Morning news brief: Sanctions against Myanmar, Biden-Xinping talks, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 11, 2021, 08:35 AM(IST)

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Amid growing pressure domestically and internationally pressure against the military coup in Myanmar and the detention of country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, US President Joe Biden announced sanctions against Myanmar's military rulers. In a big development, the US president also spoke with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in a phone call for the first time since coming to power. 

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