EU, US impose new sanctions on Myanmar junta over coup and protest crackdown

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    The European Union and the United States slapped sanctions Monday on top police and military commanders linked to last month’s coup in Myanmar, as pro-democracy demonstrators went back to the streets in defiance of a violent crackdown on protest.

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