Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung Sang Suu Kyi is expected to ask for more aid and investment in her country in a speech on Friday. Suu Kyi, who is making her first visit outside Burma for 24 years, is due to addresses the South East Asia Economic Forum in Bangkok.
Robert Siegel speaks with Guardian editor Michael White about this weekend's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Britain. They mark 60 years of the queen's reign — and evolving public perceptions of the royal family.
Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could face the death penalty if he is convicted on charges of corruption and complicity in the deaths of protesters during last year's revolution. But some analysts say that the prosecution's case was weak, and that the former leader may be acquitted.
Greek businesses and individuals have been steadily withdrawing euros, which has weakened Greek banks. This trend could be hard to reverse because Greeks fear a departure from the eurozone and a return to the drachma would wipe out much of their savings.
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