for sanctions against Burma to be eased as he made a historic visit to the country.

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He may have picked an odd day to go – the first day of the water festival, which heralds Burma's new year, when citizens joyously drench each other from dawn to dusk – but when David Cameron visits the former British colony on Friday, becoming the first British leader to do so since Anthony Eden, he will have much to talk about.

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David Cameron may be first Western leader to visit Burma

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Aung San Suu Kyi surrounded by supporters after her election victory on 1 April, hailed as a ‘historic result’

David Cameron to be first Western leader to visit Suu Kyi

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Workers count Burmese kyat currency at a bank in Rangoon. Washington said this week it would begin lifting some sanctions on what the IMF calls 'the next economic frontier in Asia'

UK firms in secret talks on joining Burmese gold rush

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A supporter kisses Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy, as she visits polling stations in her constituency as Burmese vote in the parliamentary elections on April 1

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Aung San Suu Kyi visits polling stations in her constituency as Burmese vote in the parliamentary elections

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Aung San Suu Kyi's party claimed today she has won a seat in Burma's parliament after a landmark election, setting the stage for the pro-democracy leader to hold public office for the first time.

AungSan Suu Kyi tells the press that 'illegal' campaign tactics are 'beyond what is acceptable'

Burmese polls will be neither free nor fair, warns Suu Kyi

Democracy leader accuses military's proxy party of violence and intimidation

Aung San Suu Kyi talks to supporters during an election rally

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