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Myanmar Decries Demotion on US Human Trafficking Blacklist

Myanmar called sad and regrettable a move by the United States to place the country on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders, while rights groups welcomed it as long overdue.   The demotion came Thursday when the U.S. State Department released its closely watched annual Trafficking in Persons report, which examines 188 governments' efforts in combating modern-day slavery.   It placed Myanmar alongside countries like Iran, North Korea and Syria, and...

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