The U.S. House representatives has approved legislation required to renew a law banning U.S imports from Burma. Lawmakers passed the measure Monday in response to what they call continuing oppression by Burma's military government. A similar bill is under consideration in the U.S Senate.
The European Union has decided to cancel upcoming meetings with Asian economic partners because of disagreements over how to treat Burma.
A new U.S. Department report says North Korea and Burma are not complying with the minimum standards to eliminate human trafficking. The report also places Laos, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam on a "watch list" that says they may face U.S. sanctions if their records on human rights trafficking do not improve.
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