Myanmar parliament elects Suu Kyi confidant as president NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament elected a close friend and confidant of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as president on Tuesday ... were needed and Washington would continue to back reform. China's embassy offered congratulations for the ... 03/14/2016 - 7:10 pm | View Link
Myanmar hosts talks with Suu Kyi to show progress Information Minister Ye Htut told reporters after the talks ended that all parties discussed the reform process, the prospects of a nationwide cease-fire with ethnic rebel groups by the end of the year and holding free elections in 2015. Suu Kyi's party ... 10/30/2014 - 5:32 pm | View Link
Suu Kyi celebrity status hits reform efforts The strange dynamics of Myanmar’s rapid process of democratisation enter a new phase this week, when opposition leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi visits Europe in a five-country tour. As demonstrated by her hero’s reception from a normally ... 06/9/2012 - 5:15 pm | View Link
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Aung San Suu Kyi sends reform message to US university ... ... was Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, ... Indianapolis to discuss constitutional reform and economic ... Suu Kyi sends reform message to US university. By . 05/14/2016 - 8:27 am | View Website
Myanmar's Suu Kyi says wants West to spur reform not ... ... Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday called ... Suu Kyi says wants West to spur reform not ... pariah status in 2011 when ... 12/26/2014 - 6:35 am | View Website
Myanmar's Suu Kyi says wants West to spur reform not ... ... Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday ... Myanmar's Suu Kyi says wants West to spur reform not ... pariah status in 2011 when ... 12/25/2014 - 6:53 pm | View Website
Listening to the various politicians at the moment you would think that we all face some existential crisis. The Donald and Bernie are telling anyone who will listen that everything is being stolen by the elite and it's time to do some pitchfork waving about it. In my native UK 
It is said that all generals are ready to fight the last war: much the same can be said about the politics of the economy, that politicians are ever ready to solve the economic problems of the last century rather than those of this one. This is, I think, the 
It was Margaret Thatcher who pointed out that in the end socialism always fails: you run out of other peoples' money. And the thing is she wasn't talking about full on Soviet socialism, or the Chavism that has brought Venezuela so low. No, rather, she was talking about the slower 
NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world’s first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.
The operation took much longer than expected, stretching over three days in all. But victory, when it came, was sweet.
“A significant milestone has been accomplished,” Bigelow Aerospace, the inflatable chamber’s creator, cheered via Twitter.
Astronaut Jeffrey Williams spent seven hours Saturday opening and closing an air valve to expand the compartment.
People walk along a trail near Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park in 2014. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day.
Park managers have begun looking at whether, when and how best to manage the impact of more people on the parks, their features and the visitors’ experience.
“Fundamental to the mission of the National Park Service is preservation of natural and cultural resources, social and ecological values, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this generation and those to come,” said Rose Keller, social scientist at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Denali and Yellowstone plan to survey visitors about their experiences this summer, hoping the responses will provide insight on what limitations visitors might accept.
Arches and Canyonlands national parks in Utah have been taking public comment on their plans for tighter rules about how many people can be in the park at the same time.