1. Burma

    Suu Kyi to Boycott Parliament

    Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, and lawmakers of her National League for Democracy party attend a meeting at the party's headquarters Friday, April 20, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar. After opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party swept special elections this month, the Obama administration said it would ease restrictions on financial services and investment.  (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

    Khin Maung Win / AP Photo

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her fellow Burmese opposition lawmakers will boycott Monday's historic Parliament opening, her party, the National League for Democracy, announced Friday. The NLD is unhappy about the wording of the swearing-in oath and wanted it changed from "safeguard" to "respect" the constitution, which was drawn up by military rulers. But authorities rejected the request, and the NLD will write to the presidential office to appeal.

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