YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government has freed 23 political prisoners, a senior interior ministry official said on Friday, the day President Thein Sein was due to leave for a landmark visit to the United States. The official declined to be identified and would not provide the names of those released or give further details. A member of the 88 Generation Open Society, a pro-democracy activist group, said 10 prisoners had been released from Insein Prison in Yangon, notorious for the harsh treatment of detainees under the military regime that ruled Myanmar almost for half a century. ...
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets were muted Thursday following dour European economic data that dampened hopes of a recovery there anytime soon. Losses were limited by another record session on Wall Street.
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