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Myanmar Cease-fire Talks Collapse

Nationwide cease-fire talks in Myanmar have collapsed, with a majority of the country's armed ethnic groups refusing to sign a deal. The government and representatives of 17 ethnic groups had been meeting in northern Thailand in hopes of securing a deal in time for general elections scheduled for November.  But Wednesday, 10 of the groups announced they would not sign. Saw Kwe Htoo Win, General-Secretary Karen National Union (KNU), which was one of the seven that agreed to...

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