U.S.’ Rice may not go to Olympic closing ceremonies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice may cancel her appearance at the closing ceremonies of the Olympics because of the crisis in war-torn Georgia, the State Department said on Thursday.

“It’s quite possible that she may not make that trip but I don’t want to say that it’s not going to happen,” a State Department official said, speaking on condition he not be named.

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Taiwanese fans used Myanmar flag to trick Chinese Communists at Olympics

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese newspaper says fans are preparing to skirt a Chinese ban on displaying the Taiwan flag at the Olympics by waving the Myanmar flag instead.

Meeting President Bush


Monday,August 11,2008

Last week, several Burmese exiles living in Thailand were invited to have lunch with President George W Bush at the US ambassador’s residence in Bangkok. 

Months of preparation went into the meeting, which was intended to give Bush an opportunity to learn more about Burma’s current political situation. Although his Thai hosts were understandably concerned about the reaction of Burma’s ruling military regime, the event went ahead without a hitch.

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From SkyNews

LONDON, Aug 12 — The global television audience of more than three billion people watched in amazement as a series of giant footprints outlined in fireworks proceeded through the night sky from Tiananmen Square to the Bird’s Nest stadium — except they were watching a computer animation.

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