YANGON, Myanmar – The U.S. has appointed an ambassador to Myanmar and helped bring in American businessmen keen on doing business in the rapidly reforming Southeast Asian nation.
Now, Washington is sending professional basketball players and coaches in a bid to boost cultural ties.
The U.S. Embassy said Sunday that four “sports envoys” have arrived in the country as part of a U.S. State Department-sponsored program “to emphasize the importance of academics, cooperation, and respect for...
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Burmese people paint on a yellow paste that comes from a tree called Thanakha. It is used as a insect repellant, sunblock and make up. Usually only women and children wear Thanakha. ... More