On her first international trip since 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi is in Thailand to attend a World Economic Forum summit on Friday. Next month she will travel to Europe, collecting while there the Nobel Peace Prize awarded her in 1991.
Hillary Clinton said the decision to suspend sanctions on export of American financial services and investment was the most significant action Washington has taken so far to reward Myanmar for its reforms.
The Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet-100, on a demonstration flight, had 47 people on board; early indications are that there are no survivors. The Sukhoi Superjet crashed into the side of a volcano in Indonesia.